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By ABC Informática (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Orchestra of the 18th Century

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra offers seniors a unique way to experience the orchestra. The CPO has open rehearsals for seniors for select performances. It is a great opportunity to see and hear how an orchestra prepares for a performance.

Tickets are only $15.00 cash. The CPO needs to know how many of us are coming to each rehearsal. To get that information, Facilitator Paul Paetkau sends out an email about ten days before a rehearsal asking those who have signed up for this group to respond with a rousing YES if they plan to attend. Paul often includes comments and musical questions in that email.

Paul has a musical background, having played cello in the Calgary Civic Orchestra and sung in the Festival Chorus.

The 2023-24 open rehearsals are:

Friday 15 September Pictures at an Exhibition

Rune Bergmann, conductor; Calgary Philharmonic Chorus

Friday 27 October Roman Rabinovich in Concert

Rune Bergmann, conductor; Robin Rabinovich, piano

Friday 3 November Classically Jazzed

Matt Catingub, conductor; Any Schwartz-Moretti, violin

Steve Moretti, percussion 

Friday 19 January Spectacular Spanish Guitar

Virginia Martinez, conductor; Daniel Bolshoy, guitar

Friday 2 February Montgomery + Mesa

Andrés González, conductor; Thomas Mesa, cello

Friday 1 March Beethoven’s Seventh

Earl Lee, conductor; Diana Cohen, violin

Friday 15 March Philippe Quint premieres Wallen

Rune Bergmann, conductor; Philippe Quint, violin

Friday 10 May Brilliant Bassoon

Karen Kamensek, conductor; Antione St-Onge, bassoon

Rehearsals are at the Jack Singer Concert Hall from 10:00 to 12:30.

Facilitator: Paul Paetkau

 Dates: Sept 15, Oct 27, Nov 3, 2023; Jan 19, Feb 2, Mar 1, Mar 15, May 10, 2024
 Times: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall
 Facilitator Paul Paetkau


For more information & to register contact Facilitator** If no response: right click, copy email address & send manual email to register.

*Before you participate in the group, you must be a member of CALL.


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