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A Hero’s Life and The Emperor Concerto

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 8pm
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Stewart Goodyear, Piano

Strauss’ sensational “self” portrait, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), is an orchestral showpiece on a grand scale. Experience the CPO’s first performance of this work in over 30 years, together with the heroic spirit of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto featuring acclaimed pianist, Stewart Goodyear.

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets


Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4

Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 6:30pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Georgy Tchaidze, Piano (2009 Honens Prize Laureate)
Katherine Duncan, Host

Discover one of the central works of the piano concerto literature – Beethoven’s Fourth has been described as the most introspective and complex concerto he ever wrote. Nearly deaf, Beethoven conducted and played its premiere – it would be the last time he performed a concerto in public.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 6:30pm Buy Tickets


The Spirit of Mahler and Beethoven
Joyce Matthews Dedication Concert

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 8pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Georgy Tchaidze, Piano (2009 Honens Prize Laureate)
Joseph Pongonthara, Treble

Many a love affair with the music of Mahler has begun with his Fourth Symphony. Known as the “sunlit symphony,” it depicts a child’s view of heaven. This spiritual work is complemented by the beauty of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, brought to life under the graceful fingers of Georgy Tchaidze.

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets


Speaking of War & Peace

Monday, October 29, 2012 – 7pm
The Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Rd NW

Katherine Duncan, Host
Roberto Minczuk, CPO Music Director
Jeffrey Ryan, Composer
Suzanne Steele, War Poet
Kenneth DeLong, Music Historian
CPO Musicians

Join special guests for an evening of thought provoking discussion that explores how war and peace have shaped artistic expression throughout history.

Monday, October 29, 2012 – 7pm Buy Tickets


1812 Overture
The 25th Anniversary of the Carthy Organ

Thursday, November 1, 2012 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo-Soprano
Neil Cockburn, Organ
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus

Hear the cannons sound! Tchaikovsky's triumphant 1812 Overture crowns this evening that includes Prokofiev's thrilling orchestral and choral score for the film Alexander Nevsky and Saint-Saëns' organ showcase, Lauriers, which celebrates the end of WWI and marks the 25th Anniversary of our mighty Carthy Organ.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets


Leningrad Symphony & the Warsaw Concerto

Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Rolf Bertsch, Piano

The stirring Warsaw Concerto, composed in the midst of WWII, moves through the emotions of love, pain and hope. Written during the siege of Leningrad, Shostakovich’s powerful Seventh Symphony is one of his most dramatic works – an unforgettable examination of war and the search for peace.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets


Cenovus Energy and TransCanada Present Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation

Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 8pm
Learn more - 7:10pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Zorana Sadiq, Soprano
Rebecca Hass, Mezzo-Soprano
Benjamin Butterfield, Tenor
Tyler Duncan, Baritone
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus
Cantaré Children's Choir

In commemoration of the end of Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan, the CPO has embarked on the largest commission in its history – a Requiem written to capture the profound loss, heartbreak and hope experienced in the struggle for peace. This distinctly Canadian event incorporates war art with historical and contemporary military imagery and serves as a monument to the sacrifices made by our Canadian servicemen and women.

Created in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit.

This work includes material of a graphic nature. Audience discretion is advised.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets

Gala Reception
Post-show join us in the lobby for food, drink and songs of the WWII era. Meet military and government dignitaries, guest artists and creators of the Requiem. Gala tickets: $250 includes priority concert seating and helps send Afghanistan veterans to the concert (portion tax receiptable).

Call 403.571.0849 for tickets.


Ode to Joy

Friday, November 16, 2012 – 8pm
Pre-concert Entertainment - 7:10pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Dominique Labelle, Soprano
Meg Bragle, Mezzo-Soprano
Benjamin Butterfield, Tenor
Brett Polegato, Baritone
Adam Zinatelli, Trumpet
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus

Beethoven’s profound Ninth Symphony evokes humanity’s continuous search for peace and hope. Paired with John Adams’ The Wound Dresser – a tender portrait of compassion during war – this performance is an exploration of the human spirit.

Friday, November 16, 2012 – 8pm Buy Tickets

Festival Closing Celebration
Celebrate the Festival finale as you enjoy food and drink with Maestro Minczuk, CPO Musicians and the Chorus. Tickets included with your Festival Pass or only $50.

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets


Romeo and Juliet: Valentine's Day Romance

Thursday, February 14, 2013 – 8pm
Friday, February 15, 2013 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Arnaldo Cohen, Piano

Full of fantasy and wild unbridled romance, Berlioz’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of tragic love pairs perfectly with the soaring passion and expressive power of Tchaikovsky’s classic interpretation. The evening closes with the virtuosic fireworks of Arnaldo Cohen and the most beloved piano concerto of all time.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets
Friday, February 15, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets

Enter our "Romantic Romeo & Juliet Evening For Two" contest on Facebook:

Whisk your special someone away for a romantic evening with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Win a pair of tickets to "Romeo and Juliet" on Friday, February 15 and afterwards enjoy a night for two at The Fairmont Palliser Hotel!

 

 

Rules & Regulations

1) No purchase necessary: residents of Alberta eighteen years of age or older are eligible to enter. 
2) Winner plus one (1) guest will attend the “Romeo & Juliet” concert on Friday February 15 at 8:00pm. 
3) Winner plus one (1) guest will be offered one night accommodation at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel on Friday February 14 or Friday February 15. Winner will contact Fairmont directly in order to book the room for the night.
4) To enter, “like” the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra FB page and comment on the appropriate post (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151492334069314&set=a.448393164313.231524.39456269313&type=1)
5) One winner will be drawn on Tuesday, February 12 and will be notified by Facebook message (followed by email where appropriate).
6) Winner will be drawn by a selection committee at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
7) All prizes must be accepted as awarded – no substitutions or transfers of prizes are permitted. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or credit, in whole or in part.
8) Winners agree to the use of their name and/or photograph to be used without compensation for publicity purposes, and to sign an affidavit of compliance on behalf of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Winners will also be required to sign a form releasing the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and their promotional partners from any and all liability related to prizes or any use thereof, and confirming compliance with contest rules. 
9) All entries become the property of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 
10) The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra treats your personal information with respect. Your entry will be used to enter you in the prize draws, process ticket orders and provide customer service
11) Prizes (All values are approximate and in $CDN) subject to change at the discretion of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Prize package includes: 
- 2 tickets to “Romeo and Juliet” February, 15, 2013 (approx. value: $141)
- Fairmont Gold Accommodation for Two (2) on Thursday, February 14 or Friday, February 15 (approx. $179)
-Offer based on availability and is subject to certain blackout dates
-Not redeemable for cash and is void if sold, transferred or conveyed for cash or any other consideration and or if listed or advertised for sale or auction on the internet, in newspapers, magazines or other similar means.
-Fairmont reserves the right to not honor any donation it believes has been resold or transferred contrary to this provision
Total package value: $320
12) Employees and residents of their domiciles of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, their promotional partners, and their agencies and affiliates are not eligible to enter. 
13) Contest closes at 11:59pm on Monday, February 11th: this contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. 
14) Prizing does not include travel expenses


Opera Hits

Thursday, March 7, 2013 – 6:30pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Sally Dibblee, Soprano
Luc Robert, Tenor
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus
Katherine Duncan, Host

The composers might be dead, though the music is anything but. Raise your glass to the past with an hour of opera's greatest hits! You probably know more about opera than you think. After all, some of the most famous tunes heard in movies and on TV have come from theworld of divas and drama.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 – 6:30pm Buy Tickets


A Night at the Opera

Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 8pm
Pre-concert Entertainment - 7:10pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Sally Dibblee, Soprano
Luc Robert, Tenor
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus

Arias and choruses from La Bohème, Turandot, Il Trovatore and more!

Passion ignites, fury roars and romance simmers in this concert showcasing some of the best operatic arias and choruses, including Nessun Dorma and the Anvil Chorus. Roberto Minczuk leads vocal stars and our own Chorus in a concert that will heat up the stage and light up the night.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets


Peter and the Wolf

Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 3pm
Instrument Petting Zoo – 2pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mélanie Léonard, Associate Conductor
Roberto Minczuk, Narrator

One of the most beloved children’s works of all time! Created by Prokofiev to introduce children to the orchestra, this classic tale captivates all generations as each character – from the duck to the wolf – is represented by the different instruments of the CPO.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 3pm Buy Tickets


Beethoven & Brahms: A “Knight" to Remember

Friday, March 15, 2013 – 8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2013 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Sir Joaquín Achúcarro, Piano

Having performed in 59 countries with 206 orchestras, Sir Joaquín Achúcarro is a pianist of such unprecedented distinction that he was knighted by the King of Spain. Hear him perform Brahms' monumental second piano concerto, arguably the most challenging in the repertoire, alongside the Orchestra's performance of Beethoven's exhilarating Symphony No. 2.

Announcing The Peter and Jeanne Lougheed Associate Concertmaster Endowed Orchestra Chair

Premier Peter Lougheed was a legend in Alberta politics and with his wife, Jeanne at his side, they were great supporters of arts and culture in the province. The groundwork that his government laid for the arts in Alberta has enabled the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to flourish.

In recognition of Peter and Jeanne's contribution to the vitality of the arts and music in particular, the CPO is honoured to name the "Peter & Jeanne Lougheed Associate Concertmaster Orchestra Chair" as a lasting legacy to them.

We invite everyone who would like to honour Peter and Jeanne to make a donation in support of the naming of this chair.

Donations will be directed to The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation. Under its staff support policy, monies raised will be matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation. In addition, the CPO Society and the CPO Foundation will apply for a matching grant through the Canada Cultural Investment Fund's Endowment Incentives Program.

Click here to support The Peter and Jeanne Lougheed Associate Concertmaster Endowed Orchestra Chair

Friday, March 15, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, March 16, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets


The Passion of Russia with James Ehnes

Friday, April 5, 2013 – 8pm
Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin

Canada’s superstar violinist James Ehnes returns to perform Shostakovich’s dramatic Violin Concerto. Paired with the whirling passion of Tchaikovsky’s vivid fantasia – a story of illicit love and murder inspired by Dante’s Inferno – this is an evening of Russian fire.

Friday, April 5, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets


Verdi’s Requiem

Friday, May 3, 2013 – 8pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013 – 8pm
Pre-concert Chat - 7:10pm
Afterthoughts - Post-concert

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Leah Crocetto, Soprano
Jill Grove, Mezzo-Soprano
Luc Robert, Tenor
Robert Pomakov, Bass
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus

Epic in scale and grandeur, Verdi’s Requiem is a work that everyone should hear live at least once in a lifetime. With a massed choir of over 150 voices, this masterpiece is full-blooded, achingly beautiful, and entirely deserving of its place as one of the most revered choral works of all time.

This concert is presented without intermission.

Friday, May 3, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 4, 2013 – 8pm Buy Tickets

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