Edmonton Classical Music

A comprehensive calendar of classical music concerts being presented in Edmonton, Alberta, and reviews of those concerts.

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: Bach (arr. Prior), Stafylakis, Miller, and Prior

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra late night concert

Alexander Prior and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Bach (arranged Alexander Prior): Fugue in G minor, from  The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II, BWV 885
Harry Stafylakis: Never the Same River
Jared Miller: Palimpsest
Alexander Prior: The Banshee

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Alexander Prior

Winspear

May 11, 2017

 

For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal of the last Friday late-night concert of the ESO’s 2017/2018 season, click here. The concert featured the world premiere of a new work by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor, Alexander Prior, as well as recent works by two Canadian composers.

Edmonton Opera: Mozart Don Giovanni

Edmonton Opera

Max Slevogt - Der Sänger Francisco d'Andrade als Don Giovanni in Mozarts Oper - Google Art Project.jpg

Portrait of Francisco D’Andrade in the title role by Max Slevogt, 1912

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Jubilee, Friday April 14, Tuesday April 17, Friday April 20

Don Giovanni:   Phillip Addis

Leporello: Erik Anstine
Donna Anna: Michelle Capalbo
Donna Elvira: Cara McLeod
Don Ottavio: John Tessier
Zerlina: Whitney-Leigh Sloan
Masetto: Tyler Fitzgerald
Commendatore: Kirk Eichelberger

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Edmonton Opera Chorus
Conductor: Christopher Larkin

Director: Oriol Tomas
Set designer: Bretta Gerecke
Costume designer: Deanna Finnman
Lighting designer: Barry Steele

 

For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal of the Edmonton Opera production of Don Giovanni, which combines some stunning sets, costumes, and lighting, with a generally strong younger cast, click here.

Edmonton Opera: H.M.S. Pinafore

Gilbert and Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore

with new jazz arrangements by Ed Windels

 

Company of Edmonton Opera’s HMS Pinafore. Photo by Nanc Price

Jubilee Theatre
Saturday, February 3, Tuesday, February 6, Friday, February 9

Josephine: Vanessa Oude-Reimerink
Ralph Rackstraw: Adrian Kramer
Sir Joseph Porter, KCB: Glenn Nelson
Little Buttercup: Bridget Ryan

Director: Robert Herriot
Set Designer: Camellia Koo
Costumer Designer: Deanna Finnman

For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal, click here.

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra: Estacio, Mozart, Dvořák

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Winspear

Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

 

John Estacio: King Arthur Suite
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) 

Jessica Linnebach (violin)
Alexander Shelley (conductor)

For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal of the joint concert of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, on tour from Ottawa, click here .

Edmonton Recital Society: Elgar and Messiaen

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Sir Edward Elgar

Edmonton Recital Society

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Sarah Ho (piano)
Rafael Hoekman (cello)
Clayton Leung (viola)
Julianne Scott (clarinet)
Robert Uchida (violin)
Laura Veeze (violin)

 

For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal of the Edmonton Recital Society’s concert evoking Remembrance Day, and featuring some of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s best musicians, click here .