Stern Conducts Music of Courage & Resistance
ESO Classics

Stern Conducts Music of Courage & Resistance

Conducted by Michael Stern
February 24 & 25 7:30 PM / 2:00 PM

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Saturday, February 24th 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.

Sibelius’ mighty Symphony No. 2 suggests an expansive winter landscape, arctic sunshine, icy winds, and majestic mountains; but it also expresses courage, defiance, and resistance. Haydn’s energetic Sinfonia concertante provides the rare opportunity to see four ESO musicians featured as soloists, all in the same piece. Magnard’s powerful hymn for orchestra was the first piece played by the Orchestre national de France after the liberation of Paris in 1944. 

Program to Include

SIBELIUSSymphony No. 2
HAYDNSinfonia concertante for Strings & Winds
MAGNARDHymne à la justice (ESO Premiere)

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Michael Stern, Conductor
Ewald Cheung, ESO Violin
Julie Hereish, ESO Cello
June Kim, ESO Oboe
Bianca Chambul, ESO Bassoon

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.