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Monday, September 9, 2013

Honens Pushes Boundaries with its 2013-14 Concert Season



honens pushes boundaries with its latest concert offerings

tickets on sale now for 2013/14 on stage and bison noir concerts

CALGARY, AB, September 9, 2013—Honens shakes up its concert line-up for 2013/14 by offering unique experiences for the musically curious. Tickets are on sale today for Honens On Stage concerts featuring British pianists Paul Lewis and Stephen Hough and Honens Bison Noir concerts with pianists Katherine Chi and Hinrich Alpers, and turntable artist/electro-acoustic composer Gabriel Prokofiev (grandson of Sergei) and French futuristic electro-jazz ensemble Cabaret Contemporain. 

"There are now several outstanding recital series in our city.  Honens aims to lead the pack by presenting memorable musical experiences," says Stephen McHolm, President & Artistic Director of Honens. "Honens On Stage lets audiences experience the talent of some of the world's biggest classical music stars in a truly unique way while Honens Bison Noir proves that classical music can be enjoyed alongside non-classical genres even amidst the clinking of beer bottles and pockets of hubbub." 

Honens On Stage allows audiences to witness prominent international classical musicians up-close in performance.  On Stage audiences are seated with performer on the stage of EPCOR CENTRE's Jack Singer Concert Hall for all concerts.  Tickets are available exclusively for on-stage seats and in the Jack Singer's choir loft.

A resounding hit at Honens 2012, Honens Bison Noir brings ‘cool’ to Calgary’s classical music scene.  With a nod to ‘Le Poisson Rouge’—New York’s ‘it’ venue for cutting-edge performing arts in a bar/club setting—Honens Bison Noir fuses performances of classical and post-classical music in a cabaret setting and removes formal traditions, allowing audiences to feel comfortable wearing casual clothing, getting there when they can, and not worrying about small noises made during the concert.  Concerts take place at Local 522 Public Tavern and feature Laureates of the Honens Prize for Piano in collaboration with cutting-edge international guests.  See Backgrounder for concerts listings.

Tickets to these Honens concerts range in price from $18 to $65 and are available online at or by calling the Honens Box Office at (403) 299-0140.  Discounts are available for seniors aged 65 and older and ‘A440’ members, aged 18 to 39. 

Honens discovers, nurtures and presents Complete Artists—21st century pianists for 21st century audiences. Honens Laureates are critically acclaimed the world-over and the triennial ‘Search for the Complete Artist’ awards the largest prize of its kind.  Honens also presents concerts and mentorship opportunities to audiences and aspiring musicians across Canada. 

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