Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Contest Dance Visual Art Theatre Film & Media Literary Festival Music Free Contest Sarah McDonald | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Classical Aug. 15, 2021 Postcards from Imaginary Vacation Go on a musical journey around the world with Sarah MacDonald and Leanne Regehr Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts (8, 261051 Wagon Wheel View, Rocky View County) Price Free - $25 Buy Tickets What is a journey without a few bumps in the road? Hitting the stage this August, Calgary flutist Sarah MacDonald and Edmonton pianist Leanne Regehr present Postcards from An Imaginary Vacation both in-person and through a free livestream broadcast. Despite having to cancel the concert three times in the past year due to the pandemic, the show is set to go on at the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts. “Here is hoping the fourth time’s the charm,” says MacDonald in a statement. “It took a lot of planning, patience, and persistence, but we are thrilled to be able to perform—not only for the livestream broadcast but also for the live audience!” The concert features works inspired by different countries and styles. The musical journey begins with the beautiful cascading melodies of the Sonata by Srul Irving Glick, a Canadian classic in the flute repertoire. Next stop, the Sonatine by Henri Dutilleux, brings us to France and showcases the amazing virtuosity of French flute music. Then 3 Melodies by Edmonton composer Joseph Cheukman Lai showcases beautiful polyrhythmic writing and takes inspiration from Lai’s Chinese heritage. And finally, the Sonata Latino by British composer Mike Mower lets us experience various Latin dance styles. “As the pandemic still looms over us and the travel restriction still in place, the concert will be an imaginary vacation around the world,” adds MacDonald. “We hope our musical interlude might be just what you need to tide you over until we can travel again.” Postcards from An Imaginary Vacation takes place at 2:00pm on August 15, 2021, at the Polaris Centre for the Performing (8, 261051 Wagon Wheel View, Rocky View County). Tickets are $20 for general admission or $25 for a VIP experience and the livestream broadcast is available for free for those who would like to watch it from the comfort of their home. Enter before noon on Thursday, August 12, 2021 for your chance to win a pair of in-person tickets. Thank you for your interest, this contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you to all our contest partners. Contests are open to Calgary-area residents only. Only one entry per person may be submitted for each contest. Other conditions may apply. Check back often for more giveaways or sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us on Twitter for more chances to win. To run a contest with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.