Mendelssohn & Hope
ESO Pairings

Mendelssohn & Hope

Conducted by Jessica Cottis
Friday, February 9 8:00 PM

Try out some fabulous woodwind instruments after the concert! Whether you love the flute or clarinet (and other woodwind favourites), see what it takes to play these incredible instruments in this fun, casual, no pressure activity!

Special guest Jessica Cottis conducts the ESO Premiere of fellow Australian Connor D’Netto’s piece uncertain planning, which was written with “gentle hope and burning determination” as the world began its recovery from the pandemic. Also, hear how Mendelssohn used inspiration from his travels to Britain to develop the memorable folk-like tunes and rhythms found in his famous “Scottish” symphony.

ESO Pairings are a great introduction to classical music. With shorter programs, no intermission, and a later start time, Pairings concerts give you the ideal chance to fit exciting live music into your busy schedule. Plus, one free food or beverage item is included with every ticket.

Program to Include

MENDELSSOHNSymphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
CONNOR D'NETTOuncertain planning (ESO Premiere)

Program subject to change.

This concert does not include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Jessica Cottis, Conductor (ESO Debut)

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.