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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

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Address: 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9, Canada
Phone Number: 403-571-0270
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Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary...

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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These guys were at the saddle dome for the events there during the stampede.

They sing both national anthems American and Canadian. Of course everyone stands up for both. I know all the words to both as well. They are very good and very professional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
Murray D
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Saint John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Made the mistake of sitting orchestra center and was below the stage and not able to see a lot. Sit in one of the wings by the front for the best experience. Good acoustics and a great symphony!

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

They sing both national anthems American and Canadian. Of course everyone stands up for both. I know all the words to both as well. They are very good and very professional sounding. they can play pretty well anything. Some songs I knew the words to but they were only playing the music. Not in the traditional way but the orchestra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent concert in a series of 3. The pianist was outstanding. Beautiful concert hall and very comfortable.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I visit the CPO a few times each year for the classical concerts. They usually have a good program with a popular classical piece as well as a newer or more obscure piece to broaden the musical experience. They also do pop concerts although I have not attended one of those. This week I went for a Brahms concert, one... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Bought tickets for the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius with Augustin Hadelich concert. Tickets were very reasonable ($25 per ticket) and the seats were pretty good and the sound was not compromised! Cant wait to go again

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Love the CPO! They do such a good job of appealing to different audiences. If youre under 30 (or your kids or partner are) make sure you take advantage of their youth prices which are usually around $15/ticket and the youth can take an older guest with them. Also you can take liquor into the jack singer concert hall which... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

The CPO is one of the city's greatest attractions, bringing together some of the world's great artists/musicians. Many of the members are long standing musicians with the CPO. The music selection is quite varies so it appeals to just about any taste in music. Tickets are by subscription or by individual performance. Our tastes are Pops and Classical, but enjoy... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We finally bought tickets for the CPO, after hearing rave reviews from acquaintances and friends. The performance was Peer Gynt & Northern Lights. The experience was simply superb! I can only imagine how much effort and talent it takes to pull off such a show. I will highly recommend the CPO to all my friends!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

For Halloween night my husband and I decided to get dressed up and see The Nightmare Before Christmas. They played the music as the film was on. It was magical and I would suggest to anyone to see them. It was an event for all ages.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Cultured yet humorous. These events are always refreshing and the building (Jack Singer) has great acoustics! Love pops night and when special guests are brought in!

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