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

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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!

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Introductory offer:
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

ESO Offstage

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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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.



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Rusty Musicians Summer Camp 2021 (July 7 – 11)

This Summer Camp is designed for adult non-professional musicians. With expert instruction from members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and other professional musicians, this camp provides a unique opportunity for classes, rehearsals, and sectional instruction – all leading up to a performance on the stage of the Winspear Centre.
Instructed by Clayton Leung

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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 Suite

Premiered 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)

World Premiere
Composed and conducted by John McPherson

Special thanks to Canada Council for the Arts

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ESO 101: Meet the Musicians

Rafael Hoekman | ESO Principal Cello

Allene Hackleman | ESO Principal Horn

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Audio Playlists

Follow the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Spotify or more playlists!

A History of the Broadway Musical

Curated by D.T. Baker, ESO & Winspear Musicologist

Beethoven's Birthday playlist

Curated by D.T. Baker, ESO & Winspear Musicologist

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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!

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