ESO New Music


March 4 7:30 PM

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Winspear Admission policy

Admission to the facility and the event of this ticket is subject to compliance with the facility protocols in effect on the date of entry to the event. Failure of any ticketholder to comply with laws or facility protocols may result in refusal of admission or expulsion.

Requirements: Rapid tests are not accepted.

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"Music is as life, humanity, and the world itself: diverse, full of complex world views and lived experiences, and shared by and crucial to every corner of humanity. But, like glass, it is transparent. In this program, we explore music by living composers written for full orchestra, chamber ensemble, and solo timpani. This is music of varied lives and experiences – from brutal and hopeless Soviet oppression (Ustvolskaya) to our modern Canada (Fung and Lizée). The concert includes the heavily intoxicating world of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten, where the dark repeating pulses ritualistically hypnotize us, as if the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead opens, and a hand from times of yore reaches out and slowly but firmly grabs us and pulls us into another dimension."
– Alexander Prior

Program to include:

Philip Glass Prelude and Dance from "Akhnaten"
Alissa Cheung [World Premiere of an ESO commission]
Vivian Fung A Child's Dream of Toys
Nicole Lizée Zeiss After Dark
Peter Eötvös Thunder for Solo Timpani
Galina Ustvolskaya Symphony No. 5 "Amen"

Program subject to change.


Alex Prior, ESO Chief Conductor
Barry Nemish, ESO Principal Timpani

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What to expect

For all ESO performances:
  • All guests ages 12 and over must show proof of vaccination prior to entry.
  • Everyone aged 18 and over must show photo ID.
  • Mask-wearing is mandatory in all indoor public places.

*Depending on your performance:
  • Seating may be distanced
  • Intermissions may be included in the concert length

*Check your concert for more details.

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Friday, March 4, 2022 • 7:30 PM
Staggered seating
No intermission

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Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.