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: That's Entertainment! & ESO Virtual Stage, introduced by Cosette Justo Valdés
TRAILER: Franz Strauss's Nocturno, Op. 7
ESO Virtual Stage Subscription features
|12 performance video releases|
|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 Virtual Stage For Schools – a new way to educate with your ESO!
ESO Virtual Stage for Schools is a digital subscription featuring new, exclusive virtual content from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Musical Creativity Team. Get to know your ESO by accessing engaging lesson plans, PDF slide decks (SMART Board-friendly), instrument introductions, and performances suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.
You can utilize the subscription at any time of the day, any day of the week, and will pay a one-time fee to share the Virtual Stage with your whole school. We will continue adding from now until June, and will email you when new videos and lesson plans are added. You will be able to access videos and study guides until the end of June 2021.
Ideal for home learners and home school programs, too!Learn More
One-time payment of $100 per school
(1 login / school)
ESO Virtual Stage For Schools Subscription features
|2 exclusive performance video releases per month|
Specially edited for education purposes
|Instrument Introductions featuring ESO Musicians|
|Lesson plan documents|
with accompanying Smartboard presentations
|Unlimited views until June 30, 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 Assistant Principal 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.
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Show Notes & More
Stuck in between the virtuosic violins and the charming celli, the viola seldom gets the spotlight and has been the butt of many an orchestral joke. This episode we talk about a beautiful and often misunderstood inner voice of the orchestra with the help of some of our amazing ESO violists. “Tune in” as we answer the age old questions: What is a viola? What makes them so unique? And why-oh-why are there so many viola jokes?
Featuring the voices of Principal Violist Keith Hamm and Assistant Principal Violist Ethan Filner.
- Keith Hamm | Bio • Video: Beethoven - Eyeglasses Duo for Viola and Cello | Keith Hamm & Julie Hereish • Spotify Playlist
- Ethan FIlner | Bio • Two Pieces for Violin and Viola | Ewald Cheung & Ethan Filner • Spotify Playlist
- The Strad | The History of the Viola Joke
- WQXR | Why is the VIola the Butt of so Many Jokes?
- Carl Rahkonen | No Laughing Matter: The Viola Joke as Musicians Folklore
- National Music Museum | Rivinus Viola • National Music Museum: Tenor Viola
- Berliner Philharmoniker | Master Class - Viola
- The New York Times | This is What a $45 Million Viola Sounds Like
- Sensational Strings - Summer Day Camps at the Winspear Centre
- Rusty Musicians - Summer Camp
- YONA’s Road to Joy Fundraising Concert
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
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!