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Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, and Debussy are descending on campus with the arrival of ten of the world's finest young quartets!!
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Tomorrow, the 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition officially commences as one-by-one the quartets take centre stage with dreams of winning the most coveted prize in chamber music.
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Some tickets still remain for the 15 concerts. Buy yours before they're gone and learn more about this world-renowned competition by clicking the link in our profile.
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📷: @anna.nomadic.

Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, and Debussy are descending on campus with the arrival of ten of the world's finest young quartets!! . Tomorrow, the 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition officially commences as one-by-one the quartets take centre stage with dreams of winning the most coveted prize in chamber music. . Some tickets still remain for the 15 concerts. Buy yours before they're gone and learn more about this world-renowned competition by clicking the link in our profile. . 📷: @anna.nomadic ...

This summer has seen many peaks, and there's still more to go. Tomorrow is a special a day as we welcome the arrival of incredible talent from around the globe for #BISQC2019. Stay tuned for more...
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📷: @nahanster.

This summer has seen many peaks, and there's still more to go. Tomorrow is a special a day as we welcome the arrival of incredible talent from around the globe for #BISQC2019 . Stay tuned for more... . 📷: @nahanster ...

play_circle_filled With summer winding down, there are only so many days left to go gallivanting through the woods or lounge by a river. In other words, there are only so many days left to pick up our Spring/Summer issue of InStudio.
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​Skip rocks and skim the pages of the latest issue on Banff Centre campus or online via the link in our profile..

With summer winding down, there are only so many days left to go gallivanting through the woods or lounge by a river. In other words, there are only so many days left to pick up our Spring/Summer issue of InStudio. . ​Skip rocks and skim the pages of the latest issue on Banff Centre campus or online via the link in our profile. ...

We're celebrating our last week of Jazz and Creative Music with this #nowandthen throwback to June 1988 and an outdoor concert in the Louis Trono Gazebo in Central Park!
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Pictured here is jazz faculty and African drummer master Abraham Adzenyah with musicians from our Banff Jazz Workshop.
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📷(now): @anna.nomadic
📷(then): Courtesy of our Paul D. Fleck Archives.

We're celebrating our last week of Jazz and Creative Music with this #nowandthen throwback to June 1988 and an outdoor concert in the Louis Trono Gazebo in Central Park! . Pictured here is jazz faculty and African drummer master Abraham Adzenyah with musicians from our Banff Jazz Workshop. . 📷(now): @anna.nomadic 📷(then): Courtesy of our Paul D. Fleck Archives ...

play_circle_filled Earlier this summer the Ensemble Evolution music residency paid tribute to experimental composer Alvin Lucier with an evening of performances, including the world premiere of a new composition by Lucier, Monteverdi Shapero (2019).
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The piece, for four clarinets, four alto flutes, two trumpets, two alto saxophones, and four bassoons was commissioned by Banff Centre. Watch a clip of the piece that explores the acoustic properties of our very own Rolston Recital Hall..

Earlier this summer the Ensemble Evolution music residency paid tribute to experimental composer Alvin Lucier with an evening of performances, including the world premiere of a new composition by Lucier, Monteverdi Shapero (2019). . The piece, for four clarinets, four alto flutes, two trumpets, two alto saxophones, and four bassoons was commissioned by Banff Centre. Watch a clip of the piece that explores the acoustic properties of our very own Rolston Recital Hall. ...

"Creating brings me joy, collaborating with other artists makes my brain come alive. I feel like I always have lightning on the edge of my tongue and at the tips of my fingers. I couldn't contain it all if I tried." . Performing Writer and Musician Jillian Christmas from Coast Salish Territories wrote poems and performed for us during our Spoken Word residency earlier this year. She's now finishing the final pieces of her forthcoming debut book, which she is bringing alive with music. . "[My work] goes everywhere with me. Even if I don't have a single instrument or a book in hand, I always have a story." Follow her artistic journey at @msxms. ...

"I think if you can support artists, then you are doing the work to contribute and promote Canadian art and culture [to] the world, and I am so proud that our fund can do just that." ~ Caroline Freeze . This weekend, we welcome the 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition, a triennial event that is generously funded by the Yolande and Howard Freeze Fund for Music. . Learn more about the legacy behind this classical music competition in our latest InStudio magazine feature - link in profile. ...

The extra dose of rain this summer makes for greener greens and moody mountain scenes 🍃📷: @nahanster.

The extra dose of rain this summer makes for greener greens and moody mountain scenes 🍃📷: @nahanster ...

play_circle_filled Our Wigs and Makeup Technician Practicums, Micaela Burke and Guillaume Carpentier, show us what it takes to transform everyday people into fantastical Medieval and Elizabethan characters.
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Behind each step are many hours spent making wigs, constructing facial hair, customizing special effects makeup, and working with our Wardrobe and Scenic Arts departments to create costumes to complete each look.
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Not only do their designs require meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, but each creation involves various technical challenges. Micaela moulded delicate prosthetics to cover her model's eyes, while Guillaume's Elizabethan wig, complete with crown and pearls, required many hands to secure and fashion the six-pound headpiece..

Our Wigs and Makeup Technician Practicums, Micaela Burke and Guillaume Carpentier, show us what it takes to transform everyday people into fantastical Medieval and Elizabethan characters. . Behind each step are many hours spent making wigs, constructing facial hair, customizing special effects makeup, and working with our Wardrobe and Scenic Arts departments to create costumes to complete each look. . Not only do their designs require meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, but each creation involves various technical challenges. Micaela moulded delicate prosthetics to cover her model's eyes, while Guillaume's Elizabethan wig, complete with crown and pearls, required many hands to secure and fashion the six-pound headpiece. ...

play_circle_filled Bobbing back to 1987 and one of our Blue Room Jazz Sessions in Donald Cameron Hall. These creative sessions were a staple of our summer jazz program, where the dining room of the hall transformed into a jazz parlour for performance rehearsals.
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Jazz began as a week-long program at Banff Centre in 1974, with instructors Phil Nimmons and Oscar Peterson. Pictured here is Danish saxophone player Lars Møller, with Daniel Jake on the piano, Craig Levine on drums, and Guy Boisvert on the bass.
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Animation by Banff Centre Animation Practicum @the_kat_factor
Archival photo courtesy of our Paul D. Fleck Archives.

Bobbing back to 1987 and one of our Blue Room Jazz Sessions in Donald Cameron Hall. These creative sessions were a staple of our summer jazz program, where the dining room of the hall transformed into a jazz parlour for performance rehearsals. . Jazz began as a week-long program at Banff Centre in 1974, with instructors Phil Nimmons and Oscar Peterson. Pictured here is Danish saxophone player Lars Møller, with Daniel Jake on the piano, Craig Levine on drums, and Guy Boisvert on the bass. . Animation by Banff Centre Animation Practicum @the_kat_factor Archival photo courtesy of our Paul D. Fleck Archives ...

play_circle_filled This summer's #mountainsidelive outdoor concerts series has come to an end. Close to 5000 concert-goers joined us for 6 stellar shows in our @Shaw Amphitheatre. HUGE thanks to all of the performers for coming AND our friends @bigrockbrewery for providing the cold ones 👌
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Next up? Our fall lineup kicks off with intimate performances from @ameliepmusic, @thisisbradengates, and @reubenandthedark. Link to ALL fall and winter mainstage events in profile..

This summer's #mountainsidelive outdoor concerts series has come to an end. Close to 5000 concert-goers joined us for 6 stellar shows in our @Shaw Amphitheatre. HUGE thanks to all of the performers for coming AND our friends @bigrockbrewery for providing the cold ones 👌 . Next up? Our fall lineup kicks off with intimate performances from @ameliepmusic , @thisisbradengates , and @reubenandthedark. Link to ALL fall and winter mainstage events in profile. ...

"Writing reminds me of the power and potential of the mind. Writing requires only humble tools: pen, paper, or a laptop, but it can disseminate ideas around the world and change our very reality." . Meet writer Joanne Szilagyi from Eastern Ontario, and alumna if our Fall Writers Retreat. While here in 2018, she was writing her first novel, a multi-voiced family saga set in China, Jamaica, and North America, which spans the 20th century. . "To be a writer is to engage with a long history of great thinkers and dreamers, and I'm truly excited about the new voices coming out today and the world they will help create through their work." Follow her along at @joanneszilagyi. ...

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