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Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation World Music Series 2016



Harry &Martha Cohen World Music Series 2016



What: The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation World Music Concert Series

Where: Cathedral Church (corner of 7 Ave and 1 Street SE)

When: Various Wednesdays – July 06 through to November 09, 2016

Tickets: Free to the public


The ProArts@Noon Concert Series is pleased to announce a unique series of five concerts featuring Calgary artists performing World Music repertoire.

The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation recently awarded Calgary’s ProArts Society funding to undertake the World Music Concert Series, which will feature a diverse selection of World Music genres. This special series will be part of the ProArts@Noon weekly schedule of Wednesday concerts.

Now in its fourteenth 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.

World music’s inclusive nature and elasticity as a musical category poses obstacles to a universal definition, but its ‘ethic of interest’ in the culturally exotic is encapsulated in Roots magazine’s description of the genre as “local music from out there

The Series begins on Wed. July 06 with a World Music Vocal Concert featuring Welsh soprano Laura Styler and Argentinian tenor Jorge Avilês.

Future Harry & Martha Cohen World Music Series 2016 dates are:

August 10 AFRIKADEY Festival artist (tba)

September 28 Calgary International FLAMENCO Festival

October 05 Classical Sitar featuring Ayush Ghosh

November 09 Turkish Folk Singer Ozlem Kardash

Wednesday, July 06 World Music Vocal Concert

Join us for a concert of International voice – featuring Welsh soprano Laura Styler as well as Argentinian tenor Jorge Avilês.  Each will perform works from their country of origin as well as other “favourites” from their vocal repertoire.

Wednesday, August 10 AFRIKADEY! Festival

AFRIKADEY! Festival is an annual Calgary celebration that shares the rich creative works of African cultures of African music and culture – from the continent and throughout the Diaspora.  The Harry and Martha Cohen Foundations World Music Series 2016 AFRIKADEY! concert will feature a musical guest artist(s) to be announced.

Wednesday, September 28 Calgary’s Int’l Flamenco Festival

Calgary’s Int’l Flamenco Festival features a celebration of flamenco music and dance, passionate expression and innovative performance…especially vivid in the historic Cathedral Church with its remarkable acoustics! Featuring over 25 local, national and international artists; The Calgary International Flamenco Festival is one of Canada’s premiere annual Flamenco events. 

Wednesday, October 05 Classical Sitar Concert

Born in 2000, Ayush Ghosh began sitar lessons with Shri Chandranath Bhattacharya when he was just five. Currently he learns from maestro, Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. In October 2007, while performing at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, his ability was noted by several Gurus of Indian Classical music, which identified him as an exceptional talent beyond his age and proclaimed him a “Child Prodigy”.

Wednesday, November 09 Turkish Folk Music

Turkish Folk singer Ozlem Kardash will sing folkloric songs of her native country, accompanying herself on the “baglama” or “saz”, a traditional Turkish stringed instrument.