The Endowed Orchestra Chair Programme is very important to the future of the CPO. Funds donated under this Programme are added to The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation’s Endowment Fund and is held in perpetuity. The income that is generated is contributed each year to the Calgary Philharmonic Society. Your support helps the Orchestra realize its future artistic dreams by making it possible to attract and retain high-calibre players and elevate further the quality of the Orchestra’s performances.
Since the founding of the Programme in 1987 with the Rozsa Music Director Endowed Chair, 12 additional donors have aligned their names with principal and section member orchestra positions.
Your donation will be held in perpetuity by The CPO Foundation and will be eligible, as are all donations to the Foundation, for matching funds from the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.
Ways to donate:
A gift may be made in the form of cash, securities or property by way of one payment or instalments over a defined period of time. Donations of securities may be eligible for additional income tax incentives.
Endowed Orchestra Chairs
|Rozsa Endowed Chair||Music Director, Rune Bergmann||In honour of Music Director Laureate, Roberto Minczuk|
|John & Ethelene Gareau Endowed Chair||Concertmaster, Diana Cohen||In honour of Cenek Vrba’s 36 years of service|
|Peter & Jeanne Lougheed Endowed Chair||Associate Concertmaster, John Lowry|
|Hotchkiss Endowed Chair||First Violin Section Member|
|Dennis Sharp & Hélène Coté-Sharp Endowed Chair||Second Violin Section Member||In honour of Craig Hutchenreuther|
|Dalgleish Endowment of Chair 66||Second Violin Section Member||In honour of Lenora Leggatt|
|Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Endowed Chair||Principal Viola, Laurent Grillet-Kim||In memory of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté|
|John & Jean Partridge Endowed Chair||Cello Section Member||In honour of David Morrissey|
|Deborah Yedlin & Martin Molyneaux Endowed Chair||Cello Section Member||In honour of Joan Kent|
|Bill & Irene Bell Endowed Chair||Piccolo||In honour of Gwen Klassen|
|Frank & Carol Gray Endowed Chair||Principal Trumpet, Adam Zinatelli||In honour of Principal Trumpet Emeritus, Howard Engstrom||In memory of Vincent Cichowicz|
|Dick & Joyce Matthews Endowed Chair||Piano|
|Frank & Carol Gray Endowed Chair||Principal Percussion, Joshua Jones||In honour of Tim Rawlings’ 42 years of service||In memory of Frank Gray|
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