ESO Virtual Stage
ESO Virtual Stage is a digital subscription featuring new, exclusive virtual content from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Watch the ESO perform from the comfort of your own home at any time – with ESO Virtual Stage, you have the freedom to watch your ESO whenever you want.
Your ESO Virtual Stage subscription includes access to up to 12 videos of varying lengths, featuring different ESO musicians. Two videos will be released each month, and you will receive an email notification every time. Once a new video is added to ESO Virtual Stage, it will remain there for your viewing pleasure until the end of June 2021.
TRAILER: Serenade for Strings
ESO Virtual Stage Subscription features
|2 peformance video releases per month|
|Bonus interview videos featuring ESO Musicians|
|Unlimited views until June 30, 2021|
|ESO Membership holders have free access|
until June 30th, 2021
Welcome to ESO Offstage – a new podcast that gives you an insider's look into the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and its community. Join ESO double bassist Max Cardilli as he covers the rapidly evolving world of the orchestra by speaking with people from all walks of life. ESO, like you've never heard it before.
“I’ve always loved the quote by Mendelssohn that says, “Art and Life are not two different things.” Music is important – it helps us express what language can’t and helps shape our community. So, let’s talk about it! The role of the orchestra in the 21st century is changing – and a podcast offers a platform for conversation and storytelling about where we have been, where we are and where we are going,” explains Max Cardilli.
Behind The Screen series
Episode One: Auditions 101
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Musicians in the orchestra come from all walks of life, but there is one thing that we all have in common – auditions. This episode, we look at what a musician must go through in order to win a seat in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
This is Part One of our "Behind the Screen" series that takes a deep dive into the past, present and future of orchestral auditions.
Featuring the voices of ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida, Principal Cello Rafael Hoekman, and Assistant Principal Trombone Kathy Macintosh.
Further reading & listening:
- Robert Uchida - Biography | Bach’s Sonata No.2 “Allegro”
- Rafael Hoekman - Biography
- Kathryn Macintosh - Biography
Episode Two: The Brass Ceiling
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Orchestras everywhere were once “Boys Only Clubs.” This episode we look into the gender bias and the history of women in Canadian orchestras.
Join us for Part Two of our “Behind the Screen” series that takes a deep dive into the past, present and future of orchestral auditions.
Featuring the voices of Musicologist and author of the book From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra Maria Rachwal, ESO Assistant Principal Trombone Kathryn Macintosh, and ESO Assistant Conductor and Community Ambassador Cosette Justo Valdés.
Further reading & listening:
- ESO Recording - A Concert for New York
- Maria Noriega Rachwal’s book - From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall
- Cosette Justo Valdés - Biography
- Kathy Macintosh - Biography
- Orchestras Canada - Leadership and Gender in Canadian Orchestras
More ESO Offstage
Live at the Winspear: From Stage To Screen
ATB Wealth presents Live at the Winspear: From Stage To Screen is the most accessible way to see your ESO! Enjoy a world-class orchestra front row with ATB Financial Seats, from the comfort of your home.
Julianne Scott & Nora Bumanis | The Victorian Kitchen Garden SuitePremiered on Friday December 4 at 9 AM MST (via YouTube)
ESO - Concerto for 2 Horns (Mountain Triptych)Livestreamed on Sunday November 22 at 4 PM MST (via YouTube)
Composed and conducted by John McPherson
Special thanks to Canada Council for the Arts
More Performance Videos
ESO 101: Meet the Musicians
Rafael Hoekman | ESO Principal Cello
Allene Hackleman | ESO Principal Horn
More ESO 101 videos
Audio PlaylistsFollow the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Spotify or more playlists!
A History of the Broadway MusicalCurated by D.T. Baker, ESO & Winspear Musicologist
Music Appreciation OnlineA History of the Broadway Musical with D.T. Baker | Starts January 18th
7:00 - 8:15 PM | Mondays and Wednesdays
$99 for 8 virtual classes
Class size is limited - Register today!
Beethoven's Birthday playlistCurated by D.T. Baker, ESO & Winspear Musicologist
Evolution of the Arts in a Digital World Symposium
Are you an arts organization trying to find new ways to integrate digital technology into your daily activities?
Is your organization looking to engage your audience in new, tech-friendly ways?
Are you feeling nervous about taking the next step towards going digital?
If so, look no further than the Evolution of the Arts in a Digital World Symposium. We’re taking a no-nonsense approach to the question of digital technology that engages our speakers and attendees in practical conversation about the new digital world we’ve found ourselves in. Plus, our entire Symposium is completely free!
Register for our sessions at the Symposium hub.