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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra



  • Friday, 18 October, 2019 / 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, 19 October, 2019 / 7:30 PM

VENUE: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Amanda Forsyth performs Electra Rising, a deeply personal cello concerto written for and about her by her father Malcolm Forsyth.

  • She is the former principal cello of the CPO in the 1990’s

  • Malcom Forsyth was named Canadian Composer of the Year in 1981.

  • He immigrated to Canada from South Africa when his daughter Amanda was 2 years old.

  • Electra Rising was commissioned by the CPO and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra in 1995, where the premiere took place.

  • Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 is unique because all four movements end quietly.

HANS GRAF, conductor


HINDEMITH Concertmusik for Strings and Brass

M. FORSYTH Electra Rising 

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Earlier Event: October 18
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Later Event: November 27
National Arts Centre Orchestra