Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Festival Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra spices things up with Fiesta! Latin American Classics Festival | Image: Courtesy of CPO Oct. 28, 2016 - Nov. 5, 2016 Fiesta! CPO presents four sizzling concerts for its Latin American Classics Festival Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons 205 8th Ave. SE Price $20 - $80 Buy Tickets The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra turns up the heat with their annual festival—Fiesta! Latin American Classics Festival presents four sizzling concerts for you to enjoy. Throwing the spotlight on Latin America’s unique classical tradition, hear spirited and vibrant compositions from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and beyond. “This music is literally hot—it comes from the tropics. You should expect symphonic music that will make you feel hot, sexy and passionate. You’ll leave the concert hall sweating every night,” says Roberto Minczuk, Music Director Laureate, in a statement. “We have four of the best soloists in the world. To have them all together in Calgary in under two weeks is unprecedented.” The festival comprises four different performances celebrating the colourful variety of classical Latin American music. Viva! Mexico with Johannes Moser October 28, 2016, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $20 – $80 Johannes Moser turns up the heat with his electric cello performance of Magnetar, a concerto for electric cello by Enrico Chapela—a piece carefully composed for Moser to play. calgaryphil.com Classical Guitar Frontiers with Yamandu Costa October 29, 2016, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $20 – $80 Brazilian guitar legend Yamandu Costa performs his new work Concerto de Fronteira. A Canadian premiere, it is accompanied by the beautiful choral showpiece Maracatu de Chico Rei featuring the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus. calgaryphil.com Branford Marsalis: Bachianas & Boléro November 2, 2016, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $20 – $80 Jazz and classical saxophone royalty, Grammy-winner Branford Marsalis delivers sophisticated style to Bachianas of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil’s finest composer. Add in the exotic Boléro and two snappy Latin American-inspired works by Hollywood legends Gershwin and Bernstein, and the evening will be full of fiery pizzazz! calgaryphil.com Buenos Aires Tango with Sarah Chang November 5, 2016, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $20 – $80 The last show of the festival highlights Argentina with a spotlight shining on the sultry and evocative capital city Buenos Aires. Featuring Astor Piazzolla’s masterwork, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, violinist Sarah Chang intertwines works of Argentina’s composing tradition, past and present. calgaryphil.com Fiesta! Latin American Classics Festival runs October 28 to November 5, 2016 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE). All tickets to the festival are available through the Calgary Philharmonic Box Office at 403.571.0849 or online at calgaryphil.com.