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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

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Address: 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9, Canada
Phone Number: 403-571-0270
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Description: Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the...
Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955 and is one of North America’s finest and most versatile livemusic ensembles. A repertoire that is extensive and broad in scope consistently attracts acclaimed guest artists and conductors. From classical giants to rock and roll hits and family favourites, the CPO offers an average of 65 concerts per Season designed to fit all musical tastes.
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CPO Possibilities great value

I've always been interested in gong to a CPO performance and finally decided to go after finding out about the CPO possibilities program - they give discounted tickets for patrons... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've always been interested in gong to a CPO performance and finally decided to go after finding out about the CPO possibilities program - they give discounted tickets for patrons under thirty, which is pretty awesome. The show was fantastic, such talented individuals. I will be going back for sure. Many people ask about dress code - in my personal... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great orchestra with passion and sense of style. This is one of the most underrated orchestras in North America, playing in one of the finest halls in Canada.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Wonderful Christmas Performance. Very talented performers. Make sure you pre-order your drinks before the performance because the line too long at intermission.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Totally enjoyed the CPO doing the music of Journey!The cover band, Faithfully was amazing! It was a Great night!!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been a season subscriber for years and the CPO just keeps getting better. A lot of that can be attributed to the musicians of course. However, I think front and center, Roberto Minczuk, the artistic director of the CPO, has to get a lot of recognition. Since his arrival in Calgary, the CPO has begun performing musical pieces... More 

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Alberta
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I've attended CPO events time and time again, and they don't disappoint. Programs are well thought through and produced, and the variety of their productions are impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is one of the best experiences in Calgary. A must see!!! Do not recommend small children, unless it is a children's dedicated performance.

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Calgary, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What an evening of music. We were there for the Broadway show last Thursday night and we were treated to a first class show. We are so lucky in Calgary to have such an amazing Philharmonic. I will be going more often. Don't miss out, buy your tickets now!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

No matter who they are paired with the Calgary Philharmonic never cease to deliver a stellar performance. Their versatility and rand are amazing.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent presentation of Fantasia. It was difficult to choose between watching the orchestra or the films on the big screen. We had seats at the side of the orchestra so felt we were right on stage. Make sure when you order tickets that you click on the discount so you get the children's rates.

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