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classics to the cutting-edge

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Each year, students, faculty and guest artists present over 25 concerts and staged productions as part of the subscription season of the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

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Our events comprise a dazzling range of movement, music, emotions, and ideas. With so many performances to experience, we know that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Join us for an intriguing and exciting 2014-2015 season!

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DANCE Dance Montage

pro Series

Mainstage Dance

Nov. 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Jan. 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m.

March 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m.

University Theatre

University Theatre

Pro Series presents the work of established, internationally acclaimed choreographers, including faculty and guest artists, pushing the boundaries of contemporary choreography. This year’s Pro Series will feature W&M Physical Theatre and friends in a presentation of international work.

Mainstage Dance presents new works created by professional choreographers, working with dance students. This year, full time faculty wojciech Mochniej, Melissa Monteros and Michéle Moss will be joined by an international guest artist.

Dance@NOON

Dance@NIGHT

April 6, 7, 8 at 12 p.m. Doolittle Theatre

April 9, 10, 11 at 8 p.m.

University Theatre Since its inception in 1969, Dance Montage has provided lively creation and performance opportunities for both beginning and experienced dance artists. Dance Montage reaches out to the community and serves as an opportunity for artists from a variety of dance worlds to meet, create, and learn about each others’ work. We look forward to presenting pieces from across the spectrum of dance while encouraging artistic development for artists at all levels.

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FREE admission Dance@Noon provides a refreshing glimpse into the compositional work of junior students in the choreography and performance concentration.

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Dance@Night celebrates the final presentations of senior students in the choreography and performance concentration.

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From student performers and choreographers to world class international artists, our dance season stimulates and inspires with its wide scope of compelling performances. This year, visiting national and international guest artists will influence and infuse new energy in our season. Their performances, collaborations with faculty and students, and creation of new works for each of our shows will allow us to share some extraordinary contemporary stories from both within and outside of our city’s borders.

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DRAMA Jebat

bloody poetry

man equals man

by Hatta Azad Khan

by Howard Brenton

by Bertolt Brecht

English translation by Nadia Khan Oct. 21 - 25 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 25 - 29 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 - 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 17 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 - 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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Europe 1816-22. In the wake of the French Revolution, four famous Britons – the writers Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley and Mary’s step-sister Claire Clairmont – renounce their homeland to seek liberty, truth and love in exile. But their public quest for social progress masks private torment and pain, ending in Shelley’s tragic death by drowning.

Set in British Colonial India, Man Equals Man presents the forcible transformation of a civilian, Galy Gay, into the perfect soldier. Using Kiplingesque imagery, Brecht explores identity as something that can be dismantled and reassembled like a machine in a parable that the critic Walter Kerr credited with a “curious foreshadowing of the art of brainwashing.”

University Theatre Contrary to the classical stories of the 15th century Malaccan warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, Jebat invites us to look at Hang Jebat as a new hero, who dares to challenge authority for the sake of truth, thereby rejecting Hang Tuah’s idea of loyalty to the sultan. The play combines modern, traditional, eastern and western theatrical styles and brings together the cultures of Canada and Malaysia.

taking flight: Festival of Student Work March 31 - April 4 at 7:30 p.m. April 8 - 11 at 7:30 p.m. Reeve Theatre This annual student festival offers a wide range of performances, extending from staged readings by graduate level playwrights to complete one act plays by some of the world’s most respected playwrights.

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Drama productions provide our students with rich artistic and educational opportunities. We also choose our season to serve our community by reflecting our work back out into the world from the universality of the stage.

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Witness these creative ventures that offer a glimpse into worlds very different from our own that nonetheless address meaningful and timely questions. We hope to touch our audiences with moments of deep resonance, insight and awe.

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André Laplante

Whitney Sloan

Piano

Soprano

Sep. 27 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

Multiple prize and award winner André Laplante has firmly established himself as one of the great romantic virtuosos. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of brilliant pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.

Whitney L. Sloan is a two-time recipient of the Ben Heppner Music scholarship. Most recently she was a participant of the prestigious Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Whitney is a faculty member of the Alberta College Conservatory.

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With concerts that visit musical traditions of our past and those that create new paths for musical exploration, our music season will appeal to a broad range of musical tastes. Join us for the Celebration Series, which features the virtuosity and artistry of performers from across Canada and beyond, or explore something new with the Discovery Series. Continue to celebrate the music of Shostakovich with the UCalgary String Quartet Series and experience the sounds of our 17th-century organ in the Organ Series. Finally, the Monday Night Jazz Series brings the finest jazz musicians to Calgary audiences.

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2015 RBC Concerto competition March 17 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

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This performance competition for music students is possible thanks to a special partnership between the University of Calgary, the RBC Foundation and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Subscribers receive FREE tickets to this event.

TENG LI

Gregory allen

diana cohen

Viola

Piano

Violin

Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

March 21 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

May 2 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

Teng Li made a splash in 2004 when she joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Principal Viola at the astonishing age of 21. Music Director Peter Oundjian describes her as “an extraordinary talent that everyone recognizes”.

Gregory Allen won the grand prize of the 1980 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. He has appeared with the New York, Los Angeles and Israel Philharmonics. Gregory is currently Professor of Piano at the University of Texas at Austin.

Diana Cohen has a multifaceted career as a concertmaster, chamber musician, soloist, and arts administrator. Currently, she is the concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic, Executive and Artistic Director of ChamberFest Cleveland, and violinist of Trio Terzetto.

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discovery series

QUARTETTO Gelato

orchid ensemble

With the Calgary Youth Orchestra Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

This dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, and offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor.

The Juno nominated Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a new sound that is both creative and distinct. Acclaimed as ‘one of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene,’ the ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

sonic escape March 7 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre Interaction and innovation are the hallmarks of Sonic Escape. Humor and candid conversation draw audiences into the music, while the players’ backgrounds in acting, singing and dancing turn concerts into unforgettable performance events. Improvisation takes it up a notch, infusing shows with pure, dynamic energy. As music and stories intertwine, audiences are taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, revelations, and ultimately, the desire to learn more. Supported by:

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Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

A Celebration of Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot II April 10 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

A Celebration of Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot III May 22 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

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UCalgary String Quartet

QUARTET series

A Celebration of Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot I

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ORGAN series

luc beauséjour

neil cockburn

Valerie Hall

Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre

An inspired harpsichordist and organist of peerless elegance and expressiveness, Luc Beauséjour never lacks ideas for fascinating concert programs distinguished by refinement and authenticity. With his engaging personality and eloquence he is sought out not only for his virtuosity but also for his ease in communicating with every kind of audience.

Celebrated for his diverse repertoire interests and expertise, international prizewinning organist Neil Cockburn performs an all-encompassing spectrum of solo organ recitals on a wide range of instrument types, from all-Bach recitals on historically inspired organs to symphonic programmes on romantic instruments, as well as concerts of entirely new works.

Valerie Hall has appeared as organist, harpsichordist, singer and choral conductor in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has been Director of Music at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina since 2007. Valerie presides over one of Canada’s finest pipe organs and supervises an ongoing, three-year scholarship program in liturgical and musical training for young organists.

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Monday night jazz Series

john de waal quintet Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. National Music Centre Calgary jazz drummer John de Waal has played with an impressive roster of international jazz luminaries, including David Friesen, Sheila Jordan and Maria Schneider. He has performed at several international jazz festivals; highlights are the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Montreal Jazz Festival. For this concert, he will be joined by Kodi Hutchinson (bass), Jeremy Brown (saxophone), Pat Belliveau (saxophone) and Derek Stoll (keyboard).

University of Calgary jazz orchestra With special guest Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. University Theatre The award-winning University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to performing music from the entire history of jazz music. The group has won Outstanding Ensemble and Soloist awards at American Jazz Festivals in 2013 and 2014. They will accompany a special guest artist for this performance.

harlem quartet With pianist Aldo López-Gavilán Co-presented with Calgary Pro Musica Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical and jazz music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their most recent recording, Hot House, with jazz master Chick Corea and percussionist Gary Burton was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner.

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michael philip mossman March 30 at 8 p.m. University Theatre Trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman has earned a reputation as one of New York’s most versatile musicians through his work as an instrumentalist and arranger in the bands of Latin giants. His recent activity includes a Grammy nomination in 2013 for Best Instrumental Arrangement of his Afro-Latin Suite for Ellington recorded on Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse album. His work with Academy Award winning director Fernando Trueba includes scoring music for the Academy Award nominated (2012) film Chico and Rita. Michael Philip Mossman is currently the director of jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.

Johnny SUMMERS DUO With pianist Chris Andrew April 27 at 8 p.m. National Music Centre Johnny Summers is a vocalist, trumpet player, arranger, composer, producer, educator, and recording artist, who approaches music in a natural way, with hard swinging stunning musical lines, effortless flexibility and a mature sound. His latest recording, Piano Sessions Volume 1 is the winner of two 2013 Global Music Awards for Best Male Vocalist and Best Listener Impact for Entertainment Value. He has also been nominated by AMPIA for his work writing film scores. Johnny is a performing artist for P. Mauriat trumpets and directs the Calgary Jazz Orchestra.

Please note: Two performances of the Monday Night Jazz Series will be off-campus at the National Music Centre 134 11 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta

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music theatre formerly UofC Operetta West side story

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Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins Jan. 8 - 10 at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 - 15 at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. University Theatre The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Artistic Director Colleen Whidden Director Patrick Finn Musical Director Colleen Whidden Choreographers Melissa Monteros and Wojciech Mochniej Orchestra Director Wendy J. Freeman Rehearsal Choreographer Jocelyn Leiver

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*Subscriptions are available until August 31, 2014. Single tickets will go on sale September 2014.

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SUbSCRIption form 1. Select your Subscription Package(s) OR build your own School of Creative and Performing Arts Mix Subscription Package

Adults

Students/Seniors*

Dance Season

(4 performances)

$44.00

$36.00

Drama Season

(3 performances and Taking Flight festival pass)

$60.00

$45.00

$90.00

$70.00

$54.00

$42.00

Music - Quartet Series (3 performances)

$54.00

$42.00

Music - Organ Series (3 performances)

$54.00

$42.00

Music - Monday Night Jazz Series (5 performances)

$90.00

$70.00

School of Creative and Performing Arts Mix Pick at least 1 Dance, 1 Drama and 1 Music performance

Adults

Students/Seniors*

Dance Montage

$11.00

$9.00

Pro Series

$11.00

$9.00

Mainstage Dance

$11.00

$9.00

Dance@Night

$11.00

$9.00

Jebat

$15.00

$10.00

Bloody Poetry

$15.00

$10.00

Man Equals Man

$15.00

$10.00

Taking Flight Festival Pass

$15.00

$15.00

Music - Celebration Series - AndrĂŠ Laplante, Piano

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Celebration Series - Whitney Sloan, Soprano

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Celebration Series - Teng Li, Viola

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Celebration Series - Gregory Allen, Piano

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Celebration Series - Diana Cohen, Violin

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Discovery Series - Quartetto Gelato with CYO

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Discovery Series - Orchid Ensemble

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Discovery Series - Sonic Escape

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Celebration Series Music - Discovery Series

(5 performances and RBC Concerto Competition)

(3 performances)

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Adults

Students/Seniors*

Music - Quartet Series - Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot I

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Quartet Series - Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot II

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Quartet Series - Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot III

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Organ Series - Luc Beauséjour

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Organ Series - Neil Cockburn

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Organ Series - Valerie Hall

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Monday Night Jazz Series - John de Waal Quintet

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Monday Night Jazz Series - UCalgary Jazz Orchestra w/guest

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Monday Night Jazz Series - Harlem Quartet

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Monday Night Jazz Series - Michael Philip Mossman

$18.00

$14.00

Music - Monday Night Jazz Series - Johnny Summers

$18.00

$14.00

Music Theatre - West Side Story**

$18.00

$14.00

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Subscribers get more for less! Save up to 33% off single ticket prices Ticket exchanges possible Enjoy a dinner before the show with special subscriber incentives at Bistro Alma at the University of Calgary THE ECKHARDT-GRAMATTE HALL SEATING PLAN

VENUES The Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall in the Rozsa Centre is one of the premiere music recital facilities in western Canada - a 384 seat acoustic marvel. Subscribers to the Celebration Series can select where they would like to sit (see map on right). Please note: seating choice is not guaranteed. All other performances in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall are general seating. The Reeve Theatre is a large, open plan, experimental theatre with adjustable seating. The flexible stage and audience can potentially be arranged for a wide variety of traditional and experimental productions. All performances in the Reeve Theatre are general seating. The University Theatre is an exceptional venue with a modified thrust and stadium seating for 505 people. The flexibility of the facility allows it to host dance, drama and music performances. All performances in the University Theatre are general seating.

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2014-2015 season schedule September André Laplante, Piano Sep. 27, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre October Quartetto Gelato, with the CYO Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

John de Waal Quintet Oct. 20, 8 p.m. National Music Centre

Jebat Oct. 21-25, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Oct. 29-31, 7:30p.m. University Theatre

Luc Beauséjour, Organ Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Whitney Sloan, Soprano Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Dance Montage Nov. 20-22, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 2 p.m. University Theatre

Neil Cockburn, Organ Nov. 25, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

November Jebat Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. University Theatre

Bloody Poetry Nov. 25-29, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 2 p.m. Reeve Theatre

A Celebration of Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot I Nov. 28, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Taking Flight March 31, 7:30 p.m. Reeve Theatre

December Bloody Poetry Dec. 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Reeve Theatre

University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra, with special guest Dec. 1, 8 p.m. University Theatre

January West Side Story Jan. 8-10, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13-15, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 12 p.m. University Theatre

Pro Series Jan. 22-24, 8 p.m. University Theatre

Orchid Ensemble Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Harlem Quartet Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Valerie Hall, Organ Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Man Equals Man Feb. 17-21, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Feb. 25-28, 7:30 p.m. University Theatre

2015 RBC Concerto Competition March 17, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Mainstage Dance March 19-21, 8 p.m. University Theatre

Gregory Allen, Piano March 21, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Michael Philip Mossman, March 30, 8 p.m. University Theatre

Dance@Noon April 6-8, 12 p.m. Doolittle Theatre

Dance@Night April 9- 11, 8 p.m. University Theatre

A Celebration of Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot II April 10, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

Johnny Summers Duo April 27, 8 p.m. National Music Centre

February Teng Li, Viola Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre March Sonic Escape March 7, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

April Taking Flight April 1-4, 7:30 p.m. April 8-11, 7:30 p.m. Reeve Theatre May Diana Cohen, Violin May 2, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

A Celebration of Shostakovich and Charles de Bériot III May 22, 8 p.m. Rozsa Centre

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