The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra unveiled its 2018/2019 Season with Music Director Rune Bergmann, and it’s filled to the brim with big names and exciting options for any music lover.

In between these two powerhouses, the season will feature classics, world premieres of new works and even some edgy musical explorations, according to Rune Bergmann, music director. “It is a pleasure for me to welcome audiences to an exciting and innovative season at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra,” said Rune Bergmann, music director of the CPO, in the announcement. “We truly have something for everyone, and we hope that our audiences will be inspired and intrigued like we are performing this wonderful music.” The entire season is a treasure trove of old favourites and challenging work.

The orchestra then takes a hard left in Under the Influence Festival, April 25 to May 4, 2019. The event highlights genre-defying musicians and composers whose work shook the music world. In what it calls its most boundary-pushing festival to date, CPO explores the powerful influences of Tchaikovsky, improv musician and composer Frank Zappa, Tanya Tagaq — a throat singer from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and John Corigliano — an American classical composer who has a Pulitzer Prize, five Grammy Awards, a Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, and an Oscar.

Some Canadian Music highlights include: