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: Solace / ESO Virtual Stage, with Cosette Justo Valdés
ESO Virtual Stage Subscription features
|2 performance 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 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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Mozart once said "in my eyes and ears, the organ will forever be the King of Instruments." Why, you may ask? Join us to find out! We pull out all the stops to explore this unique instrument - from its history to talking shop with organ builders, players, and maintainers. And (Bonus) you’ll also get an audio tour of the instrument's power and capabilities. If you don't already love the organ, you will by the end of this episode!
Featuring the voices of Organist Jeremy Spurgeon; Davis Concert Organ Curator Jerrold Eilander, Musicologist D.T Baker; and Vice President and Artistic Director of Orgues Létourneau Andrew Forrest.
- Davis Concert Organ - Info | Book a Tour
- D.T Baker - Bio | The Beautiful Machines: A History of the Keyboard course
- Jeremy Spurgeon - Bio | Toccata and Fugue in D minor video
- Edmonton Journal - Hidden Spaces: Davis Concert Organ (feat. Jerrold Eilander) video
- Orgues Létourneau Ltée | Website
- Andrew Forrest | Bio
- The Art of the Organ-Builder book | Info
- Opus d’Amour documentary | The Making of the Davis Concert Organ
- Christopher Herrick | Organ Fireworks Recording
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.