2016/2017 Friday Masters


Spectacular performances of great masterpieces.

Six Friday concerts at 7:30pm.

There's still time to discuss the concert over drinks afterwards, so bring a friend or three and stay after the show for Afterthoughts, a casual post-concert chat with the evening's featured conductors and soloists.

Thank you to our series sponsor: Lexus of Edmonton

Total events: 6

Magnificent Mozart

FRI, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Friday Masters
Every musical form that Mozart touched became a supreme masterpiece, as this program makes clear. From orchestral gems to transcendent works for voice to beloved concertante pieces, this all-Mozart evening has it all.

Music of South America

FRI, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Friday Masters
José Luis Gomez conducts music from Latin and South America inspired by European masters. Andrew Wan, now the Montreal Symphony’s concertmaster, makes a welcome return.

“Emperor” Concerto

FRI, JANUARY 27, 2017 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Friday Masters
Two triumphant works that emerged from wartime occupation are featured on this eclectic program, combining the power of Beethoven’s immortal “Emperor” Concerto with Albéric Maynard’s romantic Fourth Symphony.

“Pathétique” Symphony

FRI, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Friday Masters
Master orchestrator and composer Gustav Mahler fused movements from two Bach suites into a romantic orchestral suite. It is matched with Tchaikovsky’s passionate, anguished final symphony, the “Pathétique,” and the beautiful organ concerto of Francis Poulenc.

Tchaikovsky & Sibelius

FRI, MAY 12, 2017 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Lexus of Edmonton Friday Masters
Alexander Prior has electrified ESO audiences with his interpretations of northern European composers. Stirring and evocative symphonies by Jean Sibelius and Rued Langgaard, paired with Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto featuring the ESO debut of the sensational young Simone Porter, promise another exciting experience.

Carmina Burana

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Friday Masters
Carl Orff’s cantata was intended to be an exploration of medieval poetry, but has become one of the iconic works for chorus and orchestra. It makes a suitably powerful conclusion to the 2016/2017 Masters series and is joined by works from two of the ESO’s former Composers in Residence, including a brand new Trumpet Concerto by John Estacio.


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