Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Music
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm - Aya Mhana
Live art demonstration and display by artist Sana Makhdoom
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
A perfect symbiosis of jazz and traditional Pakistani music, The Sachal Ensemble performs Song of Lahore – inspired by the acclaimed documentary film of the same name. The cross-cultural music features iconic songs by Duke Ellington, The Beatles, Dave Brubeck, Henry Mancini, and Richard Rodgers as well as traditional Pakistani folk songs.
The Sachal Ensemble sprung from the city of Lahore, a city with a rich cultural history and thriving mecca for the arts for over 100 years. In 1977, the establishment of a conservative Islamic regime and Sharia law in Pakistan created an unwelcome atmosphere for all but religious music, forcing respected musicians to hide their instruments, and turn away from their livelihood. The Sachal Ensemble tells this story as it is best told, through the powerful and uniquely beautiful music of multicultural collaboration.
“The joyous sound of three percussionists from the Indian subcontinent cutting loose, in a similar way to the freedom John McLaughlin used to give his fellow band-members in Shakti and Shakti remembered, had an effect which was both invigorating and hypnotic.” – London Jazz News
Part of the BD&P World Music series.
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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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