ESO Outdoors
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ESO Outdoors

Castle Downs Park, Edmonton
Friday, August 18, 2023 7:00 PM

Event Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, the ESO Outdoors Castle Downs concert is cancelled due to inclement weather. Unfortunately, this concert cannot be rescheduled. We will automatically refund all Pay What You Can ticket amounts to the original payment method – no action is required at this time.

We hope that you will join us at ESO Outdoors Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 PM. The same program that was scheduled for this concert will be performed. Please note that unlike Castle Downs, there will not be any food trucks at the Fort Saskatchewan concert on Saturday. The same program will also be performed on Sunday, August 27 at 2 PM in Stony Plain.

The Saturday, August 19 ESO Outdoors concert will take place at Legacy Park (9904 101 Street, Fort Saskatchewan). Click here to view the event page.

The Sunday, August 27 ESO Outdoors concert will take place at Heritage Pavilion (5100 41 Avenue, Stony Plain). Click here to view the event page.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. We hope to see you soon!

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra musicians are on the move! This summer, join members of your ESO in your neighbourhood through ESO Outdoors. Curated groups of ESO members will perform delightful renditions of memorable songs spanning multiple genres, including classical, pops, and Hollywood film scores.

These Pay-What-You-Can concerts will take place in outdoor spaces in Edmonton and surrounding communities as the ESO musicians connect with you through the power of live music.

The following food trucks on site will be open from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM:

21 - ESO Outdoors - Intro

General Information

  • We strongly recommend that you RSVP. Reserving a spot ensures that you will receive any updates regarding your concert, including weather-related cancellations.
  • Seating is general admission.
  • Bring your own seat / blanket.
  • Pay what you can: Enter the amount that is right to you.
    The suggested value per person is $25.
  • Please note that all outdoor concerts are dependent on weather conditions.

Program to Include

HANDELSolomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
MOZARTConcerto for Flute and Harp: Rondeau
MOZARTHorn Concerto No. 4: Rondo
J.S. BACHConcerto for Three Violins: Allegro
PROKOFIEVPeter and the Wolf

Program subject to change.

This concert will not include an intermission.

Digital Program

Featured Artists

Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Aiyana Anderson-Howatt, ESO Violin
Nora Bumanis, ESO Harp
Yue Deng, ESO Violin
Allene Hackleman, ESO Horn
Elizabeth Koch, ESO Flute
Anna Kozak, ESO Violin
William Dimmer, Narrator

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.