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The Calgary Civic Symphony Presents

Mediterranean Shores

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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!

Beginning with Ibert’s colourful and evocative Escales (Ports of Call), this concert takes us to Rome and Palermo, Tunis and Nefta, Valencia, and Egypt. We welcome two of the world’s most brilliant amateur pianists, first our good friend and periodontist, the incomparable Thomas Yu, performing the work with which he captured first prize in the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in 2017, and the winner of this year’s competition, to be held in October 2022. The concert closes with one of the most spectacular works in the repertoire, Respighi’s Pines of Rome!


Thomas Yu, pianist 

Plus: 2022 winner of the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition


Ibert Escales

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian”

Respighi Pines of Rome