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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Meet the Musician: Assistant Principal Bass Kyle Sanborn

2019-03-04T13:05:39+00:00March 4th, 2019|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis, Meet the Musician|

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! [...]