CPO Assistant Principal Trumpet Miranda Canonico on showcasing trumpet in Verdi’s Requiem

2018-11-07T12:00:16+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|

This Remembrance Day weekend, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) will perform Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, the colossal liturgical work for chorus and orchestra. The nearly 90-minute piece will occupy the entire program on [...]

CPO Principal Timpani Alex Cohen on Developing a New Generation of Music Lovers

2018-10-17T14:59:39+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis|

Alex Cohen, Principal Timpani of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), has been listening to music his entire life — literally. Cohen says he and his sister Diana Cohen, Concertmaster of the CPO, were [...]

CPO Principal Trombone James Scott on bringing the brass into the spotlight

2018-09-28T12:32:39+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Guest Blog, Written by Jill Girgulis, Meet the Musician|

Classical music concerts usually have a common structure: a shorter piece, a concerto, and a symphony. Most orchestras will likely select one of the many violin or piano concertos that exist in the [...]