Charlot & Mlle Cello
Symphony for Kids, presented by Imperial Oil

Charlot & Mlle Cello

Conducted by Cosette Justo Valdés
Saturday, May 13, 2023 2:30 PM

This pantomime concert pays homage to Charlie Chaplin, a comedic genius. You’ll meet two lively characters: Charlot, a formerly famous composer now working as a poster artist, and Mademoiselle Cello. Join us as we watch their chance encounter in a London park blossom into a friendship that celebrates their love of music.

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

  • My Cello Craft (Main Lobby): Create your own mini-cello and learn about this amazing instrument that is central to the storyline of our show! 
  • Learn to Mime Workshop (Founder’s): Attend a session to learn how to mime like Charlot! Observe a demonstration and try your hand at this amazing performing art! Sessions are available at 1:45, 1:55, and 2:05.
  • All About the Cello (Dress Lobby): What is a cello, anyway? Here is your chance to try a real cello yourself and get up close to the members of the ESO cello section.
  • Silent Movie Soundtrack (Studio B): Add music and sound effects to video like in the roaring 20s! Use percussion instruments and other fun items to create a soundtrack.
  • Dancing with Dance Ed (Upper Circle Lobby): Join Dance Ed and get your groove on to some fun dances based on a few pieces you’ll hear in the concert!

This performance does not include an intermission.

Digital Program


Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Julie Hereish, ESO Cello
Pierre Mayer, Actor

31 - Admission Policy - Div Well Style

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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.