2017 HONENS FESTIVAL: Bison Noir (Calgary, Canada)

8 September 2017

10:00 PM

Royal Canadian Legion No. 1
116 Seventh Avenue SE
Calgary

This edition of Bison Noir shines a spotlight on Sri Lankan-born, Canada-based composer-performer Dinuk Wijeratne, who has been described by the Toronto Star as “an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future”, and by The New York Times as “exuberantly creative”. Mr Wijeratne made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as a composer, conductor, and pianist performing with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with  string quartets and tabla players.

PROGRAM  
Bartók Out of doors Sz. 81
  8 Improvisations on Hungarian Folk Songs Sz. 74
   
Wijeratne Out of the Karmic Blue
  Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
  The Poetry of Squares
  Colour Study in Rupaktaal
  This way up ↓

CONCERT DURATION
The concert will last approximately 80 minutes.



BISON NOIR
Bison Noir brings ‘cool’ to Calgary’s classical music scene. With a nod to ‘Le Poisson Rouge’—New York’s ‘it’ venue for cutting-edge performing arts in a bar/club setting—Bison Noir fuses performances of classical and post-classical music in a cabaret setting and removes formal traditions, allowing audiences to feel comfortable wearing casual clothing, getting there when they can, and not worrying about small noises made during the concert. The Bison Noir audience is musically curious and eclectic—from fans of traditional classical music to indie and electronic music enthusiasts. “I've always thought that classical music deserves 100 per cent attention and the quietest possible surroundings. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are circumstances where classical music can be enjoyed amidst the clinking of beer bottles and pockets of hubbub,” beamed Jon Kimura Parker at the inaugural Bison Noir in 2012.


This event is 18+

TICKETS

Festival Pass
$129
Available now by calling the Honens Box Office.
20% off regular ticket price. Includes one ticket to each Festival concert and admission to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre on 9 September 2017.

Single Tickets
Regular $25
Senior $22.50
A440 $18
Available 3 April 2017

Honens Box Office
403 299 0140

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