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Written by Jill Girgulis

Meet the Musician: First Violin Maria van der Sloot

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is welcoming new musicians this 2019/2020 Season. We’ll be introducing them to you with our “Meet the Musician” blog series. Follow along to get to know your CPO! [...]

Associate Principal Horn Jennifer Frank-Umana on joining forces for Mahler’s Second Symphony

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) is made up of 66 full-time musicians, and patrons can expect to see any combination present onstage for a typical classical concert. However, on 22 and 23 November, [...]

2019-11-20T10:21:34-07:00November 20th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

CPO Double Bassist Graeme Mudd on reuniting with Hans Graf and closing out 30 years with the Orchestra

Graeme Mudd, longtime member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s double bass section, is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces at Electra Rising: Forsyth Cello Concerto on 18 and 19 October. Mudd has [...]

2019-10-18T15:25:57-07:00October 18th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

Anne-Marie MacIntosh on sharing her love of opera with CPO audiences

Classical music and opera are complementary art forms, as soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh can certainly attest. She sang in children’ choirs and played violin at a young age, then started taking voice lessons when [...]

2019-09-24T09:49:29-07:00September 24th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|0 Comments

Meet the Musician: Assistant Principal Horn Maxwell Stein

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is welcoming new musicians this 2019/2020 Season. We’ll be introducing them to you with our “Meet the Musician” blog series. Follow along to get to know your CPO! [...]

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 [...]

2019-08-20T12:01:06-07:00August 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! [...]