Elgar & Adams
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Elgar & Adams

Conducted by Alexander Prior | Presented by Lexus of Edmonton
November 29, 2019 7:30 PM

The ESO bridges yesterday and today in a concert juxtaposing Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations with works for hip-hop and orchestra. With text by Algonquin-Québecois rapper Samian, Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s La terre a des maux is a first for the ESO and is as exciting as it is ground-breaking. ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior completes the evening with a work that has inspired his creativity– John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music.

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What to learn more about the program for this concert? Please join our musicologist D.T. Baker for Afterthoughts in the Main Lobby after the performance.


  • ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma"
  • LIZÉE La terre a des maux (Rap text by Samian)
  • ADAMS Grand Pianola Music
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