2024-2025 ESO Season

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ESO’s 2024/25 Season!

Allene HacklemanAllene Hackleman, ESO Principal Horn

This year, I’m celebrating my 20th season as a member of your ESO and I’m prouder than ever to be a member of this great orchestra. I’m fortunate to share the Winspear stage with so many incredible musicians who call Edmonton home, as well as guest artists of the highest calibre from around the world.

I am delighted to share some of the highlights of our musical offerings that we've curated with you in mind.

One of my personal favourite pieces is Sibelius’ fifth symphony, which we will perform in January. This gorgeously haunting and majestic work by the Finnish composer is the perfect music to listen to in the dark days of an Edmonton winter – like winter in the north, it shines with a stark and touching beauty.

More highlights of the Classics series include Ravel’s Bolero and sparkling Piano Concerto in G, as well as Brahms’ lush and exquisitely crafted second symphony. The orchestra will really get a chance to show off in Bartók’s virtuosic masterpiece, Concerto for Orchestra, led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Karen Kamensek, making her Edmonton debut.

One of the greatest pianists of our time, Canadian star Marc-André Hamelin, will be performing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, led by esteemed Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie. This is a rare opportunity to hear all of these concertos together (over two back-to-back performances), and promises to be a very special event you will not want to miss!

As always, we’re showcasing top-notch entertainers on the Robbins Pops series, including jazz singer and pianist Tony DeSare performing the music of Cole Porter, and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins singing the greatest hits of soul. And, the ESO goes back in time to the 1980s in June with energetic conductor Stuart Chafetz.

We’ve got a great Symphony for Kids lineup for families. We’re looking forward to welcoming back the wildly inventive entertainer Al Simmons in a show that will definitely be loads of fun, as well as our friends at Platypus Theatre.

We are excited to share our love of great music with you, and hope you will find moments of delight, connection, and inspiration at our concerts. See you at the Winspear!

Explore the 24/25 ESO season and join us for a memorable and captivating season of music.

A Series Subscription gives you a curated package of concerts suited to your musical tastes, ensuring that you will enjoy a season of excellent performances by your ESO from the seat you love.

Compose Your Own subscription packages allow you to curate your own concert experience with 3 or 4 performances that you want, suited to your schedule. Choose from 18 Classics programs, 7 Robbins Pops programs, and 3 New Music programs to custom design your concert package!

Attend multiple concerts in a variety of genres with an ESO Monthly Membership, which for a monthly fee allows you to choose your concerts each month while saving you money – book tickets for all ESO performances, including ESO Specials, for only $10 a concert!

Both Subscribers and ESO Monthly Members enjoy great benefits throughout the season, such as discounts on performances, first access to preferred seats, no exchange fees, free coat check, presale opportunities, special offers, and more.

If you would like to become a Subscriber or ESO Monthly Member, please choose an option below or call us at 780.428.1414.

Series Subscription

Choose an expertly curated package of concerts featuring world-renowned artists and exciting repertoires. Receive savings up to 37% on every concert!

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Compose Your Own

Customize your concert schedule by choosing 3 or 4 Classics or Robbins Pops concerts and save 15% compared to single ticket prices. Mix and match to your heart’s content!

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ESO Monthly Membership

Access our catalogue of exciting ESO concerts for just $10 a ticket! Flexible and affordable, an ESO Monthly Membership allows you to experience a wide variety of genres while saving you money.

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Series Subscriptions Compose Your Own Packages ESO Monthly Membership
Choose between ESO concert packages with specific dates Choose 3 or 4 concerts on the dates of your liking Choose any ESO concert on the dates of your liking
Choose from: Select your concerts from:
  • 18 Classics programs
  • 7 Robbins Pops programs
  • 3 New Music programs
Choose from every ESO series:
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  • Pairings
  • Robbins Pops
  • Symphony For Kids
  • New Music
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Choose seats in all Price Levels (1 – 5) Choose seats in Price Levels 1 – 4 Choose seats in Price Levels 2 – 4
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Your exclusive advantages for becoming a subscriber

  • Best price

    Discounts on every concert in your package.
  • Best seats

    Book the best seats before they go on sale to the public.
  • Multiple payment options

    One-time or split payments available.
  • No exchange fees

    Buy tickets with confidence knowing that you have complimentary ticket exchanges.
  • Free coat check

    Enjoy your concerts with even greater comfort and ease.
  • Partner restaurant discounts

    Check out our partner restaurants for some sweet deals.
  • Special Offers

    Presale access and special discounts to newly announced concerts and Musical Creativity programs throughout the season .

Box Office Hours

By Phone

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

If you would like to meet with a Box Office representative in person at the Winspear, please call or email us to arrange a time.
We are also open for walk-ins beginning 75 minutes before scheduled events.

Phone: 780.428.1414
Toll-Free: 1.800.563.5081
E-mail: box.office@winspearcentre.com