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September 2018
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Concert at the Conservatory

September 20 @ 6:30 pm
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The seventh in our concert series! Be serenaded by the charismatic Edmonton based Kate Blechinger. In her own compositions, Kate explores a fusion of folk and jazz music. Then during the intermission join a tour of the Pyramids. Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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Eric Bibb

September 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Eric Bibb’s 2014 appearance at The Arden Theatre remains a finely-etched memory for his faithful fans. Bibb’s celebration of traditional acoustic blues is balanced with compelling originals that incorporate his firm grasp of global musical and sociopolitical influences. Bibb has since released five albums. The latest, Migration Blues, combines pointed originals with powerful renditions of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie classics. This is an artist who challenges both his audience and peers to do better. Bibb is to the new…

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Jack Semple “Can’t Stop This Love” Release Concert

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Regina's own Jack Semple has reached an international audience for his songwriting, recordings and performances as a vocalist and flamenco-technique guitarist. Juno recipient, two-time winner of the Western Canadian Blues album of the year, Grammy ballot nomination for "Contemporary Blues Album" in 2018, and upcoming soundtrack for HBO's "Losing Our Religion" and two-time Gemini nominee, what Jack enjoys most is jamming live! Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the…

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From the Salon to the Armistice: French Music

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
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Guillaume Tardif (violin) and Matthew Bengtson (piano) present an evening of elegant and refined displays of Parisian music from the late 19th century to post-World War I, composed by Viardot, Fauré, Ysaÿe and Debussy. Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cash only) or online at ualberta.ca/artshows.  

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From the Salon to the Armistice: French Music

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
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Guillaume Tardif (violin) and Matthew Bengtson (piano) present an evening of elegant and refined displays of Parisian music from the late 19th century to post-World War I, composed by Viardot, Fauré, Ysaÿe and Debussy. Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cash only) or online at ualberta.ca/artshows.

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Hollywood’s Summer Blockbusters

September 21 @ 8:00 pm
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Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke. Big budget blockbuster, even bigger soundtrack. Be part of the thrilling musical adventure during an evening of your favourite Hollywood scores. Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com

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Shari Ulrich Trio

September 22 @ 8:00 pm
Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
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Shari Ulrich is celebrating 45 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist. Her work has garnered 23 solo and collaborative albums, two Juno awards, a 2014 CFMA English Songwriter of the Year, and an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Joining Shari will be her daughter, recording engineer Julia Graff, and the High Bar Gang's Kirby Barber, both acclaimed multi-instrumentalists in their own right.  Saturday, Sept. 22: doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. at Parkview…

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The Yardbird Suite presents the Tamir Hendelman Trio: from Los Angeles

September 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Tamir Hendelman, piano; Alex Frank, bass; Dean Koba, drums.  Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, and John Clayton. Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir Hendelman began keyboard studies at age 6, moving to the U.S. in 1984 and winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition two years later. Tamir joined the Jeff Hamilton Trio in 2000, contributing arrangements, recording and touring…

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Hollywood’s Summer Blockbusters

September 22 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 8:00pm

Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke. Big budget blockbuster, even bigger soundtrack. Be part of the thrilling musical adventure during an evening of your favourite Hollywood scores. Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com

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Alumni Weekend Concert

September 23 @ 1:00 pm
Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
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Our ever-popular Alumni Weekend celebration concert returns with an afternoon of favourites performed by elite students of the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m., Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave., Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cash only) or online at ualberta.ca/artshows.

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Edmonton Recital Society: Judy Loman, Harp

September 23 @ 7:30 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Judy Loman is a Juno award-winning artist who was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 for her service to the arts community as one of Canada’s renowned harpists. A student of the legendary Carlos Salzedo, she was the principal harpist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for more than four decades and continues to be an active soloist and recording artist. Ms. Loman is on faculty at the Curtis Institute, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University…

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“An Evening With Terry Bozzio”

September 27 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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"An Evening With Terry Bozzio," is the first time he's touring a melodic solo percussion performance in North America — hitting 40 dates, playing on two-and-a-half octaves of tuned tom-toms and eight notes of bass drum. Terry Bozzio is one of rock drumming's most formidable and brain-circuiting forces playing on "the world's largest tuned drum and percussion set." Best known as the hurricane behind Frank Zappa's late ’70s and early ’80s work, and the hit-maker behind new wave powerhouse Missing Persons.…

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Rose Cousins

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Over the course of a dozen years, Prince Edward Island’s Rose Cousins established herself as a one of the bright lights on the North American singer-songwriter scene. This Juno Award, East Coast Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award winner has also earned a reputation as a powerful performer who explores the depths of emotion with a poignancy that few others convey. Cousins’ 2017 Natural Conclusion album, as produced by the esteemed Joe Henry, was also nominated for a Grammy. Following a…

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Montuno West CD Release: from Edmonton and Calgary

September 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Chris Andrew, keys; Rubim de Toledo, bass; Raul Tabera, percussion; Luis Tovar, percussion; Audrey Ochoa, trombone.  Montuno West is Alberta’s most caliente Latin jazz ensemble. It is a super-group comprised of former members from Alberta’s Latin musical stalwarts, Bomba and Cumako. Strongly influenced by Cuban and other Latin styles, the ensemble's vibrant and adventurous instrumental compositions bring a distinctly modern quality to the rich and rhythmic sounds of Latin influenced jazz. Together, the group performs everything from Son, Salsa, Songo,…

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Trevor Cooper and Eric Meier: Solo Guitars

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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In its first concert of the season the Edmonton Classical Guitar Society presents two fine young guitarists who had their early training in Edmonton and then went on to study at prestigious schools in the United States and Europe. Eric Meier studied in Edmonton with Michel Forestier and then at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he was Undergraduate Presser Scholar and recipient of both the Azalia H. Thomas Prize and the Peabody Alumni Award. His principle…

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The Yardbird Suite presents Cory Weeds Quartet, featuring David Hazeltine from Vancouver and New York

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Cory Weeds – saxophone; David Hazeltine – piano; Ken Lister – bass; Jesse Cahill – drums.  A saxophonist with an expressive sound rooted in the jazz tradition, Cory Weeds has released fourteen records as a leader on Cellar Live, the label that he founded in 2000. His most recent release “Explosion” features Weeds in front of a 10-piece big band. His release “It’s Easy To Remember”, recorded with David Hazeltine in 2016, spent 21 weeks on the Jazz Week Charts…

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Wishbone Ash

September 30 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Wishbone Ash embarked on the progressive rock scene in 1969, producing a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, the group has gained worldwide recognition based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. And their latest studio release, Blue Horizon, continues to solidify their reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with. With 24 studio releases, 11 live albums and five live DVDs to date, Wishbone Ash continues to prove they are not a…

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October 2018
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Skerryvore

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A Scottish Celtic-rock group, Skerryvore is a two-time ‘Live Act of the Year’ award winner in their home country – playing to massive crowds around the world including New York City’s Central Park and their own festival, which draws a whopping 10,000 fans every year! A soon-to-be household name on this side of the Atlantic too, the eight-member group skillfully creates a unique fusion of traditional, Celtic, folk, Americana and rock, for a hard-hitting sound representative of the group’s musicians…

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Le Grand Tango

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
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You’ll be dancing in your seat to the rhythmic Spanish and South American sounds of Piazzolla, de Falla and Cassado, performed by Rafael Hoekman (cello), Patricia Tao (piano), Carl Lotsberg (guitar) and cello studio students. Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall, 116 St. & 85 Ave., Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cash only) or online at ualberta.ca/artshows.  

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Marco Claveria presents: Algo en Comun

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Marco Claveria returns to Festival Place to present his new album Algo en Comun for which he will feature special guests Jeremiah McDade, Shannon Johnson, Pro Coro Canada and a string section. In his most recent recording he challenges himself and experiments with Celtic instrumentation and Latin, creating a fresh and unique sound. A fusion of sounds such as Irish flutes, Bag Pipes, Pan Flutes, Charango (Andean Instruments) Tres, Cuatro, that perfectly lay over a solid Afrocuban beat. Marco has toured across…

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Claire Lynch Band

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including two GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378, or visit: www.festivalplace.ab.ca/festival/view/buy  

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Fortunate Ones

October 6 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The past five years have been a whirlwind of success for Newfoundland duo Fortunate Ones. In addition to playing over 300 shows together, Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien have enjoyed a Juno Award nomination, garnered two No. 1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, as well as won a Rising Star East Coast Music Award and Vocal Group Canadian Folk Music Award for their debut album, The Bliss. Continuing to lead the way for a new generation of folk/pop acts…

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Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers “The Best of” Tour

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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For 35 years Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have been touring Canada, splashing their unique taste of Newfoundland through more than 360 communities as far flung as Port Hardy, Iqaluit, Leading Tickles and Toronto. The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of home grown folk music, songs and humour. With poignant recitations, sublime song portraiture, beautiful traditional music and emotional travel anecdotes, liberally dosed with zany sketches and monologues to widen the emotional loop, their audiences are left…

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Colin Linden

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Eight-time JUNO award winning Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, a singer and songwriter, an in-demand and prolific record producer, musical director on the hit TV show Nashville and sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Rarely touring as a solo Colin will offer an electrifying up close performance in the…

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Brent Parkin and Doug Andrew

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Brent Parkin and Doug Andrew were first teamed as members of the Come On In My Kitchen series and in short order the Winnipeg-based Parkin and the Vancouver-based Andrew became a mutual admiration society. Parkin loved the dark, image laden story songs that Andrew pens, while Andrew marvelled at Parkin’s brilliant guitar playing. Parkin’s masterful blues licks and fine singing combined with Andrew’s steely, vintage Americana feel, covers a wide swath of roots music territory. Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Festival…

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Jim Byrnes

October 13 @ 8:00 pm
Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
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Jim Byrnes was born in St Louis, Missouri where one of the neighbourhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band. By age 13, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. For nearly fifty years he's crooned, drawled, belted, hollered and sweet talked more songs into a microphone than most people ever get to hear in a lifetime. His evocative, smoky vocals are found in a truth that doesn't come overnight.  Saturday, Oct. 13: doors at 7 p.m.,…

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Heather Rankin

October 14 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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After over 25 years of performing with her siblings Heather Rankin comes into her own with A Fine Line, her debut solo record. This is Heather Rankin like you have never heard her before, breaking away from The Rankin Family’s signature sound, and forging her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others. Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378,…

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Pharis & Jason Romero

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Few Canadian roots acts have enjoyed such a fast rise in popularity as husband and wife duo, Pharis & Jason Romero. Their talents sit alongside those of American counterparts Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, traversing old time country and folk in a perfect showcase of beautifully crafted original songs. Their newly released 2018 album, Sweet Old Religion, picks up momentum from their 2016 Juno Award winner A Wanderer I’ll Stay. Having been together for a decade, the Romeros' sound is defined by…

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Whitehorse

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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One of Canada’s great live and studio acts returns to The Arden Theatre following the release of two more outstanding recordings, sell-out concerts at Toronto’s Massey Hall and headlining dates at major festivals. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland deliver their original, sweeping, layered soundscape with unbridled passion. Coupled with the intent to emotionally engage and entertain, are exceptional vocals and instrumental virtuosity. Plug into the 2017 Juno Award-winning Northern South Vol. 1 and the Juno Award nominated Panther in the Dollhouse for a quick…

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Pro Coro: Wurzeln: Roots I

October 21 @ 3:00 pm
All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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Our first exploration of choral music from a particular corner of the world, we direct our attention to the Germanic language and culture. Guest conductor Markus Utz will provide an intimate approach to the choral world of Webern, Mahler and Hindemith, among others. Utz’s sensitive and distinctive interpretations have made him one of the top choral directors in Europe. Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St., Edmonton. Tickets can be purchased online at www.procoro.ca…

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Kayla & Matt Hotte

October 23 @ 2:00 pm
St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street
St. Albert, Alberta
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Siblings Kayla and Matt Hotte have been playing music together their entire lives. Born and raised in Ardrossan, Alberta to a family with deep roots in old-time country, western and bluegrass, the duo continues to grow a loyal fan base – and for good reason. Still young, but veterans of the scene, their artistic depth, vision and determination hit all the key emotional stops of classic country thanks to effortlessly intertwined vocals, impressive instrumental chops and a great songbook. Influenced…

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Sound Cravings: University Ensemble Showcase

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers unite for a showcase event to perform classics by Handel, Verdi, Fauré and more. Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, corner of 99 Street & 102 Avenue, Edmonton T5J 4X8. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cash only) or online at ualberta.ca/artshows.  

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November 2018
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Birds of Chicago

November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Celebrating all sides of life in song, the music of JT Nero and Allison Russell has been dubbed “secular gospel”, a sound that is bound by their beautiful, haunting harmonies and Russell’s extraordinary ability to step out front with a voice that reaches for the stars. When not on the road, their transition to the studio consistently delivers great recordings that are considered contemporary Americana classics – the latest being Love in Wartime. Birds of Chicago’s visit to The Arden Theatre…

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Paul Reddick

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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When Paul Reddick recorded Rattlebag in 2012 he cut a Canadian blues masterpiece. Four years later, the harmonica-playing singer took home the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year with Ride the One. A shapeshifter in the world of blues music, Reddick is not about form, but rather the colour of feelings, depths of emotion, grip of a rhythm and impact of imagery. Mojo magazine pronounced a few years ago that Reddick delivers with his “wayward brilliance.” That hasn’t changed. Saturday, Nov. 3 at…

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Azuline Duo

November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The Azuline Duo brings together Emma Rush (guitar) and Sara Traficante (flute) in a new ensemble that is gaining recognition for striking repertoire and a lively stage presence. Emma Rush, one of Canada’s foremost classical guitarists, has toured widely in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Sara Traficante has performed throughout Canada and internationally as an orchestral and a chamber musician. She is a member of the genre-bending trio Vox Metropolis, and has collaborated on projects that range from…

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Pro Coro: I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain

November 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Orange Hub, 10045 156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
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Sven Helbig is a composer of the new generation for whom there are no longer any barriers between classical music, experimental art and pop. Sublime a cappella singing spreads out above digitally created sounds by the East German DJ himself. Helbig’s piece is accompanied by visual projections, evoking distant, old-world moods. Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Orange Hub, 10045 156 St., Edmonton. Tickets can be purchased online at www.procoro.ca or by calling 780-420-1247.

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December 2018
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Back Porch Swing

December 6 @ 2:00 pm
St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street
St. Albert, Alberta
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Working from a palette that draws on the timeless sounds of Billie Holiday, Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, Back Porch Swing has formed the foundation of Alberta’s roots music scene for the past 15 years. Jim Malmberg, who fronts the group with his wife Penny, calls the quartet’s blend of western swing, bluegrass, and folk – ”cowjazz”, because of the inspiration they draw from a wide range of musical genres. Penguin Eggs, Canada’s roots music bible, proclaimed their album Riding “witty, humorously…

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Tom Jackson presents Huron Carole

December 13 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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For three decades The Huron Carole has stitched its way into the Canadian cultural and social fabric, crisscrossing the country and bringing hope to the less fortunate. This moveable musical feast is piloted by actor, singer-songwriter and global citizen, Tom Jackson. Whether it was watching a live concert, or a Huron Carole television special, many of us were drawn to the show through Jackson's warmth and sincerity as a host and featured artist. Better known as the “minstrel with a message”, his…

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Jerry Granelli Trio

December 15 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Back by popular demand, Granelli and his trio perform timeless Yuletide classics such as Christmas Time Is Here and Skating for an experience sure to be at the top of many holiday wish lists. This iconic show is truly an image-laden experience – some provided, while others inspired by individual memories of Christmases past. Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Tickets: $40. For more info or to purchase, call the Arden box office: 780-459-1542; or go…

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Pro Coro: Little Match Girl Passion

December 16 @ 7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
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The Little Match Girl Passion has become Pro Coro Canada’s annual Christmas concert. Providing a contrast to the abundance of the season, this one hour candlelit performance will take you on the heart wrenching but hopeful journey of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic tale. Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton. Tickets can be purchased online at www.procoro.ca or by calling 780-420-1247.

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A Pro Coro Canada New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 7:30 pm
All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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Last year’s New Year’s Eve concert was a resounding success! The choir will regale you once again with pieces that celebrate endings and new beginnings. Sparkling wine and treats will once again be served at intermission. The countdown will begin at 9pm, plenty of time to attend other festivities or get to bed at a reasonable hour! Monday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St., Edmonton. Tickets can be purchased online at www.procoro.ca or by…

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January 2019
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Joey Landreth Trio & Altameda

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A rare treat, two sought-after prairie acts combine for a rock-solid double bill. From the critically-acclaimed Bros. Landreth, red-hot guitarist Joey is also an accomplished solo artist. One of many five-star reviews refer to Landreth’s debut outing, Whiskey, as “full of folk charm” and “charismatic blues worth a good, long listen”, his live shows receive similar praise. Altameda, comprised of four St. Albert musicians, have become hometown heroes in the greater Edmonton area. Fueled by the strong songwriting of Troy Snaterse,…

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Loudon Wainwright III

January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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With over two dozen albums to his credit, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most prolific American singer-songwriters of his generation, period. When it comes to examining the day-to-day trials and tribulations of life, and relaying them with literary aplomb, a wink and a nod, he belongs alongside the talents of the esteemed Randy Newman. Better known as the Mark Twain of contemporary songwriting, Wainwright is not only able to have his tongue firmly planted in his cheek during…

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February 2019
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Kinan Azmeh CityBand

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Presenting Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand is a coup for The Arden Theatre. A force on the international classical and world music scenes, this Syrian clarinet-playing composer came to the attention of a larger audience as a member of YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Azmeh is also the artistic director of the Damascus Festival Chamber Players and a renowned soloist/improviser who has worked with the New York Philharmonic. Live performances sweep across a shifting musical terrain and inspire rave reviews from sources…

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Matthew Good: Acoustic

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Matthew Good is one of Canada’s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album, he has been prolific in his output. Matthew’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone. He released his ninth solo album, Something Like A Storm in the fall of 2017, and has been nominated for over 20 Juno Awards. Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Tickets:…

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Celtara

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street
St. Albert, Alberta
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Alberta boasts a roots music community that is known for diversity and imagination. And one of the driving forces on the local Celtic scene is Edmonton’s own Celtara. The quintet rolls influences from Norway, Ireland, Brittany and other Celtic strongholds into a uniquely identifiable sound. Full-bodied vocals from Bonnie Gregory and Tami Cooper are fused with the dazzling work of guitarist Andreas Illig and accordion player Steven Bell. It all adds up to a fully-formed and spirited presentation that can…

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Lily Afshar

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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One of the most important guitarists performing today! Lily Afshar was born in Iran into a musical family and now lives in the United States where she is Professor and head of the guitar program at the University of Memphis. She holds a Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory and a Doctorate in Music from Florida State University, and was a performer in the extraordinary set of masterclasses taught by maestro Andres Segovia in California in 1986.…

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March 2019
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Lorraine Klaasen

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Lorraine Klaasen, daughter of legendary South African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, continues to preserve the classic, distinctive sound of Township Music for appreciative audiences worldwide. Raised in Soweto, this longtime Montréal resident has the dynamic stage presence to complement her stirring and robust voice. In 2013, she picked up a Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in a tribute to her personal and professional inspiration, Miriam Makeba, a legendary songstress who helped bring African music to the…

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Five Alarm Funk

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Five Alarm Funk’s success story is built on tireless touring, while dispensing sounds that transport audiences to a place where everyday worries evaporate. This funk-fueled, Juno Award-winning ensemble will hit The Arden Theatre stage with the groove throttle wide open. Afro-funk and ska-punk serve as the catalyst for a spirited good time as the horn-drenched sound of Five Alarm Funk inspires us to get down and up out of our seats. Expect to sweat as this amazing group tours behind…

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Lunasa

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Lúnasa is considered one of the finest, if not the finest, Celtic instrumental bands in the world. Armed with a sound that is born out of the huge melting pot of music that exists within Irish tradition, the group consistently seeks out exciting and unexplored melodies. The members of Lúnasa are virtuosi of their chosen instruments and are well-known for their innovative arrangements and bass-driven grooves. Armed with passion and innovation, Lúnasa has sold more than a quarter-of-a-million albums and…

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April 2019
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Judy Collins

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Wednesday,…

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Tengyue Zhang

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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2017 winner of the highly prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition, Zhang is here on the 50-concert North American tour that is part of his GFA prize. Tengyue Zhang is the first-prize winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American International Concert Artist Competition. Born in Hebei, China, Zhang began guitar studies with his father at age five. In 2012 he entered the guitar program at the Juilliard School in New York, where he earned his Bachelors…

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David Francey

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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David Francey is considered to be a songwriter’s songwriter. This Scottish/ Canadian tunesmith’s 1999 debut album Torn Screen Door turned the nation’s folk community on its ear and in a blink, Francey was being championed by his peers and playing the biggest festivals and finest theatres in the country. Twenty years and a dozen albums later, numerous awards, tours on both sides of the Atlantic, and songs that have been covered by The Del McCoury Band and The Rankins, Francey…

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Colleen Brown sings The Joni Mitchell Songbook

April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Colleen Brown is a musical chameleon who is at home behind her piano, playing an upbeat soul tune or singing a poignant ballad at centre stage. This Albertan, who splits her time between Edmonton and Ontario, has been winning over audiences nationwide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs that have enjoyed high rotation on both CBC 2 and CKUA Radio Network. Joni Mitchell remains one of Brown’s biggest influences and few artists can interpret Mitchell’s vast body of…

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May 2019
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Ruthie Foster

May 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A rare opportunity to catch Ruthie Foster in such an intimate venue as she embraces The Arden Theatre audience with her remarkable, insightful songwriting and glistening guitar playing. Foster is not only a roots music star who has performed with the likes of Bonnie Raitt and The Allman Brothers, but also an artist who can put a new spin on a classic Mississippi John Hurt tune. Foster also recently won her seventh Blues Foundation Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist…

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