Mozart & Mendelssohn
ESO Classics

Mozart & Mendelssohn

Conducted by Jessica Cottis
February 8 & 10 7:30 PM

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Thursday, February 8th and Saturday, February 10th evening concerts, 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.

Mendelssohn used inspiration from his travels to Britain to develop the folk-like tunes and rhythms found in his famous “Scottish” symphony. Allene Hackleman, ESO Principal Horn since 2004, will be featured as the soloist for Mozart’s triumphant concerto, which he playfully (and mysteriously) wrote in black, red, green, and blue ink. Conductor Jessica Cottis champions the music of young Australian composer Connor D’Netto, whose 2020 piece was written with “gentle hope and burning determination” as the world began its recovery from the pandemic.

Program to Include

CONNOR D'NETTOuncertain planning (ESO Premiere)
MOZARTHorn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major
MENDELSSOHNSymphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Jessica Cottis, Conductor (ESO Debut)
Allene Hackleman, ESO Principal Horn

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.