Tag Archives: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Warm and golden

Chris Botti – jazz trumpet. Smooth jazz. Warm, golden music that makes you want to curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and someone special. Add thick, softly falling snow and the anticipation of a … Continue reading

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A rich feast

The Honens International Piano Competition is wrapping up tonight. Yesterday morning I heard 3 of the 5 finalists rehearse their concerti with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. We were treated to the Rachmaninoff 2nd, the Tchaikovsky B-flat, and the Brahms D … Continue reading

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Entertainer vs. Artist

“(An) artist is someone who creates first of all… and for me this comes from something much deeper… it’s not created from something which already existed. It’s creating something completely new. That’s what is different between what entertainer would say … Continue reading

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A Trumpet Extravaganza

Wow.¬†An evening I didn’t want to end. Two trumpet superstars on the same stage at our world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall along with Calgary’s own Prime Time Big Band and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Jens Lindemann. Trumpet soloist extraordinaire from … Continue reading

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Concert Conundrum

Honestly, some months the scheduling gets comical. Two days ago I found myself unexpectedly free for tonight (Saturday). Everyone else in my family had a commitment of sorts. I figured it was a great opportunity to attend a concert that … Continue reading

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The Inventor and other Canadian Music

Last night we went to see Calgary Opera’s premiere production of The Inventor, a new Canadian opera. We are so fortunate to have an opera company that takes risks and promotes new works, especially by Canadians. This was the third … Continue reading

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