“More than 100 years ago, in 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring took its first performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The twittering dissonance in the music, combined with the jerky movements of the dancers, is rumoured to have caused a riot from the audience.

“As human beings, we react to music with our feelings,” says Rune Bergmann, the artistic director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Love, joy, sorrow, health and wellness, religion and spirituality, and drugs and alcohol have the power to spark all kinds of feelings and emotions within us -— and art is one of the strongest influences…”