Open Dress Rehearsals

Grades 7 - 12

Catch a sneak peek of the ESO at work in our Open Dress Rehearsals! Students gain an inside view of the rehearsal process through a live blog feed broadcast in the hall and through a Q&A with composers, conductors, or other special guests. Students will be engaged in directed listening and gain an introduction to the historical context of great contemporary and classical symphonic works.

This is the ultimate experience for both orchestral newbies and die-hard musicians!

BRAHMS, SCHUMANN & STRAUSS

Friday, November 16 10:00 am

Enjoy the rich harmonies of three composers from the romantic era as we welcome back two favourite guests of the ESO; conductor Jose-Luis Gomez, and violin soloist Karen Gomyo.

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RAVEL, SHOSTAKOVICH & STRAVINSKY

Friday, January 11 10:00 am

Experience this experimentation with neo-baroque techniques as the ESO and trumpet soloist, Robin Doyon, move perfectly from reverence to mischief.

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BEETHOVEN, MOZART & SCHUBERT

Thursday, January 24 10:00 am

Allow the ESO to transport you from the classical to the romantic era with Mozart's mature piano concerto, Schubert's early symphony, and Beethoven's overture to his only opera, Fidelio.

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BEETHOVEN AND TCHAIKOVSKY

Thursday, March 21 10:00 am

Embrace the opportunity to enjoy Tchaikovsky's music spotlighting the cello performed by soloist Stephane Tetrault, as well as Beethoven's second symphony.

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PRIOR CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN

Friday, May 31 10:00 am

A rare opportunity to witness a rehearsal for the world premiere of our Chief Conductor Alexander Prior's violin concerto, performed by the ESO and his talented friend Simone Porter!

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY - THE MUSIC OF ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

Thursday, June 6 7:30 pm

Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Broadway stars as they perform selections of Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and more.

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TICKETS: $9.00/STUDENT

INCLUDES ONE FREE SUPERVISOR TICKET FOR EVERY 10 STUDENT TICKETS PURCHASED

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 edbookings@winspearcentre.com.
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.