Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Friday, March 31, 2017
Concert at 8:00pm
Opening act: Debra Power
Includes an intermission
A rare meeting of musical minds, Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite come to Calgary to share the stage for a stripped down tour of American roots music – an electric journey through rock, blues and folk from two of music's most legendary bandleaders.
Elvin Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of front porch blues for a half-century, and is as vital and creative today as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Best known for his solo chart topping hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love", the Chicago Tribune says Bishop plays “good-time music guaranteed to put a smile on your face...serious playing, potent slide guitar and razor-sharp licks.”
American electric harmonica player, bandleader and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Musselwhite (reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd's character in The Blues Brothers) is celebrating the 50th anniversary and re-release of his legendary debut album Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band, a landmark album that bridged the gap between blues and rock. Joining Elvin & Charlie on stage will be guitarist and touring pro Bob Welsh.
"A good time romp...raucous blues with high-energy soloing, mixtures of careening slide and razor-edged bursts, all delivered with unflagging enthusiasm and wit." –Rolling Stone
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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