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Quirky Instruments

The start of the Season is only 10 days away with A Taste of the CPO! We headed down to our storage room to check out some of our instruments. There were tonnes of neat instruments [...]

By | September 4th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Resident Composer Reflects on GlobalFest

A look back on GlobalFest with the Resident Composer…the CPO’s own Assistant Concertmaster, Donovan Seidle! This year, Donovan composed the required piece for all the international teams to use in their fireworks displays. He tells [...]

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

Remembering CPO Super-Patron, Geoff Pressacco (1984-2014)

Blog courtesy of CPO Assistant Principal Bassoon, Michael Hope. I’ll never forget one day back in 2002.  We were in the concert hall and we had a particularly raucous audience of children. They seemed to [...]

By | August 13th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Classical Music Crash Course

We have something for every musical taste in our 2014/2015 Season – including classical concerts, such as our performance on October 3 and 4 with Calgary’s own Jan Lisiecki! Sometimes, classical music can seem intimidating [...]

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

New Season Matching Quiz!

The start to the CPO's 2014-2015 Season is just a few weeks away! To get you warmed up, take our matching quiz to learn cool facts about what's coming up! The answers are below...no cheating! [...]

By | August 8th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Welcome to the Wild West!

There’s a new chamber group in town, and it has some familiar faces! Several local musicians (many from our own Orchestra) have teamed up with the CPO’s former Associate Conductor Mélanie Léonard to form the [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Our Assistant Concertmaster is GlobalFest’s Resident Composer!

GlobalFest is coming up fast (August 14-23) and we're excited that our Assistant Concertmaster, Donovan Seidle, is the Resident Composer! We chatted with Donovan about what his role is all about. Q: What does being a Resident Composer [...]

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

Music Abroad and at Home

Photo from the North American Alphorn Retreat website Our musicians are enjoying a break during the summer, but they always have things on the go! if you're travelling to the United States and [...]

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

Yahoo! Heavy Horses and Members of the CPO!

For over 10 years, musicians from the CPO have participated in the Calgary Stampede's Heavy Horse Show - where Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron and Shire horses move to music! Here are some of the Tweets before [...]

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

Reflecting on the 2013/2014 Season

We had so many great concerts this Season - thanks again to all of you for joining us! We asked some of our musicians to reflect on the Season and their favourite concerts...which ones were [...]

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