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Written by Jill Girgulis

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! [...]

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 [...]

2019-03-28T17:24:32-06:00March 28th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|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 [...]

2019-03-15T16:13:04-06:00March 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 [...]

2019-03-09T13:20:16-06:00March 9th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments