|About this Concert
Edmonton-raised pianist Angela Cheng frequently returns to the Winspear stage to celebrate. She helps conclude the season of Masters with the powerful First Piano Concerto of Brahms, one of the most involved and expressive works for piano and orchestra ever written. By the time he composed his Third Symphony, Brahms was the highly-regarded guardian of the classical tradition passed down from Beethoven, and his F Major Symphony is rich with melody and a profound harmonic palette.
Join us in the Upper Circle lobby at 7:15 pm for Symphony Prelude, hosted by D.T. Baker.
BRAHMS: First Piano Concerto
BRAHMS: Third Symphony
|This is the final Landmark Classic Masters of the 11-12 Season.
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Ticket Information$75 Dress Circle (A)
$65 Terrace (B)
$52 Orchestra (C)
$38 Upper Circle (D)
$28 Gallery (E)
$20 Orchestra Front (F)
Tickets subject to applicable service charges.
|This performance is part of the Landmark Classic Masters series.
William Eddins is in his seventh season as Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. During his tenure, he has made it a priority that he conduct performances in nearly every subscription series the orchestra has presented, as well as a wide variety of special concerts and galas.
Bill Eddins began playing the piano at age five, but was bitten by the conducting bug while in his sophomore year at the Eastman School of Music. In 1989, he decided to begin conducting studies with Daniel Lewis at the University of Southern California. Assistant Conductorships with both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony (the latter under the leadership of Daniel Barenboim) honed his skills even further.
Mr. Eddins has many interests outside music. He is fond of biking, tennis, reading, pinball, and cooking. He recently completed building his own recording studio at his home in Minneapolis, where he lives with his wife Jen (a clarinetist), and their sons Raef and Riley. While conducting has been his principal pursuit, he continues to perform on piano in Edmonton and elsewhere. He accepts a limited number of guest appearances each year. In 2008, he conducted a rare full staging of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess for Opéra de Lyon, which won him great acclaim, leading to a repeat engagement in Lyon in July and September 2010, as well as Edinburgh in August 2010, and in London in September 2010. During August 2009, Bill toured South Africa, conducting three gala concerts with soprano Renée Fleming and the kwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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