The Badlands will resound with the sounds of Beethoven as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, EnCana and the Rotary Club of Drumheller present Beethoven in the Badlands

Calgary, AB – May 24, 2005: The music will be captivating and the venue awe-inspiring when the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site in Drumheller with their annual outdoor presentation of “Beethoven in the Badlands,” 2:30pm, Saturday, May 28, 2005.


Conducted by the CPO’s popular Resident Conductor, Rosemary Thomson, “Beethoven in the Badlands” will feature Beethoven’s Leonore overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 8 as well as the immensely popular William Tell Overture by Rossini. The crowd will not want to miss Williams’ Raiders of the Lost Ark March and Superman Theme. Highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita will also be included and will feature a vocal performance by Soprano Adria McCulloch.
As an added bonus to what will already be an exciting event, the CPO’s William Hopson will be playing the Alphorn at various locations of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site, immediately prior to the concert. The Drumheller Valley Ski Club will join the festivities by selling chairlift rides to give patrons breathtaking views of the Valley.
The Rotary Club of Drumheller will once again partner with the CPO in presenting this unique outdoor concert to music lovers of all ages. "We're ready to host another superb concert and we're very excited about building upon the tremendous success of last year's event," said Ken Briault, President of the Rotary Club of Drumheller.
“EnCana is committed to supporting projects that contribute to the communities where we are privileged to operate,” says Mary Ann Steen, EnCana’s Manager of Community Investment. “Beethoven in the Badlands provides an opportunity for families, friends and neighbours to share a day of entertainment and inspiration.”
Tickets and information for “Beethoven in the Badlands” are available at 571-0849 or on-line at
EnCana Corporation is one of North America’s leading natural gas producers, and the largest holder of oil and gas resource land onshore North America. EnCana focuses on contributing to the strength and sustainability of the communities in which it is privileged to operate. In 2004, EnCana invested more than C$15 million in these communities, and expects to contribute an additional C$15 million in 2005. EnCana subscribes to the Imagine Canada program, which sets a benchmark for corporate giving at one percent of pre-tax profits.
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