Music Abroad and at Home

Music Abroad and at Home

Photo from the North American Alphorn Retreat website

Photo from the North American Alphorn Retreat website

Our musicians are enjoying a break during the summer, but they always have things on the go! if you’re travelling to the United States and heading to Utah or New Jersey in August, here’s where you can catch our Assistant Principal Bassoon player Michael Hope, and one of our Assistant Principal Horn players, William Hopson:

“The White Cliffs of Dover:” August 17, 8pm

Ocean City Pops Orchestra (Ocean City, New Jersey)

Michael Hope returns to the beautiful Music Pier on the boardwalk at Ocean City, New Jersey to sing his critically-acclaimed Tribute to Winston Churchill in a brand new fully-orchestrated version. Bill Scheible conducts the Ocean City Pops in a heartfelt program that will include “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “We’ll Meet Again” “Land of Hope and Glory” and of course, “The White Cliffs of Dover”!

North American Alphorn Retreat: August 7-10

Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

This will be William Hopson’s seventh year teaching at the North American Alphorn Retreat. He will be joined by renowned alporn instructor Fritz Frautschi. Other instructors include Brian Priebe, Laura Nelson and Tony Brazelton.


Staying in Calgary? Here are some great upcoming music/entertainment events happening in the city! Hope everyone has a great summer – enjoy the warm weather while you can!

 #IAMDOWNTOWN Summer Stage (ends July 31) 

Every noon hour, experience local talent on the 100 East block of Stephen Avenue (8th ave) between Milestones Restaurant and the Telus Convention Centre. 

 Pop-Up Picnics (ending in August)

Every second Wednesday, bring a lunch and take in some fun activities and entertainment at a Pop-Up Picnic, presented by Downtown Calgary!

 Calgary Folk Music Festival:  July 24 – 27, 2014

Experience an “annual sound salvation” at Prince’s Island Park that programs 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries on 8 stages in concerts and magical collaborative sessions.

 Calgary International Blues Festival: July 31 – August 3, 2014

Love blues music? From July 31 to August 3 at Shaw Millennium Park, experience the talents of world class blues artists, including Joe Louis Walker.

 Morningside Music Bridge (ends August 1) 

Held at the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal University, this festival features a mix of concerts performed by some of the best classical musicians from China, Poland, Germany and across North America.  

2017-09-26T09:18:03+00:00 July 17th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments