The Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association, founded in 1952, supports the nationally renowned Edmonton Senior Orchestra and the Edmonton Intermediate Orchestra. It is widely regarded as one of the finest youth orchestra programs in Canada annually providing ~150 young musicians from Edmonton and Northern Alberta, the opportunity to develop their orchestral skills, to increase their knowledge and appreciation of music, and to enrich the cultural life of the community through concerts and benefit performances. Edmonton Youth Orchestra members are all motivated students who share a love of music.
Michael Massey has been conductor of the EYO since 1977. He has inspired thousands of young musicians through the Edmonton Youth Orchestra program and countless others through musical performance. Michael is an accomplished and versatile musician: he is a pianist, a conductor, an orchestrator, a composer, and a teacher — but most of all, he is a mentor and role model for young musicians. In 2002 Michael was inducted into Edmonton’s Cultural Hall of Fame as an Artist-Builder, and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2016, for his long service to the Province, he was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence - the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen. In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the City of St. Albert’s “Mayor's Celebration of the Arts.” In 2019 Michael became the Honorary Patron of the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival and in 2020 received the Alberta Music Education Foundation Recognition Award.
Program to include:
Mozart Impresario Overture
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Debussy Children’s Corner
Kalinnikov Intermezzo no. 2 in G major
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Program subject to change.
|Price Level||Ticket Price|
|Student / Senior||$10.00|
Children under 3 will be admitted free of charge Viewing Room. They will not be admitted into the main chamber. Adults and children 3 and older will need the usual concert ticket in the viewing room.