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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

Symphonic party pieces: A Countdown

Courtesy of our bass player Matt Heller The CPO's Italian Festival has a little something for everyone: film lovers, opera buffs, Vivaldi addicts... But the concert I'm most looking forward to is Saturday's performance of [...]

By | October 31st, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Zinatelli’s Special Sauce

Courtesy of our trumpet Player Adam Zinatelli In the spirit of the CPO's Festival Italiano, here's my recipe for a tomato sauce that would make my grandmother proud. All I can say about this is [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Italian Soup with our Clarinet Player

  Courtesy of our clarinet player Jocelyn Colquhoun, here's an Italian soup recipe that'll get you energized (and warmed up) for our Festival Italiano! Zuppa di Lenticchie e Pomodori: Lentil and Tomato Soup. When the weather starts [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

The Styleistas Behind our Italian Gala Fashion Show

It’s easy enough to watch a runway show, but what about the work behind it? Phaedra Godchild and Brenna Hardy, owners of Calgary-based styling company Styleista, are putting together the looks that’ll rock our Devonian [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Get Your Fashion Fix at the CPO!

Here at the CPO, we love fashion and creativity  - which is why October and November are exciting months for us! On November 1, we'll roll out the runway at the CORE Shopping Centre for [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Meet the CPO’s newest musician!

This Season, the CPO welcomes a new face to the orchestra – bassist Patrick Staples. A native Calgarian, Patrick won his spot with the Orchestra after a national audition last Season. Here, we get to [...]

By | September 19th, 2013|CPO Blog|0 Comments