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CPO Chorus Master Timothy Shantz on Mendelssohn’s Elijah and celebrating 10 years with the Chorus

Tim Shantz During his first Season as Chorus Master of the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, Timothy Shantz performed Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. This week, in his 10th season with the Chorus, the CPO [...]

2019-03-28T17:24:32+00:00March 28th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

“I Love Rock N’ Roll” — Joan Jett’s anthem of empowerment

Mélanie LéonardPhoto by Westmount Photography - Robert Provencher This weekend, fabulous Maestra Mélanie Léonard returns to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra stage! She was the Resident and then Associate Conductor of the CPO [...]

2019-04-02T11:04:59+00:00March 21st, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Andrea Brussa|0 Comments

CPO Principal Cello Arnold Choi on playing cello in childhood and performing concertos with colleagues

For Arnold Choi, Principal Cello of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and one of four children, family has always played an essential role in his musical career. Choi first picked up the cello [...]

2019-03-15T16:13:04+00:00March 15th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

CPO cellist Danny Poceta on merging tradition and innovation with Brahms V. Radiohead

If you’re a regular subscriber of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s (CPO) Discovery Series, then chances are you’re going to be surprised by the program for the upcoming concert on March 9th — Brahms [...]

2019-03-09T13:20:16+00:00March 9th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

CPO Assistant Principal Flute and Piccolo Gwen Klassen on the beauty of Brahms

The month of March might as well be subtitled “A Celebration of Brahms” if the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s (CPO) upcoming concert slate is any indication — the next four concerts offered by the [...]

2019-03-07T13:11:58+00:00March 7th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

Meet the Musician: Assistant Principal Bass Kyle Sanborn

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! [...]

CPO Principal Flute Sara Hahn-Scinocco on Mozart and Motherhood

Sara Hahn-Scinocco, Principal Flute of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), hasn’t been playing much music recently — and for good reason. Just three months ago, shortly after beginning her 13th Season with the [...]

2019-01-23T12:44:39+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments