Holst’s The Planets: Astrology at the Symphony

If you're out enjoying the city this weekend (like for instance, at one of the CPO performances of The Planets this Friday and Saturday night!), make sure to check out the full moon. [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Musician Blog|0 Comments

It’s Beethoven Week “dun-dun-dun-DAH!”

Although immortalized for the searing opening of his Fifth Symphony (“dun-dun-dun-DAH!”) and legendary brusque personality, Beethoven, this giant among composers, had a softer side, which the Calgary Philharmonic unearths this week at its Rush [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Warning: Earworms!

In 1954 the New York Herald Tribune ran a survey of its readers, asking them to name the compositions they found the most boring. The ‘Symphony in D Minor’ by César Franck came in at [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Musician Blog|0 Comments