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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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Some of the best musical performance that I have ever attended

The musical hall is convenient located in downtown core, so it is very easily accessible to many downtown office folks for after work shows, and students via C-Train. The sounds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

The musical hall is convenient located in downtown core, so it is very easily accessible to many downtown office folks for after work shows, and students via C-Train. The sounds are always great, and the performance has been fantastic. Get one of their package deals which have themed performances with better value. Highly recommend!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

This symphony is deep with talent, creative with musical diversity and blessed with a venue that showcases the depth of their musical magic. The Jack Singer hall is one the my favourite stages to attend and when CPO fills it with resonance , lightness and humour, how can you go wrong. The recent 50 yrs of "James Bond" was enjoyment... More 

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St. Marys, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

The CPO was the highlight of my time in Calgary. A lovely venue and extremely talented orchestra. My favourite wasn't as classical as you would all think, it was the Bugs bunny one. :) Fantastic, and shows the CPO is so flexible, and has a good sense of humour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I went with a colleague to the 2001: A Space Odyssey performance as part of Rush Hour series. The tweet seats were a great addition to the performance. Enriched my experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We attended a children's production that basically brought Mozart to life for all ages to understand. Before the concert the children are invited to a "petting zoo" with the instruments. They can write some notes on a piece of staff paper and hand to any of the instrument players who will attempt to play their pieces. There is normally a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

A touch of class, elegance, with a casual Alberta feel. There is no bad seating throughout the entire auditorium. People of all ages and status share equally in this entertaining experience. Consider buying season tickets for family members, you will be appreciated.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have been attending CPO performances for 35 years and they just get better and better. They are extremely versatile and professional

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

For more than three years now I have attended various classical presentations of Calgary's CPO. Their concerts are always very entertaining and help me to relax. I invariably feel very "uplifted" after attending a performance. I would recommend their concerts or shows to anyone who either lives in or is just visiting Calgary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I brought my husband here for date night, what a great way to spend a Friday evening! Last night we heard Rush Hour The Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was just simply amazing. We will be going back for sure. Suitable for all ages, great date night, family or group gathering. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Fantastic evening at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Their innovative "rush hour" concerts provide the audience with informative insights from the conductor and guest speakers, making the evening highly entertaining. There's even a special "tweet" section for those who want to share the experience on Twitter. Don't worry, if you are more traditional in your approach to concerts, the tweeting doesn't... More 

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