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Calgary Civic Symphony

2022-23 Season Package

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The Calgary Civic Symphony and Rolf Bertsch, Artistic Director & Conductor, are delighted to welcome our audience back to the Jack Singer Concert Hall for our 2022 - 2023 season, “Swept Away”.

Our season will begin with “Of Sultans and Sheherazade” on October 23rd, followed by “A Divas’ Christmas” featuring principals of Divas’ Opera in December; “Romeo and Juliet” in February will bring to the Jack Singer stage two very different musical concepts of this love story; and perhaps the highlight of the season “Mediterranean Shores” in April featuring Calgary’s own Dr. Thomas Yu. Our season will close with “Rising Stars” showcasing the winners of the 2023 Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition.


October 23, 2022
Of Sultans and Sheherazade
Travel with us to exotic and magical Persia and Arabia in this program featuring two composers’ visions of the Scheherazade stories. Experience the music of the Rohub Ensemble, the stunning voice of Andrea Hill, and the storytelling artistry of our concertmaster, Maria van der Sloot!

December 11 2022
A Divas’ Christmas
Join the orchestra and friends, Johannes Brahms and Divas Opera, in performances of one of the greatest symphonic masterpieces and classic songs to celebrate the holiday season!

February 26, 2023
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s timeless tale of this “pair of star-crossed lovers” has inspired many composers. This concert brings Bernstein’s brilliant Broadway and film adaptation and Prokofiev’s extraordinary ballet score together for an afternoon of powerful and romantic music making.

April 16, 2023
Mediterranean Shores
Join the orchestra and the winners of the last two Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competitions for this voyage to the exciting and exotic ports of the Mediterranean! We begin with Ibert’s colourful and evocative Escales (Ports of Call), this concert takes us to Rome and Palermo, Tunis and Nefta, Valencia, and Egypt. The concert closes with one of the most spectacular works in the repertoire, Respighi’s Pines of Rome!

June 4, 2023
Rising Stars
Join the Civic as we recognize the talented young winners of the 2023 Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition. These are the stars of tomorrow – here today!