Concert Diary
Jan/10/2020: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Daniel Raiskin. The program included:
  • Grazyna Bacewicz - Sinfonietta for String Orchestra
  • Frederyk Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Opus 11
    featuring pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major, "Eroica", Opus 55
Dec/06/2019: Performance of Handel's Messiah by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. Soloists Jacqueline Woodley (soprano), Catherin Daniel (mezzo soprano), Andrew Haji (tenor), and Andrew Mahon (bass-baritone) were companioned by I Coristi Chanber Chorus and the Da Camera Singers.
Nov/29/2019: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Alexander Prior. The program included:
  • John Adams - Grand Pianola Music
    featuring singers Lisa Dolinsky, Rachel Majorowicz and Jennifer McMillan
  • Nicole Lizée - La Terre a des Maux
    featuring rap artist Samian
  • Edward Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma", Opus 36
Nov/01/2019: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Alexander Prior. The program included:
  • Missy Mazzoli - River Rouge Transfiguration
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Opus 40
    featuring pianist Boris Giltburg
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Opus 103
Sep/02/2018: Favorite Melodies, concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt and Alexander Prior. The program included:
  • Leonard Bernstein - Candide Overture
  • Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story: Suite for Violin, arranged by David Newman
    featuring vilonist Robert Uchida
  • Taditional - When the Saints Go Marching In
    featuring trumpet player Joel Gray
  • Vivian Kwok - Purge and Perseverance
    Première under the Young Composers Project
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49
    No artillery this year but flash-bangs instead
Jun/14/2018: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Alexander Prior. The program included:
  • Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings Symphony
    featuring soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, treble Angelo Cornel, baritone Colden Palo, Kokopelli and Oran choirs, and Kikimasu and Shumayela choirs
Mar/31/2018: Live HD broadcast of Così Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by David Robertson and featured soprano Amanda Majeski (Fioriligi), mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi (Dorabella), Kelli O'Hara (Despina), tenor Ben Bliss (Ferrando), bass-baritone Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo), and baritone Christopher Maltman (Don Alfonso). The opera was set in 1950s Coney Island.
Mar/10/2018: Live HD broadcast of Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Maurizio Benini and featured soprano Angela Meade (Semiramide), mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Deshong (Arsace), tenor Javier Camarena (Idreno), bass Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur) and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe).
Oct/07/2017: Live HD broadcast of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Carlo Rizzi and featured soprano Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma), mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa), tenor Joseph Calleja (Pollione), bass Matthew Rose (Oroveso), and soprano Michelle Bradley (Clothilde).
Sep/03/2017: Alberta Rising, concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. The program included:
  • Johann Strauss II - Radetzsky March
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 25, 3rd movement
    featuring pianist Kevin Chen
  • Pablo de Sarasate - Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen
    featuring violinist Jacques Forestier
  • Giacomo Puccini - "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi
    featuring soprano Caitlin Wood
  • Leonard Bernstein - "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide
    featuring soprano Caitlin Wood
  • Ian Tyson - Four Strong Winds
  • Greg Parth - Fragments
    Première under the Young Composers Project
  • Astor Piazzolla - Adios Nonino
    featuring accordianist Michael Bridge
  • Vittorio Monti - Csárdás
    featuring accordianist Michael Bridge
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz
    featuring dancers from the Edmonton School of Ballet
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49
    No artillery this year but flash-bangs instead
Jun/16/2017: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Robert Rival - Northwest Passage Variations
  • John Estacio - Trumpet Concerto
    featuring trumpeter Robin Doyon
  • Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
    featuring soprano Andriana Churchman, tenor Andrew Haji, baritone Michael Nyby, and Kokopelli and Oran choirs and Bello Canto, Vox Hominis and Cantilon Chamber Choir, and Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton
Feb/24/2017: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Ilyich Rivas. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Gustav Mahler - Suite from the Orchestral Works of Johann Sebastian Bach
    featuring organist Jeremy Spurgeon
  • Francis Poulenc - Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings
    featuring organist Paul Jacobs, and ESO timpanist Barry Nemish
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Jan/07/2017: Live HD broadcast of Nabucco by Guiseppe Verdi, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured baritone Plácido Domingo (Nabucco), soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton (Fenena), tenor Russell Thomas (Ismaele), and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria), with bass Sava Vemic (High Priest of Baal), soprano Danielle Talamantes (Anna), and tenor Eduardo Valdes (Abdallo).
Dec/10/2016: Live HD broadcast of L'Amour de Loin by Kaija Saariaho, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Susanna Mälkki and featured soprano Susanna Phillips (Clémence), mezzo soprano Tamara Mumford (the Pilgrim), and bass-baritone Eric Owens (Jaufré Rudel).
Dec/09/2016: Performance of Handel's Messiah by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, at the Winspear Centre. Soloists Katherine Whyte (soprano), Lauren Segal (mezzo soprano), Adam Luther (tenor), and Daniel Okulitch (bass-baritone) were companioned by Pro Coro Canada and the Da Camera Singers.
Nov/25/2016: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by José Luis Gomez. The program included:
  • Inocente Carreño - Margariteña - Glosa sinfónica
  • Astor Piazzola - Cuatro estaciónes porteñas;
  • Arturo Márquez - Danzon No. 4
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Sinfonietta No. 1 Em memória de Mozart
  • José Pablo Moncayo - Huapango
Feb/19/2016: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Teddy Abrams. The program included:
  • Teddy Abrams - Overture in Sonata Form
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Opus 103, "Egyptian"
    featuring pianist Stewart Goodyear
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Opus 56, "Scottish"
Jan/16/2016: Live HD broadcast of Les Pêcheurs de Perles by Georges Bizet, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and featured soprano Diana Damrau (Leila), tenor Matthew Polenzani (Nadir), baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Zurga), and bass-baritone Nicolas Testé (Nourabad).
Nov/21/2015: Live HD broadcast of Lulu by Alban Berg, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Lothar Koenigs and featured soprano Marlis Petersen (Lulu), mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Geschwitz), tenor Daniel Brenna (Alwa), tenor Paul Groves (the Painter, the Prince), bass-baritone Johan Reuter (Dr Schön, Jack the Ripper), bass-bartitone Martin Winkler (Acrobat, Animal Trainer), and baritone Franz Grundheber (Schigolch).
Nov/20/2015: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Alexander Prior. The program included:
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Opus 18
    featuring pianist Bernd Glemser
  • Jean Sibelius - Lemminkainen Suite, Opus 22
Nov/17/2015: Concert by Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano. The program included:
  • Gabriel Fauré - Requiem, extract
    featuring the Montreal Symphony Choir
  • Charles Ives - Concord Sonata: The Alcotts
  • Charles Ives - Symphony No. 4
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23
    featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman
Oct/30/2015: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Michael Stern. The program included:
  • Hector Berlioz - Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
    featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin
  • Arthur Sullivan - The Tempest, Opus 1, Suite
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Oct/17/2015: Live HD broadcast of Otello by Guiseppe Verdi, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and featured soprano Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona), tenor Aleksandrs Atonenko (Otello), tenor Dimitri Pittas (Cassio), baritone Zeljko Lucic, bass Günther Groissböck (Lodovico), and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano (Emilia).
Oct/03/2015: Live HD broadcast of Il Trovatore by Guiseppe Verdi, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured soprano Anna Netrebko (Leonora), mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick (Azucena), baritone Dmitri Hvorostosky (Count di Luna), tenor Yonghoon Lee (Manrico), and bass Stefan Kocán (Ferrando).
Apr/22/2015: Recital by soprano Dawn Upshaw, accompanied by pianist Gilbert Kalish, held at West End Christian Reformed Church, Edmonton, arranged by the Edmonton Chamber Music Society. The program included:
  • Charles Ives - Songs My Mother Taught Me, including:
    The Cage
    Tom Sails Away
    Memories: a) Very Pleasant, b) Rather Sad
    Ann Street
    The Housatonic at Stockbridge
    Down East
  • Charles Ives - The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass. 1840-1860
  • Franz Schubert - Im Früling
    Geheimes
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Lied der Mignon (Nur we die Sehnsucht kennt)
    Rastlose Liebe
  • Alban Berg - Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)
    Nacht
    Schilflied
    Die Nachtigall
    Traumgekrönt
    Im Zimmer
    Liebesode
    Sommertage
  • Béla Bartók - Fekete Föd
    Annyi bánat a szüvemen
    Régi keserves
    Eddig való dolgom
    'Hatforintos' nóta
  • William Bolcom - Black Max
    Toothbrush with Time
    Waitin'
    George
Apr/11/2015: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Three Russian Songs, Opus 41
    featuring the Richard Eaton Singers
  • Francis Poulenc - Stabat Mater
    featuring the Richard Eaton Singers, and soprano soloist Michele Capalbo
  • Béla Bartók - A scodálatos mandarin, Opus 19 (The Miraculous Mandarin)
    featuring the Richard Eaton Singers, and dancer Amber Borotsik
Mar/27/2015: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Daniel Hege. The program included:
  • Marjan Mozetich - Postcards from the Sky
  • Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Opus 52
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Opus 23
    featuring pianist Behzod Abduraimov
Feb/14/2015: Live HD broadcast of two one-act operas, Iolanta by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Bluebeard's Castle by Béla Bartók, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performances was conducted by Valery Gergiev and featured soprano Anna Netrebko (Iolanta), tenor Piotr Beczala (Vaudêmont), baritone Alexey Markov (Robert), baritone Elchin Azizov (Ibn-Hakia), bass Ilya Bannik (René), soprano Nadja Michael (Judith), and bass Mikhail Petrenko (Bluebeard).
Jan/31/2015: Live HD broadcast of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Yves Abel and featured tenor Vittorio Grigolo (Hoffmann), baritone Thomas Hampson (four villains), mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey (The Muse / Nicklausse), soprano Hibla Gerzmava (Antonia / Stella), soprano Erin Morley (Olympia), mezzo-soprano Christine Rice (Guilietta), bass-baritone David Pittsinger (Luther / Crespel), bass baritone David Crawford (Herman / Schlémil), tenor Dennis Petersen Nathanaël / Spalanzani), and mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova (Antonia's mother).
Nov/22/2014: HD broadcast of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Gioachino Rossini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Michele Mariotti and featured mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard (Rosina), tenor Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva), baritone Christopher Maltman (Figaro), bass Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo), bass Paata Burchuladze (Don Basilio), baritone Yunpeng Wang (Fiorello), soprano Claudia Waite (Berta), tenor Dennis Petersen (a military officer), and Rob Besserer (Ambrogio).
Nov/14/2014: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • John Estacio - Triptych - Sinfonietta for Orchestra
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - On Wenlock Edge, Song Cycle
    featuring tenor Bonaventura Bottone
  • Interlude: Poem written and performed by Edmonton's Poet Laureate Mary Pinkowski
  • Paul McCartney - Spiral, arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Tempest, Symphonic Fantasia, Opus 18
Oct/03/2014: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Jean-Philippe Tremblay. The program included:
  • Conrad Tao - Pángu
  • Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Opus 16
    featuring pianist Conrad Tao
  • Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14
Sep/20/2014: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K.320 "Posthorn"
  • Malcolm Forsyth - Morning's Minion
  • Félix-Alexandre Guilmant - Organ Symphony No. 2 in A Major, Opus 91
    featuring the organist Paul Jacobs
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543, an encore piece played by Paul Jacobs
May/20/2014: Concert by Symphony New Brunswick at The Playhouse, Fredericton, New Brunswick, conducted by Michael Newnham. The program included:
  • Elizabeth Raum - Processional Fanfare
  • Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
  • Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125, the Choral Symphony
    featuring soprano Sally Dibblee, mezzo soprano Paula Rockwell, tenor Michael Colvin, and bass-baritone Giles Tomkins, with the Louisbourg Choir, directed by Monique Richard.
May/10/2014: HD broadcast of La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (Angelina), tenor Juan Diego Flórez (Don Ramiro), baritone Pietro Spagnoli (Dandini), baritone Alessandro Corbelli (Don Magnifico), soprano Rachelle Durkin (Clorinda), mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley (Tisbe), and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni (Alidoro).
May/02/2014: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
  • Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 1
    featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley
  • Robert Rival - Delights and Discords, for chorus and wind ensemble
    featuring the Richard Eaton Singers
  • Francis Poulenc - Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
    featuring pianists Christopher O'Riley and William Eddins
Apr/08/2014: Performance of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, given by the Edmonton Opera company, from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The performance featured soprano Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San), tenor Luciano Ganci (Pinkerton), mezzo-soprano Margaret Thompson (Suzuki), tenor John Kriter (Goro), baritone John Fanning (Sharpless), and soprano Catherine Daniel (Kate Pinkerton). The performance was conducted by Robert Tweten.
  • The performance was preceeded by an informative illustrated talk by Brianna Wells, describing the development of the opera and its performance history, and the social themes that it highlights.
Apr/05/2014: HD broadcast of La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Stefano Ranzani and featured tenor Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo), soprano Kristine Opolais (Mimi), soprano Susanna Phillips (Musetta), baritone Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi (Schaunard), bass Oren Gradus (Colline), and baritone Donald Maxwell (Benoit and Alcindoro).
  • Kristine Opolais stepped in at literally the last minute to perform Mimi, after the scheduled performer, Anita Hartig, came down with 'flu. What made this especially impressive was that Opolais had sung the lead role in Madama Butterfly the night before.
Mar/28/2014: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni. The program included:
  • Marjan Mozetich - Procession of Duos
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43
    featuring pianist Nareh Arghamanyan
  • Alfred Grunfeld - Soiree de Vienne - Concert Paraphrase from Strauss' Waltzes from Die Fledermaus and others, Opus 56, played as an encore piece
  • Antonin Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Opus 88
Mar/24/2014: No Tenors Allowed: Concert sponsored by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Opera Company at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The concert featured three soloists, Gordon Bintner (bass-baritone), Elliot Madore (baritone), and Philippe Sly (bass-baritone), and the Edmonton Opera Chorus. The program included:
  • Gioachino Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia, "Largo al factotum"
  • Vincenzo Bellini - I puritani, "Ah! Per sempre ... Bel sogno beato"
  • Guiseppe Verdi - Macbeth, "Che faceste? Dite su!"
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Die tote Stadt, Opus 12, "Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen"
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte, K.620, Overture
  • Domenico Cimarosa - Il matrimonio segreto, "Se fiato in corpo avete"
  • Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser, "O du mein holder Absendstern"
  • Gaetano Donizetti - Don Pasquale, "Cheti, cheti immantinente"
  • Gaetano Donizetti - Don Pasquale, "Che interminable andirivieni"
  • Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
  • Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 2, Nocturne (Micaëla's Aria)
  • Georges Bizet - Carmen, "Votre toast ... Toréador, en garde!"
Mar/14/2014: Live HD broadcast of Werther by Jules Massenet from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Alain Altinoglu and featured mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte), soprano Lisette Oropesa (Sophie) baritone Jonathan Summers (the Bailiff), tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Werther), baritone David Bizic (Albert), bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos (Johann), tenor Tony Stevenson (Schmidt), bass Christopher Job (Brühlmann), and mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani (Käthchen).
Feb/08/2014: Live HD broadcast of Rusalka by Antonín Dvorák from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and featured soprano Renée Fleming (Rusalka), bass-baritone John Relyea (Water Gnome), mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick (Jezibaba), tenor Piotr Beczala (the Prince), soprano Emily Magee (Foreign Princess), mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne (Kitchen Boy), baritone Vladimír Chmelo (Gamekeeper), baritone Alexey Lavrov (a Hunter), soprano Disella Làrusdóttir (First Wood Sprite), mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum (Second Wood Sprite), and mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani (Third Wood Sprite).
Feb/06/2014: Performance of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II, given by the Edmonton Opera company, from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The performance featured countertenor Gerald Thompson (Prince Orlofsky), tenor Adam Fisher (Alfred), soprano Jacqueline Woodley (Adele) soprano Betty Waynne Allison (Rosalinde), tenor Gordon Gietz (Gabriel von Eisenstein), tenor Aaron Ferguson (Dr. Blind), bariton Peter McGillivray (Dr. Falke), bass-baritone Edward Hanlon (Frank), soprano Tanya Roberts (Ida), and Julien Arnold (Frosch the jailer). The performance was conducted by Peter Dala.
  • Performance was preceded by an interesting illustrated Opera Talk by Dr Franz Szabo, setting the operetta into the context of Viennese society and explaining some of the subtleties of the text and music.
Jan/10/2014: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Jean-Michaël Lavoie. The program included:
  • Glenn Buhr - Jyotir (Brilliance)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37
    featuring pianist Jean-Philippe Collard
  • Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98
Dec/14/2013: Live HD broadcast of Falstaff by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured baritone Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff), mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (Mistress Quickly), mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg Page), soprano Angela Meade (Alice Ford), soprano Lisette Oropesa (Nannetta), baritone Franco Vassallo (Ford), tenor Paolo Fanale (Fenton), tenor Carlo Bosi (Dr. Caius), tenor Keith Jameson (Bardolfo), and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (Pistola).
Nov/15/2013: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
  • Edgar Meyer - Concerto for Double Bass No. 3 in E major
    featuring the composer as the soloist
  • Giovanni Bottesini - Grand Duo Concertante in A minor
    featuring ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida playing the violin and Edgar Meyer playing the double bass
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony No. 92 in G major, Hob.I:92, the "Oxford" symphony
Nov/09/2013: Live HD broadcast of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Riccardo Frizza and featured tenor Robert Alagna (Calvaradossi), soprano Patricia Racette (Tosca), baritone George Gagnidze (Scarpia), bass-baritone John Del Carlo (Sacristan).
Nov/01/2013: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K.191/186e
    featuring Sara Tako playing the bassoon
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K.299
    featuring harpist Nora Bumanis and flautist Elizabeth Faulkner
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concert Rondo for Piano in A major, K.386
    featuring pianist Sara Davis Buechner
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos in E-flat major, K.365/316a
    featuring pianists Sara Davis Buechner and William Eddins, who also conducted from the piano
  • Ferruccio Busoni - Duettino concertante after the Finale of the Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459 (transcribed for two pianos four hands), BV B 88
    an unprogrammed encore piece, featuring pianists Sara Davis Buechner and William Eddins.
Oct/26/2013: Live HD broadcast of The Nose by Dmitri Shostakovich from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Pavel Smelkov and featured baritone Paulo Szot (Kovalyov), bass Vladimir Ognovenko (Yakovlevich / Khosrev-Mirza), soprano Claudia Waite (Praskovya Osipova / bagel seller), tenor Andrey Popov (Police Inspector), Sergei Skorokhodov (Ivan), tenor Alexander Lewis (The Nose), bass-baritone James Courtney (newspaper clerk), bass Gennady Bezzubenkov (cabby / doctor), tenor Adan Klein (Yaryzhkin) mezzo-soprano Barbara Dever (Madame Podtochina), and soprano Ying Fang (Madame Podtochina's daughter).
Oct/22/2013: Opening night performance of The Flying Dutchman / Der Fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner at the San Francisco Opera. The performance was conducted by Patrick Summers and featured soprano Lise Lindstrom (Senta), mezzo-soprano Erin Johnson (Mary), tenor Ian Storey (Erik), tenor A. J. Glueckert (The Steersman), bass-baritone Kristinn Sigmundsson (Daland), and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley (The Dutchman).
Oct/05/2013: Live HD broadcast of Eugene Onegin by Peter Tchaikovsky from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Valery Gergiev and featured soprano Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova (Olga), tenor Piotr Beczala (Lenski), baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova (Filippyevna), and bass Alexei Tanovitski (Gremin).
Sep/02/2013: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the nineteenth year for this series. A blazing hot late summer day, ideal for sitting on the grass in the amphitheatre and listening to music. The program included:
  • God Save the Queen
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada, sung by the audience
  • Johann Strauss II - Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka, Opus 324
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos in E-flat major, 3rd movement
    featuring pianists Michael Massey and Jeremy Spurgeon
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals
    featuring pianists Michael Massey and Jeremy Spurgeon, and with poetic interludes created by Peter Schickele read by Bill Dimmer
  • Robert Rival - Whirlwind
  • Taran Plamondon - Flight
    Première under the Young Composers Project
  • Gary Brooker - Procol Fantasy, arranged by Allan Gilliland
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    No artillery this year (snif!) but flash-bangs instead
Aug/07/2013: Concert by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Alain Trudel, at the Winspear Centre, Edmonton. The program included:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3, Opus 72
  • Aaron Copland - El Salón México
  • Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 9 in D major
Jun/25/2013: Angelique Kidjo in concert in New York CityConcert by Angélique Kidjo on a hot sunny evening in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Manhattan, New York City. The free concert was part of the River to River Festival. Backed by a four-piece band, Kidjo sang in English, French, and Yoruba. She sang mostly songs that she had written. Energized by the lively and infectious Afropop music, the audience was on its feet dancing after the first few songs!
Jun/14/2013: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • John Estacio - Brio: Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
  • Gabriel Fauré - Élégie in C minor, Opus 24
    featuring cellist Lynn Harrell
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 3
    featuring cellist Lynn Harrell
  • Igor Stravinsky - Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
    The performance was preceded by a ten-minute introduction from Bill Eddins explaining the structure and story of the piece.
Apr/27/2013: Live HD broadcast of Giulio Cesare by Georg Friedrich Handel from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Harry Bicket and featured countertenor David Daniels (Giulio Cesare), soprano Natalie Dessay (Cleopatra), mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Sesto), mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon (Cornelia), countertenor Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo), countertenor Rachid Ben Abdeslam (Nireno), baritone Guido Loconsolo (Achilla), and baritone John Moore (Curio).
Apr/23/2013: Performance of Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, given by the Edmonton Opera company, from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The performance featured soprano Dina Kuznetsova (Tatiana), mezzo-soprano Olga Savona (Larina), soprano Maria Kataeva (Olga), mezzo-soprano Emilia Boteva (Filippyevna), tenor Andre Dunaev (Lenski), baritone Aleksey Bogdanov (Onegin), tenor James McLennan (Triquet), tenor Stephen Hegedus (Captain), bass-baritone Jon-Paul Décosse (Zaretski), and bass Ilya Bannik (Prince Gremin). The performance was conducted by James Meena.
  • Special kudos to Geoff George for imaginative lighting.
  • Performance was preceded by an interesting illustrated Opera Talk by Mark Morris, situating the opera's development in terms of Tchaikovsky's life and experience.
Apr/12/2013: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by José Luis Gomez. The program included:
  • Allan Gordon Bell - Spirit Trail
  • Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54
    featuring pianist Benjamin Grosvenor
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64
Mar/15/2013: Concert by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, conducted by Roberto Minczuk. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Overture to The Magic Flute, K620
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36
  • Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2, in B-flat major, Opus 83
    featuring pianist Joaquín Achúcarro
  • Alexander Scriabin - Nocturne for the Left Hand, Opus 9
    A virtuoso encore piece performed by Joaquín Achúcarro
Mar/02/2013: Live HD broadcast of Parsifal by Richard Wagner from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Daniele Gatti and featured tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), soprano Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), baritone Peter Mattei (Amfortas), bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), and bass René Pape (Gurnamanz).
Feb/22/2013: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Opus 33a
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    featuring violinists Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi
  • Camille Saint-Saën - Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Opus 28
    featuring violinist Timothy Chooi
  • Robert Rival - Symphony No. 2 "Water"
    World première of the piece which was commissioned by the ESO. The composer was in the audience for the performance
  • Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, Opus 20
    featuring violinist Nikki Chooi
  • Vittorino Monti - Csárdás
    This encore piece, showcasing 'duelling' violins, was performed by the soloists and orchestra
Feb/16/2013: Live HD broadcast of Rigoletto by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Michele Mariotti and featured soprano Diana Damrau (Gilda), mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova (Maddelena), tenor Piotr Beczala (Duke of Mantua), baritone Zeljko Lucic (Rigoletto), and bass Stefan Kocán (Sparafucile).
Feb/05/2013: Performance of Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, given by the Edmonton Opera company, from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The performance featured tenor David Pomeroy (Hoffman), soprano Teiya Kasahara (Olympia), soprano Ileana Montalbetti (Antonia), mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó (Giulietta), bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch (Lindorf), baritone Doug MacNaughton (Luther), tenor Steven Cole (Frantz), mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal (Nicklausse), and baritone Benjamin Covey (Hermann). The performance was conducted by Christoph Campestrini.
Jan/19/2013: Live HD broadcast of Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Maurizio Benini and featured mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (Maria Stuarda), soprano Elza van den Heever (Elisabetta), mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak (Hannah), tenor Matthew Polenzani (Leicester), baritone Joshua Hopkins (Cecil), and bass Matthew Rose (Talbot).
Jan/05/2013: Live HD broadcast of Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Dido), tenor Bryan Hymel (Aeneas), soprano Deborah Voight (Cassandra), bass Kwangchul Youn (Narbal), mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill (Anna), bass Richard Bernstein (Panthus), tenor Eric Cutler (Iopas), baritone Dwayne Croft (Coroebus), and tenor Paul Appleby (Hylas).
Dec/15/2012: Live HD broadcast of Aïda by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska (Aïda), mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina (Amneris), tenor Roberto Alagna (Radamès), baritone George Gagnidze (Amonasro), bass Stefan Kocán (Ramfis), and bass Miklós Sebestyén (the King of Egypt).
Complete with several horses and ponies on stage in the Triumphal March scene.
Dec/08/2012: Live HD broadcast of Un Ballo in Maschera by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured soprano Sondra Radvanovsky (Amelia), tenor Marcelo Àlvarez (Gustavo, King of Sweden), baritone Dmitri Hvorostovky (Anckarström), mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (Ulrica), and soprano Kathleen Kim (Oscar).
Dec/05/2012: Encore HD broadcast of Otello by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Semyon Bychkov and featured soprano Renée Fleming (Desdemona), tenor Johan Botha (Otello), bass-baritone Falk Struckmann (Iago), mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum (Emilia), bass James Morris (Ludovico), and Michael Fabiano (Casio)
Dec/01/2012: Recital by tenor Ben Heppner, accompanied by pianist John Hess, at West End Christian Reformed Church, Edmonton. The program included
  • Franz Schubert - An die Musik
  • Franz Schubert - Wohin?, from the song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin
  • Franz Schubert - Die Forelle
  • Franz Schubert - Der Musensohn
  • Robert Schumann - Widmung, from Myrthen, Opus 25
  • Robert Schumann - Intermezzo, from Liederkreis, Opus 39
  • Robert Schumann - Waldesgespräch, from Liederkreis, Opus 39
  • Robert Schumann - Ich grolle nicht, from Dichterliebe, Opus 48
  • Hugo Wolf - Fußreise
  • Hugo Wolf - Verborgenheit
  • Hugo Wolf - Er ist's
  • Hugo Wolf - Abschied, from Mörike Lieder
  • Leo Fall - Man sagt uns nach...O Rose von stambul, from Die Rose von Stambul
  • Emmerich Kálmán - Wenn es Abend wird...Grüß mir mein Wein, from Gräfin Mariza
  • Franz Lehár - Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, from The Land of Smiles
  • Noël Coward - I'll follow my secret heart
  • Ivor Novello - We'll gather lilacs, from the musical Perchance to Dream
  • Noël Coward - I'll see you again
  • Nicholas Brodzsky - Be my love
  • Encore: Benjamin Britten (arranger) - Foggy, foggy dew (traditional folk ballad)
  • Encore: Frederic Weatherly and Haydn Wood - Roses of Picardy
Dec/01/2012: Live HD broadcast of La Clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Harry Bicket and featured mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca (Sesto), mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey (Annio), soprano Lucy Crowe (Servilia), soprano Barbara Frittoli (Vitellia), bass Oren Gradus (Publio), and tenor Guiseppe Filianoti (Tito).
Nov/23/2012: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Danail Rachev. The program included:
  • Marjan Mozetich - Steps to Ecstasy
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216
    featuring violinist Benjamin Beilman as the soloist
  • Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68
Nov/10/2012: Live HD broadcast of The Tempest by Thomas Adès from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by the composer and featured baritone Simon Keenlyside (Prospero), soprano Audrey Luna (Ariel), mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard (Miranda), tenor Alek Shrader (Ferdinand), tenor Alan Oke (Caliban), countertenor Iestyn Davies (Trinculo), tenor Toby Spence (Antonio), bass Kevin Burdette (Stefano), and bass-baritone John Del Carlo (Gonzalo).
Oct/21/2012: Concert by Les Violons Du Roy at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, conducted by Bernard Labadie. The program included:
  • Frantisek (Franz) Benda - Sinfonia in C major, LI:1
  • Frederick the Great of Prussia - Flute Concerto No. 3 in C major
    featuring flautist Emmanuel Pahud as the soloist
  • Johann Joachim Quantz - Flute Concerto in G majo, QV5:174
    featuring flautist Emmanuel Pahud as the soloist
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Ricerara 6 from The Musical Offering BMV 1079
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Symphony in B minor, No. 5, Wq. 182 (H. 661)
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Flute Concerto in A major, Wq. 168 (H. 438)
    featuring flautist Emmanuel Pahud as the soloist
Oct/13/2012: Live HD broadcast of L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Maurizio Benini and featured soprano Anna Netrebko (Adina), tenor Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino), baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Belcore), and baritone Ambrogio Maestri (Doctor Dulcamara).
Oct/12/2012: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Gregory Vajda. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada, sung by the audience
  • Frederick Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21
    featuring pianist Katherine Chi
  • Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Opus 21
  • Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Opus 61
    Intermezzo, Nocturne, Scherzo, and Wedding March
  • György Ligeti - Concert Românesc
Sep/09/2012: Sundays at 3, organ in concert series, presented by the Royal Canadian College of Organists, at the Winspear Centre. The recital featured Duo Majoya, Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger. The recital was a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Davis concert organ. The program included:
  • Barrie Cabena - Twelve Portraits in Two Sets for Organ Duet, Opus 622B
    with Haiku read by Peter Mahaffy
    First set comprised: Marche Pontificale alla Franz Schubert; Romanza alla Max Reger; Scherzo alla Louis Vierne; Gymnopodie alla Erik Satie; Machines alla Darius Milhaud; and The Ceaseless Round of Circling Planets alla Camille Saint-Saëns.
  • Rachel Laurin - Fantasy and Fugue on a theme by Goudimel
    with Genevan Psalm 47 read by Peter Mahaffy
    The composer attended this world première of the work. She introduced the piece and explained that it was conceived in part as an hommage to the Canadian composer Jacques Hétu.
  • Barrie Cabena - Twelve Portraits in Two Sets for Organ Duet, Opus 622B
    with Haiku read by Peter Mahaffy
    Second set comprised: Polka alla Bohuslav Martinu; Pastorale alla Paul Hindemith; Waltz alla Johannes Brahms; Toccata: L'apres midi dans la pluie alla Claude Debussy; Ritual Dance alla Igor Stravinsky; and Prelude and Fugue alla Robert Schumann.
  • Jacobus Kloppers - The Last Rose of Summer: Reminiscences in Autumn for Piano and Organ
    featuring Marnie Giesbrecht on piano and Joachim Segger on Davis concert organ.
    The composer was in the audience for the performance and came on stage to take a bow.
  • Ruth Watson Henderson - Duet Suite for Piano and Organ
    featuring Joachim Segger on piano and Marnie Giesbrecht on Davis concert organ
Sep/03/2012: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt and Lucas Waldin. This was the eighteenth year for this series. With the weather uncertain, we sat outside the fence for this concert, not far from the artillery, where we got the full audio benefit of the firing, as well as the drifting smoke and cordite smell! Yesterday's concert was moved indoors and the weather today was cool to distinctly chilly, only fitfully sunny, with strong blustery winds that attenuated the sound. Sitting outdoors for two-and-a-half hours required fortitude and warm socks! The program included:
  • God Save the Queen
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada, sung by the audience
  • Cole Porter - Begin the Beguine, arranged by Carmen Dragon
  • Zequinha de Abreau - Tico-Tico no Fubá (The Tico-Tico Bird in the Cornmeal), arranged by Carmen Dragon
  • Sebastián Yradier - La Paloma (The Dove), arranged by Carmen Dragon
  • Arturo Márquez - Conga del Fuego Nuevo (New Fire Conga)
  • Maurice Ravel - Boléro
  • Daniel Belland - Voyage
    Première under the Young Composers Project
  • Morton Gould - Tap Dance Concerto
    featuring tap dancer Ryan VanDenBoom
  • The audience was treated to an encore, the classic "Singin' in the Rain", with vocal accompaniment
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Aug/31/2012: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt on a perfect calm warm late summer evening. This was the eighteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Gioachino Rossini - Overture: Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23
    featuring pianist Sara Davis Buechner
  • Sara Davis Buechner played a short piece by George Gershwin as an encore. This was a foxtrot based on a song "Do, Do, Do", played and recorded by Gershwin on a rare Columbia record called "Oh, Kay!" in 1926.
June/04/2012: Encore HD broadcast of La Traviata by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured soprano Natalie Dessay (Violetta), tenor Matthew Polenzani (Alfredo), and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Germont).
May/14/2012: Encore HD broadcast of Manon by Jules Massenet from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured soprano Anna Netrebko (Manon Lescaut), tenor Piotr Beczala (Chevalier des Grieux), baritone Paulo Szot (Lescaut), tenor Christophe Mortagne (Guillot de Morfontaine), bass baritone Bradley Garvin (De Brétigny) and bass baritone David Pittsinger (Comte des Grieux).
May/04/2012: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. This was part of the 60th Anniversary Year series for the orchestra. The concert was a warm-up performance before their scheduled appearance at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the next week (May 8). The program was the same as the one to be played at Carnegie and included:
  • Robert Rival - Lullaby
    world première of a piece commissioned by the ESO. The composer was in the audience for the performance.
  • John Estacio - Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano
    a revised version of a piece originally commissioned by the ESO for the opening of the Winspear Concert Hall in 1997. The composer was in the audience for the performance, which featured pianist Angela Cheng, celloist Denise Djokic, and violinist Juliette Kang
  • Allan Gilliland - Dreaming of the Masters III
    a piece commissioned by the ESO in 2010, and featuring trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann
  • Bohuslav Martinů - Symphony No. 1
Apr/24/2012: Performance of Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven, given by the Edmonton Opera company, from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The performance featured soprano Maida Hundeling (Leonore/Fidelio), bass Thomas Goerz (Rocco), bass baritone Dean Elzinga (Don Pizarro), tenor Robert Clark (Jaquino), soprano Nathalie Paulin (Marzelline), tenor John MacMaster (Florestan), and bass Alain Coulombe (Don Fernando).
Mar/09/2012: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. This was part of the 60th Anniversary Year series for the orchestra. The program included:
  • Leonard Bernstein - Fancy Free
    preceeded by a recording of Billie Holliday singing "Big Stuff"
  • Aaron Copland - Clarinet Concerto
    featuring clarinettist James Campbell
  • Aaron Copland - Music for the Theatre
  • Allan Gilliland - Dreaming of the Masters
    featuring clarinettist James Campbell. The composer was in the audience for the performance.
Feb/25/2012: Live HD broadcast of Ernani by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured soprano Angela Meade (Elvira), tenor Marcello Giordani (Ernani), baritone Dmitri Hvorostovksy (Don Carlo), and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto (de Silva).
Feb/24/2012: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. This was part of the 60th Anniversary Year series for the orchestra. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Wer nur den liben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata, BWV 55, "Ich armer Mensch"
    featuring tenor Christopher Mayell, and I Choristi Chamber Choir
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Psalm 42, Opus 42, "Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser"
    featuring soprano Jeanine de Bique
  • Luigi Cherubini - Offertorium from Requiem No. 2 in D minor, "Domine, Jesu Christe"
  • Franz Schubert - "Intende voci" D 963, Psalm 5
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Ave verum corpus, in D Major, K618, arranged by Brian Trant
    featuring the children's voices of the Cantilon Chamber Choir
  • Francis Poulenc - Gloria
    featuring soprano Jeanine de Bique, and I Choristi Chamber Choir, Cantilon Chamber Choir, Da Camera Singers, and Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata in F Major BWV 540
    an impromptu addition to the program, played on the Davis Concert Organ by William Eddins
Feb/11/2012: Live HD broadcast of Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured tenor Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), soprano Deborah Voight (Brünhilde), bass-baritone Eric Owens (Alberich), soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune), mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier (Waltraute), bass-baritone Iain Patterson (Gunther), and bass Hans-Peter König (Hagen).
Feb/07/2012: Performance of The Mikado, written by W.S. Gilbert, and composed by A. Sullivan, and given by the Edmonton Opera, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The cast included: Scott Scully (Nanki-Poo), Andrew MacDonald-Smith (Pish-Tush), Thomas Goerz (Pooh-Bah), Curtis Olds (Ko-Ko), Adriana Churchman (Yum-Yum), Dionne Sellinger (Peep-Bo), Erin Lawson (Pitti-Sing), John Avery (the Mikado), and Sonya Gosse (Katisha).
Jan/27/2012: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Gregory Vajda. This was part of the 60th Anniversary Year series for the orchestra. The program included:
  • Gustav Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Opus 10
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30
    featuring pianist Alexander Korsantia
Jan/21/2012: Live HD broadcast of The Enchanted Island, a Baroque pastiche by Jeremy Sams from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by William Christie and featured counter-tenor David Daniels (Prospero), soprano Danielle De Niese (Ariel), mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato (Sycorax), bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni (Caliban), soprano Lisette Oropesa (Miranda), counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Ferdinand), and tenor Plácido Domingo (Neptune).
Dec/10/2011: Live HD broadcast of Faust by Charles Gounod from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and featured soprano Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite), tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Faust), bass René Pape (Méphistophélès), mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier (Siébel), and baritone Russell Braun (Valentin).
Dec/03/2011: Live HD broadcast of Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Harry Bicket and featured soprano Renée Fleming (Rodelinda), mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (Eduige), counter-tenor Andreas Scholl (Bertarido), counter-tenor Iestyn Davies (Unulfo), tenor Kobie van Rensburg (Grimoaldo), and bass-baritone Shenyang (Garibaldo).
Nov/11/2011: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. This was part of the 60th Anniversary Year series for the orchestra. The program included:
  • Malcolm Forsyth - A Ballad of Canada
    with the Richard Eaton Singers under the direction of Leonard Ratzlaff
  • Peter Meechan - Apophenia
    The world première of the orchstral version of the piece, featuring trumpet player Jens Lindemann
    The composer was in the audience for the performance
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Opus 27
Nov/05/2011: Live HD broadcast of Siegfried by Richard Wagner from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Fabio Luisi and featured tenor Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), tenor Gerhard Siegel (Mime), bass-baritone Bryn Terfel (Wanderer), soprano Deborah Voight (Brünhilde), bass-baritone Eric Owens (Alberich), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon (Erda).
Oct/29/2011: Live HD broadcast of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by the newly-appointed Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi and featured baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), soprano Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna), soprano Barbara Frittoli (Donna Elvira), soprano Mojca Erdmann (Zerlina), tenor Ramón Vargas (Don Ottavio), bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), bass-baritone Joshua Bloom (Masetto), and bass Stefan Kocón (The Commendatore).
This performance took place 224 years to the day after its first performance.
Oct/15/2011: Live HD broadcast of Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured soprano Anna Netrebko (Anna Bolena), mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova (Giovanna Seymour), mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford (Smeton), tenor Stephen Costello (Lord Riccardo Percy), tenor Eduardo Valdes (Hervey), and bass Ildar Abdrazakov (Enrico VIII).
Sep/30/2011: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. This was part of the 60th Anniversary Year series for the orchestra. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada, sung by the audience
  • Robert Rival - Scherzo
    The composer, the new composer-in-residence for the orchestra, was in the audience for the performance
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major "Jupiter", K.551
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major Opus 61
    featuring violinist Karen Gomyo
Sep/05/2011: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the seventeenth year for this series. We sat outside the fence for this concert, not far from the artillery, which was a terrific place to hear the last piece! We arrived to hear the last few notes of the second piece on the program. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada, sung by the audience
  • George Gershwin - An American in Paris
  • George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue, arranged by Ferde Grofé
    featuring pianist Sara Ho
  • Andrew Reid - Echoes of Time
    Première under the Young Composers Project, conducted by Lucas Waldin
  • Clarice Assad - Brazilian Fanfare
    conducted by Lucas Waldin
  • Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 2
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Sep/02/2011: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt on a cold and blustery late summer evening. This was the seventeenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite
    selections arranged by Hamilton Hardy. Apparently, this was the first piece of music played by the ESO at its first concert sixty years ago
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concetro for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299
    featuring harpist Nora Burmanis and flautist Elizabeth Faulkner
  • Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73
    Halfway through the second movement, it began to rain. A brisk shower soaked the audience members in grass seating, although most stayed to the end of the performance. The rain had more or less stopped by the end of the concert, though the walk across the Park was soggy!
Aug/23/2011: Northern Lights, Organ Music of Canada and Scandinavia, Davis Concert Organ, lunchtime concert at the Winspear Centre. The program featured organist Tammy-Jo Mortensen and included the following pieces:
  • Healey Willan - Five Pieces: Fanfare, Prelude and Fughetta, Intermezzo, Scherzo, and Finale Jubilante
  • Jacobus Kloppers - Pastorale on the 23rd Psalm
  • Eleanor Daley - Trinitas
  • Allan Gilliland - Rockin' the 'Spear
  • Niels W. Gade - Moderato, Drei Tonstücke, Opus 22
  • Bengt Hambraeus - Répercussions, Livre d'orgue, Volume 3
  • Mons Leidvin Takle - Blues - Toccata
Aug/16/2011: ESO Musician Showcase, lunchtime concert at the Winspear Centre. The program featured:
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Opus 110 (excerpts)
    featuring Virginie Gagné (violin), Ned Yamach (violin), Leanne Maitland (viola), and Amy Nicholson (cello)
  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti - Sonata in C minor, arranged by Carlos Salzedo
    featuring harpist Nora Bumanis
  • Marjan Mozetich - Songs of Nymphs: II, Reflections
    featuring harpist Nora Bumanis
  • Alphonse Hasselmans - Guitare
    featuring harpist Nora Bumanis
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Trio in E-flat major, K498 "Kegelstatt"
    featuring Charles Hudelson (clarinet), Mikiko Kohjitani (violin), and Michael Massey (piano)
Jun/18/2011: Encore HD broadcast of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured soprano Deborah Voigt, soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Jonas Kaufman, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and bass Hans-Peter König.
This broadcast was memorable for the continuous Pling! Plang! sounds of dripping water. The theatre roof was leaking after heavy rainfall, and runoff was dripping into a series of large plastic buckets throughout the performance.
Jun/17/2011: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Lucas Waldin (first two pieces) and William Eddins. The program included:
  • Manuel de Falla - Noches en los Jardines de España
    featuring pianist William Eddins
  • Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie espangnole
  • Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
Jun/13/2011: Encore HD broadcast of Le Comte Ory by Gioachino Rossini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Maurizio Benini and featured soprano Diana Damrau, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
Apr/30/2011: Live HD broadcast of Il Trovatore by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, tenor Marcelo Álvarez, and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
Apr/29/2011: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni. The program included:
  • Nicolas Gilbert - Tchal-Kouyrouk et la septième face du cube:
    musique sérielle naïve
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Opus 18
    featuring pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor Opus 47
Apr/23/2011: Live HD broadcast of Capriccio by Richard Strauss from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and featured soprano Renée Fleming, tenor Joseph Kaiser, baritone Russell Braun, baritone Frank Larsen, soprano Sarah Connolly, and bass Peter Rose.
Apr/02/2011: Encore HD broadcast of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Patrick Summers and featured soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Joseph Calleja, baritone Ludovic Tézier, and bass Kwangchul Youn.
Mar/25/2011: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Ottorino Respighi - Il Tramonto
    featuring mezzo-soprano Anita Krause
  • Benjamin Britten - Les Illuminations Opus 18, set to poems by Arthur Rimbaud
    featuring tenor Bonaventura Bottone
  • Maurice Duruflé - Requiem Opus 9
    featuring mezzo-soprano Anita Krause
Feb/26/2011: Live HD broadcast of Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Patrick Summers and featured baritone Placido Domingo, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and tenor Paul Groves.
Feb/25/2011: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Steven Stucky - Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Henry Purcell)
    conducted by Lucas Waldin
  • Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
    conducted by Lucas Waldin
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Opus 55, "Eroica"
    conducted by William Eddins
Feb/12/2011: Live HD broadcast of Nixon in China by John Adams from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by the composer and featured baritone James Maddalena, soprano Janis Kelly, baritone Russell Braun, bass Richard Paul Fink, tenor Robert Brubaker, and soprano Kathleen Kim.
Jan/08/2011: Live HD broadcast of La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Nicola Luisotti and featured soprano Deborah Voight, tenor Marcello Giordani, and baritone Lucio Gallo.
Dec/11/2010: Live HD broadcast of Don Carlo by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and featured bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, soprano Marina Poplavskaya, tenor Roberto Alagna, tenor Simon Keenlyside, and bass Eric Halfvarson.
Nov/27/2010: Encore HD broadcast of Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Valery Gergiev and featured bass René Pape in the title role.
Nov/17/2010: "Hear's to Your Health" recital at the Snell Auditorium, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton. The recital featured cellist David Eggert. The program included:
  • Domenicao Gabrielli - Ricercar No. 5
  • Eugène Ysaÿe - Sonata for Violoncello Solo Opus 28
  • Witold Lutoslawski - Variations on the name of Paul Sacher
  • Sergei Prokofiev - March from Music for Children, Opus 65, arranged by Gregor Piatigorsky
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Nov/13/2010: Live HD broadcast of Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured bass-baritone John Del Carlo, soprano Anna Netrebko, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, and tenor Matthew Polenzani.
Nov/12/2010: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. Both composers (John Estacio and Malcolm Forsyth) were in the audience for this performance and came to the stage to acknowledge the applause. The program included:
  • George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351
  • Malcolm Forsyth - Requiem for the victims in a wartorn world
  • John Estacio - Borealis - this was the première performance of the complete work
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, BWV 1060
    featuring oboist Lidia Khaner and violinist Elmar Oliveira
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
Oct/15/2010: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anu Tali, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Hector Berlioz - Béatrice and Bénédict: Overture
  • Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Opus 11
    featuring painist Janina Fialkowska
  • Arvo Pärt - Symphony No. 4 "Los Angeles"
Oct/09/2010: Live HD broadcast of Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Richard Croft, and bass-baritone Eric Owens.
Sep/03/2010: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt on a perfect late summer evening. This was the sixteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Fugue à la gigue in G Major, BWV 577
    arranged by Gustav Holst
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No 208: Sheep May Safely Graze
    arranged by Leopold Stokowski
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Opus 63
    featuring violinist Karen Gomyo
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 21
  • Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
    arranged by Albert Parlow. Conducted by Lucas Waldin.
  • Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 6
    arranged by Albert Parlow
Aug/23/2010: Lunchtime concert at the Winspear Centre. The program featured Duo Majoya (Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger) performing duets at the Davis Concert Organ.
  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger - Prelude and Fugue in C Major
  • Franz Schubert - Marche Militaire, Opus 51, No. 1
  • Jacobus Kloppers - Dance Suite for Organ Duet
    Habenera and Minuet, Polka and Cakewalk
  • Denis Bédard - Petite Suite pour orgue quatre mains
    Introduction, Fanfare, Lied, Scherzando
  • Charles Callahan - Ragtime, Opus 49
  • Naji Hakim - Rhapsody for Organ Duo
    I Allegro molto, II Andante sostenuto, III Vivace
    IV Andante Trenquillo, Qodlibet
Aug/09/2010: ESO Musician Showcase, lunchtime concert at the Winspear Centre. The program featured:
  • the Onyx String Quartet, compring Anna Kozak (violin), Aiyana
    Anderson-Howatt (violin), Rhonda Henshaw (viola), and Colin Ryan (cello)
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet in C Major, K465,
      "Dissonance", first movement
    • Maurice Ravel - String Quartet in F Major, first and second movements
  • Bonnie Yeager (viola) and Sarah Ho (piano)
    • Efrem Zimbalast - Saraseteana Suite
  • Piazzolla Trio (Anna Kozak (violin), Sheila Laughton (cello), and
    Patricia Tao (piano))
    • Ástor Piazzolla - Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons
      of Buenos Aires), arranged by José Bragato
May/26/2010: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins and Lucas Waldin, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069
  • George Frederick Handel - Acis and Galatea: Overture,
    arranged by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • George Frederick Handel - Organ Concerto in G Minor, Opus 4, No. 1
    featuring organist Jeremy Spurgeon
  • Francis Poulenc - Suite française (d'après Claude Gervaise)
  • Georges Bizet - Symphony in C Major
May/01/2010: Live HD broadcast of Armida by Gioachino Rossini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Riccardo Frizza and featured soprano Renée Fleming singing the title role, with tenors Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Barry Banks, and Kobie van Rensburg.
Apr/24/2010: Encore HD broadcast of Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Louis Langrée and featured soprano Marlis Peterson, baritone Simon Keenlyside, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore and bass- baritone James Morris.
Mar/26/2010: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Ottorino Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2
  • Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV93
    featuring guitarist Manuel Barrueco
  • Roberto Sierra - Folias
    featuring guitarist Manuel Barrueco
  • Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka
Mar/17/2010: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lucas Waldin, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz: Overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Oboe Concerto in C Major, K314/285d
    featuring oboist Lidia Khaner
  • Antonio Vivaldi - Variations on "La Folia"
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Maueriche Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral
    Music)
    , K477/479a
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Suite No. 4 in G Major, Opus 61, "Mozartiana"
Mar/08/2010: Recital by Jordi Savall, playing the viola da gamba. Recital was put on by the Edmonton Chamber Music Society and was held at Convocation Hall on the University of Alberta campus. The program included:
  • Eleven pieces from Les Voix Humaines
  • Four pieces from Thomas Hume (1569-1645) Musicall Humors
  • Three pieces from Lessons for the Lyra-Viol
  • Six pieces from Anonymous (ca. 1580) The Bag-pipes Tuning
  • In response to enthusiastic and appreciative acclaim by the audience,
    Mr Savall played three encores
Mar/05/2010: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasy in F Minor for Mechanical Organ, K608
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio and Rondo in C Minor, K617
    featuring William Eddins playing the celeste, flautist Elizabeth Faulkner,
    oboist Lidia Khaner, and Charles Pilon playing the viola
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertor No. 20 in D Minor, K466
    featuring William Eddins conducting from the piano
Feb/06/2010: Live HD broadcast of Simon Boccanegra by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured Plácido Domingo singing the baritone title role, with tenor Marcello Giordani, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, and bass baritone James Morris.
Jan/16/2010: Live HD broadcast of Carmen by Georges Bizet from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and featured mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, tenor Roberto Alagna, soprano Barbara Frittoli, and baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
Jan/09/2010: Live HD broadcast of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Edo de Waart and featured soprano Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, soprano Christine Schä fer, and bass Kristinn Sigmundsson.
Dec/19/2009: Live HD broadcast of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured tenor Joseph Calleja, bass baritone Alan Held, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, and soprano Anna Netrebko.
Dec/05/2009: Encore HD broadcast of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Andris Nelsons and featured soprano Maria Guleghina and tenor Marcello Giordani.
Nov/27/2009: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eri Klas, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Ludwig von Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus 73,
    the "Emperor" Concerto, featuring pianist Katherine Chi
  • Richard Wagner, arranged by Henk de Vleiger - Die Meistersinger von
    Nürnberg
    - An Orchestral Tribute.
Nov/21/2009: Encore HD broadcast of Aida by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Daniele Gatti and featured soprano Violeta Urmana, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, and tenor Johan Botha.
Oct/10/2009: Live HD broadcast of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Joseph Colaneri and featured soprano Karita Mattila, tenor Marcelo Álvarez, and baritone George Gagnidze.
Oct/04/2009: Piano recital by Murray Perahia at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia, under the auspices of the Vancouver Recital Society. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
  • Robert Schumann - Kinderszenen, Opus 15
  • Frédéric Chopin - Étude No. 1 in A Flat Major, Opus 25, No. 1, "Aeolian Harp"
    Mazurka in A Flat Major, Opus 59, No. 2
    Mazurka in C Sharp Minor, Opus 50, No. 3
    Mazurka in F Sharp Minor, Opus 59, No. 3
    Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Opus 54
  • The scheduled program was followed by three encores.
Sep/28/2009: Gala Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Modest Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain,
    arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Alexander Borodin - String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Nocture
    arranged by Craig Leon, and featuring violinist Eric Buchmann
  • Modest Mussorgsky - Songs and Dances of Death
    Kalynel'naja, Serenada, Trepak, and Palkavodets
    orchestrated by Dmitri Shostakovich
    featuring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
    arranged by Carmen Dragon, and conducted by Lucas Waldin
  • Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser: "O du mein holder Abendstern"
    featuring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • Anton Rubinstein - The Demon: "Na vozdushnom akiane"
    featuring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • Gioacchino Rossini - Guillaume Tell: Overture
  • Guiseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore: "Il balen del suo sorriso"
    featuring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • Guiseppe Verdi - Rigoletto: "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata"
    featuring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • Ernesto Tagliaferri and Nicola Valente - "Passione", arranged by Caiaramello
    featuring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • The scheduled program was followed by three encores.
Sep/18/2009: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Howard Shore - Fanfare for Organ, Brass, and Percussion
  • Tan Dun - Crouching Tiger Concerto for Erhu and Orchestra
    featuring erhu player George Gao - this was a marvellous performance!
  • Chen Yao Xing - Galloping Horses
    an encore piece, featuring George Gao playing the erhu
  • John Corigliano - The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra
    featuring violinist Martin Riseley
  • Schindler's List
    encore featuring violinist Martin Riseley
  • George Gershwin - Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
    featuring pianist Sara Davis Buechner
Sep/07/2009: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the fifteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • God Save the Queen
  • Hector Berlioz - Roman Carnivale Overture
  • Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel, Evening Prayer
    and Dream Pantomime
  • Frank Proto - A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra
    featuring trumpeter Jens Lindemann
  • John Williams - The Olympic Spirit Fanfare
  • Jia Jia Yong - A Celebration of the Solstice
    Telus Young Composers Project
  • Josef Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, 3rd movement
    featuring trumpeter Jens Lindemann,
  • Johnny Cowell - Rollercoaster
    featuring trumpeters Jens Lindemann, Alvin Lowery, and William Dimmer
  • George and Ira Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me
    featuring trumpeter Jens Lindemann
  • Traditional, arranged by Jens Lindemann - Carnival of Venice
    featuring trumpeter Jens Lindemann
  • Duke Ellington - Echoes of Harlem
    Encore piece, featuring trumpeter Jens Lindemann
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment,
    Royal Canadian Artillery
Sep/04/2009: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the fifteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Modest Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain,
    arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Italian Symphony, Symphony No. 4 in A Major
  • George Gershwin - Concerto in F
    featuring pianist William Eddins
Aug/12/2009: Noon-hour Concert, at the Winspear Centre. The concert featued Duo Majoya (pianist Joachim Segger and organist Marnie Giesbrecht) with trumpeter Alvin Lowrey. The program included:
  • Denis Bédard - Capriccio for Organ and Piano
  • Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Alvin Lowrey
Jun/03/2009: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Gioachino Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri Overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major,
    K495, third movement, featuring French horn player Allene Hackleman
  • Michael Haydn - Concertino for Horn in D major, P134
    featuring French horn player Martin Hackleman
  • Gioachino Rossini - William Tell Pas de Six
  • Johann David Heinichen - Concerto for Two Horns in F major, S231
    featuring French horn players Martin Hackleman and Allene Hackleman
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major,
    Hob.1:104, the "London" symphony
  • Gioachino Rossini - The Barber of Seville Overture
May/09/2009: Live HD broadcast of La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Maurizio Benini, and featured mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Lawrence Brownlee.
Apr/30/2009: Performance of Guiseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata by the Edmonton Opera, accompanied by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Osgood, at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Mar/21/2009: Live HD broadcast of La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Evelino Pidò and featured soprano Natalie Dessay and tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
Feb/07/2009: Live HD broadcast of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured soprano Anna Netrebko, tenor Piotr Beczala, and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien.
Jan/24/2009: Live HD broadcast of Orfeo ed Euridice by Willibald Gluck from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, soprano Danielle de Niese, and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy.
Jan/17/2009: Encore HD broadcast of La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured tenor Marcello Giordani, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and bass-baritone John Relyea.
Jan/14/2009: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anu Tali, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Seranade No. 13 in G major,
    "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" K525
  • Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Opus 120 No. 1
    arranged for orchestra and clarinet by Luciano Berio, featuring
    clarinettist James Campbell
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56,
    "Scottish" Symphony
Jan/10/2009: Live HD broadcast of La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Angela Gheorghiu.
Dec/20/2008: Live HD broadcast of Thaïs by Jules Massenet from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Jesús López-Cobos and featured baritone Thomas Hampson and soprano Renée Fleming.
Nov/26/2008: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Claude Lapalme, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture to Coriolanus, Opus 62
  • Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54
    featuring pianist Anton Kuerti
  • Antonin Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Opus 88
Nov/08/2008: Live HD broadcast of Doctor Atomic by John Adams from the Metropolitan Opera. The performance was conducted by Alan Gilbert and featured baritone Gerald Finley in the title role as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Only 26 people were in the theatre for this performance.
Oct/11/2008: Live HD broadcast of Salome by Richard Strauss from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Patrick Summers and featured soprano Karita Mattila in the title role.
Sep/24/2008: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Chapman) - O Canada
  • Christoph Gluck - Orphée et Eurydice Overture
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BMV 1041
    featuring violinist Nikki Chooi
  • Luigi Boccherini - Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major, G 482
    featuring cellist Joshua Roman
  • Giovanni Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor
    featuring double-bass player DaXun Zhang
  • George Frideric Handel - Water Music - selections, arranged by Hamilton Harty
Sep/01/2008: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the fourteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • God Save the Queen
  • Johann Strauss Sr - Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Leroy Anderson - Belle of the Ball
  • Leroy Anderson - The Phantom Regiment
  • Arranged by Robert Wendell - Saint Bailey's Rag
  • George Gershwin - Strike up the Band (arranged by Rick Wilkins)
    featuring jazz saxaphonist P. J. Perry
  • Arranged by Rick Wilkins - Saxophone Stylings of the 20s
    featuring jazz saxaphonist P. J. Perry
  • Hockey Night in Canada theme
  • John Estacio - PowerPlay Fanfare, his entry in the CBC's Hockey Night
    in Canada
    Theme Tune search. The audience liked it so much, the
    orchestra played it twice.
  • Arranged by Jeff Tyzik - Symphonic Swing: Big Band Classics, including Jersey
    Bounce
    , Opus 1, Sunrise Seranade, Tuxedo Junction, Satin Doll,
    and Back Bay Shuffle
  • Roydon Tse - Remembrances - Telus Young Composers Project
  • Arranged by Rick Wilkins - Charlie Parker Medley, including The Song is You,
    April in Paris, They Can't Take That Away from Me, and Lover
    featuring jazz saxaphonist P. J. Perry
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment,
    Royal Canadian Artillery
Aug/29/2008: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the fourteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80
  • Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
    featuring pianist Kemal Gekic
  • Franz Liszt - Totentanz
    featuring pianist Kemal Gekic
  • Richard Wagner - Three excerpts from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg:
    Prelude to Act III, Dance of the Apprentices, and Prelude to Act 1
  • Encore: Johann Strauss Sr - Radetzky March, Op. 228, which had the
    audience clapping along
May/28/2008: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Petar Dundjerski, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Guiseppe Verdi - La forza del destino: Overture
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18
    featuring pianist Minsoo Sohn
  • Hector Berlioz - Roméo et Juliette, Opus 17, Love Scene
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
May/10/2008: Encore HD broadcast of La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured Juan Diego Flórez and Natalie Dessay. This was brilliant!
May/03/2008: Encore HD broadcast of La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Nicola Luisotti and featured tenor Ramón Vargas and soprano Angela Gheorghiu.
Apr/26/2008: Live HD broadcast of La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Marco Armiliato and featured Juan Diego Flórez and Natalie Dessay.
Apr/24/2008: Performance of Guiseppe Verdi's opera Falstaff by the Edmonton Opera, accompanied by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Meena, at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Mar/29/2008: Encore HD broadcast of Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Donald Runnicles and featured Anthony Dean Griffey and Patricia Racette.
Mar/22/2008: Live HD broadcast of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured Robert Dean Smith and Deborah Voight.
Mar/05/2008: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 31 in D major, K 297 "Paris"
  • Roman Hoffstetter - Serenade in F major, Opus 3, No. 5
  • Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Opus 56a
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K 503
    featuring William Eddins as soloist, conducting from the piano
Feb/16/2008: Live HD broadcast of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured Marcello Giordani and Karita Mattila.
Jan/12/2008: Live HD broadcast of Macbeth by Guiseppe Verdi from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by James Levine and featured baritone Zeljko Lucic and soprano Maria Guleghina.
Jan/01/2008: Live HD broadcast of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance was conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
Dec/15/2007: Live HD broadcast of Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The performance featured Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna and was conducted by Plácido Domingo.
Nov/21/2007: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ivars Taurins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Sinfonia to Part II
  • Henry Purcell - The Fairy Queen, selections
    featuring Tyler Duncan, baritone
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob.XXI:3, selections
    from Winter, featuring Tyler Duncan, baritone, and Janet Youngdahl, soprano
  • Henry Purcell - King Arthur, Act III, the Frost scene
    featuring Tyler Duncan, baritone, and Janet Youngdahl, soprano
  • Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, Opus 8, No. 1 - 4
    featuring Concertmaster Martin Riseley as soloist
Sep/26/2007: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Wolfgang van Beethovem - Symphony No 8 in F Major, Opus 93
  • Georg Philipp Telemann - Trumpet Concerto in D Major, TWV 51
    featuring Alvin Lowrey on trumpet
  • Georg Frideric Handel - Harp Concerto in B-flat Major, Opus 4, No. 6
    featuring Nora Bumanis on harp
  • Lowrey and Bumanis played an encore, a piece by Jean-Philippe Rameau,
    familiar to listeners as the theme for the CBC's radio show Disc Drive
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob.I:92, Oxford Symphony
Sep/03/2007: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt, entitled Autumn Colours and Cannonades. This was the thirteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • God Save the Queen
  • Oskar Morawetz - Carnival Overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No, 21 in C major, K. 467,
    2nd movement, featuring pianist Scott Meek
  • Chao Wang - City of Ashes, a piece composed under the Young
    Composers Project
  • Franz von Suppé - Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant) Overture
  • Leroy Anderson - Fiddle Faddle - an extra piece added to the program
  • Ian Tyson, arranged by Claude Lapalme - Four Strong Winds
    - an extra piece added to the program
  • Franz Lehár - Ballsirenen (Sirens of the Ball), better known as the
    walz from The Merry Widow
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concert No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23,
    3rd movement, featuring pianist Scott Meek
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Opus 43,
    18th variation, played as an encore
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Aug/31/2007: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt, and entitled "Classical Treasures". This was the thirteenth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Mikhail Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
  • Felix Mendelssohn - "Reformation" Symphony No 5 in D minor, Opus 107
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 25
    featuring Martin Riseley, violinist, a performance that was enlivened by
    the sound of Canada geese, rustling leaves, and scattered rain!
Apr/28/2007: Live HD broadcast Il Trittico by Giacomo Puccini from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The work consists of three one-act operas: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi.
Apr/21/2007: Encore HD broadcast of Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville, featuring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, and John Del Carlo, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Performance was originally given on March 24 2007.
Mar/18/2007: Performance of The Mikado at the Winspear Centre. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert. The performance was given by Beaumont Drama Society, in aid of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Stollery Children's Hospital.
Mar/11/2007: Organ recital at the Winspear Centre, featuring Horst Buchholz. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - "Now thank we all our God" from Cantata No. 79
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasy in D minor, K397,
    transcribed for organ by Horst Buchholz
  • Anton Bruckner - Adagio from Symphony No. 7
  • Robert Schumann - Two Sketches for the Pedal Piano, in C major and C minor
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert - Allegro from Sonata Opus 74
  • Paul de Maleingreau - two movements, Prologue, and La Tumulte au
    Prétoire, from Symphonie de la Passion
  • Improvisations by Horst Buchholz on two tunes handed to him. One was "Four
    Strong Winds", Ian Tyson's Alberta anthem. Buchholz's interpretation of this
    piece earned him prolonged applause.
Feb/28/2007: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Giovanni Gabrieli - Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian'e forte
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony No 45 in F-sharp minor, Hob.I:45 "Farewell"
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37
    featuring William Eddins, pianist and conductor
Feb/24/2007: Live HD broadcast of Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin, featuring Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Jan/13/2007: World-première live HD broadcast of Tan Dun's opera The First Emperor from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, featuring Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Michelle DeYoung, and Paul Groves
Jan/10/2007: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Petar Dundjerski. The program included:
  • Edward Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Opus 47
    featuring Martin Riseley, violin and conductor, Alycia Au on violin,
    Aaron Au on viola, and Colin Ryan on cello
  • Joseph Rheinberger - Organ Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 177
    featuring organist Neil Cockburn
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Romance No. 1 in G major, Opus 40
    featuring Martin Riseley, violinist and conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 21
Nov/22/2006: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni. The program included:
  • George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
  • George Frideric Handel - Rinaldo, HWV 7
    featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
  • George Frideric Handel - Solomon, HWV 67
  • George Frideric Handel - Guilio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17
    featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
  • George Frideric Handel - Alcina, HWV 34
    featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte: Overture, K620
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Zaïde, K336b/344
    featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte, K620, Ach, ich fühl's
    featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 9 in D major, K320 "Posthorn"
    featuring Elizabeth Koch on flute and Lidia Khaner on oboe
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concert aria: Non più tutto ascoltai
    ... Non temer, amato bene
    , K490, featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
    and violinist Martin Riseley
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250/248b "Haffner"
Oct/04/2006: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
    featuring violinist Karen Gromyko
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
Sep/04/2006: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the twelfth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Traditional (arranged by MacMillan) - God Save the Queen
  • Godfrey Ridout - Fall Fair
  • Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, Opus 20
    featuring violinist Alexandre Da Costa
  • Harrison Lee - Valdalen (ESO Young Composers Project)
  • John Williams - The Cowboys: Overture
  • Johann Strauss II - Die Fledermaus: Overture
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Opus 28
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Sep/01/2006: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. This was the twelfth year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • John Estacio - Bootlegger's Tarantella
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18
    featuring pianist Ian Parker
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2, in C minor Opus 17 "Ukrainian"
Apr/23/2006: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Vincenzo Bellini - Norma: Overture
  • David Popper - Requiem for Three Cellos, Opus 66
    featuring cellists Luis Leguia, Coln Ryan, and Derek Gomez
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:2
    featuring cellist Luis Leguia
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5
    featuring soprano Janet Smith
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36
Mar/26/2006: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Ivars Taurins. The program included:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
  • Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Violins and Two Cellos in G major, RV 575
    featuring Dianne New and Ewald Chung playing violins and
    Sheila Laughton and Arnold Choi playing cellos
  • George Frideric Handel - Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348/349/350
Feb/12/2006: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Michael Lankester. The program included:
  • Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz: Overture
  • Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Opus 11
    featuring pianist Xiang Zou
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Morceau de concert for Horn, Opus 94
    featuring Allene Hackleman on French horn
  • Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Opus 21
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Opus 61
Jan/12/2006: Concert by the African Guitar Summit at the Winspear Centre.
Nov/20/2005: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by William Eddins. The program included:
  • Gioacchino Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture
  • Robert Farnon - Symphony No. 3 "Edinburgh"
  • Carl Maria von Weber - Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat major, Opus 26
    featuring Charles Hudelston on clarinet
  • Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy, Opus 46
    featuring violinist Caitlin Tully
Sep/05/2005: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Timothy Vernon. This was the eleventh year for this series. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Franz von Suppé - Pique Dame: Overture
  • Claude Bolling - Jazz Suite for Cello: Baroque in Rhythm
    featuring cellist Michael Massey
  • George Gershwin - But Not For Me
    featuring violinist Martin Riseley
  • Grigoras Dinicu, arranged by Jascha Heifetz - Hora staccato
    featuring violinist Martin Riseley
  • Jillian Hanks - Mosaic (ESO Young Composers Project)
  • Johannes Brahms - "Double" Concerto in A minor, Opus 102
    featuring violinist Martin Riseley and cellist Michael Massey
  • John Estacio - Frenergy
  • Josef Suk - Towards a New Life Opus 35c
  • Aram Khachaturian - Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Sep/02/2005: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by Timothy Vernon. This was the eleventh year for this series. A very chilly evening in the park. The program included:
  • Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15
    featuring pianist Anton Kuerti
  • Antonin Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 "From the New World"
Apr/24/2005: Concert by ProCoro Canada, conducted by Richard Sparks, at the Winspear Centre. The program included:
  • Igor Stravinsky - Svadebka (Les Noces)
  • Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
Apr/03/2005: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Edwin Outwater. The program included:
  • Georges Bizet - Suite for Ballet
  • André Ernest Modeste Grétry - Suite for Ballet
  • Adrien Boieldieu - La Dame Blanche: Overture
  • Edouard Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole for violin and orchestra in
    D minor, Opus 21, featuring violinist Karen Gomyo
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Morceau de Concert in G Major for Harp, Opus 154
    featuring harpist Nora Bumanis
Feb/20/2005: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Tania Miller. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (Magic Flute): Overture, K620
  • Malcolm Arnold - Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 47
    featuring organist Marnie Giesbrecht
  • Franz Liszt - Les Préludes
    featuring oboeist Lidia Khaner
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36
Nov/28/2004: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by JoAnn Falletta. The program included:
  • Malcolm Forsyth - Atayoskewin
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43
    featuring pianist Ian Parker
  • Guiseppe Martucci - Notturno in G-flat major, Opus 70, No. 1
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90, "Italian"
Oct/31/2004: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at the Winspear Centre, conducted by Alastair Willis. The program included:
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 in D major, Opus 25 "Classical"
  • Carl Nielsen - Flute Concerto
    featuring Jeffrey Khaner on flute
  • Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Flutes in C major, RV 533
    featuring Jeffrey Khaner and Elizabeth Köch on flutes
  • Ignaz Moscheles - Concertante for Flute and Oboe in F major
    featuring Jeffrey Khaner on flute and Lidia Khaner on oboe
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in D major, K385 "Haffner"
Sep/06/2004: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series, conducted by Timothy Vernon, and entitled " Military Salute". This was the tenth year for this series. Planned for Hawrelak Park, the concert was moved to the Winspear Centre due to inclement weather. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • William Walton - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
  • Adam Ferguson - What's in the Box? (ESO Young Composers Project)
  • H. Walford Davies - RCAF March Past
  • Franz von Suppé - Light Cavalry: Overture
  • Hector Berlioz - The Damnation of Faust: Rákóczy March
  • Eric Coates - The Dam Busters March
  • Richard Addinsell - Warsaw Concerto
    featuring pianist Beatriz Boizán
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Sep/02/2004: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series, conducted by Timothy Vernon, and entitled " Two Fifths of Beethoven". This was the tenth year for this series. Planned for Hawrelak Park, the concert was moved to the Winspear Centre due to torrential rainfall. The program included:
  • Calixa Lavallée (arranged by Allan Gilliland) - O Canada
  • Allan Gilliland (ESO Composer-in-Residence) - Enbridge Fanfare
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 73
    "Emperor", featuring pianist Lisa Yui
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 5 in C minor, Opus 67
Sep/01/2003: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by David Hoyt. This was the ninth year for this series. The program included:
  • Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Erin Craig - Metro (ESO Young Composers Project)
  • Michael Conway Baker - The Flight of Aprodite, Opus 99
    featuring violinist John Lowry
  • Johann Strauss I - Radetzky March, Opus 228
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Suite alegérienne, Opus 60: Marche militaire française
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Sep/02/2002: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by David Hoyt. This was the eighth year for this series. The program included:
  • Allan Gilliland (ESO Composer-in-Residence) - Loch no Beiste
  • Catherine Hiltz - April Journal (ESO Young Composers Project)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Air on a G String, Suite No. 3
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
    featuring violinists Martin Riseley and Andrew Wan
  • Jacques Ibert - Paris: Suite Symphonique
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Sep/03/2001: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by David Hoyt. This was the seventh year for this series. The program included:
  • Gioachino Rossini - Semiramide: Overture
  • Chelsea Mandrusiak - Summer Symphony (ESO Young Composers Project)
  • Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
  • Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Opus 20
    featuring George Gao playing the erhu
  • Chen Yao Xing - Galloping Horses
    featuring George Gao playing the erhu - this was a marvellous performance!
  • John Philip Sousa - The Liberty Bell
  • Johann Strauss Sr - Radetzky March, Opus 228
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49,
    complete with real artillery provided by the 20th Field Regiment, RCA
Feb/01/2000: Performance of The Pirates of Penzance at the Jubilee Auditorium by Edmonton Opera with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Dala. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
Nov/26/1999: Concert at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, by Jaime Laredo, violin, Sharon Robinson, cello, and Joseph Kalichstein, piano. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo for Violin in B-flat major, K268/261a
  • Gabriel Fauré - Élégie for Cello, Opus 24
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Concert Rondo for Piano in B-flat major,
    with cadenza by Carl Czerny
  • Juan Cristótomo Arriaga - Symphony in D major
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in
    C major, Opus 56, the "Triple" Concerto
Sep/06/1999: Concert in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky series in Hawrelak Park, conducted by David Hoyt. This was the fifth year for this series. The program included:
  • Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Opus 39
  • Mark Germani - Parkallen Overture (ESO Young Composers Project)
    at the time, Germani was a student at Victoria School, Edmonton
  • Jean Francaix - Concerto for Two Harps
    featuring harpists Nora Bumanis and Julia Shaw
  • Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait
    narrated by ESO stage manager (and professional actor) Kent Gallie
  • Malcolm Forsyth - Andante from Sagittarius
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49
    complete with real artillery!
May/31/1998: Recital at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, featuring violinist Gil Shaham, accompanied by a pianist. Among the pieces he played were a violin sonata by Gabriel Fauré and a piece by Aaron Copland.
Mar/19/1998: Performance of HMS Pinafore at the Jubilee Auditorium by Edmonton Opera with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ward Holmquist. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert
Mar/30/1996: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak. The program included:
  • Richard Strauss - Selections from Der Rosenkavalier, Opus 59
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3, Opus 26 in C major,
    featuring pianist André Laplante
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Opus 35
May/29/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 99 in A minor
  • Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
May/15/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The all-Mendelssohn program included:
  • Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, Opus 21
  • Excerpts from Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, Opus 61a
  • Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major "Lobgesang", Opus 52
Apr/17/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Steven Sloane. The program included:
  • Hector Berlioz - Les Franc-Juges, Opus 3: Overture (Judges of the
    Secret Court
    )
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Violin Concerto, Opus 35 in D major
    featuring violinist Gil Shaham
  • Pablo de Sarasate - Sigeunerweisen, Opus 20 (Gypsy Airs)
    featuring violinist Gil Shaham
  • Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2, Opus 61 in C major
Mar/20/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by János Sándor. The program included:
  • Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto, P209 in D major,
    featuring guitarist Christopher Parkening
  • Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra,
    featuring guitarist Christopher Parkening
  • Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
Feb/27/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Stewart Grant - Symphony (Et in Terra...)
  • Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 11 in E minor,
    featuring pianist Angela Cheng
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No 5. in D major
Jan/23/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Brian Priestman. The program included:
  • Claude Debussy - Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra,
    featuring saxophonist William H. Street
  • Malcolm Forsyth - Tre Vie: Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra,
    featuring saxophonist William H. Street, a world première with the composer in attendance
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5, Opus 64 in E minor
Jan/09/1993: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.3, Opus 90 in F major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4, K218, in D major,
    featuring violinist Ani Kavafian
  • Richard Wagner - Die Fliegende Holländer: Overture
    (The Flying Dutchman: Overture)
Nov/05/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Franz von Suppé - The Beautiful Galatea: Overture
  • Ottorino Respighi - Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra,
    featuring cellist Gustav Rivinius
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Variation on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33
  • Michael Horwood - National Parks Suite
  • Ottorino Respighi - Rossiniana Suite
Oct/15/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Opus 96
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Cinderella: Suite No. 3, Opus 109
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto, Opus 35 in D major,
    featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman
Sep/26/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Mikhail Glinka = Russland and Ludmilla: Overture
  • Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto, Opus 54 in A minor
    featuring pianist Louis Lortie
  • Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Opus 14
May/23/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra with the Richard Eaton Singers, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The all-Beethoven program included:
  • Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Opus 80
    featuring pianist Haley Simons
  • Symphony No. 9, Opus 125 in D minor ("Choral")
Apr/25/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Arthur Honneger - Pacific 231 (Mouvement Symphonique No. 1)
  • Antonin Dvorák - Piano concerto, Opus 33 in G minor
    featuring pianist Boris Krajny
  • Sergie Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5, Opus 100
Apr/09/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Hector Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43
    featuring pianist Dang Thai Son
  • Paul Dukas - La Péri
  • Zoltan Kodály - Háry János: Suite
Mar/28/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Takao Ukigaya. The program included:
  • Ernest Chausson - Poèm, Opus 25
    featuring violinist Stephanie Chase
  • Alexander Glazunov - Violin concerto, Opus 82 in A minor
    featuring violinist Stephanie Chase
  • Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4, Opus 98 in E minor
Mar/14/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Bramwell Tovey. The program included:
  • Hector Berlioz - Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture
  • Oskar Morawetz - From the Diary of Anne Frank
    featuring Sandra Graham, mezzo-soprano
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - La Clemenza do Tito, K621: Parto, Parto
    featuring Sandra Graham, mezzo-soprano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, Opus 67 in C minor
Feb/29/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 18 in C minor
    featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11, Opus 103 ("The Year 1905")
Feb/15/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Hector Berlioz - Les Troyens: Overture and Ballet
  • Karol Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 35
    featuring violinist Chantal Juillet
  • Maurice Ravel - Tzigane, Violin and Orchestra
    featuring violinist Chantal Juillet
  • Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: Suite and First Waltz Sequence
Jan/25/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Georg Tintner. The program included:
  • André Prévost - Evanescence
    featuring pianist Pascal Rogé
  • Camille Saint Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 22 in G minor
  • Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 in A major (version edited by Robert Haas)
Jan/11/1992: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Maurice Ravel - Le tombeau de Couperin
  • Reinhold Gliè - Horn Cconcerto, Opus 91 in B-flat major
    featuring Marie Luise Neunecker, horn player
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, Opus 36 in F minor
Dec/18/1991: Christmas Concert, "Christmas Around the World" by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by David Hoyt. The concert featured Maureen Forrester
Nov/30/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Gioacchino Rossini - Il barbere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
  • Carl Nielsen - Clarinet Concerto, Opus 57
    featuring Julian Milkis, clarinet player
  • Carl Maria von Weber - Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra,
    Opus 26 in E-flat, featuring Julian Milkis, clarinet player
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3, Opus 56 in A minor ("Scottish")
Nov/24/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni, K527: Overture
  • Sir Arthur Bliss - Cello Concerto
    featuring cellist Shauna Rolston
  • Gabriel Fauré - Élégie pour violoncelle et orchestre, Opus 24
    featuring cellist Shauna Rolston
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2, Opus 36 in D major
Nov/18/1991: Performance of The Mikado at the Jubilee Auditorium by Edmonton Opera with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert
Sep/28/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Jacques Hétu - Images de la Révolution, Opus 44
  • Ludwig von Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, Opus 73 in E-flat
    major ("Emperor"), featuring pianist Bella Davidovich
  • Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by Maurice Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
Jun/01/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Giuseppe Verdi - Messa da requiem (Requiem Mass)
    featured the Richard Eaton Singers, and soloists Katherine van Kampen, soprano, Sandra Graham, mezzo-soprano, Christoph Homberger, tenor, and Gary Relyea, bass
May/18/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Pierre Hetu. The program included:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 13, K. 112 in F Major
  • Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 2, Opus 16 ("The Four Temperaments")
  • Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Opus 35
Apr/06/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Jorge Mester. The program included:
  • John Adams - The Chairman Dances, Canadian première
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin, Opus 64 in E minor
    featured violinist Miriam Fried
  • Antonin Dvorak - 6th Symphony, Opus. 60 in D major
Mar/16/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Béla Bartók - Hungarian Sketches
  • Aulis Sallinen - Symphony No. 4, Opus 49 - a Canadian première
  • Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 83 in B-flat major
    featuring pianist Moura Lympany
Mar/02/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Lothar Klein - Epitaphs for Orchestra - a Canadian première
  • Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy, Opus 46
    featured violinist Mark Kaplan gave an outstanding performance of this piece
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 7, Opus 131 in C-sharp minor
Feb/16/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Simon Streatfield. The program included:
  • Niccolò Paganini - Concerto for violin No. 1 in D major, Opus 6
    featuring violinist Corey Cerovsek
  • Edward Elgar - Symphony No. 1, in A flat major, Opus 55
Feb/02/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Ottorino Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Piano No. 18 in B-flat Major, K.456
    featuring pianist Paul Badura-Skoda
  • Jacques Ibert - Hommage à Mozart
  • Jan Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Jan/05/1991: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Kenneth Nichols - Symphonic Celebration
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 (the "Little Russian")
  • William Walton - Concerto for Cello, featuring cellist Raphael Wallfisch
  • Maurice Ravel - Bolero
Nov/17/1990: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Carl Maria von Weber - Overture to the opera Euryanthe
  • Leopold Mozart - Concerto for Alto Trombone
    featuring trombonist Alain Trudel
  • Darius Milhaud - Concertino d'Hiver
    featuring trombonist Alain Trudel
  • Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 0 in D minor
Sep/22/1990: Concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, conducted by Uri Mayer. The program included:
  • Robert Turner - Shades of Autumn, world première attended by the composer
  • Claude Debussy - Iberia
  • Gustav Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde
Dec/10/1988: Performance of Handel's Messiah by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Oct/29/1986: Performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Sep/10/1986: Performance of Trial by Jury at Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
1984: Performance of Princess Ida by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
1983: Performance of The Gondoliers by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
Summer 1982: Performance of The Mikado at the Avon Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
1982: Performance of The Pirates of Penzance by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
1981: Performance of The Yeomen of the Guard by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
early 1980s: Concert by singer-songwriter Stan Rogers and his band, including his brother Garnett Rogers, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
early 1980s: Concert by folk singer Tony Bird, at The Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club, Luther House, London, Ontario
Nov 1980: Concert by folk singers Cathy Winter and Betsy Rose, at The Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club, Luther House, London, Ontario
1980: Performance of HMS Pinafore by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
1979: Concert by pianist André Gagnon at Alumni Hall, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1979: Performance of Patience by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
1978: Performance of Ruddigore by the UWO Gilbert and Sullivan Society, at the Talbot Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The operetta was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan with a libretto by Sir William Gilbert.
May 1978: Concert by folk-rock singer Maddy Prior at the Hexagon Concert Hall, Reading, Berkshire, England
early 1970s: Concert by folk-rock group Planxty at Leeds University Folk Club, England
early 1970s: Ivinghoe Folk Festival, Ivinghoe, England
early 1970s: Piano recital by Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Royal Festival Hall, London, England
early 1970s: Concert by the Camerata String Quartet at Reading Town Hall, Reading, Berkshire, England
1969: Performance of La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, at Covent Garden, London, England
early 1960s: Performance of Handel's Messiah at Reading Town Hall, Reading, Berkshire, England
Some notable concerts and musical performances I have attended in recent years.
And to complete the cultural spectrum, here's a list of some art exhibitions and museum displays I have visited and live theatre performances and movies that I have seen.
This presentation has been compiled and is © 1998-2020 by
Alwynne B. Beaudoin (bluebulrush@gmail.com)
Last updated January 12, 2020
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