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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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The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is a great place to hear music.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is a great place to go and hear music if one is visiting Calgary. The music ranges from rock and roll to pop to light and traditional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is a great place to go and hear music if one is visiting Calgary. The music ranges from rock and roll to pop to light and traditional classical music. Dress ranges from blue jeans to formal attire. What ever you want to war is appropriate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

they having big intresting programs wonderfoul conductor outstanding orchestra exelent acoustic,the pops series very entertaining.If you have chance must seeing,very good experience

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Calgary, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Some interesting programs during the year. A great performance hall with excellent acoustics and good view lines. The orchestra is fine for a city that prides itself more on rodeo than classical music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been CPO Pops season ticket holders for more than 10yrs. We chose and stayed with Pops because we love this genre of music and the terrific variety of music/ conductors there has been. Our favorite are the Jeans n classic groups, our favorite conductor was the late Marvin Hamlisch .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I don't listen to classical music and had never been to the symphony before. We decided to try something new so bought tickets for a random evening. We absolutely loved the experience! We found it engaging and super entertaining. I wouldn't hesitate to go to another show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Real, live stimulating music. It gives you an appreciation for music made hundreds of yours ago and music created in the modern day. It brings you to a different place mentally. Better then any surround sound speaker system.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The musical evening was an exhilarating experience. The entire musical performance was spectacular. We attended particularly to hear Dr. Thomas Yu perform, but enjoyed every aspect of the evening. Dr. Yu is our periodontist, who is excellent at this profession. We were amazed to see a grand piano as part of the furniture in his reception area. Then we learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My daughter bought tickets for me as a birthday surprise for their Sinatra special performance. The music was fantastic, the crowd was energetic and the whole experience was wonderful. Can't wait to go again!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I just renewed my subscription for the 2015/16 CPO season. This is my forth year subscribing to the Pop Series of concerts and I am never disappointed by the quality and entertainment value for my money. There is a price range that makes it affordable for almost everyone. Purchase an entire series package (1 or all) or single shows and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are in Calgary during the fall-winter-spring do not miss out checking the season of the Philarmonica. I have heard during the past 3 years really good classical music. The venue where they play has very good acoustics. Do not miss it out! I especially enjoy the 30 minutes before the concert when in the foyer there is an... More 

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