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Low Brass session at the U of C

By | December 2nd, 2016|CPO Blog|

Ralph Sauer, retired Principal Trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic works with trombone students from the University of Calgary In October, the University of Calgary Music Department welcomed Ralph Sauer, the [...]

Paul and Kathy’s Picks

By | November 22nd, 2016|CPO Blog, Paul & Kathy's Picks|

Paul and Kathy's Picks: Neil Cockburn Recommendations and insight from President & CEO Paul Dornian, and his wife Kathy Dornian. Since my last blog in which I mentioned that cello and oboe count among my [...]

MORNINGSIDE MUSIC BRIDGE

By | November 17th, 2016|CPO Blog|

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MORNINGSIDE MUSIC BRIDGE This strategic and collaborative relationship facilitates a world-class program bridging the global classical music community. The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and the Morningside Music Bridge [...]

Paul and Kathy’s Picks

By | November 8th, 2016|CPO Blog, Paul & Kathy's Picks|

Paul and Kathy's Picks: Mozart Requiem   Recommendations and insight from President & CEO Paul Dornian, and his wife Kathy Dornian. Some of my friends mistakenly think that as a pianist, I gravitate towards listening to [...]

Q&A: Calgary Philharmonic’s Matt Heller and Buenos Aires

By | November 4th, 2016|CPO Blog|

Q&A: Calgary Philharmonic's Matt Heller on Buenos Aires and his bass. How old is your bass and where was it made? A good question -- it has a label which says [...]

Paul and Kathy’s Picks

By | October 13th, 2016|CPO Blog, Paul & Kathy's Picks|

Paul and Kathy's Picks: Yamandu Costa   Recommendations and insight from President & CEO Paul Dornian, and his wife Kathy Dornian. Evocative, colourful, spicy and pulsating are just a few of the many ways [...]

School of Creative and Performing Arts Season Opening!

By | September 15th, 2016|CPO Blog|

The University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts is excited to open its music season with And There a Rose, a Great Wind. This weekend the woodwind concert will be performed at the [...]

Climbing Musical Heights: Mahler’s Eighth

By | June 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The 60th Anniversary Season concludes this weekend with Symphony of a Thousand: Mahler Eight. Calgary Philharmonic Bassist Matthew Heller shares his thoughts on this monumental work penned by an epic composer. Calgarians love mountains, and [...]

Choral Collaboration: A Q&A with Tim Shantz

By | February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

On Thursday, February 4, Calgary Phil Presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers – Luminous Voices & Pro Coro Canada will bring together two professional Albertan choirs for the first time. The concert is unaccompanied, letting the vocal work [...]

Handel’s Messiah: Q&A with Conductor Ivars Taurins

By | December 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Conductor Ivars Taurins will lead the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra during Handel's Messiah on December 11 and 12. On Sunday, December 13, Taurins will become Handel himself for the annual Sing-Along Messiah. Here's a Q&A with [...]