Calgary Wine Life: Cork & Canvas CPO Tasting @ Willow Park
[Cross-posted at www.popandpour.ca]
My two year-old son is going to his first symphony on Sunday. Before the matinee performance of Peter and The Wolf, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is putting on an Instrument Petting Zoo so that kids like mine who haven’t experienced live music can see and feel for themselves the difference between an oboe and a piccolo, a trombone and a timpani. Our city’s remarkable orchestra is constantly innovating like this, striving to make symphonic music more accessible to a broader audience, whether it’s putting on these Symphony Sundays for smaller children or lending their arsenal of talents to performances of music from video games, The Lord of the Rings, or rock and roll bands like Queen. This fun and unpretentious vibe extends to the CPO’s fundraising efforts as well: if you want to, you can adopt your own member of the orchestra for a year, or book a concert for your child’s elementary school. Or, like me, you can drink.