EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE’s BD&P World Music Series
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – Pre-show 6pm, Concert 7pm
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
"….a musician of phenomenal grace and power: intricate and fiery on flugelhorn and still blessed with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees." ~ The Independent
Hugh Masekela first became interested in playing the trumpet after seeing the movie Young Man with a Horn (1949), which chronicles the story of Bix Beiderbecke, one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. Though initially inclined to play swing, Masekela later found a liking in be-bop jazz and the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, whom Masekela counts among his mentors.
Arguably South Africa’s most famous musician, jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela also sounded his horn against apartheid and helped bring the issue to the world’s attention. He exiled himself from his homeland for over thirty years in protest of apartheid, but never lost his emotional and cultural ties, or the desire to see his homeland implement sweeping social change. This evening will be filled with Masekela’s unstoppable energy as he takes the audience on a jazz, funk and soul journey.
Part of the BD&P World Music Series.
EPCOR CENTRE presents
A Conversation with Hugh Masekela
"The Power of Music and Social Change"
in partnership with Bow Valley College
As a special engagement, EPCOR CENTRE presents a conversation with Hugh Masekela, "The Power of Music and Social Change", a free event for the public taking place at the newly unveiled Bow Valley College on April 23 from noon to 1 pm:
North Campus, Room N231
332 – 6 Avenue SE
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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