Thrill of a Lifetime: A Special Concert for the Future
ESO Classics

Thrill of a Lifetime: A Special Concert for the Future

Conducted by William Eddins & Michael Massey
April 15 & 16 7:30 PM / 2:00 PM

An event that will make musical memories to last a lifetime. Edmonton Youth Orchestra players experience the thrill of sitting side by side with their idols, the musicians of the ESO, to perform Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, led by ESO Music Director Emeritus William Eddins. Michael Massey, a cherished presence in Edmonton’s musical scene, conducts the premiere of his own composition, Symphonic Variations - Avenue House, inspired by fond memories from his childhood in London.

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Saturday, April 15th evening concert, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Program to include:

Sarasate Carmen Fantasy for Violin
Massey Symphonic Variations - Avenue House (World Premiere)
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Program subject to change.

This concert includes use of the Davis Concert Organ.

Digital Program Program Notes (Printer-Friendly)


William Eddins, Conductor
Michael Massey, Conductor
Edmonton Youth Orchestra
Jacques Forestier, Violin

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.