Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 2019 – 2020 season

The Edmonton Symphony orchestra has announced its 2019 – 2020 season. It is notable for the large number of works by women composers.

Below is a list of the works being played in the season, organized by composer but divided up into categories (symphonies, concertos, orchestral works, choral), and showing the soloist(s) (if any), the conductor, and the date of the concert. Readers have found this useful in the past.

 

 

 

 

Composer Work Artist Conductor Date
Symphony, etc.
Grażyna Bacewicz Sinfonietta Daniel Raiskin Jan 10 & 11
Beethoven Symphony No.2 José-Luis Gomez Apr 19
Symphony No.3 Eroica Daniel Raiskin Jan 10 & 11
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Jean-Marie Zeitouni Oct 4 & 6
Brahms Symphony No.4 Alexander Prior May 22 & 23
Bruckner Symphony No.7 Alexander Prior June 4 & 6
Dvořák Symphony No.7 Michael Stern Nov 14 & 16
Symphony No.9 From the New World Robert Bernhardt Aug 30
Guilmant Organ Symphony Rashaan Allwood Sara Jobin Nov 24
Mozart Symphony No.29 William Eddins Oct 29
Symphony No.41 Jupiter Alexander Shelley Jan 23 & 25
Nielsen Symphony No.4 Inextinguishable Alexander Prior Mar 6 & 7
Prokofiev Symphony No.2 Alexander Prior Feb 22
Schubert Symphony No.4 Tragic José-Luis Gomez April 24 & 25
Shostakovich Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’ Alexander Prior Nov 1 and 2
Concertos, etc
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Bernd Glemser Alexander Prior June 6
Brahms Violin Concerto Blake Pouliot Robert Bernhardt Aug 30
Britten Cello Symphony Stéphane Tétreault Alexander Shelley Jan 25
Chausson Poème for Violin Laura Veeze Jean-Marie Zeitouni Oct 5
Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Charles Richard-Hamelin Daniel Raiskin Jan 10 and 11
Debussy Rapsodie for saxophone Jess Gillam José-Luis Gomez April 22, 24 & 25
Dvořák Romance in F minor Robert Uchida Sara Jobin Nov 24
da Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain Angela Cheng William Eddins Oct 10
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 Stéphane Tétreault Alexander Shelley Jan 23
Divertimento Stéphane Tétreault Alexander Shelley Jan 23
Korngold Cello Concerto Stéphane Tétreault Robert Bernhardt Jan 16
Medtner Piano Concerto No.2 Charles Richard-Hamelin Alexander Prior May 22 & 23
Mendelssohn Concert Piece for Two Clarinets Julianne Scott,
Robert Spady
William Eddins
Piano Concerto No.2 Danae Dörken William Eddins
Violin Concerto Andrew Wan Michael Stern Nov 14
Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 Angela Cheng Jean-Marie Zeitouni Mar 28
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 Alice Lee Alexander Prior Jan 19
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4 Boris Giltburg Alexander Prior Nov 1
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnole Eric Buchmann William Eddins Oct 10
Clara Schumann Piano Concerto Angela Cheng Jean-Marie Zeitouni Mar 26
Sibelius Violin Concerto Robert Uchida Alexander Prior Mar 6 & 7
Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile & Pezzo capriccioso Rafael Hoekman Alexander Prior Jan 19
Piano Concerto No.1 Bernd Glemser Alexander Prior June 4
Violin Concerto Bella Hristova Michael Stern Nov 16
Torelli Trumpet Concerto Frédéric Payant José-Luis Gomez April 19
Villa-Lobos Fantasia for saxophone and orchestra Jess Gillam José-Luis Gomez April 24 & 25
Orchestral
Adams Grand Pianola Music Alexander Prior Nov 29 and 30
Barber Overture to The School for Scandal Alexander Prior Jan 16
Bernstein ‘Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story Alexander Prior Jan 16 & 19
Chabrier España William Eddins Oct 10
Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour Michael Stern Nov 16
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Alexander Prior Jan 16
Lincoln Portrait D.T. Baker Alexander Prior Jan 16
Elgar Enigma Variations Alexander Prior Nov 30
John Estacio I Lost My Talk Jean-Marie Zeitouni Oct 6
Vivian Fung A Child’s Dream of Toys Alexander Prior June 6
Hanson Merry Mount: Suite Alexander Prior Jan 16 & 19
Jennifer Higdon blue cathedral José-Luis Gomez April 24 & 25
Liszt St Francis: Sermon to the Birds & Les Préludes Jean-Marie Zeitouni Mar 26 & 28
Nicole Lizée La terre a des maux Samian Alexander Prior Nov 29 & 30
Life After Dark Alexander Prior Jan 19
Alexina Louie Music for a Celebration Jean-Marie Zeitouni Oct 6
Michael Massey Two Rivers William Eddins Oct 29
Missy Mazzoli River Rouge Transfiguration Alexander Prior Nov 1 & 2, Jan 16
McPherson Triune Sara Jobin Nov 24
Jocelyn Morlock My Name is Amanda Todd Alexander Shelley Jan 25
Moxart Overture Don Giovanni Jean-Marie Zeitouni Mar 26
Overture The Marriage of Figaro Alexander Shelley Jan 23
Kaija Saariaho Ciel d’hiver Alexander Prior Mar 6 & 7
Robert Schumann Manfred Overture Michael Stern Nov 14
Tanya Tagaq Qiksaaktuq Christine Duncan Feb 22
Wagner Overture Tannhäuser Jean-Marie Zeitouni Mar 26 & 28
Webern Passacaglia Alexander Prior Feb 22
Choral
Handel Messiah Daniel, Haji, Mahon, Woodley

I Coristi

William Eddins Dec 6, 7, & 8

 

 

 

 

Edmonton Opera Season 2019/2020

Edmonton Opera have announced its 2019/2020 season.

The three productions will be:

Verdi’s Rigoletto (Oct. 19-25)
 Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Feb. 1-7, 2020)
Bernstein’s Candide (March 14-20, 2020)

For details of companies and casts, and for Mark Morris’ analysis, click here (opens in a new window).

The Marriage of Figaro in Vancouver Festival Opera’s 2017 production, 
which will be seen in Edmonton Opera’s 2019/2020 season

Calgary Philharmonic launches streaming scheme: first stream Saturday September 30

If you want to compare the Calgary Philharmonic with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – or simple listen to their concerts – you now can without having to drive down Highway 2 to Calgary!

Here’s what they have top say about it, and the link:

“The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) launches a live-streaming initiative to feature select concerts in the 2017/2018 Season. This weekend, Rune Bergmann’s first performance as Music Director, featuring prominent Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, will be the first live-streamed concert.

“The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will now be available to the world. This is an exciting first step in a journey that takes us to places we may never physically arrive at. Join us for the adventure!” said Paul Dornian, President & CEO, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Audiences around the world can enjoy a fully immersive, digital concert experience at calgaryphil.com/live-stream for no fee.”

 

WHAT: Live-broadcast of Brahms & Mahler with Jan Lisiecki

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. (MST)

LINK: calgaryphil.com/live-stream