ALBERTA SYMPHONY - CANADA 150 “TRIBUTE TO GLENN GOULD”
Emilio De Mercato, pianist & conductor
55-piece Alberta Symphony Orchestra celebrates Canada Sesquicentennial presenting “Tribute to Glenn Gould” in partnership with Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Canada Mosaic. Renowned world-wide as one of the most incredible Canadian artists in history, Glenn Gould's enduring legacy as an extraordinary musician continues to see him held in the highest esteem around the world. As an international superstar who brought international attention to Canada, this is a fitting way to celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial.
2017 is a year of many Gould anniversaries including the 85th anniversary of his birth, the 35th anniversary of his death, the 70th anniversary of his first performance with the Toronto Symphony and many other important moments in his life and career. This concert will be scripted and hosted to take the audience on a journey of remembrance incorporating works that Gould notably performed, such as Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto. In addition, the concert led by pianist and conductor, ASO Music Director Emilio De Mercato, features a new commission by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy inspired by Gould, and the New World Symphony by Dvorak, the monumental work inspired by American sounds and landscapes. A true celebration of the beauty and colors of our land.
$48/$43 Dress Circle (A)
$53/$48 Terrace (B)
$58/$53 Orchestra (C)
$43/$38 Upper Circle (D)
$38/$33 Gallery (E)
*Please note Child is age 3-12 year of age. Tickets subject to applicable service charges.
#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is on the corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street, in the heart of The Arts District in downtown Edmonton. It is readily accessible by car, Edmonton Transit (bus and LRT), and the Pedway system.
The City of Edmonton provides over 1500 convenient parking stalls within a 5-minute walk from Winspear Centre, The Citadel Theatre and Shaw Conference Centre. The Library, Canada Place and City Hall Parkades provide heated underground parking with pedway connections to the event venues. Parking is also available at on-street meters in the vicinity.
Nearly every level of the Winspear Centre is able to accommodate patrons with wheelchairs. Please advise our Box Office staff when you purchase your tickets that access to wheelchair seating will be necessary.
The Winspear Centre can provide an assistive listening device if you require one. Please visit the concierge desk in the main lobby.
Dining Near the Winspear
The Winspear Centre's downtown location is ideally situated for some of the best dining experiences Edmonton has to offer. Whether you're seeking dinner before the show or a late night treat after, you can find it at one of these restaurants located within a few blocks of the Winspear Centre.
At the Event
What to Wear
For some, an event at a world-class facility like the Winspear Centre is a great excuse to dress to the nines. But it’s hardly necessary. If that’s your style – go for it! If it’s not – hey, you paid for the ticket, so do what makes you feel comfortable. You’ll see a wide range of dress, from casual to pretty classy, depending on the kind of event it is. Business casual is probably a great middle ground for most Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concerts.
Perfume & Scents
In consideration to your fellow patrons who may have sensitivities or allergies to scented products, we ask that you use such products with great discretion. If, as a patron, you experience difficulty due to another patron’s use of fragrance, please alert our front of house staff, who will do everything possible to accommodate you.
Food & Beverage
The Winspear Centre has a number of stations in operation pre-show and during intermission. Bars, coffee bars, dessert stations and a martini bar are waiting for you. A good bet for intermission is to pre-order your drink before the show, and it will be waiting for you, so you can avoid lining up during the break.
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