Reimagining The Future

Dear ESO subscribers & donors,

Thank you. We are still in uncharted terrain and you have stayed with us throughout these last few months. I hope that you’ve enjoyed our online posts and the worldwide offerings of music through your favourite channels.

Today, the Premier announced encouraging news about Stage 2 of our province’s relaunch strategy. Audiences will still be limited to small numbers, but our province has managed this crisis well and we know that one day, we will be able to welcome large audiences back into our building – but it's still going to be a while. Our priority is to keep our musicians, staff, and especially you, safe. Today, we announce that we are reimagining our plans for the 2020/2021 season, and that the concerts originally scheduled will not proceed as planned.

For everyone who has already purchased a subscription for the 2020/2021 season, thank you. We will reveal how we are changing the concerts we had planned into new events by September. There will be a variety of virtual and limited live music experiences depending on the health restrictions in place at that time.

On the eve of the Solstice - Friday, June 19 at 7:00 PM MST - select members of the ESO will perform “Summer” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons on the Winspear stage, led by Concertmaster Robert Uchida. While this performance will not be open to the public, you will be able to experience it online. We are so excited to share this wonderful performance with you as a token of our deepest appreciation.

Please join me and ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior for a virtual Town Hall meeting this Thursday, June 11 at 12:00 PM MST.Ask us your questions. Attendance will be limited, so please RSVP here as soon as possible.

We plan to thrive. We plan to come through this better and stronger than ever. I hope you will join us online and stay connected virtually to music, your ESO, and the Winspear Centre until we can be together again.

With gratitude,
Annemarie Petrov, CEO and President