The Hockey Sweater
Symphony for Kids presented by Imperial Oil

The Hockey Sweater

Narrated by William Dimmer
Sunday, October 22 2:30 PM

Have you ever seen a hockey game on stage at the Winspear? The iconic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater, is brought to life through the music of Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Feel like you’re in the arena as the ESO brings the historic rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs to life! Enjoy a musical interpretation that will remind you of the “Battle of Alberta,” but from the classic book by Roch Carrier that you know and love.

Fun, family-friendly activities are available in the lobby prior to each concert, so be sure to arrive early. Activations start at 1:15 PM.

  • Main Lobby: Mini Hockey Stick Craft
    Make your own mini hockey stick out of cardboard at our crafting station. Decorate the stick to your heart’s content and show your true fan pride!
  • Founders' Room (2nd Floor): Storytime with EPL
    Sit down, relax, and enjoy a story from our Edmonton Public Library! 
  • Dress Circle Lobby (2nd Floor): Learn to play an organ theme - Charge!
    Learn how to play one of the most recognizable and popular organ themes of all time – Charge! Then get a chance to play the melody on our baby organ, Nona!
  • Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor): Hockey Edmonton Experience
    Join Hockey Edmonton for an interactive shootout experience! Learn about your local hockey teams and get active!

Program to Include

O Canada
The Hockey Sweater (Story by Roch Carriere)
Bobby Orr and the Hand Me Down Skates (Story by Bobby Orr)
La Bamba
Hockey Night in Canada Theme
Powerplay Fanfare
Sports Polka & Jockey Polka

Program subject to change.

This concert does not include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Karl Hirzer, Conductor
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.