Castles & Warriors: Transcendent Sounds
ESO New Music

Castles & Warriors: Transcendent Sounds

Curated by Véronique Lacroix
Thursday, March 14 7:30 PM

Véronique Lacroix, the dynamic founding director of the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, curates a program of colourful and compelling music by some of Canada’s finest contemporary composers. Sokolović’s music affectionately conjures childhood memories of a merry-go-round. Gilbert’s concerto is both dazzling and haunting, with translucent percussion sonorities filling the air. Ricketts' spacious and dramatic concerto gradually reveals a spellbinding narrative. Two bold works for solo instruments explore the sonic beauties and expressive possibilities of the harp and the tam-tam.


Program to Include

VINCENT HOSandman's Castle
MATTHEW RICKETTSPiano Concerto No. 2 “Méloscuro” (ESO Premiere)
NICOLAS GILBERTMoment de joie en coupe transversale (Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone) (ESO Premiere)
KATI AGÓCSEvery Lover Is a Warrior
ANA SOKOLOVIĆRingelspiel (ESO Premiere)

Program subject to change.

This concert will not include an intermission.


Featured Artists

Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Roger Admiral, Piano (ESO Debut)
Jacob Kryger, Marimba and Vibraphone
Nora Bumanis, ESO Harp


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.