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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

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Address: 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-571-0270
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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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The best thing about Calgary

As classical music lovers we were immediately drawn to watching the orchestra. We bought tickets in the centre balcony, frotlnt row (stage left). They are good seats, however, as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was promised a volume discount at the beginning, then half of my programs did not qualify, then I was promised to get administration fees waived when I buy tickets for the remaining couple of concerts. I agreed, then my chosen tickets were already sold, therefore, I had to upgrade to the most expensive ones and pay all administration fees... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

As classical music lovers we were immediately drawn to watching the orchestra. We bought tickets in the centre balcony, frotlnt row (stage left). They are good seats, however, as I am quite short, the metal bar that goes across the front was at my eyeline. The Philharmonic Orchestra were fantastic and we were lucky enough to see the national anthem... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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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