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INFORMATION ON COVID-19 AND UPCOMING CONCERTS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining concerts in the 2019/2020 Season are postponed or cancelled. Our Box Offices are closed, but our sales team is working remotely to meet your needs.

Ticket holders have been contacted by email or phone to determine their preferred method of dealing with remaining ticket values, so please take a moment to complete the email tool or contact our sales team with your preference. If you need assistance, please email info@calgaryphil.com or phone 403.571.0849 (call centre hours are 10AM to 3PM). If you have already phoned or emailed, someone will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, please visit our Ticket Policies page.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert and Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert are postponed — we’ll keep you posted about new dates, so hold on to your tickets. Should you require a refund, please go to Ticketmaster online, where a refund link will be visible under the order in your Ticketmaster account.

Subscribers can send their 2020/2021 Season ticket orders to info@calgaryphil.com (no faxes or mail please). If you need assistance, phone 403.571.0849 (call centre hours are 10AM to 3PM). If you have already phoned or emailed, please rest assured that we are holding your seats for you and we will be in touch to confirm your order as soon as possible. For more information, please visit our Subscriptions page.​

Please understand that we are receiving a high volume of phone calls and emails, but we are responding to every request as quickly as possible in the order they are received. You can expect to hear back from us within 5 to 7 business days. We are providing options, including refunds, to anyone who has tickets to a cancelled concert. For returning subscribers, we will be holding seats for all those who send their requests prior to 15 June 2020.

We know that these are uncertain times and the last few weeks have been difficult for everyone, both emotionally and financially — our sales team is happy to work with you to find a solution that meets your needs.  We will continue to update this information as the situation evolves. For news, details about online projects, and more, you can also subscribe to our newsletter. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT + CEO PAUL DORNIAN

Dear friends,

I hope you were able to join us on 31 March for the online reveal of our 2020/2021 Season of concerts and the wonderful performance by our Principal Oboist, Alex Klein. If you missed it, you can watch the video at calgaryphil.com — and take a look at our new website at the same time.

Today we have more good news. I’m happy to let you know that musicians and administrative staff have been offered the opportunity to return to work (at home) on reduced hours. As promised, the organization has been working hard to find an alternative plan ever since making the difficult decision to issue layoff notices two weeks ago. Moving forward, musicians and staff will work 3/4 of their regular hours per week, allowing them to earn more than the amount they would on EI during this difficult time. As soon as concerts resume, they will return to their previous working hours.

I also want to thank you for all your support in recent weeks — from offering words of encouragement, to returning the value of tickets from cancelled concerts and making other donations large and small, to the Board of Directors and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Trustees spending hours helping administration navigate the challenges. We appreciate it!

Of course, one of the best ways you can support us is to come and join us for a performance at the Jack Singer Concert Hall when things are back to normal. We look forward to seeing you then, but in the meantime, be sure to enjoy the performances in our Live-Stream Library featuring our own musicians as well as guest artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Measha Brueggergosman, Paul Brandt, and others.

Stay safe,

Paul Dornian

IN THE NEWS

APRIL 2020

Canada’s classical musicians are making amazing virtual videos. Here are our favourites so far: — CBC Music

Bittersweet symphony: the best lockdown orchestras and choirs online  — The Guardian

Calgary Philharmonic Launches 65th Season — CKUA Radio (morning show broadcast)

News | Pandemic shutdowns create a ‘triple whammy’ for Western Canada’s arts community – Globe and Mail

The Scoop: Calgary Philharmonic Announces 2020-21 Season and Recalls Orchestra and Staff – Ludwig Van (Toronto)

MARCH 2020

Bernadette Peters, Joshua Bell, Buffy Sainte-Marie team up with CPO for ambitious 2020/2021 season – Calgary Herald

Calgary Philharmonic musicians record YouTube video – CBC Radio One Calgary (The Homestretch broadcast)

Calgary Philharmonic Concerts are Streaming for Free Right Now – Avenue Calgary

FEBRUARY 2020

SEPTEMBER 2019

MARCH 2019

CPO Review: Brahms Double Concerto with Cohen and Choi — Calgary Herald

FEBRUARY 2019

Review: CPO and soloist a perfect pairing for romantic interlude — Calgary Herald

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra conducts Soul Legends concert — The Gauntlet

JANUARY 2019

DECEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

Review: Verdi Requiem best the city may have ever heard — Calgary Herald

High Performance Rodeo announced its 2019 lineup —  CBC News

Review  In rare occurrence, a female conductor leads all Spanish concert with CPO — Calgary Herald

OCTOBER 2018

Review: CPO Discovery Series highlights young talent — Calgary Herald

Letters: Calgarians luck to have world-class arts — Calgary Herald

For more information, please contact:

Maureen McNamee
Communications Manager
403.923.7357
mmcnamee@calgaryphil.com

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