2022/2023 Season Brochure

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OrchestraPhilharmonicCalgary 2022 | 2023
3Contents Message from the Music Director 26 Season at a Glance 38 Education 39 Open Rehearsals 41 Merch 42 Subscribe + Save 42 Curated, Pops + Kids Series 45 Compose Your Own Series 46 Cpossibilities 48 Orchestra Musicians 49 Venues 51 Support Your Phil Rune Bergmann Music Director Karl Hirzer Associate Conductor Mark Bartel Chorus Master Marc Stevens President + CEO Programs + artists subject to change without notice Calgary Phil photos © HarderLee Studio
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Dear friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to explore our 2022/2023 Season and join us in the concert hall for an experience unlike any other. Music brings light and colour to the world — it is the soundtrack of our lives. Whether it’s joy or sorrow, passion or adventure, when you come to a live orchestra performance, the music will take you on a journey as you see the musicians performing onstage and feel the reactions of everyone around you. This is what drives us to play music of all kinds for all people — and you are part of making that magic happen.

This Season you can choose from brilliant guest artists, classical giants, new discoveries, pop favourites, family fun, and much more. We open with one of the most uplifting pieces of all time, Beethoven’s ninth symphony. Known as the Ode to Joy, this work brings our Orchestra and Chorus together in a performance that will bring you to your feet. We are lucky to have such an incredible Chorus made up of local volunteers, and we will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2023 with a special concert in April.

It’s hard to imagine movies without music. The score is what brings a film to life, and starting from childhood, that music is woven through our lives. This Season, you will hear the Orchestra play live while family favourites like Frozen, Home Alone, Harry Potter, and Black Panther are shown on the big screen. You will also enjoy an evening of works by the great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, whose film soundtracks are legendary. Once again, you have a chance to see some of the world’s top musicians perform with your Orchestra. One of the must-see concerts of the Season features superstar saxophonist Branford Marsalis. This concert is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Heather Edwards. You can also look forward to performances with drag queen extraordinaire Tynomi Banks, violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo, singer LaKisha Jones of American Idol fame, acclaimed pianists Charles Richard-Hamelin and Katherine Chi, and two of Alberta’s fastest rising stars Celeigh Cardinal and Shawnee Kish, among others. We welcome back to the stage acclaimed guest conductors, including Music Director Laureate Roberto Minczuk and multi-Grammy-winning JoAnn Falletta.

Of course, there are many more experiences to be discovered this Season. Light up your life and join us on the journey.

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Beethoven’s Ode to Joy 10 Sep 2022 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

Experience Ludwig van Beethoven’s rousing Symphony No. 9 as we kick off a season full of light and hope. This work is considered a call for peace and freedom from oppression for all humanity, combining the full force of the Orchestra and Chorus in the final movement. The concert opens with the world premiere of a new commission for our Chorus by innovative composer Andrew Balfour.


Balfour ᓂᔭ niya (I Am) (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 9

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mezzo-soprano ANDREW HAJI tenor NATHAN
baritone LUMINOUS


Tribute to The Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour

23 + 24 Sep 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Hear the best of The Beatles as you never have before — live! The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound like The Beatles, but this is more than just a rock concert. Imagine Penny Lane with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of Yesterday with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; and enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged I Am the Walrus



Karen Gomyo: Violin Virtuoso

16 + 17 Sep 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Share in violinist Karen Gomyo’s passion for contemporary works as she Moussa’sOrchestraKarenGrammy-winningjoinsconductorKamensekandthetoperformSamyJunoAward-winning

Violin Concerto. This concert also features Claude Debussy’s charming symphonic poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun — one of the most popular classical works of all Thistime.concert

has an open rehearsal (p. 39)


Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Moussa Violin Concerto (Adrano) Chausson Poème Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy

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specials I Rise

1 Oct 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

A collaboration between the Calgary Phil and Pink Flamingo on the Black Lives Matter Murals Project invited two vastly different artistic cultures to collide. Five artists were invited to respond to a new Calgary Phil commission by Canadian composer Laura Hawley, written for our Chorus and based on L.R. Knost’s poem I Rise. We celebrate the results with the debut of this new work in a performance led by conductor Leslie Dunner, accompanied by the mural artwork, and music by Duke Ellington and Florence Price. Uyemi and Sinzere join us for John Legend and Common’s hit Glory from Selma. Presented in partnership with Pink Flamingo.

LESLIE DUNNER conductor SINZERE rap/soul artist UYEMI vocals


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specials Disney in Concert: Frozen

7 Oct 2022 / 7:30PM

8 Oct 2022 / 2:30PM + 7:30PM

Jubilee Auditorium

This Thanksgiving, experience Disney’s Frozen like never before! See the film on the big screen as the Calgary Phil performs Christophe Beck’s catchy score live. Join Princess Anna, Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, and the hilarious snowman Olaf as they team up to find Princess Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen received Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Song Let It Go

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.

© All rights reserved.


Rhapsody in Blue Eyes: Sinatra + Beyond

14 + 15 Oct 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Triple-threat singer-songwriter-pianist Tony DeSare tackles two musical mavericks in one outstanding concert with the Orchestra. Enjoy the jazz rhythms of George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, followed by timeless Frank Sinatra classics Come Fly with Me, Luck Be a Lady, My Way, It Was a Very Good Year, Night and Day, I’ve Got the World on a String, and New York, New York

This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)

STUART CHAFETZ conductor TONY DESARE piano + vocals

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Stephanie Soltice-Johnson, Assistant Principal Second Violin
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curated series 1 Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

11 + 12 Nov 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Immerse yourself in the universe of Gustav Mahler’s fifth symphony, which spans the multitude and complexity of human feelings and experience. Through the brilliant sounds of the Orchestra led by Music Director Rune Bergmann, it conveys an emotional odyssey, from dark tragedy to exultant joy. In between, we have glimpses of paradise and the macabre, along with tender passion in the Adagietto movement, which is said Mahler wrote as a declaration of love to his wife Alma.

RUNE BERGMANN conductor Mahler Symphony No. 5

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Tom McCaslin performs John Williams

5 Nov 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Revel in big symphonic sound in this concert led by Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer. After portraying the amorous adventures of Don Juan in Richard Strauss’ tone poem, the Orchestra is joined by Principal Tuba Tom McCaslin in John Williams’ exhilarating Concerto (you might spot the Superman theme!). Béla Bartók’s elaborate orchestral showcase closes this thrilling program.

This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)


Strauss Don Juan Williams Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

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18 Nov 2022 / 7:30PM Jack Singer Concert Hall

Recognized best for her full production performances, drag superstar Tynomi Banks dominates the stage while radiating a powerful, but playful energy. Off the heels of her legendary Super Bowl commercial and iconic premiere season of Canada’s Drag Race, Tynomi brings her high-fashion looks, comedy, and behind-thescenes stories as she joins forces with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and the Calgary Phil in a collaborative mashup of drag, dance, music, and comedy.

specials Tynomi Banks: Queen of the Orchestra DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER conductor TYNOMI BANKS drag performer Tynomi Banks © Matt Barnes
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Stravinsky’s Firebird

26 Nov 2022 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Watch the colourful story of The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky come to life with music and dance in this concert featuring the Orchestra and dancers from the Alberta Ballet School. Manuel de Falla’s vivid score with Edmund Stripe’s choreography and dance-inspired works by Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie complete this program conducted by Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer.

27 Nov 2022 / 3PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

The Firebird comes to life with music and dance in this family-friendly concert featuring the Orchestra and members of the Alberta Ballet School. Igor Stravinsky based this popular work on a folk tale about a prince who encounters a mysterious firebird and receives a magic feather that helps him defeat an evil wizard. With choreography by Edmund Stripe, the concert also features The ThreeCornered Hat No. 1 by Manuel de Falla. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM.

specials KARL HIRZER conductor ALBERTA BALLET SCHOOL De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat Suite Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Satie Trois Gnossiennes Stravinsky The Firebird Suite symphony sundays for kids Firebird for the Family KARL HIRZER conductor ALBERTA BALLET SCHOOL
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3 Dec 2022 / 2:30PM

Join Music Director Rune Bergmann, the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, and Cantaré Children’s Choir for a joyous concert of curated holiday music — starting with a relaxed performance in the afternoon. From beloved classic carols to contemporary festive hits, there’s something for everyone in this heartwarming Christmas musical buffet!


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Rune’s Christmas
/ 7:30PM
(Relaxed) Jack Singer Concert Hall
specials Sounds of the Season: On the Road 6 Dec 2022 / 7:30PM Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge 7 Dec 2022 / 7:30PM Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton The
hits the road for two fun-filled holiday concerts! Bring your friends and family for a festive evening and enjoy the sounds of the season.
no better way to kick off the holidays.
Lorna Tsai, Principal Second Violin
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Home Alone in Concert

9 Dec 2022 / 7:30PM

10 Dec 2022 / 2:30PM

Jubilee Auditorium

A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Calgary Phil. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox SARAH HICKS conductor UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY CHORUS

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specials Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

1 Jan 2023 / 2:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved Neujahrskonzert, this charming celebration showcases acclaimed European singers and dancers, as well as The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Calgary Phil, for a rich cultural experience that will start your year on a joyous note.

specials Traditional Christmas

13 + 14 Dec 2022 / 7:30PM

Grace Presbyterian Church

Celebrate the spirit of the Season with a selection of holiday favourites performed by the Calgary Phil and the Chorus. The beautiful Grace Presbyterian Church provides the backdrop — a beloved Calgary tradition. Get your tickets early — these performances sell out every year!

Produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions in partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic. Artists subject to change without notice.

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15 Jan 2023 / 3PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Charlotte plays the trumpet on a cardboard tube, the xylophone with two knitting needles, and the drums on anything that bangs. Her musical talents are not appreciated at home, so she sets off into the wide world, where the Music Maker comes to her rescue. Families will enjoy this magical journey with Platypus Theatre exploring the sounds and colours of the instruments and the exciting possibilities that music has to offer. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM.

pops Heroes of Film

13 + 14 Jan 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Get into the heroic spirit with this concert of iconic themes from cinema and TV, conducted by John Morris Russell. Epic tunes from Batman, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian, and many more will let you relive your favourite musical moments from the adventures of heroes of the big and small screens!

symphony sundays for kids Charlotte and the Music Maker John Morris Russell © Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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Jennifer Frank-Umana, Associate Principal French Horn
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Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

20 + 21 Jan 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Explore the distinctive sounds of this vibrant program conducted by Music Director Laureate Roberto Minczuk. Two paintings and a sculpture are brought to musical life in Donovan Seidle’s Vernissage, then Principal Clarinet Slavko Popovic takes the virtuosic spotlight in Copland’s jazzy Clarinet Concerto. The Orchestra and pipe organ then join forces in Camille Saint-Saëns’ grand Organ Symphony

This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)




Seidle Vernissage

Copland Clarinet Concerto Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

specials Brahms v. Radiohead

28 Jan 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Back by popular demand following a sold-out performance in 2019, don’t miss conductor Steve Hackman’s epic symphonic synthesis of Radiohead’s iconic OK Computer and Johannes Brahms’ tremendous Symphony No. 1. Featuring the full orchestra and three solo vocalists, this fusion offers a re-imagined experience of each work through the lens of the other — and explores the explosive tension they have in common. This concert is presented with One Yellow Rabbit as part of the High Performance Rodeo.


Steve Hackman © Greg Shotwell
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curated series 1

11 Feb 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Two of Alberta’s fastest rising stars join the Orchestra conducted by Lucas Waldin. With stunningly soulful and powerful voices, Celeigh Cardinal and Shawnee Kish share the stage on this incredible doublebill. Kish, named by Billboard as an ‘Artist You Need To Know’ and Cardinal, a recent Juno Award-winner, promise an incredible night of music.

specials Songwriter Spotlight: Celeigh Cardinal + Shawnee Kish LUCAS WALDIN conductor CELEIGH CARDINAL vocals SHAWNEE KISH vocals Celeigh Cardinal © Sheena Zilinski
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Tom McCaslin,
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Principal Tuba

curated series 2 Mozart’s Double Piano

17 + 18 Feb 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Witness pianists

Charles Richard-Hamelin and Ryan Zhu — MacLachlan/Ridge Emerging Artists past and present — in scintillating musical dialogue in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Music Director Rune Bergmann leads the Orchestra in Anton Bruckner’s majestic seventh symphony.

A memorial to Richard Wagner, one of the composer’s idols, the second movement features the distinctively rich sonority of four Wagner tubas.



Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos Bruckner Symphony No. 7

Charles Richard-Hamelin © Elizabeth Delage
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Late Night at The GRAND: Professor Bad Trip

3 + 4 Mar 2023 / 9PM


Spend your night discovering the kaleidoscopic sounds in this program of boundary-pushing works curated by Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer. He leads Calgary Phil musicians in Franco Romitelli’s psychedelic tour-de-force, Professor Bad Trip. Spectral music pioneer Gérard Grisey’s Périodes opens the concert, which includes projections by visual artists to enhance your experience in the intimate setting of The GRAND.

symphony sundays for kids Beethoven Lives Upstairs

5 Mar 2023 / 3PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Young Christoph is quite upset when the composer Beethoven moves into his late father’s upstairs office. Being completely deaf, Beethoven is neither aware of nor cares about the noise he creates, and Christoph writes his uncle concerned about the ‘madman’ living upstairs. Through their letters, we learn about Beethoven as he works on his ninth symphony. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM.


KARL HIRZER conductor
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New World / New Generation

18 Mar 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Hear the next generation of orchestral musicians in this thrilling collaborative performance featuring one of Canada’s leading youth orchestras side-by-side with the Calgary Phil. The concert opens with Vincent Ho’s Fanfare, then the world premiere of a new work by Calgary’s Allan Gordon Bell. Antonin Dvořák’s spectacular New World Symphony caps off the evening.




Ho Fanfare (World Premiere)

Bell The Sundogs Reel Bell Symphonies of Luminous Being (World Premiere) Dvořák Symphony No. 9

pops The Best of Whitney

10 + 11 Mar 2023 / 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 Phil to celebrate hits like I Wanna Dance with Somebody, How Will I Know, I Have Nothing, and more.

NAOMI WOO conductor LAKISHA JONES vocals

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Antoine St-Onge, Principal Bassoon
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Beethoven’sSeptemberOde to Joy

Sat 10 Sep / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 4

Karen Gomyo: Violin Virtuoso

Fri 16 Sep / 7:30PM

Sat 17 Sep / 7:30PM

Curated Series 2 JSCH / p. 5

Tribute to The Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour

Fri 23 Sep / 7:30PM

Sat 24 Sep / 7:30PM

Pops / JSCH / p. 5


Sat 1 Oct / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 6

Disney in Concert: Frozen

Fri 7 Oct / 7:30PM

Sat 8 Oct / 2:30PM + 7:30PM

Specials / Jubilee / p. 7

Rhapsody in Blue Eyes: Sinatra + Beyond

Fri 14 Oct / 7:30PM

Sat 15 Oct / 7:30PM

Pops / JSCH / p. 7

TomNovemberMcCaslin performs John Williams

Sat 5 Nov / 7:30PM

Curated Series 3 JSCH / p. 9

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Fri 11 Nov / 7:30PM

Sat 12 Nov / 7:30PM

Curated Series 1 JSCH / p. 9

Tynomi Banks: Queen of the Orchestra

Fri 18 Nov / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 10

Stravinsky’s Firebird

Sat 26 Nov / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 11

Firebird for the Family

Sun 27 Nov / 3PM

Symphony Sundays for Kids JSCH / p. 11

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Fri 2 Dec / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 12

Rune’s Christmas

Sat 3 Dec / 2:30PM

Relaxed / JSCH / p. 12

Sounds of the Season: On the Road

Tue 6 Dec / 7:30PM

YMCASpecialsRocky Ridge / p. 12

Sounds of the Season: On the Road

Wed 7 Dec / 7:30PM

YMCASpecialsSeton / p. 12

Home Alone in Concert

Fri 9 Dec / 7:30PM

Sat 10 Dec / 2:30PM

Specials / Jubilee / p. 14

Traditional Christmas

Tue 13 Dec / 7:30PM

Wed 14 Dec / 7:30PM

Specials / Grace / p. 15

SaluteJanuaryto Vienna

New Year’s Concert

Sun 1 Jan / 2:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 15

Heroes of Film

Fri 13 Jan / 7:30PM

Sat 14 Jan / 7:30PM

Pops / JSCH / p. 16

Charlotte and the Music Maker

Sun 15 Jan / 3PM Symphony Sundays for Kids JSCH / p. 16


Fri 20 Jan / 7:30PM

Sat 21 Jan / 7:30PM

Curated Series 1 JSCH / p. 18

Brahms v. Radiohead

Sat 28 Jan / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 18



Celeigh Cardinal + Shawnee Kish

Sat 11 Feb / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 19

Mozart’s Double Piano

Fri 17 Feb / 7:30PM

Sat 18 Feb / 7:30PM

Curated Series 2 JSCH / p. 21

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

Fri 24 Feb / 7:30PM

Sat 25 Feb / 7:30PM

Specials / Jubilee / p. 22

LateMarchNight at The GRAND:

Professor Bad Trip

Fri 3 Mar / 9PM

Sat 4 Mar / 9PM

Specials / The GRAND / p. 23

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Sun 5 Mar / 3PM

Symphony Sundays for Kids JSCH / p. 23

The Best of Whitney

Fri 10 Mar / 7:30PM

Sat 11 Mar / 7:30PM

Pops / JSCH / p. 24

New World / New Generation

Sat 18 Mar / 7:30PM

Curated Series 3 JSCH / p. 24

Brahms: A German Requiem

Fri 24 Mar / 7:30PM

Sat 25 Mar / 7:30PM

Curated Series 2 JSCH / p. 28

Diana Cohen in Concert

Fri 31 Mar / 7:30PM

Curated Series 1 JSCH / p. 29

DianaApril Cohen in Concert

Sat 1 Apr / 7:30PM

Curated Series 1 JSCH / p. 29

Brass Transit:

The Music of Chicago

Fri 14 Apr / 7:30PM

Sat 15 Apr / 7:30PM

Pops / JSCH / p. 29

Let Voices Resound

Fri 21 Apr / 7:30PM

Curated Series 3 JSCH / p. 30

Will’s Jams

Sun 30 Apr / 3PM

Symphony Sundays for Kids JSCH / p. 32

Elgar’sMay Cello Concerto

Fri 5 May / 7:30PM

Sat 6 May / 7:30PM

Curated Series 2 JSCH / p. 32

Katherine Chi performs Beethoven

Fri 12 May / 7:30PM

Sat 13 May / 7:30PM

Curated Series 1 JSCH / p. 33

Marvel Studios Presents Black Panther in Concert

Thur 18 May / 7:30PM

Fri 19 May / 7:30PM

Specials / Jubilee / p. 34

Chamber Music at the Bella

Fri 26 May / 7:30PM

Sat 27 May / 7:30PM

BellaSpecialsConcert Hall / p. 36



Fri 2 Jun / 7:30PM

Sat 3 Jun / 7:30PM

Pops / JSCH / p. 36

On Stage with Branford Marsalis

Fri 9 Jun / 7:30PM

Specials / JSCH / p. 37

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curated series 2

ABrahms:German Requiem

24 + 25 Mar 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Unlike most Requiems, Johannes Brahms wrote his for the living, rather than the dead. The result is more hopeful and uplifting than dark and dire, and a perfect way to celebrate Spring. Music Director Rune Bergmann leads this powerful work for orchestra, chorus, and soloists, featuring rising stars soprano Meigui Zhang and baritone Peter Barrett.



Brahms A German Requiem

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Diana Cohen in Concert

31 Mar + 1 Apr 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Savour the wide-ranging artistry of Concertmaster Diana Cohen with the Orchestra and conductor Yue Bao in Mieczysław Weinberg’s striking Violin Concerto. Felix Mendelssohn’s moody overture The Hebrides and Ludwig van Beethoven’s sparkling eighth symphony create an exciting frame of contrasts — opening with atmospheric power and culminating in robust joy. This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)

YUE BAO conductor DIANA COHEN violin

Mendelssohn The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Weinberg Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No. 8


Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago

14 + 15 Apr 2023 / 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 Phil.


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21 Apr 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

The Calgary Philharmonic Chorus celebrates its 60th anniversary featuring music for chorus and the Jack Singer’s Carthy organ. The Chorus will be joined by Cantaré Children’s Choir for this special celebration. Please note the Orchestra is not featured in this concert.


curated series 3 Let Voices Resound
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Mark Bartel, Chorus
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Elgar’s Cello Concerto

5 + 6 May 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Experience the passionate intensity of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, as interpreted by award-winning Canadian cellist Stéphane Tétreault. Composed in the aftermath of WWI, it is a wistful but compassionate reflection on human suffering. Conductor Ramón Tebar then leads the Calgary Phil in Sergei Rachmaninoff’s final orchestral masterpiece, the Symphonic Dances. Combining big melodies, harmonic lushness, and rhythmic drive, it’s a sonic feast for the ears!

This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)


Elgar Cello Concerto Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

symphony sundays for kids Will’s Jams

30 Apr 2023 / 3PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Will Stroet — star of CBC Kids TV and Juno-nominated musician — will rock out with you and your family. Singing his favourite songs, it’s a funfilled symphony jam session your kids will love! Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo at 2PM.

JULIANE GALLANT conductor WILL STROET vocals + guitar

Stéphane Tétreault © Frédérik Robitaille
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curated series 1 Katherine Chi performs Beethoven

12 + 13 May 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Come along with conductor JoAnn Falletta and acclaimed Canadian pianist Katherine Chi on a sonic adventure through two bold works by Ludwig van Beethoven. The imaginative Piano Concerto No. 4 is intimate, dramatic, and full of energy, while his fourth symphony shows the composer brimming with witty and noble ideas. Inspired by the latter’s surprising twists, Jocelyn Morlock’s Interloper starts us off on the journey.

This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)

JOANN FALLETTA conductor KATHERINE CHI piano Morlock Interloper (World Premiere) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Beethoven Symphony No. 4

specials Marvel Studios Presents Black Panther in Concert 18 + 19 May 2023 / 7:30PM Jubilee Auditorium

In 2018, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what Super Hero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger all while the Calgary Phil performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live to picture. This concert is presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

LAWRENCE LOH conductor MASSAMBA DIOP talking drum soloist

Calgary Phil film series partner © Marvel
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Sim Galloway, Soprano Calgary Philharmonic Chorus
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specials Chamber Music at the Bella 26 + 27 May 2023 / 7:30PM Bella Concert Hall Calgary Phil musicians are joined by Mount Royal Conservatory students for two concerts of chamber music at the intimate Bella Concert Hall. Several small ensembles of musicians will perform music showcasing their unique talents. This concert is presented in partnership with Mount Royal Conservatory.

Music Director Rune Bergmann is your guide to this concert that first highlights the illustrious film scores of Italian composer Ennio Morricone, including iconic themes from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, The Hateful Eight, and more. Then hear the Orchestra perform Leonard Bernstein’s scintillating Symphonic Dances from his music for West Side Story, and the memorable songs of the musical’s star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria. This concert has an open rehearsal (p. 39)


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On Stage with Branford Marsalis

9 Jun 2023 / 7:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall



Escapades, an ‘impressionistic memoir’ of 1960s progressive jazz, based on his music for the film Catch Me If You Can. Marsalis then joins the Calgary Phil for Maurice Ravel’s great orchestral crescendo, Boléro. This gripping program is led by Music Director Rune Bergmann and opens with Richard Strauss’ musical meditation on life, death, and the beyond. This benefit concert is made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Heather Edwards.


Strauss Death and Transfiguration Williams Escapades for Alto Sax + Orchestra Ravel Boléro

Branford Marsalis © Palma Kolansky

Education Series

These light-hearted one-hour school-day programs are designed to educate and inspire students. Concerts are shaped with themes presented in the 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.

The Firebird

22 + 23 Nov 2022 / Jack Singer Concert Hall

Joined by dancers from Alberta Ballet School, the Calgary Phil performs captivating works by composers who found themselves in the innovative artistic circles of Paris in the early 20th century. From the fiery rhythms of Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, to the lazy drawl of Erik Satie’s Gnossiennes, and culminating with music from Igor Stravinsky’s epic

The Firebird, this exciting collaboration between music and dance will intrigue the eyes, ears, and mind!

Winter Solstice

7, 8 + 9 Feb 2023 / Jack Singer Concert Hall

The sequel to the highly successful online production of Rocky Mountain Fairy Tales, local musical storyteller Samantha Whelan Kotkas joins the Calgary Phil for a saunter through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Winter Solstice.

Napi and the Rock

13, 18 + 20 April 2023 / Jack Singer Concert Hall

Discover the traditional Blackfoot story of Napi and the Rock on stage!

This special collaboration with Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society features music by Cris Derksen and Sonny-Ray Day Rider performed by Calgary Phil musicians, combined with engaging storytelling and set design.

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Open Rehearsals

Seniors and students can experience a full working rehearsal for select concerts throughout the Season. Observe the time and dedication it takes to prepare for a performance. Tickets are $15. Seniors can save their spot by calling 403.571.0849. Schools, visit calgaryphil.com/open-rehearsals to register.

Awards + Scholarships

We’re proud to support developing music talents through two opportunities — The Marley Rynd Memorial Scholarship and The Concerto Concert. The Scholarship is awarded to an advanced orchestral music student from either the Mount Royal Conservatory or the University of Calgary Faculty of Music in memory of Calgary Philharmonic bass musician Marley Rynd. Four extraordinary students are awarded the opportunity to perform with the Calgary Phil at our annual Concerto Concert, presented in partnership with Mount Royal Conservatory and the University of Calgary.

Evenings with the Calgary Philharmonic

Through listening, lecture, discussion, guest musicians, and live performances of select concerts, examine the making and development of classical music with the aim of deepening your understanding and appreciation of this music genre. To register and learn more about ‘Evenings with the Calgary Philharmonic’ course at University of Calgary, visit conted.ucalgary.ca.

New Music Reading Session

Composition students at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal Conservatory present new works for the Orchestra to perform. During the session, our conductor and musicians provide emerging composers with vital feedback on their works.

Learn more at calgaryphil.com/education

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Cohen, Principal Timpani

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Explore our signature Calgary Phil collection — from totes to tees. Proceeds from all merch sales directly support your Orchestra and help us keep the music playing. calgaryphil.com/shop

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Subscribe + Save

Subscribers get the best deals offered all year long. By subscribing, you save up to 25% off regular ticket prices and are treated to a carefully curated selection of concerts. You also enjoy many more benefits and perks:

Add-on Discounts all Season long

You can add any number of additional tickets to your subscription at your special subscriber discount throughout the Season.

Priority Seating

Your seats from the 2019/2020 Season are reserved just for you at every concert in your subscription* and you’ll get first access to add-on Specials to your order.

Subscriber Rewards

Enjoy subscriber-only discounts at local businesses, restaurants, and more. Visit calgaryphil.com/rewards for a list of partners.

Submit your order in any of the following ways:

Phone Call our Sales Team at 403.571.0849 (Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM).

Email Send your order to info@calgaryphil.com.

Find all the details at calgaryphil.com/subscriptions

Single tickets go on sale 21 June 2022. Visit calgaryphil.com for the most current single ticket pricing.

* Every effort will be made to seat you near your subscription seats for additional concerts unless otherwise requested. Due to Series changes in the 2022/2023 Season, we cannot guarantee exact seats.

Series Packages

Get the best for less! Series subscriptions have been created with you in mind. These collections of concerts are the perfect way to secure a season full of music in the genre you love. Enjoy each concert in your subscription from your reserved seat — the same at every concert (some exceptions apply). Your discount is included in all ticket prices shown.

Pops (Fridays + Saturdays at 7:30PM)

This 6-concert series is the music you know and love like you’ve never heard it before. Choose Friday or Saturday and save up to 25%.

23 + 24 September 2022

14 + 15 October 2022

13 + 14 January 2023

10 + 11 March 2023

14 + 15 April 2023

2 + 3 June 2023

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Tribute to The Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour (p. 5)

Rhapsody in Blue Eyes: Sinatra + Beyond (p. 7)

Heroes of Film (p. 16)

The Best of Whitney (p. 24)

Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago (p. 29)

Movie Magic: Morricone + Bernstein (p. 36)

Section ABCDE Adult $300$390$342$204$150 Student / 65+ $300$390$246$156$150

Curated Series 1 + Curated Series 2 (Fridays + Saturdays at 7:30PM)

These 4-concert series feature the very best of orchestral music and the most highly regarded guest artists and conductors. Choose Friday or Saturday and save up to 25%.

Curated Series 1

11 + 12 November 2022

20 + 21 January 2023

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony (p. 9)

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony (p. 18)

31 March 2023 + 1 April 2023 Diana Cohen in Concert (p. 29)

12 + 13 May 2023

Curated Series 2

16 + 17 September 2022

17 + 18 February 2023

24 + 25 March 2023

5 + 6 May 2023

Katherine Chi performs Beethoven (p. 33)

Karen Gomyo: Violin Virtuoso (p. 5)

Mozart’s Double Piano (p. 21)

Brahms: A German Requiem (p. 28)

Elgar’s Cello Concerto (p. 32)

Curated Series 3 (7:30PM)

This 3-concert series is the best way to discover the joy of classical music. Join our three Music Leaders — Music Director, Associate Conductor, and Chorus Master — as you enjoy these unique concerts at up to 25% savings.

5 November 2022

18 March 2023

21 April 2023

Tom McCaslin performs John Williams (p. 9)

New World / New Generation (p. 24)

Let Voices Resound (p. 30)

Symphony Sundays for Kids (Sundays at 3PM)

This fun 4-concert series features performances created just for kids to introduce them to the magical world of music. Everyone is welcome. Subscribe and save 25% — it’s like getting one concert for free!

27 November 2022

15 January 2023

Student 65+ / 65+ or / 65+

Firebird for the Family (p. 11)

Charlotte and the Music Maker (p. 16)

5 March 2023 Beethoven Lives Upstairs (p. 23)

30 April 2023 Will’s Jams (p. 32)

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$200$260$164$104$100 Student
$105$90 12
under $87$72 Student

Subscriber Add-On 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 (some exceptions apply and excluding Section E).

Take advantage of the front-of-the-line subscriber access window by adding them to your original subscription order and you will enjoy first choice of the best seats in the house, before they go on sale to the public. Select your additional tickets from the list below — all prices shown here reflect the discount and are valid until 21 June 2022. Once single tickets are on sale, the subscriber discount still applies, but prices may rise according to demand. Lock in the best seat and the best price by ordering them right away.

Series Concerts Add-On Pricing

Prices reflect discount of Series

Specials Add-On Pricing

Prices reflect add-on discount of 15% for all subscribers

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Curated Series 1 / 2 / 3 Beethoven’sPopsOde to Joy I Rune’sChamberLateQueenTynomiRiseBanks:oftheOrchestraStravinsky’sFirebirdRune’sChristmasBrahmsv.RadioheadSongwriterSpotlight:CeleighCardinal+ShawneeKishSymphonySundaysforKidsNightatTheGRAND:ProfessorBadTripMusicattheBellaSoundsoftheSeason:OntheRoadATraditionalChristmasChristmas(Relaxed) AABCDEBCDEA / B C / D / AdmissionAdmissionAdmissionGeneralEGeneralGeneral $38.25$38.25$55.25$63.75$72.25$25$72.25$63.75$55.25$25$34$29.75 $38.25 $29.75 $25.50$46.75$46.75$55.25$72.25$29.75$25$72.25$55.25$29.75$25$29.75$29.75 $20.40$24.65$15$15$21.25 $10 ConcertConcert SectionSection AdultAdult Student / 65+ Student / 65+ 12 or under 12 or under
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For Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert, use passcode HP3CPO Ticket Access Only discounts

Exclusive Subscriber Presale Access for Disney in Concert: Frozen, Home Alone in Concert, and Marvel Studios Presents Black Panther in Concert. Use passcode SUB22 at ticketmaster.ca until 21 June 2022.

Compose Your Own Series

Compose your own series of either 3, 4, or 6+ concerts and save up to 20% off Series concerts and 15% off Specials — the more you attend, the more you save! Seating varies from concert to concert, making it a new experience every time.

6+ Pack Save 20% + 15% off Specials

4+ Pack Save 15% + 15% off Specials

3 Pack Save 10% + 15% off Specials Stage with Branford Marsalis

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available) $28$32$60$68$52$36$25 $31.50$36$29.75$34SymphonyCuratedSeries1/2/3PopsSundaysforKids $38.25$55.25$63.75$72.25$25 $40.50$58.50$76.50$67.50$25$44$68$52$28$25 $24$28 $31.50$27$25.50$29.75$23.20$19.20 $21.60$26.10$20.40$24.65 ABCDE A / B C / D / E $46.75$55.25$72.25$29.75$25 $49.50$58.50$76.50$31.50$25ConcertConcert SectionSection AdultAdult Adult AdultChild Child Child Adult AdultStu/65+Stu/65+ Stu/65+ Stu/65+ Stu/65+ Stu/65+ Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert ABCDE $104$114$94$80$54

Your Phil. Your Deal.

With discounts for groups, $15 tickets for Cpossibillities members, youth tickets, and flex packs that work with your last-minute schedule, your Calgary Phil is more accessible than ever!


Aged 35 or under? Sign up for this FREE membership to access $15 tickets for select Calgary Phil performances. Kids Tix Kids 12 and under can get $15 tickets to most concerts when accompanied by a guardian with a regular-priced ticket.

Flex Passes + Gift Vouchers

Can’t commit? We’ve got you covered! Our new Flex Passes provide you last-minute flexibility, a lot of choices, and a discount too! Our 4-concert Flex Pass can be redeemed at any time throughout the Season. Gift vouchers can be purchased in any amount and never expire!

Group Sales

It’s more fun with friends! Enjoy a night out with friends, entertain clients, inspire your students, or reward your employees. Groups of 10 to 34 save 15% and 35+ save 20%.

Visit calgaryphil.com/deals

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Dayna Wiebe, Philharmonic Chorus
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Alto Calgary


Diana Cohen

| concertmaster

John Lowry

| associate concertmaster

Donovan Seidle

| assistant concertmaster

Edmund Chung Hangyul Kim Olga


Second Violins

Lorna Tsai

| principal

Stephanie Soltice-Johnson | assistant principal

Erin StevenAdrianaTheresaMinnieCraigHyewonJeremyBurkholderGabbertGrillet-KimHutchenreutherMinKyungKwonLaneLebedovichJ.Lubiarz


Laurent Grillet-Kim

| principal

Marcin Swoboda | assistant principal Arthur JesseAlisaMichaelPeterJeremyBachmannBaumanBlakeBurseyKlebanovMorrison



Arnold Choi

| principal Josué Valdepeñas

| assistant principal

Kathleen de Caen Thomas Megee

David Morrissey Daniel Poceta TBDTBD


Sam Loeck

| principal Kyle Sanborn | assistant principal Matthew Heller

Trish JonathanPatrickBereti-ReidStaplesYeoh


Sara Hahn-Scinocco

| principal

Gwen Klassen

| assistant principal


Gwen Klassen


Alex Klein | principal David Sussman

| assistant principal

English Horn David Sussman


Slavko Popovic

| principal Jocelyn Colquhoun

| assistant Bassoonsprincipal

Antoine St-Onge | principal Michael Hope | assistant principal

Horns TBD

| principal Jennifer Frank-Umana | associate principal


| assistant principal Maxwell Stein | assistant principal Heather Wootton

| assistant Trumpetsprincipal

Adam Zinatelli

| principal

Miranda Cairns

| assistant Trombonesprincipal

James Scott

| principal TBD | assistant principal

Bass Trombone

David Reid

| Tubaprincipal

Tom McCaslin

| Timpaniprincipal

Alexander Cohen

| Percussionprincipal

TBD | Harpprincipal

Tisha Murvihill

| Librarianprincipal

Rob Grewcock Assistant Librarian


Personnel Manager Michael Thomson

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Learn more about our musicians at musicians.calgaryphil.com/
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Singer Concert Hall 205 8 Avenue SE ChoirOrchestraMezzanineDressUpperBalconyCircleCircleLoft STAGE We’ve made some changes to our seat map. All pricing sections are now available on the main floor and mezzanines to enhance your concert experience (not applicable to some concerts). Have questions? Visit calgaryphil.com/seat-maps or call us at 403.571.0849. Other venues Bella Concert Hall 18 Mount Royal Circle SW Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 1415 14 Ave NW Grace ChurchPresbyterian 1009 15 Ave SW Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton 4995 Market St SE Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd NW The GRAND 608 1 St SW
Josué Valdepeñas, Cello
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Assistant Principal

Your Phil. Your Impact.

We are grateful that you — our ticket buyers, subscribers, donors, sponsors, and community partners — value orchestral music in your daily lives and appreciate how critical arts and culture are to creating a vibrant Calgary.

The Calgary Phil believes in the power of music, especially live orchestral music, to foster connection and understanding, and to remind us of our humanity. Thank you for your continued support, which makes our concerts and initiatives possible, and we look forward to sharing our 2022/2023 Season with you.

For more information on our goals and impact in our communities, please visit calgaryphil.com/support.

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Karl Hirzer, Associate Conductor
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