CALL Cafés are monthly get-togethers where members can socialize, learn about and sign up for interest groups, propose new interest groups, and have a short, stimulating program ( a speaker, or some other sort of participatory event). Free for members and guests, public welcome.. Donation appreciated. No registration.
CALL Cafés are held at Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Ave, N.W., from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Monday, May 9th,
A Musical Voyage with Green Banana Flute Studios: The Origins of the Modern Classical Flute
Sarah Hahn and Sara Gieck will give a presentation/performance intended to help people connect to the music of the flute using musical pieces and historical facts from each of the major eras of classical music. The information to be discussed will include how the music relates to various historical contexts and to the evolving design and technical capabilities of the flute as it transformed to the modern day instrument.
Sara Hahn is currently the Principal Flutist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She graduated with honours from the University of Toronto in Music Performance under internationally renowned flutist, Susan Hoeppner. She has performed as a soloist in North America and beyond, and awards for her solo flute performances include the University of Toronto concerto competition, and first prize of $10,000 as the winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Doris McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra. She has also been active as a flute teacher, and is proud to be a co-founder and active member of the Green Banana Flute Studios, an innovative teaching and performing collaboration.
Sarah Gieck is a freelance flutist working throughout Calgary and Southern Alberta, and has been a regular guest musician with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009, including guest performances on piccolo and principal flute. She has also played with Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, Museaus String Quartet, Ensemble Resonance, the Lethbridge Symphony, the Instrumental Society of Calgary, and the Red Deer Symphony. She has been the flute instructor at University of Lethbridge since 2008, and a featured soloist annually at U. of L.’s Music at Noon Recital Program and Faculty Artist and Friends Series. Recently, Sarah performed as a guest artist at the 2nd Canadian Flute Convention, held in Toronto in the summer of 2015.
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The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy
Did you know that Calgary has an official age-friendly strategy for seniors?
Take this opportunity to learn more about it! Bruce Furlong, Coordinator with Age Friendly Calgary will provide an overview of the origins and goals of this strategy along with examples of what is already happening in this area and what is in store for the future. Time will be available for questions and comments from the audience. For more information see Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy
Bruce Furlong has a BA in Recreation Administration from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and he has worked with the City of Calgary in various roles over the past 14 years. In his current role as Coordinator with Age Friendly Calgary his focus is on the Seniors Age Friendly Strategy, and in particular on the goals of participation and inclusion.