Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Music
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm Büsker Dü
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
Consider the humble ukulele: a four-stringed instrument adopted by Portuguese immigrants in Hawaii’s sugar cane fields. Jake Shimabukuro has taken this seemingly simple instrument to new heights, with his energetic reinterpretations of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Ave Maria,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” making him a viral star. In 2012, award-winning documentary Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings was released tracking his life, career, and music. His mastery of the ukulele, has made him an acoustic music icon, declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone.
Shimabukuro now travels the world, collaborating with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Ziggy Marley, and spreading his craft, his passion, and his positivity at 140 shows per year. This special solo performance in the Jack Singer Concert Hall will be an absolute treat for your ears, and inspire you to believe anything is possible.
“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.” – Eddie Vedder
Purchase tickets online or call our box office at 403-294-9494 for more information
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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