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Poetry of World War One Soldiers Comes to Life in New Composition

We're excited to be working with Canadian composer Abigail Richardson again! We last worked with Ms. Richardson in 2012 when the CPO, along with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra co-commissioned a [...]

By | October 28th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Auditioning for the CPO

There are two new job openings in the Orchestra for a section first violin and section viola player. Ever wondered what it's like to audition for an orchestra? Our Assistant Principal Viola Player, Marcin Swoboda, gives [...]

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

Sneak Peek! Holt Renfrew Exclusive Lock Into Paris Fashion Show

The dynamic Styleista duo, Brenna Hardy & Phaedra Godchild, are back! These fashion mavens styled our Italian Fashion Gala last Season, and have returned to style our Holt Renfrew exclusive Lock Into Paris fashion show, [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

A Bass Story

CPO Bass Player Patricia Bereti-Reid told us the very cool back story behind her 1879 double bass. Montreal, Juilliard, and New York all played a part. In 1988, I had just finished school at Indiana University [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Meeting the Conductor of Fantasia 2000!

It's Thanksgiving weekend, and we're excited to perform highlights from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 at our Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert performances! Here's a neat story, courtesy of CPO Bass Player Matt Heller, about meeting the [...]

By | October 10th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Mom & Daughter Poodle-Duo to Rock the Runway!

At our Holt Renfrew Exclusive Lock Into Paris Fashion Show on November 7 (the first event of our J'Aime Paris Festival), we'll have some special guests gracing our runway! Victoria Tomblin of Epique Poodles will [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Your Calgary City Life Survey

What do you think of the Calgary Arts Scene? Please share your feedback with us in the survey below. To thank you for your time, there's an opportunity to win CPO tickets and a dinner [...]

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

A Polish Spectacular at the CPO

Only one day until Polish Week at the CPO begins! Our Friday and Saturday concerts, Polish Spectacular: Chopin, Górecki and Other Masters, feature world-renowned pianist Krzysztof Jablonski who performs Chopin's Piano Concertos No. 1 (Friday, September [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Preparing a Musical Feast

"...I’m excited about every concert I’m performing. Whatever I am conducting that day is my favourite." - CPO Music Director Roberto Minczuk The CPO’s 2014/2015 Season is in full swing! We sat down with our [...]

By | September 24th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Five Fun Facts about James Bond Films

September is Bond month at the CPO! We have a Bond cocktail party fundraiser, You Only Live Twice, on September 18, and then two concerts on September 19 and 20! In the spirit of Bond, [...]

By | September 10th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments