We love Symphony Sundays with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Now that we can’t head to the Jack Singer in real life, the CPO is launching a new four-part series for kids online that is free and accessible for families at home!
An Orchestra Adventure (with Maestro Karl and friends) features Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer and musicians in a fun and humorous exploration of the four sections of the orchestra, using video recorded at home, excerpts from live performances, and animation. You’ll also take a few side trips to discover interesting facts about music and famous composers while you learn about woodwinds, strings, brass, and percussion.
The first instalment on May 19, 2020, at 2 pm, is Wondrous Woodwinds; children will visit four musicians at home and discover the unique characteristics of the clarinet, flute, bassoon, and oboe, and learn about Mozart’s short but fascinating life. A new release will follow every two weeks: Sensational Strings on June 2, 2020, Brilliant Brass on June 16, 2020, and Playful Percussion on June 30.
“We miss bringing students to the concert hall to experience live classical music and wanted to find a way to engage them while they’re at home,” says Hirzer, who also leads the Calgary Phil’s education and outreach concerts. “Kids are so curious and enthusiastic about music that we decided to capture that adventurous spirit and take them on a fun — and funny — musical journey through the instruments of the orchestra.”
This project was made possible by the generous support of the Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Foundation.
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Adventure:
When: May 19, June 2, June 16, & June 30, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.