Open Dress Rehearsals

Grades 7 - 12

TEACHER ALERT: If you are submitting your field trips budgets, please be advised that current pricing will be in effect for our 2018-19 ESO Education programs.

Catch a sneak-peek of the ESO at work in our Open Dress Rehearsals! Students will gain an inside view of the rehearsal process through a live blog feed broadcasted in the hall throughout the rehearsal, and through an opportunity to ask questions of composers, conductors, or other special guests. Students will be engaged in directed listening and will gain an introduction to the historical context of great contemporary and classical symphonic works. This is the ultimate experience for die-hard musicians!

Cost: $9/student
One free supervisor may attend for every 10 students. Additional supervisors may attend at $9 each.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10am

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Welcome back Edmonton-raised violinist Andrew Wan as he raises the roof with Beethoven’s towering Violin Concerto.

No longer available

Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

The Music of Star Wars

Take out your blasters and lightsabers for an evening of music from every Star Wars film. It’ll be more fun than the cantina at Mos Eisley!

No longer available

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10am

Dreaming of the Masters

From big band to bebop, swing your way through a concert featuring local jazz greats, standard tunes, and a world premiere.

No longer available

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10am

Elgar & Rachmaninoff

Emotional, intense, and achingly beautiful - words to describe each work on this program. Discover why Alexander Prior calls Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 an absolute masterpiece.

No longer available

Wednesday, May 23 2018 at 10am

Music of the Mozarts: Father and Son

Hear works from two generations of Mozarts, led by the concertmaster, just as it would have been during Mozart’s time.

No longer available
Note that remaining seats may not have a view of the live-blog screen

Thursday, May 31 2018 at 7:30pm

Beethoven's Ninth

"There’s something about Beethoven’s Ninth that doesn’t need explaining. It’s life-affirming - it embodies hope and celebrates the human spirit. Every time I perform it or even listen to it I discover new corners, new depths, new nuances that I previously hadn’t seen.”

- Alexander Prior

No longer available

Payment Policy

If payment is not received by the payment deadline (one month prior to the concert date), your booking will be cancelled.

Cancellation/Alteration Policy

You are required to provide written notice of cancellation or alteration of your concert booking via email at
For cancellation, a fee of 50% of the cost of the original booking will be charged. If less than one week’s notice is given, the full cost of the booking will be charged.

No-Show Policy

Refunds will not be granted for groups who do not attend the field trip. If possible, arrangements will be made for the group to attend at a later date. In extreme circumstances, partial refunds may be granted at the discretion of the ESO/FWCM.