Monthly Archives: November 2013

Five Famous Fifths at the CPO

This season at the CPO, you'll hear the fifth symphonies of famous composers. To learn more about it, we had a Q&A with our Artistic Director Heather Slater.  1. Why “Five Famous Fifths?” What are they [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Demystifying “Messiah”: Q&A with our Resident Conductor

You've probably heard of “Handel’s Messiah,” especially the “Hallelujah” chorus, but where did it come from? We chatted with our Resident Conductor Adam Johnson to get the scoop. Hear it live at our Handel’s Messiah [...]

By | November 25th, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Meet Jonathan Biss, Pianist and Online Teaching Pioneer

Courtesy of our Bass Player Matthew Heller Earlier this fall, I studied Beethoven's piano sonatas with Jonathan Biss, one of the most electrifying pianists working today. Over five weeks, we discussed their dramatic shifts in [...]

By | November 18th, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the CPO

Courtesy of John Gilchrist, CBC Radio Restaurant Critic, author of the newly released My Favourite Restaurants: Calgary, Canmore and beyond, 8th Edition. Available in all book stores. I remember an old Rockford Files (or was it Magnum PI?) episode where [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments