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 Oct. 12, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017 True North Festival The Calgary Philharmonic toasts Canada 150 with eclectic lineup Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons 205 8th Ave. SE Price $20 - $85 Buy Tickets A celebration of Canadian artists and musicians, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra raises its glass to Canada 150 with a monumental musical journey. Featuring beloved acts like the Kronos Quartet, Corb Lund, Fred Penner, and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, the landmark True North Festival is a must for any Canadian music fan. But grab your tickets quick as seats are selling fast for these great concerts. Here are our not-to-be-missed picks: Music of the Ice: Skating’s Greatest Hits October 20 & 21, 2017, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $25 – $85 World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Jamie Salé hosts an unforgettable evening of figure skating’s greatest hits. Experience a spectacular video journey of famous routines from past and present, alongside live music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, ABBA, Glen Miller, and iconic classical works such as Ravel’s Boléro. calgaryphil.com Fred Penner with Orchestra October 22, 2017, 2:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $35 – $40 Kicking off its Symphony Sundays for Kids series, join renowned family entertainer Fred Penner and the Calgary Phil for an afternoon of inspiring messages for children of all ages. calgaryphil.com The Road to the True North October 27, 2017, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $30 While the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and its musicians do not play on this program, it’s an ideal chance to look behind-the-scenes before the world premiere of True North. Participants get to go on stage to hear directly about the compositional process from the creators and see an original documentary that captures the process behind this unique and ambitious orchestral work. calgaryphil.com True North: Symphonic Ballet October 28, 2017, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $20 – $80 Capturing Canada’s cultural mosaic in majestic, symphonic scope, this ground-breaking collaboration between five composers is choreographed by former Alberta Ballet principal dancer Yukichi Hattori. Commissioned by the orchestra for Canada 150, don’t miss its world premiere. Also on the schedule is the dazzling 1812 Overture and a new work by Calgary’s own Allan Gordon Bell. calgaryphil.com Corb Lund in Concert November 2, 2017, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $25 – $85 One of Canada’s most decorated and prolific country western artists, Corb Lund joins the Calgary Philharmonic for a concert that is part hometown honkytonk and part blazing city lights. calgaryphil.com An Evening with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald November 3, 2017, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $25 – $85 Calgary’s own Michael Bernard Fitzgerald joins the Calgary Phil for an evening of pop songs paired with the powerful, sweeping sounds of the orchestra. calgaryphil.com Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation November 10 & 11, 2017, 8:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $20 – $80 Capping off the festival is the return of Jeffrey Ryan’s powerful and haunting work. Commemorating the end of Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan, the piece chronicles and pays tribute to the lives torn apart and brought together by war. calgaryphil.com True North Festival runs October 12 to November 11, 2017 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE). Head to calgaryphil.com for the full schedule.