2020/2021 Season Brochure

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Welcome! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Calgary Philharmonic’s 65th Season. As we celebrate 65 years in this great city, we reflect on many moments of bringing people together to share in the experience of incredible music. We’ve grown along with the city and have helped make Calgary a wonderful place to live. This year is not only a significant milestone for the Orchestra, but also for one of the greatest composers of all time. We continue our 2020: Year of Beethoven series, celebrating the composer’s 250th birthday. Don’t miss his final four symphonies — the grand finale in December will be a night to remember! We kick off the Season with Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters performing the songs that have made her a household name and we thank the Taylor Family Foundation for helping us bring performances of this calibre to Calgary. In April, we’re thrilled to bring back superstar violinist Joshua Bell, whose sold-out performance seven years ago wowed Calgarians. This benefit concert is made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of philanthropist Heather Edwards. Another highlight is trailblazing Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Her powerful music has inspired people since her groundbreaking debut in 1964. I’m also excited to present two of the most epic works in music history — Bruckner’s seventh and Mahler’s fifth symphonies. We continue to support the creation of Canadian works with a number of new commissions, including one dedicated to our younger audience. The beloved children’s story The Caboose Who Got Loose comes to life with music in one of our Symphony Sundays for Kids concerts. As I embark on the new Season with this wonderful Orchestra, I look forward to continuing the journey we started together in Calgary and I am so glad to be part of an organization that strives to inspire and unite our community through music. Music brings us together. It is the universal language that reminds us of our shared humanity. Whether you join us at our home at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, at one of our free noon-hour performances in the community, or at our education programs, thank you for making us part of your life.

Rune Bergmann Music Director

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PAUL DORNIAN President + CEO RUNE BERGMANN Music Director KARL HIRZER Associate Conductor Programs + artists subject to change without notice


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Left to Right: Rune Bergmann, Music Director Kathleen de Caen, Cello Adam Zinatelli, Principal Trumpet Trish Bereti-Reid, Bass Hear the conversation at calgaryphil.com/convo

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Pops

The Music of Queen 11 + 12 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall We Will Rock You with the electrifying music of Freddie Mercury and Queen. The legendary band’s symphonic rock comes to life with hits like Under Pressure, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, and more performed by our full Orchestra and Calgary’s Revv52 choir with Jeans ‘n Classics. KARL HIRZER conductor JEANS ‘N CLASSICS band REVV52 chorus 4 calgaryphil.com | 403.571.0849


Taylor Family Foundation Special Concert

An Evening with Bernadette Peters 16 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Bella Concert Hall 18 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from all her Grammy Award-winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerry Herman, among others. A glamorous evening as only Bernadette Peters can deliver. This concert is presented in partnership with the Taylor Family Foundation to bring the gift of great music to Calgary.

Bernadette Peters © Andrew Eccles

MARVIN LAIRD conductor KARL HIRZER conductor BERNADETTE PETERS vocals

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Masterworks

Beethoven 6: Pastoral 25 + 26 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Find out why Beethoven’s works are considered a perfect balance of classical restraint and blazing passion. The Vienna Woods spring to life in Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, and one of Canada’s most highly regarded musical trios brings passion to Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. This concert is part of The Year of Beethoven series. RUNE BERGMANN conductor HOEBIG/MOROZ TRIO BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral) This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)

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Specials

Beethoven v. Coldplay 2 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

STEVE HACKMAN conductor CASEY BREVES vocals MALIA CIVETZ vocals WILL POST vocals

Steve Hackman © Rowan Daly

Experience something new and totally unexpected at this genredefying concert mixing works from two musical greats, Beethoven and Coldplay. Steve Hackman, the conductor behind the immensely popular Brahms v. Radiohead, returns to the Calgary Philharmonic for one night only — this time with a mashup of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and Coldplay hits like Fix You, Paradise, and The Scientist.

Relaxed

Favourite Classics: Relaxed 3 Oct 2020 / 2PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Enjoy favourite classics by composers like Beethoven, Wagner, and Grieg in a relaxed environment. In partnership with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host Program, this concert is designed for anyone with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, dementia, parents with young children — everyone is welcome. You can make some noise, move around, take a break — whatever feels comfortable. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 1PM. KARL HIRZER conductor

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Specials

Disney in Concert: Toy Story 9 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM 10 Oct 2020 / 2PM Jack Singer Concert Hall This Thanksgiving, take your family on an adventure with Woody and Buzz Lightyear and experience the original Toy Story like never before. See the film on the big screen as the Calgary Philharmonic performs Randy Newman’s catchy score. This soundtrack, featuring the theme song You’ve Got a Friend in Me, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. SUSIE BENCHASIL SEITER conductor Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

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Discovery

Beyond Borders 16 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Taste the future of classical music as we travel beyond borders with two former members of the acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh performs the concerto written for him by Sri Lankan-born composer and conductor Dinuk Wijeratne, and co-commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic. This concert also features Ramirez’s Chido and orchestral dances by Brahms, Dvorák, and Liszt. DINUK WIJERATNE conductor KINAN AZMEH clarinet LUIS RAMIREZ Chido WIJERATNE Clarinet Concerto BRAHMS Selections from Hungarian Dances DVOŘÁK Selections from Slavonic Dances LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Minor

Late Night

Beyond Borders: Late Night 17 Oct 2020 / 9PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Similar program, different vibe. This shorter version of Beyond Borders starts with happy hour and entertainment in the lobby at 8PM followed by a one-hour concert with conductor Dinuk Wijeratne and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh. DINUK WIJERATNE conductor KINAN AZMEH clarinet

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Showcase

Beethoven 7: Sublime 23 + 24 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall The haunting second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 has captivated people since its premiere in 1813 — you’ll recognize it from climactic scenes in films like The King’s Speech and Mr. Holland’s Opus. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto testifies to the composer’s boundless musical imagination, making it the perfect match for acclaimed violinist Karen Gomyo. This concert is part of The Year of Beethoven series. RUNE BERGMANN conductor KAREN GOMYO violin BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)

Symphony Sundays for Kids

Peter and the Wolf

25 Oct 2020 / 3PM Jack Singer Concert Hall In Prokofiev’s imaginative masterpiece for young audiences, Peter and his animal friends decide to capture a wolf that’s been prowling about the village. A time-honoured introduction to the orchestra, the instruments serve as characters in this brilliantly narrated story. Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is the perfect accompaniment. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM. KARL HIRZER conductor BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

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Specials

Frankenstein: Halloween Horror 30 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Music adds drama to a horror classic. The 1931 sound film Frankenstein comes to life with music performed live by the Orchestra at this special Halloween presentation. Michael Shapiro composed a score for this black-and-white thriller starring Boris Karloff, transforming it from a ‘talkie’ with no musical soundtrack to an exciting new format combining live music with a movie masterpiece. It’s now ‘ALIVE!’ After the concert, stay for a fun costume party! This concert is presented in partnership with Calgary International Film Festival. KARL HIRZER conductor Frankenstein – The Movie Score, is represented by CADENZA ARTISTS LLC, 12021 Wilshire Blvd #710, Los Angeles, CA 90025. www.CadenzaArtists.com.

Pops

Broadway Giants 6 + 7 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall An evening of showstoppers featuring George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Leonard Bernstein. Join Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen, and Hugh Panaro with the Orchestra and Conductor Karl Hirzer for musical favourites like Send in the Clowns, I Got Rhythm, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Memory, Phantom of the Opera, and many more. KARL HIRZER conductor DEBBIE GRAVITTE vocals SCARLETT STRALLEN vocals HUGH PANARO vocals

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Specials

To Whitney, with Love 18 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Bring your friends as we bring down the house at this powerful celebration of the one and only Whitney Houston and other legendary divas including Diana Ross, Donna Summer, and Tina Turner. Join American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones and the Calgary Philharmonic to hear hits like I Wanna Dance with Somebody, How Will I Know, I Have Nothing, and more. KARL HIRZER conductor LAKISHA JONES vocals LAURA HICKLI vocals

Masterworks

The Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s famous soundtrack for the seasons continues to colour our world. Hear The Four Seasons alongside the tango-infused piece it inspired — composer Astor Piazzolla’s transformation is a captivating salute to the scenery and climate of his native Buenos Aires. Back by popular demand, Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint commands the stage as both soloist and conductor. PHILIPPE QUINT conductor + violin PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires VIVALDI The Four Seasons, Op. 8 This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)

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Philippe Quint © Lisa Marie Mazzucco

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Left to Right: Karl Hirzer, Associate Conductor Matthew Heller, Bass Lorna Tsai, Principal Second Violin Hear the conversation at calgaryphil.com/convo

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Specials

Chantal Kreviazuk: A Holiday Special 2 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall A one-night-only concert with platinum-selling, Juno Awardwinning artist Chantal Kreviazuk. This cherished Canadian singersongwriter and classically trained pianist performs her hit songs with a dash of Christmas spirit from her holiday album. KARL HIRZER conductor CHANTAL KREVIAZUK vocals + piano

Specials

Holiday Cirque with Troupe Vertigo 4 + 5 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Cirque and symphony join forces to create a feast of sights and sounds in this spectacular holiday special. Featuring alumni of Cirque du Soleil, Troupe Vertigo’s contortionists, aerial artists, and acrobats dazzle the audience in harmony with familiar classics, music from The Nutcracker, and other seasonal favourites. KARL HIRZER conductor TROUPE VERTIGO cirque

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Specials

Beethoven 8 + 9: Celebration 11 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Don’t miss the powerful grand finale of 2020: The Year of Beethoven — a one-nightonly celebration of the composer’s final two symphonies! This intense and uncompromising music radiates love toward humankind. Orchestral forces alone could not express this feeling, so Beethoven changed the course of music history by adding voices to his ninth symphony — chorus and guest soloists join the Calgary Philharmonic in proclaiming his ode to joy. RUNE BERGMANN conductor ERIN WALL soprano SUSAN PLATTS mezzo-soprano MICHAEL SCHADE tenor ROBERT POMAKOV bass CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 2020 | 2021 15


Specials

Rune’s Classical Christmas at Grace 15 + 16 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Grace Presbyterian Church A holiday tradition continues as Music Director Rune Bergmann brings the sounds of his homeland to the intimate Grace Presbyterian Church. The performance features a fresh generation of Norwegian composers, enveloping the audience with a wintry sound, while Larsson’s A Winter’s Tale includes festive, bright vignettes on Shakespeare’s classic play. Perfect for the whole family! RUNE BERGMANN conductor CANTARÉ CHILDREN’S CHOIR 16 calgaryphil.com | 403.571.0849


Specials

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert 1 Jan 2021 / 2:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Timeless music, dazzling costumes, breathtaking dance. The exuberant music of Johann Strauss springs to vibrant life in a joyful spectacle featuring European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. Energetic, lighthearted, and romantic, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is a celebration of every exciting opportunity the New Year has to offer.

© Todd Rosenberg

MICHAEL ZEHETNER conductor (Vienna) IVA SCHELL soprano (Vienna) ROMAN MARTIN tenor (Vienna) STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF CANADA FEATURING CALGARY PHILHARMONIC Featuring dancers from Europaballett St.Pölten & International Champion Ballroom Dancers Produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions in partnership with Calgary Philharmonic. Artists subject to change without notice.

Pops

Chicago: A Rock Legacy 15 + 16 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Enjoy the ultimate Chicago experience. Brass Transit’s dynamic, crowd-pleasing tribute brings the decades-long, multi-platinum songbook of iconic American rock group Chicago to the stage. Enjoy hits like If You Leave Me Now, Saturday in the Park, Colour My World, and more performed by eight dedicated, award-winning musicians alongside the Calgary Philharmonic.

Brass Transit

KARL HIRZER conductor BRASS TRANSIT band

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Symphony Sundays for Kids

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage 17 Jan 2021 / 3PM Jack Singer Concert Hall In this family-friendly concert combining music and drama, the dream children from The Magic Flute travel back in time to understand the pressures facing a musical genius. Another instalment in the acclaimed Classical Kids Live series, Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage features selections from 23 of his masterpieces. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM. COSETTE JUSTO VALDÉS conductor CLASSICAL KIDS LIVE ensemble

Showcase

Jeffrey Kahane Plays + Conducts Mozart

Elegant and unmistakable, Mozart’s music was once described as “smiling vineyards on the slopes of an active volcano.” Dive into an all-Mozart program built around the composer’s jubilant Prague Symphony, nicknamed for the Bohemian city of its premiere. At the helm is Jeffrey Kahane, one of America’s leading pianist-conductors. JEFFREY KAHANE conductor + piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K 415 MOZART Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K 504 (Prague) MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K 482 This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)

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Jeffrey Kahane © E.F. Marton Productions

22 + 23 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall


Specials

Ashley MacIsaac with Orchestra 29 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

KARL HIRZER conductor ASHLEY MACISAAC fiddle DONOVAN SEIDLE violin

Ashley MacIsaac

He’s brash, brilliant, and one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time. Platinumselling and award-winning Cape Breton fiddler Ashley MacIsaac joins the Calgary Philharmonic for a fiery and foot-stomping concert of traditional favourites combined with lively symphonic arrangements. An East Coast celebration of epic proportions presented as part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo.

Specials

Lunar New Year Celebration 6 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall A radiant, uplifting celebration perfect for ringing in the Lunar New Year with joy, luck, and a wealth of music! The concert opens with Wang’s flashy Torch Festival, and showcases one of Calgary’s brightest young stars, award-winning composer-pianist Kevin Chen, in Saint-Saëns’ dramatic second piano concerto. ZHANG GUOYONG conductor KEVIN CHEN piano WANG XILIN Torch Festival SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a LIU TIESHAN + MAO YUAN Dance of the Yao People TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

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Discovery

Best of South America 12 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Fiery dance rhythms, sultry harmonies, and explosive energy. Join leading Canadian classical guitarist Daniel Bolshoy and the Calgary Philharmonic as we explore the great orchestral works of Spain, and Central and South America, while Bernstein’s West Side Story suite will have you shouting ‘Mambo!’ ALEJANDRA URRUTIA conductor DANIEL BOLSHOY guitar RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez SORO Tres Aires Chilenos BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story ARTURO MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2

Relaxed

Best of South America: Relaxed 13 Feb 2021 / 2PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Hear music inspired by composers like Ginastera, Rodrigo, and Bernstein in a relaxed environment. In partnership with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host Program, this concert is designed for anyone with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, dementia, parents with young children — everyone is welcome. You can make some noise, move around, take a break — whatever feels comfortable. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 1PM. ALEJANDRA URRUTIA conductor DANIEL BOLSHOY guitar

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Masterworks

Bruckner + Strauss 19 + 20 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Towering, humbling, and uplifting. Listening to Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 is like entering a vaulted cathedral of sound. This concert also features Calgary Philharmonic Principal Oboist Alex Klein performing Strauss’s virtuosic Oboe Concerto — a work that won Klein a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo with Orchestra. RUNE BERGMANN conductor ALEX KLEIN oboe R. STRAUSS Oboe Concerto in D Major, TrV 292, AV 144 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107

Alex Klein

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Specials

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireTM in Concert 25 + 26 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Jubilee Auditorium Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to HogwartsTM in Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireTM in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry PotterTM soaring across the big screen in highdefinition and experience the music of the Calgary Philharmonic performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

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Discovery

Mozart’s Requiem 5 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer explores life’s journey with Mahler and Mozart. Mahler’s sublime Rückert Songs grapples with themes of love and nature. When Mozart, already nearing the end of his life, was mysteriously commissioned to write a Requiem Mass, the work became the composer’s feverishly written — yet eternally noble and profound — final testament. KARL HIRZER conductor HÉLÈNE BRUNET soprano ALLYSON MCHARDY mezzo-soprano LAWRENCE WILIFORD tenor JESSE BLUMBERG baritone CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS MOZART Ave verum corpus, K 618 MAHLER Rückert-Lieder MOZART Requiem, K 626

Late Night

Mozart’s Requiem: Late Night 6 Mar 2021 / 9PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Similar program, different vibe. This performance of Mozart’s Requiem starts with happy hour and entertainment in the lobby at 8PM followed by the one-hour concert. KARL HIRZER conductor HÉLÈNE BRUNET soprano ALLYSON MCHARDY mezzo-soprano LAWRENCE WILIFORD tenor JESSE BLUMBERG baritone CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

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Symphony Sundays for Kids

Emily Saves the Orchestra 7 Mar 2021 / 3PM Jack Singer Concert Hall This family-friendly concert presented with Platypus Theatre combines drama and dance with orchestral music in a story about bravery and hope. Enjoy excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and other beloved works. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM. JANNA SAILOR conductor PLATYPUS THEATRE ensemble

Showcase

Mahler + Prokofiev with Nicolas Namoradze

Nicolas Namoradze © Nathan Elson

12 + 13 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

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Both strong-willed and defiant, musical giants Prokofiev and Mahler wrote works of great force that call for tremendous stamina from the performers. Fresh off his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, 2018 Honens International Piano Competition Laureate Nicolas Namoradze brings his highly acclaimed and unconventional artistry to Prokofiev’s third piano concerto. RUNE BERGMANN conductor NICOLAS NAMORADZE piano PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C Major, Op. 26 This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)


Classical Masterworks Extraordinary Guest Artists Family Specials


September

November

Free Noon-Hour Concert Wednesday 9 Sep 2020 / Noon Community / Brookfield Place / p. 40

Broadway Giants Friday 6 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 7 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Pops / JSCH / p. 11

Beat Beethoven Thursday 10 Sep 2020 / 6PM Events / East Village / p. 39 The Music of Queen Friday 11 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 12 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Pops / JSCH / p. 4 An Evening with Bernadette Peters Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / Bella Concert Hall / p. 5 Friday 18 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 5 Beethoven 6: Pastoral Friday 25 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 26 Sep 2020 / 7:30PM Masterworks / JSCH / p. 6 Free Noon-Hour Concert Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 / Noon Community / The CORE / p. 40

October Beethoven v. Coldplay Friday 2 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 7 Favourite Classics: Relaxed Saturday 3 Oct 2020 / 2PM Relaxed / JSCH / p. 7 Disney in Concert: Toy Story Friday 9 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 10 Oct 2020 / 2PM Specials / JSCH / p. 8 Beyond Borders Friday 16 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Discovery / JSCH / p. 9 Beyond Borders: Late Night Saturday 17 Oct 2020 / 9PM Late Night / JSCH / p. 9 Beethoven 7: Sublime Friday 23 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 24 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Showcase / JSCH / p. 10

To Whitney, with Love Wednesday 18 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 12 The Four Seasons Friday 27 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 28 Nov 2020 / 7:30PM Masterworks / JSCH / p. 12

December Free Noon-Hour Concert Tuesday 1 Dec 2020 / Noon Community / Suncor Energy Centre / p. 40 Chantal Kreviazuk: A Holiday Special Wednesday 2 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 14 Holiday Cirque with Troupe Vertigo Friday 4 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Saturday 5 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 14 Beethoven 8 + 9: Celebration Friday 11 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 15 Rune’s Classical Christmas at Grace Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Wednesday 16 Dec 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / Grace / p. 16

January Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Friday 1 Jan 2021 / 2:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 17 Chicago: A Rock Legacy Friday 15 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 16 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Pops / JSCH / p. 17 Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage Sunday 17 Jan 2021 / 3PM SSFK / JSCH / p. 18

eter and the Wolf P Sunday 25 Oct 2020 / 3PM SSFK / JSCH / p. 10

Jeffrey Kahane Plays + Conducts Mozart Friday 22 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 23 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Showcase / JSCH / p. 18

Frankenstein: Halloween Horror Friday 30 Oct 2020 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 11

Ashley MacIsaac with Orchestra Friday 29 Jan 2021 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 19

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February Lunar New Year Celebration Saturday 6 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 19 Best of South America Friday 12 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Discovery / JSCH / p. 20 Best of South America: Relaxed Saturday 13 Feb 2021 / 2PM Relaxed / JSCH / p. 20 Bruckner + Strauss Friday 19 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 20 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Masterworks / JSCH / p. 21 arry Potter and the Goblet of FireTM H in Concert Thursday 25 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Friday 26 Feb 2021 / 7:30PM Specials / Jubilee / p. 22

March Mozart’s Requiem Friday 5 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Discovery / JSCH / p. 23 Mozart’s Requiem: Late Night Saturday 6 Mar 2021 / 9PM Late Night / JSCH / p. 23 Emily Saves the Orchestra Sunday 7 Mar 2021 / 3PM SSFK / JSCH / p. 24 ahler + Prokofiev M with Nicolas Namoradze Friday 12 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 13 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Showcase / JSCH / p. 24

Buffy Sainte-Marie with Orchestra Friday 16 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 31 Joshua Bell: One Night Only Saturday 24 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Specials / JSCH / p. 32 Cork and Canvas Winemaker’s Dinner Thursday 29 Apr 2021 / 6PM Events / Calgary Petroleum Club / p. 39 Sea Symphony + Sinfonia Concertante A Friday 30 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Showcase / JSCH / p. 33

May A Sea Symphony + Sinfonia Concertante Saturday 1 May 2021 / 7:30PM Showcase / JSCH / p. 33 Live by Request Friday 7 May 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 8 May 2021 / 7:30PM Pops / JSCH / p. 33 The Caboose Who Got Loose Sunday 9 May 2021 / 3PM SSFK / JSCH / p. 34 Elgar’s Cello Concerto Friday 14 May 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 15 May 2021 / 7:30PM Masterworks / JSCH / p. 34 tar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back S in Concert Friday 21 May 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 22 May 2021 / 2PM Specials / Jubilee / p. 35 B@K1: Brandenburg Odd Thursday 27 May 2021 / 7:30PM B@K / Knox / p. 36

Concerto Concert Tuesday 16 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Events / Rozsa Centre / p. 39

B@K2: Organ Recital Friday 28 May 2021 / 7:30PM B@K / Knox / p. 37

Paul Simon Songbook Friday 19 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 20 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Pops / JSCH / p. 29

B@K3: Brandenburg Even Saturday 29 May 2021 / 7:30PM B@K / Knox / p. 37

Berg + Brahms Friday 26 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 27 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Masterworks / JSCH / p. 29

April Greatest Classical Hits Friday 9 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Discovery / JSCH / p. 30 Greatest Classical Hits: Relaxed Saturday 10 Apr 2021 / 2PM Relaxed / JSCH / p. 30

June New World / New Generation Friday 4 Jun 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 5 Jun 2021 / 7:30PM Showcase / JSCH / p. 38 New York, New York Friday 11 Jun 2021 / 7:30PM Saturday 12 Jun 2021 / 7:30PM Pops / JSCH / p. 38 JSCH B@K SSFK

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Bold Collaborations Pop Favourites Cutting-edge Composers


Pops

Paul Simon Songbook 19 + 20 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Celebrate the legendary Paul Simon in this evening of greatest hits from his massive songbook that includes 29 Top 40 singles. Timeless songs from his Grammy-winning albums Bridge Over Troubled Water, Graceland, and Still Crazy After All These Years are given the full orchestra treatment. ANDREW CRUST conductor PAUL LOREN vocals EMILY DRENNAN vocals DANIEL BERRYMAN vocals

Masterworks

Berg + Brahms

The unexpected melodic journeys of Berg’s early songs, the profound and hauntingly beautiful last symphony of Brahms, and the sweeping, lush harmonies of Strauss — this concert takes you on a rewarding emotional journey. Internationally acclaimed conductor Karen Kamensek lends her remarkable versatility to this program, which also features soprano Nofar Yacobi. KAREN KAMENSEK conductor NOFAR YACOBI soprano R. STRAUSS Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo BERG Seven Early Songs BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

Karen Kamensek © Scott Friedlander

26 + 27 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

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Discovery

Greatest Classical Hits 9 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Sit back and enjoy hits by Mozart, Berlioz, Bizet, and other composers of the Romantic and Classical eras. Canadian Conductor Earl Lee is among a new generation of artists devoted to bringing classical music to a wider audience. Featuring Concertmaster Diana Cohen performing Beethoven’s second romance and other works. EARL LEE conductor DIANA COHEN violin MOZART Overture from The Marriage of Figaro BEETHOVEN Violin Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50 DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun MASSENET Meditation from Thaïs This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)

Relaxed

Greatest Classical Hits: Relaxed 10 Apr 2021 / 2PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Hear classical hits by composers Mozart and Beethoven in a relaxed environment. In partnership with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host Program, this concert is designed for anyone with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, dementia, parents with young children — everyone is welcome. You can make some noise, move around, take a break — whatever feels comfortable. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 1PM. EARL LEE conductor DIANA COHEN violin

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Buffy Sainte-Marie © D.Brian Campbell

Specials

Buffy Sainte-Marie with Orchestra 16 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Buffy Sainte-Marie hasn’t slowed down since her groundbreaking debut in 1964. The Academy Award-winning Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. She joins the Calgary Philharmonic for a special evening you’ll never forget, presented in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival. KARL HIRZER conductor BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE vocals 2020 | 2021 31


Special Benefit Concert

Joshua Bell: One Night Only

24 Apr 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall Don’t miss your chance to hear one of the world’s most captivating violinists! Joshua Bell has distinguished himself by making music of the highest order in a versatile career spanning over 30 years. He captured international attention when the Washington Post featured him performing incognito in a subway station for an article that won a Pulitzer Prize. This benefit concert is made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Heather Edwards. RUNE BERGMANN conductor JOSHUA BELL violin

Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft

BLOCH Nigun from Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Chassidic Life BEHZAD RANJBARAN Violin Concerto MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K 527 R. STRAUSS Don Juan, Op. 20

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Showcase

A Sea Symphony + Sinfonia Concertante 30 Apr + 1 May 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall The gripping opening of Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony sets the tone for the exhilarating musical voyage that follows. This is paired with Mozart’s delightful — and technically impressive — Sinfonia Concertante featuring LA Phil’s Principal Violist Teng Li, and violin virtuoso Ning Feng. This concert is presented in partnership with Morningside Music Bridge. RUNE BERGMANN conductor NING FENG violin TENG LI viola ERIN WALL soprano RUSSELL BRAUN baritone CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS Teng Li © Bo Huang

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K 364 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Sea Symphony

Pops

Live by Request

John Morris Russell © Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

7 + 8 May 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall A fun and interactive concert experience that lets the audience choose what they want to hear! Conductor John Morris Russel leads live smartphone voting for which film scores, musical numbers, and video game themes the Orchestra will play. Cheer on your favourites and see voting results in real time on the big screen, then hear the winners performed by the Calgary Philharmonic. JOHN MORRIS RUSSELL conductor

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Symphony Sundays for Kids

The Caboose Who Got Loose

Used with permission of William Peet

9 May 2021 / 3PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

Masterworks

Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Rising Canadian star Stéphane Tétrault, acclaimed for his “impeccable skills,” plays Elgar’s wildly popular Cello Concerto. Conductor Kensho Watanabe leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich’s lively Symphony No. 12 and Ravel’s graceful Tombeau de Couperin. KENSHO WATANABE conductor STÉPHANE TÉTRAULT cello RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin ELGAR Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112 This concert has an Open Rehearsal (p. 48)

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Stéphane Tétreault © Luc Robitaille

14 + 15 May 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

The beloved children’s story The Caboose Who Got Loose comes to life with music at the world premiere of a new work by Canadian composer Scott Good, commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic. This concert also features Saint-Saëns’ fun and entertaining Carnival of the Animals, with roaring lions, squawking birds, and boisterous elephants. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM. KARL HIRZER conductor ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI-TARHAN narrator NAHAR ELIAZ cello IDO ZEEV piano YOAV ROTH piano


© 2021 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved © Disney

Specials

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert 21 May 2021 / 7:30PM 22 May 2021 / 2PM Jubilee Auditorium The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the Star Wars saga. Imperial Forces attack the Rebel Alliance, and Luke Skywalker learns the ways of the force from Jedi Master Yoda as he prepares to face Darth Vader. Experience the original film on the big screen like never before as the Calgary Philharmonic and conductor Lawrence Loh perform John Williams’ grand score live. LAWRENCE LOH conductor Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music.

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Bach@Knox

B@K1: Brandenburg Odd 27 May 2021 / 7:30PM Knox United Church Among the towering works of Bach’s output, few are as delightful as the Brandenburg Concertos. Rescued from obscurity over a century after they were written, this set of six concerti grossi are some of the most popular of Bach’s compositions performed today. Join Conductor Nicholas McGegan and soloists from the Calgary Philharmonic for Bach@Knox as we journey through the set. NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor ARNOLD CHOI cello ORCHESTRA SOLOISTS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 BACH Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

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Bach@Knox

B@K2: Organ Recital 28 May 2021 / 7:30PM Knox United Church A Calgary favourite, organist Neil Cockburn brings his sparkling touch and thrilling technical ability to several of the finest masterworks in the organ repertoire. He takes the helm of the recently upgraded Casavant pipe organ, which features an astounding array of sound colours and, at 5,000-plus pipes, is one of the largest in Canada.

Neil Cockburn

NEIL COCKBURN organ

Bach@Knox

B@K3: Brandenburg Even 29 May 2021 / 7:30PM Knox United Church Stately, jovial, and light-hearted, these works are not only masterpieces of the Baroque era, but rank among the finest works of all classical music. Nicholas McGegan leads Bach@Knox in the remaining three of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with soloists from the Calgary Philharmonic.

Nicholas McGegan

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor NEIL COCKBURN harpsichord ORCHESTRA SOLOISTS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051 BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 2020 | 2021 37


Showcase

New World / New Generation 4 + 5 Jun 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall In the final classical concert of the Season, our musicians share the stage with one of Canada’s leading youth orchestras in this thrilling collaborative performance. Hear the next generation of orchestral musicians in the world premiere of a new work by Calgary’s Allan Gordon Bell. The evening closes with both orchestras performing Dvorák’s spectacular New World Symphony side by side. RUNE BERGMANN conductor EDMOND AGOPIAN conductor CALGARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA VINCE HO Fanfare ALLAN GORDON BELL The Sundogs Reel ALLAN GORDON BELL New Commission DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 (From The New World)

Pops

New York, New York

Tony DeSare © Bill Westmoreland

11 + 12 Jun 2021 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

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A blockbuster tribute to the best music of the Big Apple. Join Music Director Rune Bergmann and the Orchestra with singer, pianist, and songwriter Tony DeSare to celebrate legendary crooner Frank Sinatra, rock star Billy Joel, and groundbreaking composer George Gershwin. Enjoy hits like Luck Be A Lady, My Way, Great Balls of Fire, Piano Man, Rhapsody in Blue, and more. A perfect end to a thrilling Season! RUNE BERGMANN conductor TONY DESARE vocals + piano


Special Events Whether you’re supporting our Orchestra through a community run or at a gourmet dinner, or cheering on the next generation at an exciting music competition — we encourage you to take your experience beyond our concerts. Visit calgaryphil.com/events for more information.

Beat Beethoven 10 Sep 2020 / 6PM East Village Put on your running shoes in support of the Calgary Philharmonic! Run 8km along the Bow River while the Orchestra performs the best of Beethoven. Participants receive a custom Beat Beethoven wine glass and wine stopper finisher’s medal. Afterwards, enjoy sparkling wine and a concert under the big white tent in Calgary’s East Village. Register at runcalgary.com.

Concerto Concert 16 Mar 2021 / 7:30PM Rozsa Centre Four extraordinary musicians from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University perform with the Calgary Philharmonic. Visit the University of Calgary website for more information.

Cork and Canvas Winemakers Dinner 29 Apr 2021 / 6PM Calgary Petroleum Club Cork and Canvas Winemakers Dinner is the Calgary Philharmonic’s signature event, raising significant funds for the Orchestra over the last 20 years. At this event, you will enjoy exciting live and silent auctions, performances by Orchestra musicians, and a five-course dinner with exquisite wine pairings. 2020 | 2021 39


Free Concerts We love performing in the community and this fall, you can experience the full orchestra at these downtown locations. Gather your friends and colleagues, bring your lunch, and enjoy these free noon-hour concerts. 9 Sep 2020 / Noon Brookfield Place 225 6 Avenue SW 30 Sep 2020 / Noon The CORE Shopping Centre 324 8 Avenue SW 1 Dec 2020 / Noon Suncor Energy Centre 111 5 Avenue SW

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Education Concerts Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer leads these light-hearted one-hour school-day programs designed to educate and inspire students. Concerts are shaped with themes presented in your classroom, and an accompanying guide is provided to all registered schools. We welcome educators and students from public, separate, private, charter, and home schools. Visit calgaryphil.com/education to register.

Peter and the Wolf + The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 19 + 24 Nov 2020 Jack Singer Concert Hall Prokofiev’s imaginative Peter and the Wolf is a time-honoured musical introduction to the Orchestra. Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is the perfect pairing.

Ballets Russes with Alberta Ballet School 2, 3 + 4 Feb 2021 Jack Singer Concert Hall The magical music of Russian and Spanish masters comes alive onstage with the Calgary Philharmonic and dancers from Alberta Ballet School.

Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Music 4, 5 + 12 May 2021 Jack Singer Concert Hall A new collaboration featuring traditional stories and music performed by the Calgary Philharmonic. This concert is created by Sherryl Sewepagaham with her father, a Cree speaker, school teacher, and knowledge keeper. Sherryl, a music educator from Treaty 8 territory, is known for her work with the Music Alive Program at the National Arts Centre. 2020 | 2021 41


Left to Right: Heather Wootton, Assistant Principal Horn Adriana Lebedovich, Violin Hear the conversation at calgaryphil.com/convo

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Tickets Subscriptions You enjoy the experience of live music too much for one concert to be enough. Subscribers get the best deals offered all year long. Select 4 to 8 concerts and save up to 25% off regular ticket prices by choosing a curated series or composing your own. But, to reward your loyalty, you deserve more! As a subscriber, you also receive many other benefits and perks: First access to tickets before the general public, plus you can add additional tickets to your subscription at a special discount throughout the Season*. The same fantastic seats are reserved just for you at every concert in your subscription**. Use your Subscriber Rewards card to redeem discounts and benefits at local restaurants, salons, and more. Visit calgaryphil.com/rewards for a list of partners. Change of plans? No problem! You can exchange tickets up to 48 hours before the concert free of charge. You can choose to pay in four easy instalments — 25% due when your order is processed and the remainder on 1 September 2020, 1 October 2020, and 2 November 2020. A $20 administrative fee applies. Simply put, there is no better way to guarantee a season’s worth of amazing concerts. Lock in your seats at the best price by ordering them before 21 May 2020. Have a look through the following pages, which outline our subscription packages and discounted subscriber pricing.

Single Tickets Single tickets go on sale 15 June 2020, and prices will change according to demand. Visit calgaryphil.com for pricing information.

*Excludes An Evening with Bernadette Peters at Bella Concert Hall, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireTM in Concert, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert. **Applies to Curated Series. Every effort will be made to seat you near your subscription seats for additional concerts unless otherwise requested.

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Curated Series Curated Series subscriptions are carefully selected and conveniently spaced throughout the Season. Enjoy each concert from your reserved seat — the same at every concert*. Your discount is included in all ticket prices shown. Find information on seating sections at calgaryphil.com/seat-maps. Pops This 6-concert series is solid entertainment, featuring electrifying guest artists performing with full orchestra. It’s the music you know and love like you’ve never heard it before. Choose Friday or Saturday and start saving 20%. Section

Adult

Student / 65+

A B C D E

$432 $384 $336 $240 $180

$432 $336 $288 $192 $180

Friday Pops (Fridays at 7:30PM) The Music of Queen (11 Sep 2020 / p. 4) Broadway Giants (6 Nov 2020 / p. 11) Chicago: A Rock Legacy (15 Jan 2021 / p. 17) Paul Simon Songbook (19 Mar 2021 / p. 29) Live by Request (7 May 2021 / p. 33) New York, New York (11 Jun 2021 / p. 38) Saturday Pops (Saturdays at 7:30PM) The Music of Queen (12 Sep 2020 / p. 4) Broadway Giants (7 Nov 2020 / p. 11) Chicago: A Rock Legacy (16 Jan 2021 / p. 17) Paul Simon Songbook (20 Mar 2021 / p. 29) Live by Request (8 May 2021 / p. 33) New York, New York (12 Jun 2021 / p. 38)

Discovery This 4-concert series is your ticket to discovering the most exciting elements of classical music at a 20% discount. This Series is ideal if you want to hear well-known classics from near and far. Section

Adult

Student / 65+

A B C D E

$288 $256 $224 $160 $120

$288 $224 $192 $128 $120

Discovery Series (Fridays at 7:30PM) Beyond Borders (16 Oct 2020 / p. 9) Best of South America (12 Feb 2021 / p. 20) Mozart’s Requiem (5 Mar 2021 / p. 23) Greatest Classical Hits (9 Apr 2021 / p. 30) 44 calgaryphil.com | 403.571.0849


Masterworks + Showcase These 5-concert series feature celebrated composers, soloists, and conductors. Experience masterpieces that have inspired generations of listeners and new works that are taking us boldly into the future. Choose Friday or Saturday performances and start saving 20%. Section

Adult

Student / 65+

A B C D E

$360 $320 $280 $200 $150

$360 $280 $240 $160 $150

Friday Masterworks (Fridays at 7:30PM) Beethoven 6: Pastoral (25 Sep 2020 / p. 6) The Four Seasons (27 Nov 2020 / p. 12) Bruckner + Strauss (19 Feb 2021 / p. 21) Berg + Brahms (26 Mar 2021 / p. 29) Elgar’s Cello Concerto (14 May 2021 / p. 34) Saturday Masterworks (Saturdays at 7:30PM) Beethoven 6: Pastoral (26 Sep 2020 / p. 6) The Four Seasons (28 Nov 2020 / p. 12) Bruckner + Strauss (20 Feb 2021 / p. 21) Berg + Brahms (27 Mar 2021 / p. 29) Elgar’s Cello Concerto (15 May 2021 / p. 34) Friday Showcase (Fridays at 7:30PM) Beethoven 7: Sublime (23 Oct 2020 / p. 10) Jeffrey Kahane Plays + Conducts Mozart (22 Jan 2021 / p. 18) Mahler + Prokofiev with Nicolas Namoradze (12 Mar 2021 / p. 24) A Sea Symphony + Sinfonia Concertante (30 Apr 2021 / p. 33) New World / New Generation (4 Jun 2021 / p. 38) Saturday Showcase (Saturdays at 7:30PM) Beethoven 7: Sublime (24 Oct 2020 / p. 10) Jeffrey Kahane Plays + Conducts Mozart (23 Jan 2021 / p. 18) Mahler + Prokofiev with Nicolas Namoradze (13 Mar 2021 / p. 24) A Sea Symphony + Sinfonia Concertante (1 May 2021 / p. 33) New World / New Generation (5 Jun 2021 / p. 38)

Symphony Sundays for Kids This fun 4-concert series features engaging performances created just for kids! Introduce your family to the magical world of classical favourites every child should know and love. Subscribe and save 25% — it’s like getting one concert for free! Section

Adult

Student / 65+

12 or under

A/B C/D/E

$120 $105

$105 $90

$87 $72

Symphony Sundays for Kids Series (Sundays at 3PM) Peter and the Wolf (25 Oct 2020 / p. 10) Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage (17 Jan 2021 / p. 18) Emily Saves the Orchestra (7 Mar 2021 / p. 24) The Caboose Who Got Loose (9 May 2021 / p. 34) *Some exceptions apply

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Subscriber Additional Ticket Discount As a subscriber, you can add as many additional tickets as you like — all at your special subscriber discount, and all Season long.

Series Concerts (prices reflect Curated Series subscriber discount of 20%) Concert

Section

Adult

Student / 65+

12 or under

A B C D E

$72 $64 $56 $40 $30

$72 $56 $48 $32 $30

$15*

Symphony Sundays for Kids Concerts (p. 45)

A/B C/D/E

$32 $28

$28 $24

$23 $19

Late Night Concerts (p. 9 + p. 23)

General Admission

$24

$24

-

Pops Concerts (p. 44) Discovery Concerts (p. 44) Masterworks Concerts (p. 45) Showcase Concerts (p. 45)

Special Concerts (prices reflect Curated + Compose Your Own Series subscriber discount of 15%) Concert

Section

Adult

Student / 65+

12 or under

Beethoven v. Coldplay (p. 7) Frankenstein: Halloween Horror (p. 11) To Whitney, with Love (p. 12) Chantal Kreviazuk: A Holiday Special (p. 14) Holiday Cirque with Troupe Vertigo (p. 14) Beethoven 8 + 9: Celebration (p. 15) Ashley MacIsaac with Orchestra (p. 19) Lunar New Year Celebration (p. 19)

A B C D E

$76.50 $68 $59.50 $42.50 $30

$76.50 $59.50 $51 $34 $30

$76.50 $59.50 $51 $34 $30

Disney in Concert: Toy Story (p. 8)

A B C D E

$76.50 $68 $59.50 $42.50 $30

$76.50 $59.50 $51 $34 $30

$42.50 $38 $34 $30 $25.50

A/B C/D E

$77 $60 $50

$77 $60 $50

$77 $60 $50

General Admission

$38

$38

$25

An Evening with Bernadette Peters at Jack Singer Concert Hall (p. 5) Buffy Sainte-Marie with Orchestra (p. 31) Rune’s Classical Christmas at Grace (p. 16) Bach@Knox (p. 36)

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Special Concerts (no discounts available)

Subscriber Priority Access

Joshua Bell: One Night Only (p. 32)

An Evening with Bernadette Peters at Bella Concert Hall (p. 5)

A B C D E

$150 $125 $95 $75 $55

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (p. 17)

A B C D E

$109 $99 $89 $79 $49

A B

$100 $85

Harry Potter and the Goblet Tickets of FireTM in Concert (p. 22) available at Star Wars: The Empire Strikes ticketmaster.ca Back in Concert (p. 35)

Compose Your Own Series (CYO) Decide which concerts you want to attend with dates and times that work for you. Compose Your Own Series of either 4, 6, or 8+ concerts and save up to 20% — the more you attend, the more you save. Seating varies from concert to concert, making it a new experience every time. You also receive discounts on additional tickets and 15% off special concerts.** CYO 8+ Pack CYO 6 Pack CYO 4 Pack

Save 20% + 15% off special concerts** Save 15% + 15% off special concerts** Save 10% + 15% off special concerts**

CYO 8+ (save 20%) Concert Pops Concerts (p. 44) Discovery Concerts (p. 44) Masterworks Concerts (p. 45) Showcase Concerts (p. 45)

CYO 6 (save 15%)

CYO 4 (save 10%)

Section

Adult

Stu/65+

Adult

Stu/65+

Adult

Stu/65+

A B C D E

$72 $64 $56 $40 $30

$72 $56 $48 $32 $30

$76.50 $68 $59.50 $42.50 $30

$76.50 $59.50 $51 $34 $30

$81 $72 $63 $45 $30

$81 $63 $54 $36 $30

Late Night Concerts (p. 9 + p. 23)

General Admission

Symphony Sundays for Kids Concerts (p. 45)

A/B C/D/E

$24

$32 $28

$28 $24

$25.50

$23 $19

$27

$34 $30 $25 $36 $31.50 $26 $30 $25.50 $20 $31.50 $27 $21

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General Information Patron Programs

Give the Gift of Music

Wolfgang Join dynamic young professionals for cocktails, concerts, and conversation. Members receive tickets to select concerts and afterparties, and invitations to Calgary Philharmonic special events.

New this season — the Calgary Philharmonic offers Gift Vouchers! Similar to gift certificates, these are available in any dollar amount. They can be used to buy tickets to any Calgary Philharmonic concert (except those at the Jubilee Auditorium). Vouchers can be redeemed online, in person at our Box Office locations, or over the phone. Now it’s easier than ever to share the gift of live music.

Amadeus Enjoy fellowship with others who share your love for symphonic music. Members enjoy private recitals featuring world-class artists, and exclusive VIP benefits. Mozart Savour exclusive performance and networking opportunities. Members gain access to all Patron Program concerts and events, as well as special private events. For more information, call 403.571.0849 or visit calgaryphil.com/membership.

It’s more fun with friends Book your group + save Enjoy a night out with friends, entertain clients, inspire your students, or reward your employees by attending a performance together. Booking is easy: pick your concert, reserve your seats with a 15% deposit, then pay the balance two weeks before the concert. Preconcert or post-concert receptions are available for an additional fee. Ask about our special not-for-profit and school rates. Save 15% when you buy 10 to 34 tickets, or 20% when you buy 35 or more tickets. Discounts are non-cumulative and do not apply to seating in the loft or loges. Subject to availability.

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Cpossibilities + Youth Tickets People aged 13 to 29 can take a guest to a concert for only $15 each by joining Cpossibilities. Membership is free — simply register online, then we’ll send a monthly email letting you know which Calgary Philharmonic concerts are available to Cpossibilities members. You can buy up to two tickets for each eligible concert. Join now at calgaryphil.com/cpossibilities. Children 12 or under are eligible for $15 tickets to most concerts when accompanied by a guardian with a regular priced ticket.

Open Rehearsals Experience a full working rehearsal for select concerts throughout the Season. You will observe the time and dedication it takes to prepare for a performance. Tickets are $15 each. Visit calgaryphil.com/ open-rehearsals for a list of concerts and to register.


Submit your order in any of the following ways: Send your order form to Calgary Philharmonic Box Office Floor 2, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0K9 Call us seven days a week at 403.571.0849 or 403.571.0270 Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday 10AM to 3PM and Sunday Noon to 3PM*

Email your order to info@calgaryphil.com

Visit us at Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SE, on the second floor during office hours (Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM). You can also find us at the CORE Shopping Centre on the third level, Monday to Saturday 10AM to 3PM and Sunday Noon to 3PM*.

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Getting Here Jack Singer Concert Hall is located downtown in Arts Commons. Underground parking is available at Arts Commons and nearby at the Civic Plaza and Telus Convention Centre parkades. If you take the C-Train, stations are located one block from Arts Commons on 7 Avenue SE. Bike racks can be found on Stephen Avenue in front of the concert hall. Centre Street Train Station

City Hall Train Station

7 Ave SE

Olympic Plaza Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Jack Singer Concert Hall

1 St SE

Glenbow Museum

Arts Commons

9 Ave SE

Calgary Tower

Macleod Trail SE

8 Ave SE


Venues Jack Singer Concert Hall 205 8 Avenue SE

Balcony Upper Circle Dress Circle Mezzanine Orchestra Choir Loft

STAGE

New this Season! We’ve made some changes to our seat map. All seating sections are now available on the main floor and mezzanines to enhance your concert experience*. Have questions? Visit calgaryphil.com/seat-maps or call us at 403.571.0849. *Not applicable to some concerts

Other Venues Bella Concert Hall

18 Mount Royal Circle SW

Grace Presbyterian Church

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

1009 15 Avenue SW

1415 14 Avenue NW

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Knox United Church 506 4 Street SW


Left to Right: Sara Hahn-Scinocco, Principal Flute John Lowry, Associate Concertmaster JosuĂŠ ValdepeĂąas, Assistant Principal Cello Hear the conversation at calgaryphil.com/convo

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Orchestra First Violins Diana Cohen Concertmaster

John Lowry Associate Concertmaster

Donovan Seidle Assistant Concertmaster

Edmund Chung Austin Hansen Erica Hudson Hangyul Kim Olga Kotova Bonnie Louie Genevieve Micheletti Maria van der Sloot Hojean Yoo Second Violins Lorna Tsai Stephanie Soltice-Johnson Erin Burkholder Jeremy Gabbert Hyewon Grillet-Kim Craig Hutchenreuther Minnie Min Kyung Kwon Theresa Lane Adriana Lebedovich Steven J. Lubiarz Violas Laurent Grillet-Kim Marcin Swoboda Arthur Bachmann Jeremy Bauman Peter Blake Michael Bursey Alisa Klebanov Jesse Morrison

Cellos Arnold Choi Josué Valdepeñas Kathleen de Caen Thomas Megee David Morrissey Daniel Poceta Karen Youngquist TBD Basses Sam Loeck Kyle Sanborn Matthew Heller Trish Bereti-Reid Patrick Staples Jonathan Yeoh Flutes Sara Hahn-Scinocco Gwen Klassen Piccolo Gwen Klassen Oboes Alex Klein David Sussman English Horn David Sussman Clarinets Slavko Popovic Jocelyn Colquhoun Bassoons Antoine St-Onge Michael Hope

Horns Robert McCosh Jennifer Frank-Umana TBD Maxwell Stein Heather Wootton Trumpets Adam Zinatelli Miranda Canonico Trombones James Scott Michael Thomson Bass Trombone David Reid Tuba Tom McCaslin Timpani Alexander Cohen Percussion Josh Jones Harp Tisha Murvihill Librarian Rob Grewcock Music Library Assistant Kevin Wu Personnel Manager Michael Thomson

Principal Associate Principal Assistant Principal On Leave

Thank you to these organizations and supporters who contribute $100,000+ annually The Naomi + John Lacey

Program

Calgary Philharmonic photos © HarderLee Studio

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