Music Director Laureate Roberto Minczuk and Dr. John Lacey

Music Director Laureate Roberto Minczuk

and Dr. John Lacey.


Bringing the World’s Greatest Artists to Calgary

The Naomi & John Lacey Virtuoso Programme was launched in 2008 with the mandate to bring the world’s greatest artists to perform with the CPO. The generous commitment of Naomi and John Lacey through the Virtuoso Programme has allowed the CPO to feature stunning guest artists including pianists Arnaldo Cohen, Angela Cheng, and Emanuel Ax, violinists Joshua Bell and Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, and cellists Laurence Lesser and Sol Gabetta.

2016/2017 Virtuoso Artists Include:

JANINA FIALKOWSKA (Epic Romance: Chopin & Bruckner)
YAMANDU COSTA (Classical Guitar Frontiers)
BRANFORD MARSALIS (Bachianas & Boléro)
SARAH CHANG (Buenos Aires Tango)
TYLER DUNCAN (Mozart Requiem)
ANDREW VON OEYEN (Mozart’s Requiem)
DOMINIQUE LABELLE (Handel’s Messiah)
GIDON KREMER (Kremerata Baltica – New Seasons)
BRETT POLEGATO (Brahms Requiem)
ROBERTO DIAZ (Eroica: Beethoven Symphony No. 3)
KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY (Russian Masters: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev)
SIR JAMES GALWAY (Sir James Galway & Friends – The Legacy Tour)
LOUIS LORTIE (French Classics: Ravel, Saint-Saëns & Franck)
ROMAN RABINOVICH (The Best of Beethoven)
ANDRÉ LAPLANTE (Mozart & Mahler)

Support bringing world-renowned Guest Artists to the CPO and make a donation to the Naomi & John Lacey Virtuoso Programme.

Is there a star you’d like to see? Email and let us know which guest artist you’d like to see perform with the CPO.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Scheers
Associate Director, Development

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