A conductor emphatically stands in front of an empty theatre
Maestro Roberto Minczuk | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony of a Thousand

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra bids farewell to Maestro Roberto Minczuk

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons  205 8th Ave. SE
  • Price $20 - $80
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The final concert of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Season, Symphony of a Thousand: Mahler Eight, is not only a huge milestone, its also a very fitting send off.

Long-time Music Director Roberto Minczuk marks his final concert in the role with this spectacular concert and tribute.

Maestro Minczuk has held the position since 2006 and has been a key influence in shaping the orchestra into a leading Cornerstone arts organization. Maestro Minczuk has been named as Music Director Laureate, and will return to the orchestra next season as a guest conductor.

Symphony of a Thousand: Mahler Eight is traditionally presented for grand occasions and was last performed in Calgary 1985 to commemorate the opening of the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Over 235 choir members will also be on stage, with Edmonton’s Richard Eaton Singers and Calgary’s Cantaré Children’s Choir joining the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus.

Celebrate with the CPO at Symphony of a Thousand: Mahler Eight at 8:00pm on June 10 and 11, 2016 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE).