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Conducting Classic Rock

We offer music for everyone at the CPO, and are starting 2015 with a classic rock concert! On January 16 & 17, former Kansas frontman John Elefante will belt out some of the greatest rock hits [...]

By | January 9th, 2015|CPO Blog|0 Comments

2014 Year In Review

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By | December 22nd, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

CPO Musicians Remember Colleague Eileen Atkinson

On December 10, 2014 Eileen Atkinson, a founding and long-time member of the CPO, passed away. She was a wonderful 95 years old. She was a musician all her life, and received her Performer’s Certificate in [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Baroque Trumpets and Handel’s Messiah

Christmas is all about traditions. At the CPO, our Christmas tradition is bringing Handel's Messiah to Calgarians. This year, we have three performances - Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14 (Sing-Along [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

MusAid: Helping Musicians in Developing Countries

Erin Fung, MusAid Operations Director A concert with a great cause! On December 7, some musicians from the CPO will perform in a fundraising concert for MusAid (an organization which helps musicians in developing countries) [...]

By | December 3rd, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

CPO Stocking Stuffers

Having "gift-giving" panic? We've got you covered. Here are our five CPO Stocking Stuffers! Gift Vouchers Need a gift for the music fan? A gift voucher is a great way to go. With rock 'n' [...]

By | December 1st, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

CPO Board of Directors Member a “Top 40 Under 40”

Each year, Avenue Magazine announces its "Top 40 Under 40," a list of young Calgarians who are making a difference in the community. We were excited to see that two of the recipients were associated with [...]

By | November 27th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Fun facts: Boléro and La Mer!

The CPO's J'aime Paris Festival kicks off tonight with Grand et Fort: Fauré’s Requiem and Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony and then continues on Saturday with Boléro! French Impressions With Jean Louis Steuerman on Saturday, November 22. The Boléro! concert celebrates [...]

By | November 22nd, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Meet the Students Behind Turangalîla

On November 29, the CPO performs the Alberta premiere of Messiaen's Turangalîla as part of our J'aime Paris Festival. Turangalîla is a 75-minute music marathon, and reflects Messiaen fascination with the myth of Tristan and Isolde. To illustrate this [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Parisian Stroll: George Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Our lovely receptionist Felicia is a fan of Classic movies - one being An American in Paris, the title piece composed by George Gershwin. We're performing jazz influenced classical music that originated from Paris in our An American in [...]

By | November 6th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments