Concerts & Events

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    Music to Your Ears

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Concerts & Events

Experience the best at MRU! Artists, speakers and ensembles take the stage in our award-winning Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. Experience performances by emerging student artists and well-established masters from here and around the world.

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We are proud to announce this year's line-up of featured performers and speakers coming to the Mount Royal University Conservatory. Music To Your Ears offers over 22 concert events in 7 different series.

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Salon Series:
MRU Composer Collective,
Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m. 

Venue: TransAlta Pavilion in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts


 

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Cowtown Opera presents:

Guilty Pleasures, Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017, 2 p.m.

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Everyone has a guilty pleasure.  Whether it’s watching reality TV or singing your favourite Disney hits in the shower, it’s time to turn off the water and let your guilty pleasure shine.

Calgary’s English-language opera company, Cowtown Opera invites you to laugh at their musical parody of the ABC show The Bachelor, then sing along to hits from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Lion King and many more! All the magic of Disney… with all the comforts of home! 

Please note we no longer offer rush-seating options to our concert season events. Please purchase tickets well in advance to secure your seats.


 

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Travelers Series:
Pedrito Martinez Group, Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Concert & Dance Party

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba. A consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music, he plays the monumentally complex Oru seco exquisitely on each drum, or on all three at once. He’s also the world’s first-call rumbero – playing, singing and dancing with dozens of groups and on over 100 recordings and contributing to or appearing in several important films, including Calle 54 (2000) and Chico & Rita (2010).

Pedrito has recorded and/or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Bruce Springsteen, Edie Brickell, Sting, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and more. 

Please note we no longer offer rush-seating options to our concert season events. Please purchase tickets well in advance to secure your seats.

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Family Portrait Series:
The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee, Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017, 2 p.m.

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Come enter the magical world of The Queen, the Bear & the Bumblebee, based on the award-winning CD with story by Dini Petty and music by Canadian composers Andrew Homzy and Mark Goldman. This Calgary-born production led by Erin Thrall will feature new choreography by Yukichi Hattori, narration by Samantha Whelan Kotkas, with special guest soloists, the Calgary Boys' Choir and the Bumblebee Band.

This concert is sponsored by Calgary’s Child.

Please note we no longer offer rush-seating options to our concert season events. Please purchase tickets well in advance to secure your seats.

 

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Spotlight Series:
Leon Leontaradis, Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017, 2 p.m.

Venue: TransAlta Pavilion in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Admission by donation ($15 suggested). 

 


 

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Salon Series:
International Jazz Day,
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2017, 8:00 p.m. 

Venue: TransAlta Pavilion in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts


 

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Soundscape Series:
Journey Live! , Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his GRAMMY®-nominated score to the video game Journey.

Please note we no longer offer rush-seating options to our concert season events. Please purchase tickets well in advance to secure your seats.


 

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Northern Lights Series:
Ron Sexsmith,
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

"Ron Sexsmith has...an insight into the human heart and a melodic purity." - Elvis Costello

Ron Sexsmith and his touring band will be coming to the Bella Concert Hall in Calgary to share his 13th studio album, The Last Rider.

Described as "romantic, bittersweet, uplifiting and humorous," this latest release resonates with the artist himself, and will resonate with his audience at the Bella Concert Hall.

Tickets will be available to the public on Tuesday, February 28.


 

 

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Wyatt Series:
Andrés Cárdenes and the Calgary Youth Orchestra, Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, GRAMMY®-nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. An intensely passionate and personally charismatic artist, Cuban-born Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, conductor, violist, chamber musician, concertmaster and recording artist.

Andrés Cárdenes is delighted to be sharing the stage with Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Calgary Youth Orchestra.  

Please note we no longer offer rush-seating options to our concert season events. Please purchase tickets well in advance to secure your seats.


 

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Soundscape Series:
Land’s End Ensemble 20th Anniversary Celebration with guest percussionist Evelyn Glennie, Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

JUNO®-nominated Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary (John Lowry, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello; Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano; Vincent Ho, Artistic Director) is dedicated to introducing audiences to new music by Canadian and international composers, and to performing landmark chamber works of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Land’s End Ensemble is proud to be celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a part of the Soundscape Series.

Presented in partnership with the Land’s End Music Society.  

Please note we no longer offer rush-seating options to our concert season events. Please purchase tickets well in advance to secure your seats.


 

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Spotlight Series:
Looking Glass Duo (Lucie Jones and Gianetta Baril), Sunday, May 28, 2017, 2 p.m.

Venue: TransAlta Pavilion in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Admission by donation ($15 suggested). 

 


 

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