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 [...]

Greatest Classical Hits: Q&A with Adam Johnson

By | November 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

On November 28, Associate Conductor Adam Johnson takes the stage to conduct some of the biggest blockbusters in classical music. Greatest Classical Hits covers favourites from Debussy’s "Clair de lune" to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. [...]

5 Facts for Rush Hour

By | November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

On Thursday, November 12th the Calgary Philharmonic presents the first Rush Hour of our 2015/2016 Season. Here are some facts you might not know about the performance: Rush Hour is short We’re presenting [...]

Calgary Phil Doubleheader

By | September 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

By Matthew Heller, Bass "It's a great day for baseball. Let's play two!" That phrase was made famous by Ernie Banks, a Chicago Cubs infielder and apparently one of baseball's great keeners. Orchestras rarely play doubleheaders, [...]

My National Youth Orchestra Experience: The Gift of a Lifetime

By | August 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

by Michael Hope Over the course of my career as a professional classical musician, I have been so lucky to enjoy the marvelous sense of community that comes with being part of a symphony orchestra. [...]


By | July 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Season begins in 60 days. Our Diamond Jubliee is an opportunity to celebrate the past, present, and future of our organization. To prepare for the year to [...]

Music Director Roberto Minczuk reflects on the 60th Anniversary Season

By | July 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

What are you excited about for the new season? Right at the opening of the Season we are continuing with our full Mahler symphony cycle. 2015/2016 will be a very special Season because [...]

Playoff Fever Hits the CPO!

By | April 14th, 2015|CPO Blog|

The Calgary Flames have made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and not only is Calgary excited, but so is the CPO! "When the Flames are playing like this I think it raises [...]

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