Calgary has so many opportunities available to families, from attractions and outdoor fun to sports and the arts. With the huge depth of talent and opportunity in this city, it’s easy to find musical performances that are accessible to the whole family. The Calgary Civic Symphony has delighted audiences in Calgary for decades with its highly-polished orchestral performances.

The annual “Rising Stars” concert is a highlight of the performance year as they bring to the stage the winners of the Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition on June 5, 2022. The 2022 Rising Stars concert will feature two musicians – Cellist Sabina Sandvoss and Violinist Ashley Tsai from the 2020 competition; and Flutist Jinghui Bai, Pianist Riley Ngo, Pianist Alexa Brianna Manzano and Violinist Chanan Ngo from 2022. These young musicians will astound audiences with their musicianship and their poise.

The concert will feature music from Franz Benda, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Camille Saint-Saëns, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Aram Khachaturian.

A pre-concert recital featuring the runners-up from the 2022 Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition will be held starting at 1:45 in the lobby of the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

The Calgary Civic Symphony was founded in 1975 as Calgary’s volunteer orchestra. Over the years, the Civic has swelled to over 80 musicians. With an interesting diversity in professions, its members come together each week to rehearse complex orchestral works. Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Rolf Bertsch, the Symphony shapes and polishes performances that are truly brilliant!

Calgary Civic Symphony:

When: June 5, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm; Pre-concert recital at 1:45 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons
Address: 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-294-9494