The sweet sound of the season is around the corner!

Be your own symphonic Santa and compose the perfect gift filled with musical memories of your very own Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! Skip the big box stores and shop local to support the Winspear Centre and ESO.
We hope you enjoy our special Holiday Gift Guide.

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Music Appreciation Online

Join the Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Musicologist, D.T. Baker, for an engaging and lively series of online music appreciation courses. Classes feature a variety of topics and genres that will be offered live online via Zoom. Class size is limited.

A History of the Broadway Musical

with D.T. Baker

Starts January 18th
7:00 - 8:15 PM
Mondays and Wednesdays

$99 for 8 classes
75-minute sessions (via Zoom)
Class size is limited

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Pops, Politics, & Protest

with D.T. Baker

Starts February 9th
2:00 - 3:15 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays

$120 for 10 classes
75-minute sessions (via Zoom)
Class size is limited

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The Beautiful Machines – A History of the Keyboard

with D.T. Baker

Starts March 1st
10:00 - 11:15 AM
Mondays and Wednesdays

$99 for 8 classes
75-minute sessions (via Zoom)
Class size is limited

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Music Box Babies

Parents, do know that your baby has memories of the music they heard before they were even born? Nurture your child’s innate musicality with this program we have designed especially for babies and toddlers. This program offers weekly classes for 0-12 months, 12-24 months, 24-36 months and 36-48 months.

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings starting in January
In Person Classes: $180 for 10 classes | 45-minute sessions
Online Only Classes: $120 for 10 classes | 30-minute sessions


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Summer Music Day Camps

Register your favourite little ones for Summer Music Day Camps in summer 2021! Whether they want to learn to play violin, love the ukulele, or are curious to try out the harpsicle, there’s a Summer Day Camp that’s perfect for any young music fan!

Select a course below for more information and to register.

Sensational String Violin Camp

July 12 – 16, 2021
Ages 6 – 12 | $300

Join us for a fun week of learning all about the violin! You'll spend time learning to play the violin, making new friends, creating a craft or two, and playing games.

Violins are provided and no prior musical knowledge is required.


Register

Class size is limited

Ukulele and Art Camp

July 19 – 23, 2021
Ages 6 – 12 | $300

Join us for a fun week of ukulele playing and art making! You'll spend the week learning new songs on the ukulele, developing your inner artist, and making new friends.

Ukuleles are provided and no prior musical knowledge is required.


Register

Class size is limited

Harpsicle and Art Camp

August 16 – 20, 2021
Ages 6 – 12 | $300

Join us for a fun week of harpsicle playing and art making! You'll spend the week learning to play the miniature harp a.k.a. harpsicle, developing your inner artist, and making new friends.

Harpsicles are provided and no prior musical knowledge is required.


Register

Class size is limited



Kids Camps cancellation policy:

Cancellations made a month prior to the beginning of camp will receive a full refund. If the directive from our government health officials changes to no longer allow summer camps to proceed, registered participants will be contacted to choose their option for a full refund or deferral to 2022's Summer Camps for Kids.



Create Your Own Programming

Give the unique gift of a one-of-a-kind experience at the Winspear! You can purchase a private tour of the Winspear, arrange to meet an ESO musician, receive a demonstration of how the Davis Concert Organ works or you can explore the instrument of your choosing!

Winspear Tour

45 - 60 Minutes
$100

Explore the different spaces of the Winspear Centre virtually in 3D or in person and learn all about the acoustics, what the building is made of, how the Winspear Centre came to be, and more!


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Meet an ESO Musician

45 Minutes
$150

Learn about an ESO Musician’s instrument and their life as a professional musician – perfect for the budding musician in your family!


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Davis Concert Organ Demo

45 Minutes
$100

This interactive demonstration of the largest pipe organ in a concert hall in Canada will educate you about how it was built, where it came from, and who it is named after, plus how this pipe organ makes its glorious sound.


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Instrument Exploration

45 Minutes
$75

An in-depth discovery of how various instruments produce their sound and are played, how they fit into their instrument family, and what role they play in the orchestra.


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Early Gifts

Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping by giving an early gift! Purchase single tickets to any of our December performances for your loved ones for only $55.* And remember: there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a Christmas gift too!

*Fees not included. There is a $7 service fee charged for each ticket purchased. Limit of four tickets per performance per household. Subject to availability.

Holiday Masters

December 5 - 12

Hear excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and other treasured works including Vivaldi's “Winter” and Mozart's Symphony No.35 with Chief Conductor Alexander Prior. This exciting event will also feature a spotlight on violin and harp as members of your ESO take centre stage.


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Tickets are limited

Deck The Halls

December 16 - 23

Join your ESO as they take you on a holiday journey with guest conductor Lucas Waldin. This program is filled with magnificent orchestrations of beloved works such as “Ave Maria”, “O Holy Night”, “Deck the Halls,” and much, much more!


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Tickets are limited


Vivaldi's "Winter" is presented by Quikcard




ESO Memberships

Give the gift of choice! Perfect for the person who has everything.

Purchase a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Membership for you and your loved one to attend the symphony together!

Purchase a Gold Membership and receive 15 tickets to use throughout the season to any available Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concert between now and June.
Silver Memberships include 10 tickets and Bronze Memberships include five (5) tickets to use from the time of purchase until June. Some restrictions apply.

You can also purchase a Gift Certificate for your symphony-loving family and friends to use towards purchasing their very own Membership! We have programming for Pops lovers, families and kids, fans of lighter classics, chamber music connoisseurs, and more. Members find out programming first and can book individual performances each month before single tickets are available.


ESO Memberships start at $250*
* Bronze Membership (includes 5 tickets)

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(Virtually) Home For The Holidays

New for the 2020 holiday season!

You can book an ESO Musician to virtually visit your home for the holidays! For only $525, you can have an ESO musician join you and your family for an online exclusive session featuring 45 minutes of conversation and performance. This is the perfect way to kick off the holidays with one of your favourite musicians* in a safe and comfortable environment, as they perform some classic holiday songs live, just for you!

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: There are only 10 sessions of these personal, one-of-a-kind virtual visits available, so book quickly!

One-hour virtual session with an ESO Musician - $525 (including GST)


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*Subject to availability.


Gift Certificates


Give the gift of choice! Perfect for the person who has everything.

Available in any denomination, a Gift Certificate can be used to purchase Memberships, tickets to any Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concert, other events held at the Winspear Centre or for any of our Musical Creativity classes for kids or adults. Our Gift Certificates do not expire.


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Give The Gift Of Music

Donate to ESO and YONA this holiday season!

Your generous gift each year ensures music is alive and flourishing in our community through initiatives such as the Tommy Banks Centre. Find out from our Assistant Conductor and Community Ambassador Cosette Justo Valdés about the power of music and how it transforms our community here.


Read Cosette's Story




Help Keep Music Alive

With Covid-19 restricting how many tickets we can sell per performance, in addition to many other challenges, your ESO needs you more than ever. Donate today and ensure that live music can live on in Edmonton.

You can donate in the name of someone special or honour the memory of a loved one.


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Holidays At The Winspear playlist:

A festive soundtrack to our Gift Guide!


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