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Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Performers Concert Series 2019

Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Performers Concert Series 2019


PROARTS @NOON CONCERTS PRESENTS

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Who: The ProArts@Noon Concert Series Presents:
What: Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Performers Concert Series 2019
Where: Cathedral Church (corner of 7 Ave and 1 Street SE)
When: Various Wednesdays – February 06 through to December 04, 2019
Tickets: Free to the public

The ProArts@Noon Concert Series is pleased to announce a unique series of five concerts during 2019 featuring particularly distinctive performing artists.
The Scarboro Foundation recently awarded Calgary’s ProArts Society funding to undertake the Distinctive Performers Concert Series, which will feature a diverse selection of performing arts genres.

This special series will be part of the ProArts@Noon weekly schedule of Wednesday concerts.
Once again this year, the Scarboro Foundation has given ProArts Society Artistic Director Damon Johnston free rein to select the artists for this unique series, and he’s had fun making the choices.
Johnston offers the following quote to illuminate his process of judgement:
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogers

Now in its seventeenth season, the ProArts@Noon Concert Series is a free, noon hour concert series presented by the ProArts Society, who rent the historic Cathedral Church in the heart of Calgary’s Cultural District for their weekly concerts.

THE SCARBORO FOUNDATION DISTINCTIVE PERFORMERS SERIES 2019

  1. Feb 06 HYMN, middle eastern music fusion
  2. Mar 13 Harmony Guzheng Ensemble, traditional Chinese orchestra
  3. Apr 03 Rob Maciak, percussion
  4. Aug 14 Anasstassiia La Musa & Fiona Malena Flamenco dance and music
  5. Dec 04 Bow River Handbells

Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Artists Concert Series 2019 Artists Bio’s

  1. Feb 06 HYMN, middle eastern music fusion
    HYMM offers its audiences an east-meets-west experience, with the hope that their message of peace and togetherness comes through. HYMM combines traditional melodies from around the world with modern composition to create music that appeals to a wide audience. Based in Calgary, these musicians come from diverse backgrounds to combine the musical traditions of the Middle East with influences of jazz, blues, klezmer, and western pop music. The group features the sound of the traditional Iranian Santoor and the Arabic Oud, combined with electric bass, guitar, clarinet saxophone, percussion, and vocals.
  2. Mar 13 Harmony Guzheng Ensemble, traditional Chinese zither orchestra
    The Guzheng, also known as the Chinese Zither or harp, is a traditional Chinese string instrument that has been around for more than two thousand years. It has been developed from 7 strings to 21 strings and even more!Harmony Guzheng Ensemble is a Calgary based music organization for Guzheng lovers. It is led by Shirley Wong, a former GuZheng instructor of Hong Kong GuZheng Performers Association. It was established in 2008 with seven performers and has now developed to more than thirty individuals. The Guzheng, also known as the Chinese Zither or harp, is a traditional Chinese string instrument that has been around for more than two thousand years. It has been developed from 7 strings to 21 strings and even more!
  3. Apr 03 Toncheva Maciak duo, violin and marimba

    Blending the vibrant sound of virtuosic violin playing with the exotic, Guatemalan tone of the westernised marimba, this duo will present new sonic settings of music that ranges from the quick and dynamic harmonies of Johann Sebastian Bach to the dark and seductive Latin American take on tango music of Astor Piazolla.

    Eva Toncheva brings her portfolio of experience performing in orchestra and chamber projects around Europe and North America, while Rob Maciak contributes the knowledge he has acquired from doing West African and East Asian world music engagements. Both are classically trained musicians who regularly appear with professional symphony orchestras in Alberta and British Columbia, while both also enjoy venturing beyond the borders of the traditional to embody the flare of colourful music from around the world.
  4. Aug 14 Anasstassiia la Musa & Fiona Malena, Flamenco music and dance concert

    Over the past several years both Anastassiia La Musa and Fiona Malena have performed exquisite Flamenco dance performance for the ProArts@Noon Concert Series. For this concert they’ve gathered talented musicians, singers and other Flamenco performers to join them in presenting authentic Flamenco dance and music. For those who have experienced a Flamenco performance at ProArts – you know this is a must-see concert!
  5. Dec 04 Bow River Handbells

    Bow River Bells expands the standard handbell performance boundaries by exploring new ways to share the most challenging handbell repertoire. Ringing on and off the handbell table, this musical team is dedicated to musicianship, movement and the art of ringing performance.

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