22 to 29 April 2021

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22 to 29 April 2021

A week-long celebration in support of the Calgary Philharmonic

Music continues to bring us hope, comfort, and joy during this difficult time. This Spring our annual Cork and Canvas fundraiser offers a week of entertaining virtual events celebrating music, art, and wine — bid on amazing experiences and unique items in our online auction, enjoy wine and art appreciation events from home, and join us for an evening of music and entertainment at our Virtual Gala. Proceeds from this event support the Calgary Philharmonic’s community education programs. All funds raised will be matched by Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, helping us provide enriching experiences for more children in Calgary and beyond.

Virtual Gala

Thursday 29 April / 7:30PM

One night only! Our Virtual Gala is Cork and Canvas's signature event — an evening of music and surprises that will entertain and delight. This online event features Calgary Phil musicians performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, and Richard Strauss, as well as performances by special guests including James Ehnes, Tom Jackson, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Gryphon Trio, and Ellen Doty, among others. We'll also share messages from artist friends near and far, and more.

To make your evening at home extra special, add a gourmet meal from Great Events Catering, with wine or beer. Delivery only available in Calgary. Orders must be placed by noon on Wednesday 28 April.

$75 per Household

Online Auction

22 to 29 April

Our Online Auction features incredible experiences, original artwork, superb wine, and other unique items. You could enjoy hiking or sailing with a musician, a spa day or shopping trip, a special bottle of fine wine, or an original painting for your home. Anyone can register and it's free to participate — the bidding opens on Thursday 22 April and closes on Thursday 29 April.

Wine Talk + Tasting

Saturday 24 April / 5PM

Join us for an intimate wine appreciation event hosted online by wine expert Giuseppe Santarelli from Avignonesi, an estate located in Tuscany, Italy. The three featured wines — Avignonesi Grifi Toscana, Nobile di Montepulciano, and Desiderio Merlot — and delicious charcuterie for two will be delivered to you at home the day of the event, so you can enjoy them as you learn more about wines from this acclaimed region. Delivery only available in Calgary. Event will be held via Zoom.

$200 per Household

Art Chat + Champagne

Tuesday 27 April / 7PM

Join Ryan Green, President of Masters Gallery, for an online discussion exploring works by the Group of Seven — iconic Canadian artists who captured the mood, character, and spirit of the landscape and forged a bold new direction in Canadian art. Taittinger Champagne and handcrafted chocolates will be delivered to your home the day of the event, so you can treat yourself while learning from an expert at one of the city's oldest art dealers. Delivery only available in Calgary. Event will be held via Zoom.

$125 per Household


Cork + Canvas Committee

Don Herman, Chair
Liz Middleton
Tim Onyett
Maydelin Nunez
Lauren Ridge
Michelle Yee
Lucy Pei


Wine Talk

Art Chat
Masters Gallery
Pacific Wine & Spirits
Those Chocolates

Great Events Catering

2021 Sponsors

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Wine Talk + Tasting Sponsor

Enbridge Logo

Table Sponsor

Franklin Templeton Logo

Table Sponsor

Shaw Birdies Logo

Matching Sponsor

Online Auction Donors