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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

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Address: 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9, Canada
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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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Yet another excellent concert - the Barra MacNeils

My wife & I have been going to CPO for years. Because it is always such a cool experience, whether it's Classical, Pops, Baroque, Destination, Sunday Symphony for Kids, or in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 17, 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife & I have been going to CPO for years. Because it is always such a cool experience, whether it's Classical, Pops, Baroque, Destination, Sunday Symphony for Kids, or in this case, Celtic. The Barra MacNeils were a treat, and they were joined at times by a local Irish dance group to add some flash & colour. And of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Came from Toronto, got a good deal on tickets and was not disappointed! On par with any orchestra in Canada. Was impressed by the repertoire, hall and quality of repertoire. It is worth it to pay a little extra for tickets, as the quality of sound is much improved on the floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Almost all reasonably big cities in N. America have a symphony orchestra. Calgary has a terrific one in downtown Jack Singer Hall. No city is attractive without a good orchestra. Without an orchestra a city is a cultural desert. You should attend it's performances and support it regardless if you live in Calgary or you are just a visitor. Visitors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have taken my wife as well as friends to cool events such as "Bluejeans & Classics". they mix the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with a big name talent from the rock or pop scene, re-creating music such as Led Zeppelin and Queen. All of the shows I have been to were fantastic, did not want it to end type of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very nice place for concerts seating is big enough and the acoustic is great. Have bar on main floor to buy a drink and the surrounding are very pleasant!!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Having such an accomplished professional orchestra in Calgary adds so much to the city's cultural scene - we're so lucky to have them. They make a great effort to offer something for all tastes, ranging from performances of the great classics, often involving world-class conductors and soloists, to pops and children's concerts and informal pre-concert chats to add to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Calgary Philharmonic performed the 4 Seasons, my husband's favorite. They did a great job. Our seats were right above the orchestra. Unfortunately, the seats are really close together. An overweight man took up his seat and mine, ugh. Otherwise, the evening was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Took in a concert on Jan. 17, 2014 and enjoyed a great evening. I was surprised they had a youth orchestra playing with them but it was all the more enjoyable seeing those kids play their hearts out under the wings of the seasoned musicians. Well done CPO!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love going to the symphony concerts whenever possible. I am an amateur clarinetist myself and am associated with Foothills Brass Quintet as Board Chair. Any time I can hear great music of all types of genres, I will be there!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

First class guest artists, every kind of music including movies, pop, rock, classical, soloists, latin. Always a great experience!

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