Festival April 25, 2019 - May 4, 2019 Under the Influence Festival Join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for an unforgettable musical journey Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Various Venues Price $25 - $85 Buy Tickets A raucous and unforgettable musical journey that shines a light on the iconoclasts—genre-defying musicians and composers—whose creativity has led to profound artistic upheaval, join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for its most boundary-pushing festival yet. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Frank Zappa, Tanya Tagaq, John Corigliano, if you love adventurous concerts, you need to check out this lineup. Provocative: Percussion + Tchaikovsky April 25, 2019, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $25 – $85 The electric violin and drumkit in Frank Zappa’s genre-blurring Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra sets an audacious tone to this concert. This performance also includes the overwhelming emotion of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Gareth Farr’s percussion concerto, Hikoi, featuring CPO Principal Percussionist Joshua Jones. calgaryphil.com Late Night: Sensory Overload with Tanya Tagaq April 27, 2019, 9:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $30 Venture into the visceral with this late-night performance featuring experimental vocalist Tanya Tagaq. The performance also includes Fausto Romitelli’s haunting and dissonant Dead City Radio and Barber’s First Symphony—an intense masterpiece from one of America’s greatest composers. And be sure to swing by early as a live audio-video performance by SNLPTR kicks off at 7:30pm. calgaryphil.com John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man May 2, 2019, 7:30pm Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) $30 Co-presented by the National Music Centre, John Corigliano presents his Grammy Award-winning work, Mr. Tambourine Man, set to the poems of Bob Dylan and featuring soprano Laura Hynes. The evening is rounded out by his dynamic work Stomp, performed by acclaimed violinist Lara St. John. calgaryphil.com Controversial Classics: The Rite of Spring + The Red Violin May 3 & 4, 2019, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $25 – $85 Hear Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano’s haunting Red Violin Concerto, performed by Canadian violin star Lara St. John, and his mind-bending Three Hallucinations. These two adaptations of film scores are complemented by the frenzied climax of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. calgaryphil.com Under the Influence Festival runs April 25 to May 4, 2019. Head to calgaryphil.com for the full schedule.