Calgary Civic Symphony
Jack Singer Concert Hall
The Calgary Civic Symphony continues to showcase the brightest of Calgary’s young musical talents, the winners of the 2017 Calgary Concerto Competition (C3): Angela Ryu, violin (17 years), Jessica Ma, piano (14 years), Joan Herget, cello (15 years) and Joshua Wong, piano (13 years). Music selected by our young musicians includes the following:
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1st mvmnt)
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major
Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 (4th mvmnt)
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 1 (1st mvmnt)
Maestro Rolf Bertsch conducts the Civic as we launch the concert performing Berlioz’s ever-popular Carnaval Romain followed by the works of Elgar and Tchaikovsky; after intermission we will be treated to the Rachmaninoff, and the concert will be brought to a rousing conclusion with the Liszt performance.
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Special features incorporated into the hall design allow rentals to outside promoters and the community, providing a spectrum of entertainment year-round.
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.
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