Open Dress Rehearsals

Grades 7 - 12

Catch a sneak peek of the ESO at work in our Open Dress Rehearsals! Students gain an inside view of the rehearsal process through a live blog feed broadcast in the hall and through a Q&A with composers, conductors, or other special guests. Students will be engaged in directed listening and gain an introduction to the historical context of great contemporary and classical symphonic works.

This is the ultimate experience for both orchestral newbies and die-hard musicians!

Program length: Approximately 1.5 – 2.5 hours

 

Registration for Open Dress rehearsals will open first week of December.

 

Jens Lindemann’s BRASSFIRE

Friday, November 8th, 10AM

Join one of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s favourite trumpet players, Jens Lindemann, conductor and pianist Matt Catingub, and drummer Steve Moretti, for music that features everything from JS Bach to Oscar Peterson.

 

Neilsen’s Inextinguishable Symphony

Friday, March 6th, 10AM

Join Alexander Prior as he conducts Danish composer, Carl Neilsen’s Inextinguishable Symphony No. 4. This program also features ESO concertmaster, Robert Uchida, as soloist for the Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto.

 

Great Hollywood Adventures

Friday, April 3rd, 10AM

Some of Hollywood’s most memorable and virtuosic scores are featured in this exciting program. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will take you on a journey from Indiana Jones, to Jurassic Park, to The Lord of the Rings.

 

Schubert and Debussy

Friday, April 24th, 10AM

This is a rare opportunity to hear the saxophone featured as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! Join conductor José-Luiz Gomez, and saxophonist Jess Gillam as they perform Debussy’s Rapsodie for Saxophone, and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 4.

 

Violin and Cello Delights

Friday, May 14th, 10AM

From fiery virtuoso showpieces to gorgeous hearfelt melodies, this program celebrates both the violin and cello featuring ESO concertmaster, Robert Uchida, and ESO Artistic Partner, cellist Stéphane Tétreault. The concert will be led by guest conductor Robert Bernhardt.  

 

Brahms Symphony No. 4

Friday, May 22, 10AM

Works by Russian composers bookend a program that features Canadian piano virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin playing Nicolai Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concordanza. Rounding out the program is Brahms’ powerful and heartfelt final symphony conducted by ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior.

TICKETS: $9.00/STUDENT

INCLUDES ONE FREE SUPERVISOR TICKET FOR EVERY 10 STUDENT TICKETS PURCHASED

Payment Policy

If payment is not received by the payment deadline (one month prior to the concert date), your booking will be cancelled.

Cancellation/Alteration Policy

You are required to provide written notice of cancellation or alteration of your concert booking via email at edbookings@winspearcentre.com.
For cancellation, a fee of 50% of the cost of the original booking will be charged. If less than one week’s notice is given, the full cost of the booking will be charged.

No-Show Policy

Refunds will not be granted for groups who do not attend the field trip. If possible, arrangements will be made for the group to attend at a later date. In extreme circumstances, partial refunds may be granted at the discretion of the ESO/FWCM.