Music and humanity collide at Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performance

Apr 25 2018, 8:29 pm

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) will be presenting an interesting showing this weekend, delving into the very origin of human existence.

The Great Human Odyssey, a documentary series created by anthropologist Niobe Thompson, will be featured from Friday through Sunday, with the CPO playing a live score as Thompson narrates his work.

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The filming for the series was done all around the world and won two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Science and Nature Documentary and Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series.

The Friday performance will be a short film format with no intermission, though it will include a Mill Street Brewing Company Happy Hour from 5:30 pm for anyone with a thirst.

The Saturday performance is a full film screening with intermission, and the Sunday performance will be a child-friendly short format film, including an instrument discovery zoo in the hour beforehand where kids will be able to try out different instruments.

Tickets start at $25, and can be purchased at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s website.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Great Human Odyssey 2018

When: Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2018


  • Friday: 6:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 pm
  • Sunday: 3 pm

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary

Tickets: Available online, starting at $25

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