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Laurie Matiation on retiring from the horn section after 36 years with the CPO

In 1983, horn player Laurie Matiation found herself living every professional musician’s nightmare — abrupt unemployment. After five years of working with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (ASO), an ensemble that she’d joined before [...]

2019-08-20T12:01:06-06:00August 13th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

Meet the Musician: Season highlights from the strings

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) welcomed seven new musicians to the strings sections this 2018/2019 Season — four violinists, two cellists, and one bassist. Over the last few months, they’ve been introduced to Calgary [...]

Meet the Musician: Season highlights from the woodwinds

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is welcoming 10 new musicians this 2018/2019 Season. We’ll be introducing them to you with our “Meet the Musician” blog series. Follow along to get to know your CPO! [...]

CPO Principal Clarinet Slavko Popovic wraps up his first year with a favourite classic

Slavko Popovic, Principal Clarinet of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), has a number of reasons to be excited for Prokofiev + Mahler with Yefim Bronfman on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. [...]

CPO Assistant Principal Oboe David Sussman on playing Bach and the oboe d’amore

This week, David Sussman will get to perform on an instrument so uncommon, there are reportedly only half a dozen of them in the entire province. Sussman, the Assistant Principal Oboe of the [...]

Meet the Musician: Principal Bassoon Antoine St-Onge

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is welcoming ten new musicians this 2018/2019 Season. We’ll be introducing them to you with our “Meet the Musician” blog series. Follow along to get to know your CPO! [...]