Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178
Brahms: Violin Concerto in in D major, Op. 77
Blake Pouliot (violin) conducted by Robert Bernhardt
Hawrelak Park Friday, August 30, 2019
Friday night was classical music night at Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s mini festival Symphony Under the Sky, with rousing performances under the baton of Robert Bernhardt of Dvořák’s New World symphony, and with the exciting young violinist Blake Pouliot of Brahms’ Violin Concerto.
It also featured an experimental sound reinforcement system.
For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal, click here.
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, opus 19
Dvořák (arr. Brahms): Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Opus 72 No. 2 Barber: Violin Concerto Op. 14
Simone Porter (violin) conducted by Alexander Prior
Winspear May 31, 2019
For Mark Morris’ review of the marvellous performances by Simone Porter and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra of the Prokofiev first and the Barber violin concertos (a concert where the new Prior violin concerto was due to be played, but was cancelled), click here.
Robert Uchida (violin and leader) Members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Winspear May 6th, 2019
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra have continued their series of pairing music and beverages for shorter concerts with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, in an unusual Monday concert. Billed as ‘Vivaldi and Vino’, and sponsored by The Italian Centre, it saw a very full Winspear, and an enthusiastic audience that cut across just about all the generations – the formula is clearly proving popular.
The performance was a fine one, and you can read Mark Morris’ review for the Edmonton Journalhere.
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Concordia Symphony Orchestra Conductors: Allan Bevan, Danielle Lisboa Janet Smith (soprano) Kimberley Denis (alto) RJ Chambers (tenor) Michael Kurschat (baritone) Timothy J. Anderson and Dawn Sadoway (actors)
Winspear Monday, April 15, 2019
For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal of the concert, and of Allan Bevan’s new work, Ancient of Days, for four soloists, two actors, chorus and orchestra, and based on Blake texts, click here.