Music director on ending with Beethoven and looking back on a season of new ideas

2018-06-15T08:22:32+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|

In June of 2017, Rune Bergmann conducted the CPO’s final classics show of the 2016-17 season. It was only his third time onstage alongside the Calgary musicians. Now, just over a year later, Bergmann [...]

Sharon Kam on pursuing a solo career and finding her voice with the clarinet

2018-06-06T15:03:12+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|

For many professional musicians, the instrument they play today is all they’ve ever known. However, for Sharon Kam, acclaimed Israeli clarinetist and this week’s guest soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), her path [...]

CPO Principal bassist on revisiting early music and making the orchestra accessible to everyone

2018-06-06T15:03:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|

What do you envision when someone mentions a symphony orchestra? Big concert hall, formal attire, musicians as far as the eye can see? While this certainly describes many of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO)’s [...]