Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE’s BD&P World Music Series
Monday, October 28, 2013
Pre-show 6pm - Adalberto Damini Jr., Brazilian guitar (viola caipira) player
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
"The chanteuse and her band evince a warm, generous rapport, and each of the five musicians had opportunity to demonstrate his instrument's contribution to the intriguing mix of earthy sensuality and baroque precision that constitute Mariza's brand of fado." ~ The Los Angeles Times
This fado icon has firmly established herself as an international diva, enchanting audiences across the globe. The Portuguese-Mozambican Mariza brings fado music from the tavernas of her native Lisbon to the stage of the Jack Singer Concert Hall for an unforgettable and moving performance.
Listeners will be drawn in by her vibrant and sublime voice as she shares tales of longing, destiny and sorrow – the themes of which fado is comprised. As a brilliant live performer, Mariza merges traditional and contemporary songs with charismatic stage presence, mesmerizing audiences and bringing them near tears.
To subscribe for the entire BD&P World Music Series and save, call 403.294.9494.
Part of the BD&P World Music Series.
Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
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, the BD&P World Music Series, and the TD Jazz Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
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.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.
Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of