ESO Outdoors
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

ESO Outdoors

Blueberry Festival Stage - Stony Plain
Thursday, August 12 7:00 PM

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This summer, join members of your ESO in your neighbourhood through ESO Outdoors, presented by EPCOR.

General Information:

  • Seating is general admission.
  • Pay what you can: Enter the amount that is right to you. The suggested value per ticket is $20.
  • This special concert will be approximately 2 hours in length (a double-feature of 2 programs).

Program 1 - The Four Seasons:

The Four Seasons is a colorful collection of concerti for violin and string orchestra, each about 11 minutes long, that includes musical depictions of flowing creeks, singing birds, a shepherd and his barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, drunken dancers, hunting parties, frozen landscapes, and warm winter fires. Written 1720, this music has since become composer Antonio Vivaldi’s “greatest hit."

Program 2 - Family Fun:

A fun and engaging hour of music for families including excerpts by Beethoven (Ode to Joy & Eroica Symphony), Mozart (Horn Concerto & Clarinet Quintet), Strauss (Blue Danube Waltz) and Bach (Concerto for Two Violins & Bourrée) among others, as well as a Classical Sing-Along of familiar tunes (you’ll be surprised how much classical music you already know), a mash-up of music from the movies, and some close encounters with the instruments of the orchestra.


The Four Seasons:

Robert Uchida, Leader & Soloist
Eric Buchmann, Violin I
Ewald Cheung, Violin I
Laura Veeze, Violin I
Aiyana Anderson-Howatt, Violin I
Dianne New, Violin II
Susan Flook, Violin II
Heather Bergen, Violin II
Murray Vaasjo, Violin II
Ethan Filner, Viola
Clayton Leung, Viola
Stefan Jungkind, Viola
Rafael Hoekman, Cello
Meran Currie-Roberts, Cello
Derek Gomez, Cello
Max Cardilli, Double Bass
Rob Aldridge, Double Bass
Leanne Regehr, Harpsicord

Family Fun:

John McPherson, Leader/Conductor/Trombone
Anna Kozak, Violin I
Yue Deng, Violin I & II
Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, Violin II
Ronda Metszies, Cello
Doug Ohashi, Double Bass
Elizabeth Koch, Flute
Elizabeth Faulkner, Flute
Julianne Scott, Clarinet
Allene Hackleman, Horn
Megan Evans, Horn
Donald Plumb, Horn
Tyler Cairns, Bass Trombone
Nora Bumanis, Harp

13 - ESO Outdoors & AGA Schedule

ESO Outdoors & AGA Schedule:

Friday, Aug. 19
7:00 PM
Castle Downs Park
Saturday, Aug. 20
7:00 PM
Fort Saskatchewan
Legacy Park
Sunday, Aug. 21
2:00 PM
Stony Plain
Heritage Pavilion