Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of youth dance music to bring you a special bulletin from YouthareAwesome. Molly Sloan, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, research assistant Timmy Menedez and librarian Ben Wilcott reports observing….Zygonians?! The year is 1933. Reporter Molly Sloan, research assistant Timmy Menedez and librarian Ben Wilcott are hot on the chase on the lead of a fantastic [...]
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Music can uplift downtrodden souls and the 12th Annual “Music for a Winter Evening” benefits concert went to benefit the Calgary Dream Centre, which graduates of this program shared their stories of hardship and overcoming personal obstacles. I was fortunate to be able to attend this concert two years ago and witness the glorious melodies performed by two times Juno [...]
Photo Credit: Luz Adriana Villa A. With an eerie and mysterious theme of the "night," the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra pulled out all the stops to surprise the audience as to what composers believed was hidden in the dark. The word "night"- what does it mean for you?
It’s one small step for Youth Are Awesome and one giant leap for a youth blogger- I’m the first Youth Are Awesome blogger to reach one hundred blogs! Yay! Youth Are Awesome has opened unimaginable opportunities in my life and experience what a vibrant and wonderful city Calgary is. I believe it was just last summer that the I remember [...]
Skerry is a seasoned ocean photographer that has spent more than 10,000 hours under the waters to photograph the beautiful and mysterious creatures under the sea.
The Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts is presenting National Geographic LIVE! This event showcases fascinating and incredible speakers- National Geographic explorers, adventurers, photographers and scientists that have their journeys captured. Breath-taking and beautiful images and videos will allow YOU to become enveloped into our amazing and natural world, as each speaker shares their National Geographic experience with the audience. [...]
Many great artists of our time wrote the most romantically moving scores or painted the most emotionally expressive pieces. A few of them, however, suffered great fits of depression and mania.
I love music composed in Austria because it is usually known as warm, heartfelt and extremely moving. My favourite Austrian composer Beethoven was celebrated for his music that sensationally captured the spirit of Vienna. The Night in Vienna concert was performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and incredible solo violinist Jonathan Crow, which created a truly unforgettable and magical [...]
Let’s begin with a poem… Roses are #FF0000, violets are #0000FF, and all your base are belong to us. (In a concert hall full of fellow nerds, geeks, and gamers alike, I wasn’t at all embarrassed to find this phrase funny.) What Video Games Live is all about Two words: PURE EPICNESS. Myself being an enthusiastic gamer and my friend, [...]
“When James Ehnes played an A in rehearsal on his Stradivarius, he was louder than the whole orchestra while tuning…” James Ehnes, the guest artist for this concert, plays a very special instrument: the “ex-Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715. The Stradivarius is a household name among violinist, and these violins are renowned for their unsurpassed sound and craftsmanship. At a time [...]
“Is it true that the greatest composers of music all had names that started with the letter B ?” Of course, these classical giants that Andeas Delfs, guest conductor, and Michael Hope, one of the bassoonists in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra smilingly refered to in the pre-concert chat were none other than Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Hope and Delfs both delved [...]
The magicial tale of Scheherazade, and the collection of her stories from One Thousand and One Nights, captures the exotic and mysterious aura of the Middle East and South Asia. The story goes that the Sultan Shakriar, fearfully distrustful of the inconstancy of women, had sworn to execute every single one of his wives after the first night of the one thousand [...]
One of the most beloved composers and masters in Russia is Peter Tchaikovsky, or Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He has composed beautiful masterpieces in many areas during the Romantic era, including ballet, symphonies, operas and chamber music. He has also written some of most familiar and popular concert music, among them the ballets Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and The Black Swan, the 1812 [...]
I’m pretty sure most people are familiar with the cutely animated “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfits,” or the special stop-motion animation of ”A Year without Santa Claus,” and the catchy tune of ”I’m Mr. White Christmas, I’m Mr. Snow…” sung by Snow Miser. Seasonal celebrations on a cold, wintry evening are most picturesquely imagined to be spent on drinking [...]
George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer of exponential talent, composing many operas, oratorios and concertos. Handel’s works are most famously attributed to his use of word painting, a technique used in music to have the melody mimic the literal meaning of the lyrics. Handel’s Messiah interprets the Christian view of the Messiah, or Jesus the Christ, divided into [...]