Events Calendar

Upcoming Events at The Banff Centre

For a complete listing events, check out What's On at The Banff Centre.

  • Thu, Feb 6 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Visual Arts Lecture Series
    Raven Chacon & Nathan Young Artist's Talk

    Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. Nathan Young works in film, animation, multi-media installation, and experimental and improvised music. Both are members of the artist collective Postcommodity.

    Tickets\: Free (Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Bldg, 204 , Banff Alberta)

  • Fri, Feb 7 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Friday Evening at the Rolston
    This popular series is curated by Barry Shiffman, Interim Artistic Director for Classical Music.
    Musicians in residence perform with visiting artists including the world premiere of a Banff Centre commission by pianist Uri Caine with the Afiara String Quartet (January 24), American soprano Lucy Shelton in Elliot Carter’s Of Challenge and Of Love (January 31), acclaimed flautist Ransom Wilson (February 7), pianist Ronan O’Hora (February 14), and the Quay Voices from the Sage Gateshead (February 21).
    *Purchase a Winter Concert Lover Card for and get one complimentary ticket to all 10 concerts in the Winter Friday Evening at the Rolston series

    Tickets\: | Senior/Student | Child
    Concert Lover Cardholder Free* (Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Alberta)

  • Sun, Feb 9 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Winterjourney
    Fire, Snow, Tents, Tea, Biscuits, Hunters, Mountain Bears, Ravens, Wild Vistas, Moon Music and Aspiring Sunday Painters. Participants of the Visual Arts WinterJourney Residency and Walter Phillips Gallery warmly invite you to come celebrate winter. Bring your dogs, kids, and warm clothes!
    This event takes place at the fire-pit south of Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building at The Banff Centre.

    Tickets\: Free (Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building, Banff Alberta)

  • Tue, Feb 11 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Elmer Iseler Singers with special guests the Bow Valley Chorus
    Toronto’s renowned chamber choir – The Elmer Iseler Singers –  is joined by special guests the Bow Valley Chorus for a midwinter evening of beautiful choral music. Repertoire includes works by Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, plus Spirituals, Celtics Songs, Salish Songs, and more!

    Tickets\: (Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Alberta)

  • Tue, Feb 11 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Literary In(ter)ventions
    Two nights of adorned noise multi-modality poetic performances in The Banff Centre's most intimate room, The Club.
    Tuesday, February 11
    Part 1\: ex/ploDe - Poetic sonics, storied digits, and image slippage in presentations by cris cheek, JR Carpenter, and Roy Miki.  
    Tuesday, February 18
    Part 2\: ex/ploRe - Multi-modality, adorned noise, and halo-verse in performances by Jacob Wren, Carla Harryman, and Steven Ross Smith.

    Tickets\: Donation at the Door (The Club, Theatre Complex, Banff Alberta)

  • Wed, Feb 12 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Barefoot Divas\: Walk A Mile in My Shoes
    Six extraordinary women with six part soaring harmonies and a diversity of languages the Barefoot Divas are a force of nature! En route to 2014 World Music Expo. the Barefoot Divas are acclaimed Indigenous women singer-songwriters from Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
    Featuring Whirimako Black (Maori, New Zealand), Ursula Yovich (Burrar-Amhem/Serbian, Australia), Emma Donovan (Gumbayngirr, Australia), Merenia (Maori/Welsh/Romany Gypsy, New Zealand), Ngaiire (Papua New Guinea), and Maisey Rika (Maori, New Zealand).
    BAREFOOT DIVAS\: Walk A Mile in My Shoes
    Vicki Gordon, Producer, Co-Director
    Alana Valentine, Writer, Co-Director
    Adam Ventoura, Music Director
    Produced by Vicki Gordon
    Music Productions in association with the Sydney Festival and the NZ International Arts Festival 2012.

    Tickets\: (Margaret Greenham Theatre, Banff Alberta)

  • Fri, Feb 14 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Friday Evening at the Rolston
    This popular series is curated by Barry Shiffman, Interim Artistic Director for Classical Music.
    Musicians in residence perform with visiting artists including the world premiere of a Banff Centre commission by pianist Uri Caine with the Afiara String Quartet (January 24), American soprano Lucy Shelton in Elliot Carter’s Of Challenge and Of Love (January 31), acclaimed flautist Ransom Wilson (February 7), pianist Ronan O’Hora (February 14), and the Quay Voices from the Sage Gateshead (February 21).
    *Purchase a Winter Concert Lover Card for and get one complimentary ticket to all 10 concerts in the Winter Friday Evening at the Rolston series

    Tickets\: | Senior/Student | Child
    Concert Lover Cardholder Free* (Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Alberta)

  • Sat, Feb 15 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Special Screening of Award-Winning Films
    A screening of Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2013 award-winning films.
    Keeper of the Mountains
    Special Jury Mention
    (2013, USA, 24 min)
    Director\: Allison Otto
    Producer\: Scott McElroy
    Production Company\: Small Dog On The Go Productions
    Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.
    High Tension
    Best Film, Mountain Culture
    (2013, USA, 37 min), coarse language
    Director and Produced by\: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell
    Production Company\: Sender Films, Big UP Productions
    Flying fists, obscenities, and death threats at 23,000 feet? Is this the new Everest reality? This film takes a closer look at the 2013 incident at Camp II that made international headlines and had climbers Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, and Jonathan Griffith running for their lives.
    (BREAK, 10 MIN)
    Heaven's Gate
    Best Film, Mountain Sports
    (2013, Finland, 48 min)
    Director\: Nic Good
    Producer\: Iiro Seppanen, Frank Yang
    Production Company\: Pan Pacific Entertainment
    A group of wingsuit pilots gather at Tianmen Mountain in China, the birthplace of the dream of human flight, to attempt an intimidating feat – flying through the sacred site known as Heaven’s Gate, an archway carved out of the mountain. As Jeb Corliss drops from a helicopter and soars toward the opening, nearly a half-billion people hold their breath.
    View details on 2013 award-winners.

    Tickets\: (Max Bell Auditorium, Banff Alberta)

  • Sun, Feb 16 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Canmore Sundays
    Banff Centre musicians in residence perform classical concerts at the Canmore Seniors Centre on selected Sunday afternoons.

    Tickets\: Donation at the Door (Creekside Hall, Canmore Seniors Centre, Banff Alberta)

  • Tue, Feb 18 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Literary In(ter)ventions
    Two nights of adorned noise multi-modality poetic performances in The Banff Centre's most intimate room, The Club.
    Tuesday, February 11
    Part 1\: ex/ploDe - Poetic sonics, storied digits, and image slippage in presentations by cris cheek, JR Carpenter, and Roy Miki.  
    Tuesday, February 18
    Part 2\: ex/ploRe - Multi-modality, adorned noise, and halo-verse in performances by Jacob Wren, Carla Harryman, and Steven Ross Smith.

    Tickets\: Donation at the Door (The Club, Theatre Complex, Banff Alberta)

  • Wed, Feb 19 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Visual Arts Open Studios
    Tour the studios and meet the artists in the thematic residencies Winterjourney and Global Positioning System. Visit both Glyde Hall and Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building where studios are open until 6 p.m.

    Tickets\: Free (Glyde Hall Artists+ Studios, Banff Alberta)

  • Wed, Feb 19 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Sets on the Edge
    Three nights of unexpected collaborations performed by artists and bands in residence. Each night features three or four sets of new, adventurous, genre-bending music. The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older.

    Tickets\: Donation at the Door (The Club, Theatre Complex, Banff Alberta)

  • Thu, Feb 20 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Ensemble Transmission
    Montreal-based sextet Ensemble Transmission is a group of independent musicians who have each made reputable careers in various directions of contemporary music making.
    These mavericks are\: Guy Pelletier, flutes; Lori Freedman, clarinets; Alain Giguère, violin; Julie Trudeau, cello; Julien Grégoire, percussion; Brigitte Poulin, piano. With works by\: Lori Freedman, Salvatore Sciarrino, Tristan Murail, Paolo Perezzani, Chiyoko Szlavnics, and Luca Francesconi.

    Tickets\: Free (Margaret Greenham Theatre, Banff Alberta)

  • Fri, Feb 21 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Drawn to Nature
    Walter Phillips Gallery presents a still-life drawing class at the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.  The program is geared towards youth ages 7 and older, and families.  All levels of experience welcome and materials are provided.  

    Tickets\: Free (Banff Park Museum National Historic Site, Banff Alberta)

  • Fri, Feb 21 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Friday Evening at the Rolston
    This popular series is curated by Barry Shiffman, Interim Artistic Director for Classical Music.
    Musicians in residence perform with visiting artists including the world premiere of a Banff Centre commission by pianist Uri Caine with the Afiara String Quartet (January 24), American soprano Lucy Shelton in Elliot Carter’s Of Challenge and Of Love (January 31), acclaimed flautist Ransom Wilson (February 7), pianist Ronan O’Hora (February 14), and the Quay Voices from the Sage Gateshead (February 21).
    *Purchase a Winter Concert Lover Card for and get one complimentary ticket to all 10 concerts in the Winter Friday Evening at the Rolston series

    Tickets\: | Senior/Student | Child
    Concert Lover Cardholder Free* (Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Alberta)

 

For a complete listing events, check out What's On at The Banff Centre.