ProArts performance image in 3 panels.  First with a clarinet performer, then a guitar player, and the final panel of the female performer surrounded by trees, performing during the High Performance Rodeo
Co-Presented with ProArts Society

ProArts@Noon Series

Various Artists

Lunch hour Rodeo style = a break from the norm.

Bring your lunch to the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, in the heart of Calgary's cultural district.  While you nosh in the beautiful historic venue, let the dulcet tones of some of Calgary's finest musicians make yours a most unforgettable lunch.

January 11

Frank Rackow and The Black Sea

Frank and the band offer up a spicy mixture of Klezmer, swing, Eastern European, Balkan and traditional Yiddish tunes, with nods to modern pop and jazz.  It's fun, danceable, melodic and sometimes exotic.  Guaranteed to have you smiling and tapping your toes.  

For this special concert, experience a unique fusion of Klezmer and Turkish music as Irfan Aydogdu (saz) and Bijan Maysami (santur) join the ensemble.

Frank Rackow - Clarinet, Sax, Vocals

Jonathan Lewis - Violin

Greg Rumpel - Accordion

Robin Tufts - Drums

Irfan Aydogdu - Saz

Bijan Maysami - Santur

January 18 

John Rutherford

A hometown favourite, John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and bluesman extraordinaire.  His work is laced with the spirit of the blues and fuses a broad range of influences, creating a sound distinctly his own. Throughout his long and storied career Rutherford met, learned from and performed and recorded with many of the great blues legends of our time. 

January 25

Allison Lynch

Allison Lynch is a singer, songwriter and actor. She sings jazz, pop, R&B, folk and classical. She is recording an album of originals and classic jazz standards, incorporating her violin, piano, guitar and ukulele chops. Lynch has appeared on many of Calgary’s stages and has received multiple awards and nominations for her performing and composing skills. 

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