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New concerts share music from iconic City Spaces

The Calgary Philharmonic’s popular City Spaces series is back with three new virtual concerts recorded at three different local landmarks. Following the success of events at The BOW, Contemporary Calgary, and the Fairmont Palliser, upcoming concerts take viewers beyond the downtown to two of the city’s favourite destinations — one that celebrates advancements in science and technology, and one that explores the history of the Canadian West — before wrapping up the 2020/2021 Season at Calgary Phil’s home.

The performances are available for viewing for 30 days following the premiere. Online access is free with registration.

Upcoming Concerts


City Spaces: Spark Science Centre

Musician: Gwen Klassen, Assistant Principal Flute
Program: Fantasia No. 2 in A Minor, by Georg Philipp Telemann;
Syrinx, L. 129, by Claude Debussy

Musician: Jonathan Yeoh, Bass
Program: Persephone’s Tears, by Claude Lapalme

Musicians: Trish Bereti Reid, Bass, and Dave Reid, Principal Bass Trombone (note: musicians are from the same household)
Program: Invention No. 4 in D Minor, BWV 775, by Johann Sebastian Bach;
Invention No. 6 in E Major, BWV 777, by Johann Sebastian Bach;
Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, by Johann Sebastian Bach;
Romance from Lt. Kije, Op. 60: Suite, by Sergei Prokofiev

Musician: Jesse Morrison, Viola
Program: Skizzen für Siegbert, by Brett Dean (Canadian Premiere)

Live-stream feature:
Introit — Kyrie from Messa de requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi (performed by the Calgary Philharmonic in 2018)

Dinner + Concert Deal:
Add to your at-home experience with 15% off a dinner for two from Charcut when you register for the concert — order your meal by 12PM on Tuesday 11 May, then pick it up before the concert and warm it up when you’re ready.


City Spaces: Heritage Park

Musician: Laurent Grillet-Kim, Principal Viola
Program: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Musicians: Jennifer Frank-Umana, Associate Principal Horn, and Doug Umana, Horn (note: musicians are from the same household)
Program: Horn Duos, K.487/496a, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Musician: John Lowry, Associate Concertmaster
Program: Snapshot: Claudia, age 8, by Vincent Ho;
Tango Études, by Astor Piazzolla

Musician: Adriana Lebedovich, Violin
Program: Думка (Opinion): A XIXth century pastiche, by Claude Lapalme;
Traditional Ukrainian Folk Song;
Orange Blossom Special, by Ervin T. Rouse

Live-stream feature:
Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, by Richard Wagner (performed by the Calgary Philharmonic in 2017)


City Spaces: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Musicians: Diana Cohen, Concertmaster, and Roman Rabinovich, Piano (note: musicians are from the same household)
Program: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18, by Richard Strauss

Live-stream feature:
Der Rosenkavalier Suite (The Cavalier of the Rose), by Richard Strauss (performed by the Calgary Philharmonic in 2018)


Now Playing


City Spaces: Fairmont Palliser

Musicians: Kathleen de Caen, Cello; and Antoine St-Onge, Principal Bassoon (note: musicians are from the same household)
Program: Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat Major, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Musician: Alisa Klebanov, Viola
Program: Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Live-stream features:
Arioso from Cantata, by Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Leopold Stokowski) (performed by the Calgary Philharmonic in 2018)
Innenohr, by Barbara Croall (performed by the Calgary Philharmonic in 2020)