The Magic of Christmas

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A NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS


Friday, 30 November at 7:30PM
Saturday, 1 December at 7:30PM

Ring in the holidays with the CPO and honey-toned jazz sensation and Canadian crooner Denzal Sinclaire. A veteran collaborator of jazz legends like Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the Count Basie Orchestra, this National Jazz Award recipient and multiple JUNO Award nominee brings to life Nat King Cole’s timeless songbook in a symphonic Christmas special that will be unforgettable!

ADAM JOHNSON, guest conductor  

GUEST ARTISTS:
DENZAL SINCLAIRE, vocalist  

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‘TIS THE SEASON: KIDS’ HOLIDAY SPECIAL


Sunday, 2 December at 3PM

From Abigail Richardson, the UNESCO Award-winning composer that brought Canada’s beloved story The Hockey Sweater to musical life, comes the highly anticipated world premiere Making Light, just in time for the holidays! Howard Blake’s classic wintry animation The Snowman, whose enchanting song Walking in the Air has captivated generations of children, is narrated by Heebee-jeebees star Jonathan Love.

Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM.

KARL HIRZER, conductor  

GUEST ARTISTS:
JONATHAN LOVE, narrator  

PROGRAMME:
RICHARDSON + DIAMOND: 
Making Light [World Premiere]  
BLAKE: 
The Snowman

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A Traditional Christmas

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS


Wednesday, 5 December at 7PM Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Thursday, 6 December at 7PM Foothills Centennial Centre (Okotoks)
Friday, 7 December at 7PM Grace Presbyterian Church
Saturday, 8 December at 2PM Grace Presbyterian Church
Saturday, 8 December at 7PM Grace Presbyterian Church

Celebrate the spirit of the Season with a selection of holiday favourites. For the first time, this popular holiday tradition can be enjoyed in Okotoks and Rocky Ridge too! Get your tickets early — these concerts sell out every year.

KARL HIRZER, conductor  
TIMOTHY SHANTZ, conductor  
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS  

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH JOHNNY REID


Tuesday, 11 December at 7:30PM

Over an illustrious career, multi Award-winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. The critically acclaimed singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, which will be on display in this intimate holiday concert with the CPO.

RUNE BERGMANN, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
JOHNNY REID, vocalist

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RUNE’S CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS


Thursday, 13 December at 7:30PM

A new Calgary holiday favourite is born! Rune’s Classical Christmas combines the finest in winter-inspired orchestral writing with traditional carols. Featuring Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson’s picturesque and whimsical Winter’s Tale, and Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony Winter Daydreams, the earliest signs of the genius who would give us the Nutcracker, winter never sounded so radiant!

RUNE BERGMANN, conductor
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS  

GUEST ARTISTS:
CANTARÉ CHILDREN’S CHOIR  
CALGARY OPERA EMERGING ARTISTS  

PROGRAMME:
LARSSON: 
A Winter’s Tale, Op. 18 
TCHAIKOVSKY: 
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 (Winter Daydreams) 
VARIOUS: 
Traditional carols

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SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT


Monday, January 1 at 2:30PM

Celebrate with Strauss Waltzes and Operetta Excerpts, featuring European Singers, Dancers and Full Orchestra!

THE STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF CANADA featuring the CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

R. STRAUSS: “On The Beautiful Blue Danube”

This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. A Calgary tradition for 22 years, experience Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: a toast to life itself!

*Repertoire to be announced. Artists are subject to change without notice.

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