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The character of Calgary's soul is reflected in the diverse array of artistic performances, cultural events, and educational opportunities that are offered by Arts Commons, our resident companies and the countless other organizations that perform in our venues.
Become a member of the Founders Circle and join other like-minded individuals who envision a Centre that reflects the spirit of our vibrant city and our desire to build community by fostering enjoyment of the arts.
Your Founders Circle membership supports a fantastic season of unique musical programming as well as arts-integrated learning opportunities and community initiatives. Members gather throughout the year to enjoy exclusive benefits and behind-the-scenes events.
“One of the joys of life is the appreciation of the arts. I have discovered new ways to enjoy Arts Commons and to experience the many aspects of the performing arts. I am pleased to be a member of the Founders Circle and to be a part of this superb performing arts centre.” - Phyllis Konrad
“While my day job keeps me well-fed, my creativity sometimes goes hungry. To satisfy that, it’s not enough for me to simply see a few shows; I need to be part of the art. Through the Founders Circle, I’m more than just a patron. I’m involved and recognized, and my right-brain is satisfied.” - Roderick Villanueva.
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Arts Commons is proud to present the following 2017/18 Founders Circle Events:
Event No. 1 Saturday, November 4, 2017
Special Guests: National Geographic’s Dr. Mireya Mayor, Explorer & Primatologist and the Calgary Zoo’s Dr. Malu Celli, Curator of Land of Lemurs
Event Partners: Calgary Zoo and National Geographic
Join us at the Calgary Zoo, as these two celebrated conservationists discuss the current plight of the lemurs of Madagascar and role the Calgary Zoo has taken on in helping to conserve the environment and protect these endangered species.
Event No. 2 Saturday, January 20, 2018
Special Guests: Mr. Sipp and Tim Williams
Event Partner: PCL Blues
Dubbed the “Mississippi Blues Child” by his fans, Mr. Sipp’s popularity has exploded, making him one of the most popular acts on the blues scene today. He is touring heavily and while he’s visiting Calgary to perform in Arts Commons PCL Blues series, Mr. Sipp will sit down with Calgary-based bluesman,
Tim Williams, for a chat to share their collective passion for the blues with our Founders Circle members.
Event No. 3 Monday, February 12, 2018
Special Guests: Artists from The Old Trout Puppet Workshop and Doug McKeag
Event Partners: Theatre Calgary and The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
Theatre Calgary’s production of Twelfth Night has been imagined by the world-renowned Calgary-based, Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Join us for an exceptional experience as actor Doug McKeag speaks with the Trouts about the creative process that led to the creation of the brilliantly inventive designs for the production.
Event No. 4 Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Special Guests: Touring Artists from Classic Albums Live and Stephen Hunt
Event Partner: Classic Albums Live
Arts Journalist Stephen Hunt will host an intimate reception and conversation with the artists performing in Arts Commons new series, Classic Albums Live, in which musicians recreate a live version of Fleetwood Mac’s acclaimed album Rumours. Join us as we learn more about the great lengths that the artists go to faithfully recreate every sound on the original album.
Event No. 5 Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Special Guests: Ms. Lisa Fischer and Tim Tamashiro
Event Partner: TD Jazz
GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Ms. Lisa Fischer, is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. Calgary-based Jazz evangelist, Tim Tamashiro, will host a reception and conversation with Ms. Fischer so Founders Circle members get an intimate look at her exceptional career!
Founders Circle Dinner Friday, June 1, 2018
Event Partner: Teatro Ristorante
Celebrate a remarkable year of memorable experiences at Arts Commons by joining President & CEO, Johann Zietsman, fellow members of Founders Circle and many of Calgary’s celebrated artists for an exquisite dining experience in Teatro Ristorante’s Opera Room
*please note: all artists and dates subject to change
For more information on the Arts Commons Founders Circle program, please contact Mr. Daniel Mills, at 403-294-7455 ext. 1441, or email@example.com