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The Planets | Image: Courtesy of CPO

The Planets

Calgary Phil celebrates Canada 150 with must-see symphonic event

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons  205 8th Ave. SE
  • Price $20 - $90
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Don’t miss this classical special as the Calgary Philharmonic tackles Holst’s interplanetary tour de force and debuts an exciting co-commissioned Trumpet Concerto. Featuring an impressively huge orchestra, this blockbuster performance closes the classics season in spectacular fashion.

The Planets by Gustav Holst is one of the most spectacular works that has ever been written,” says CPO Music Director Designate Rune Bergmann, in a statement. “If you have heard this music before you know where to be next week. If you don’t know this music you simply cannot miss this great opportunity.”

The concert also celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday as Principal Trumpet Adam Zinatelli debuts a piece written to honour the occasion.

Catch The Planets on June 9 and 10, 2017 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE). Come early and stay late—a pre-concert chat is scheduled for 7:05pm with post-concert afterthoughts to follow.