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For immediate release – Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Calgary Civic Symphony Presents An Afternoon of Popera!
Calgary, AB – February 17, 2015 – The Calgary Civic Symphony presents Calgary’s own Cowtown Opera for an afternoon of Popera! – a concert featuring the greatest hits of the Viennese operettas, Italian grand operas, and Broadway show tunes. Under the direction of music director Rolf Bertsch, they will delight the audience with the original interpretation of opera classics!
A crossover between classical and pop music, Popera! features popular arias, duets, interludes, and overtures sung by some of Calgary’s most impressive talent. The programme includes selections from Strauss’ Fledermaus, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and La Bohème, Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, and more – this concert will leave audiences whistling a few melodies for sure!
Cowtown Opera has surprised their audiences with remarkable vocal calibre, English-language interpretations of operatic classics, and daring new projects. Soloists for the concert include Melissa Jackson, Leon Leontaridis, Taylor Robertson, Katie McCullough, Ainsley Soutiere, Ian Fundytus, Andrea Gedrasik, Stephania Romaniuk, and Jocelyn Fransescut.
Formed in 1975, the Calgary Civic Symphony has now grown to over ninety musicians. Members of the orchestra include professional musicians, music teachers, former members of the CPO, doctors, lawyers, a luthier, and more. They meet for one common purpose – making music accessible to all Calgarians!
Tickets are $20 (adults) / $15 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 6 and under) and available by calling (403) 294-9494, by visiting www.artscommons.ca, or at the door (plus applicable fee). Group pricing available for 10+ people – please call (403) 294-9494 to order this special package.
For more information, please call (403) 670-5430 or visit www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca.
Calgary Civic Symphony presents:
with Cowtown Opera
Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 2:30 PM
pre-concert chat – 2:00 PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary)
$20 (adults) / $15 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 6 and under)
Available by calling (403) 294-9494, by visiting www.artscommons.ca, or at the door
Call (403) 670-5430 or visit www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca
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