Thursday, December 9, 2010

$20 ESO Tickets for select concerts in January 2011

Perfect musical stocking stuffers from your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
All seats $20* for select concerts in January *Plus applicable service charges

Offer valid between December 12 – 18, 2010 only

Saint-Saëns’ Second Piano Concerto
Landmark Classic Masters
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8:00pm

Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič makes her ESO debut, joining guest conductor Gregory Vajda for the glittering Second Piano Concerto of Camille Saint-Saëns. Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony, a pivotal work of the composer’s emerging maturity, is alive with Czech dance rhythms, and Jean Coulthard’s lush Canadian Fantasy transforms three folk tunes into symphonic splendour.

Thank you to our Landmark Classic Masters series sponsor Landmark Classic Homes, and series media sponsors CBC and CKUA Radio Network.

Late Night Percussion
Late Night with Bill Eddins
Friday, January 21, 2011 at 9:30pm

Renowned percussionist Colin Currie performs the lyrical, yet urgently rhythmic Rough Music – a concerto by the impressive H.K. Gruber. Bill Eddins conducts Calgary composer Allan Gordon Bell’s bristling Symphonies of Hidden Fire along with music by Frank Zappa, Steve Reich, Per Nørgărd, and Matthias Schmitt. Following the concert, guests can stick around for live entertainment and cocktails in the main lobby.

Violin and Viola Midweek Classics
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 7:30pm

The ESO celebrates the eve of Mozart’s 255th birthday with the composer’s lush Sinfonia concertante – a work that features Edmonton-born violinist Andrew Wan and ESO Assistant Principal Viola Charles Pilon. Rossini’s dramatic operatic overture, Semiramide, and Weber’s colourful overture, Oberon, will also be performed by your ESO under the direction of Bill Eddins.

Thank you to our Midweek Classics series sponsor Espace Musique.

Grieg’s Piano Concerto
Sunday Showcase
Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:00pm

Swiss pianist Gilles Vonsattel, winner of several major piano competitions and laureate of Canada’s Honens Competition, makes his ESO debut performing Edvard Grieg’s only piano concerto. ESO Principal Tuba Scott Whetham plays a lighthearted heavyweight – Vaughan Williams’ surprisingly agile Tuba Concerto. Dohnányi’s Symphonic Minutes, a tuneful and skillfully orchestrated work yet groundbreaking in style, completes the program.

Thank you to our Sunday Showcase series sponsors CKUA Radio Network and Edmonton’s Child Magazine.

From December 12 - 18, 2010, all tickets for the above listed concerts are $20 (plus applicable service charges). Purchase online at or through the Winspear Centre Box Office, (780) 428-1414 or toll-free 1-800-563-5081.

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