Playing the Hits

No orchestra season would be complete without revisiting some of the great chestnuts of the repertoire. This week the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) will be playing just such a concert, and while the repertoire is [...]

2020-03-10T21:05:33-06:00November 21st, 2017|Musician Blog|

Brahms & Mahler

This week at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), we perform two epic works from one of the greatest moments in Western Music. Brahms Piano Concerto Number 1, and Mahler’s 1st Symphony, both [...]

2020-03-10T21:06:07-06:00September 26th, 2017|Musician Blog|

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 [...]

2020-03-10T21:08:01-06:00May 3rd, 2017|Musician Blog|

WCHS Fundraising Concert

On Thursday, March 16, we partnered with Western Canada High School to bring our Orchestra to their school for a fundraising concert to ensure the continuation of the artist residency program. For the [...]

2020-03-10T21:08:34-06:00March 20th, 2017|CPO Blog|

2017 Concerto Competition

Congratulations to Angela Ryu, the winner of the 2017 Annual Concerto Competition! Last night, music students from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal Conservatory performed as soloists with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, [...]

2020-03-10T21:09:05-06:00March 10th, 2017|CPO Blog|

The Road to the True North – Episode 1

The upcoming 2017/2018 Season features the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s extraordinary new commission for Canada’s 150th celebration. The True North is a choreographed Canadian symphony with a world premiere performance taking place on Saturday, 28 October, [...]

2020-03-10T21:10:32-06:00February 27th, 2017|CPO Blog|