Elgar & Adams
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Elgar & Adams

Conducted by Alexander Prior
November 30, 2019 8:00 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.

What to learn more about the program of this concert? Please join our musicologist D.T. Baker at our Symphony Prelude in the Upper Circle Lobby (Third Floor) at 7:00 PM.


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