Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 00:00

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 00:00

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Revel in the magnificent sounds and beautiful style of an irrepressible nation and people, as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra pays tribute to Italy's musical and cultural heritage in Festival Italiano. Inspired by the region's creative forces – the composers, artists, filmmakers and designers that form a complex tapestry throughout Italy's spectacular history – Music Director Roberto Minczuk leads the CPO through a vibrantly themed celebration of music. Indulge in the sweet life – la dolce vita, and join the CPO for Festival Italiano.

Festival Italiano Symposium

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 7pm
The Plaza Theatre
Roberto Minczuk, CPO Music Director
Katherine Duncan, Host
Kenneth DeLong, Music Historian
CPO Musicians

Join the CPO’s Music Director, Maestro Roberto Minczuk and celebrity guests as we launch Festival Italiano in an evening of lively discussion, exploring the impact of this fascinating country on classical music and popular culture.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 7pm


Tosca in Concert

Friday, October 25, 2013 – 8pm 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 8pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Angela Brown, Soprano
Mark Delavan, Bass
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus
Cantaré Children's Choir

An all-star cast leads you through this gripping tale of torture, murder and blackmail. Feel the emotion of the opera’s hits like E lucevan le stelle and Vissi d’arte, presented to feature Puccini’s inventive orchestration like never before.

Friday, October 25, 2013 – 8pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 8pm


La Dolce Vita 
Film Screening

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 7pm
The Plaza Theatre

Federico Fellini’s Academy® Award-winning 1960 film La Dolce Vita (“The Sweet Life”) is resplendent with Italian fashion and style. Depicting a tabloid journalist in decadent post-war Rome, the film coined a new word paparazzi, and remains an influential must-see in world cinema.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 7pm


Cinema Italiano
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 7:30pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor

 


Roman Trilogy

Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 8pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
Lara St. John, Violin

Zesty and vibrant – Respighi’s trilogy of symphonic poems from Rome paints vivid images of the Eternal City. This concert marks the much anticipated return of enthralling Canadian violinist Lara St. John, performing Paganini’s fiendish “La Campanella”.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 8pm


Postcards from Italy
A Musical Travelogue

Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 8pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Alastair Willis, Conductor
Adam Zinatelli, Trumpet

 


Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Friday, November 8, 2013 – 8pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 8pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Alastair Willis, Conductor
Diana Cohen, Violin
John Lowry, Violin
Donovan Seidle, Violin
Lorna Tsai, Violin

One of the most popular classical works of all time, Vivaldi’s must-hear concertos still deliver the ‘wow’ factor nearly 300 years later. Brilliant violinists from the CPO create colourful musical images from nature, bringing the sounds, textures and sensations of the revolving seasons vividly to life.

Friday, November 8, 2013 – 8pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 8pm


A Tour of Baroque Italy
Music & Art

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 2pm
Glenbow Theatre, Glenbow Museum

Presented by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with The Glenbow Museum, Phil’s Café and Leighton Art Centre, embark on a rich cultural tour of Baroque Italy.

Experience authentic Baroque music with Phil’s Café – a four musician ensemble featuring the CPO’s principal cellist Philip Hansen, two violins and lute, while guest speaker Tony Luppino, Executive Director of Leighton Art Centre explores the era’s vibrant music and art history.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 2pm

 

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