The Composer is Here
Symphony for Kids, presented by Imperial Oil

The Composer is Here

Conducted by Vern Griffiths
Sunday, October 23, 2022 2:30 PM

Known for his Symphony For Kids hit Wall to Wall Percussion, Vancouver’s Vern Griffiths leads this fun, family-friendly performance that explores what it means to be a composer. This concert features works by composers based in Alberta, as well as pieces by legendary composers such as John Williams, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. The audience will get in on the action and help compose a brand-new work to be performed live by the ESO!

Fun, family-friendly activities are available in the lobby prior to each concert, so be sure to arrive early.

  • Main Lobby (Centre): Join us at the craft tables to create your own composer puzzle! Colour the pieces, and put the puzzle together to learn which composer you have - it might even be someone from Alberta!
  • Founders’ Room on Dress Level: Sit down, relax, and enjoy a story from our Edmonton Public Library!
  • Dress Level Lobby: Take a turn at being a composer yourself! Use bingo dabbers to create a masterpiece and have your piece interpreted live by four different musicians from the Edmonton Youth Orchestra!
  • Upper Level Lobby: Join Dance Ed and get your groove on to some fun dances based on a few pieces that you’ll hear in the concert!
  • Studio B on Upper Level: Drum along to some great music with our Percussion Play-Along!

Program to include:

JOHN ESTACIO Frenergy & King Arthur and Merlin
WOLFGANG AMADÉ MOZART Music from "The Magic Flute"
JOHN WILLIAMS The Imperial March (Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back)
VARIOUS Music is Everywhere
GABRIELLA YORKE Toontown Rewritten Medley
JUNE Danse Vivante
RICHARD WAGNER Chocolate Ice Cream
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK   Slavonic Dance

This performance does not include an intermission.

Program subject to change.


Vern Griffiths, Conductor and Host
Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor

31 - Admission Policy - Div Well Style

Winspear Admission policy

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39 - Land Acknowledgement

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.