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Varied Piano Solo Music - From Obscure Gems to Recognized Masterpieces

Starts: March 3, 2017 8:00 PM
Ends: March 3, 2017 10:00 PM

Convocation Hall, University of Alberta

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The Department of Music presents a very personal and out of the ordinary program of works by Kraus, Beethoven and Debussy. Performed by Jacques Després (piano). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit



Starts: April 1, 2017 7:30 PM
Ends: April 1, 2017 9:00 PM


With Cho-Liang Lin (violin) and Orion Weiss (piano)

7:30 PM 



10209 – 123 Street NW | Edmonton, AB  Map 

A dream team of leading musicians from Canada’s major orchestras, the New Orford String Quartet 
will transport listeners to the romantic and atmospheric Impressionist Era
with works by the most prominent French composers of the time. 

Jonathan Crow Violin | Andrew Wan Violin | Eric Nowlin Viola | Brian Manker Cello 

They are joined by legendary Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin and sensational American pianist Orion Weiss


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 

Ernest Chausson (1855–1899)
Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21



ERS Co-Presents with Winspear Centre

Starts: May 5, 2017 7:30 PM
Ends: May 5, 2017 9:30 PM

Benjamin GrosvenorBenjamin Grosvenor  Piano

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Enmax Hall | Winspear Centre
Winston Churchill Square   Edmonton, AB

Tickets available at Winspear Centre Box Office
#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Corner of 99 Street and 102 Avenue
Phone: 780-428-1414

“Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time.”
Bryce Morrison, Gramophone Magazine

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship.

Benjamin is renowned for his distinctive sound, described as “…poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch” (The Independent),  making him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.

ERS Main Series 3

Starts: February 26, 2017 7:00 PM
Ends: February 26, 2017 9:00 PM

The Tanya Prochazka Tribute Recital

Caroline Stinson  Cello
Sarah Ho  Piano

Sunday, February 26, 2017
7:30 PM

Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music 
10050 MacDonald Drive NW    Edmonton, AB | Parking 

$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+]  |  $10 Student | BUY TICKETS

Edmonton-born cellist Caroline Stinson performs widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in music old and new, and has appeared at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum and Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian; the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe, and the Centennial Centre in Canada. Recently she appeared in recital in New York sponsored by the Finnish Consulate, in Brussels, Belgium, with Accroche note in Strasbourg France, and as a soloist with the Stamford Symphony in Connecticut, where she also serves as Principal Cellist. As a recording artist, Caroline’s solo CD Lines appears on Albany, and she has contributed to more than a dozen other recordings with the Lark Quartet and collaborators such as Jeremy Denk and Gary Graffman.

A passionate advocate for new music, Ms. Stinson has premiered works from solo cello to concerti, including significant additions to the repertoire with the Lark Quartet and Open End Ensemble, working with Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Peter Eötvös, Shulamit Ran, Steven Stucky and Joan Tower. She performed Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “YTA III” for solo cello at the composer’s recommendation in New York, and premiered John Harbison’s Invention of a Theme of Shakespeare for solo cello and string quartet at the composer’s festival in Token Creek, Wisconsin.

Ms. Stinson studied with Tanya Prochazka from age 12 to 17, Alan Harris in Cleveland, Maria Kliegel in Germany and Joel Krosnick at Juilliard, where she received the Artist Diploma. Her study was made possible thanks to generous grants from the Winspear Foundation, Anne Burrows Foundation, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Canada Council. She worked in masterclasses with many of this century’s great masters including Janos Starker, Boris Pergamenschikow, Siegfried Palm and Frans Helmerson. She regularly gives masterclasses in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe and teaches cello and chamber music at The Juilliard School. Together with her husband, Andrew Waggoner, Caroline is Co-Artistic Director of Weekend Chamber Music in New York and lives in Manhattan with their two young children.

Sarah Ho

Sara Ho  PIANO

Canadian pianist Sarah Ho has performed in recitals and festivals across Canada, the USA, and Europe as a soloist and ensemble player. In August of 2016, she, along with Edmonton’s Windrose Trio, became the first Canadians to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival, in Harbin, China. 

Frequently heard on CBC, Sarah has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Yale University, where she studied under Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank.  

Sarah resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is on the faculty of the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music.  She is a founding member of the Edmonton Recital Society and continues to serve on the artistic committee.

Sarah is also a busy mother of two sons, Markus and Sebastian. An avid runner, she also enjoys long distance racing in her spare time.


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
3 Fantasy Pieces Op. 73

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 143

John McPherson (b. 1958)
Tanya (Commissioned piece, in memory of Tanya Prochazka)


Andrew Waggoner (b. 1960)
Le Nom (Upperline)
paired with
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande from Suite No. 6 in D Major

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 65

ERS Main Series 4

Starts: March 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Ends: March 19, 2017 9:00 PM

John Tessier  Tenor
Shannon Hiebert  Piano

Sunday, March 19, 2017
7:30 PM

Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music 
10050 MacDonald Drive NW    Edmonton, AB | Parking 

$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+]  |  $10 Student | BUY TICKETS

JUNO Award-winning John Tessier has garnered international attention and praise for the beauty and honesty of his voice, for a refined style and artistic versatility, and for his handsome, youthful presence in the lyric tenor repertoire.

He has worked with many of the most notable musicians of our day, including Placido Domingo, Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev; with Thomas Hampson, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Deborah Voigt. Appearances of the recent past include performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Sydney Opera House, the Wiener Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

His discography includes recordings on the Naxos, Telarc, BIS and Dorian labels. Equally comfortable in the genres of opera, oratorio and recital, Mr. Tessier is also in high demand for coaching, master classes and private consultations.

Pianist Shannon Hiebert focused her studies on collaborative piano at The Banff Centre for the Arts with Martin Isepp, followed by graduate studies in accompanying and chamber music at the University of Michigan with renowned accompanist and vocal coach Martin Katz.

Much in demand as a collaborative artist, she has worked with such celebrated singers as Tracy Dahl and Measha Brueggergosman.


Emperor Piano Concerto

Starts: January 27, 2017 7:30 PM
Ends: January 27, 2017 10:00 PM

FRI, JANUARY 27, 2017 AT 7:30PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor (pictured)
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two triumphant works that emerged from wartime occupation are featured on this eclectic program, combining the power of Beethoven’s immortal“Emperor” Concerto with Albéric Maynard’s romantic Fourth Symphony. The brilliant young virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov returns, and a new overture by John McPherson will be premiered.

Featured Repertoire
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Magnard – Symphony No. 4
McPherson – World Premiere of an ESO commission

Piano Masterclass- Rolf Plagge

Starts: January 12, 2017 3:30 PM
Ends: January 12, 2017 5:30 PM

January 12, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:30 PMConvocation Hall

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First German prizewinner at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Rolf Plagge (Mozarteum, Salzburg Austria)


MAINSTAGE: Schumann & Brahms

Starts: November 27, 2016 8:00 PM
Ends: November 27, 2016 10:00 PM

November 27, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMConvocation Hall, University of Alberta

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Experience beloved pieces of the chamber music repertoire from the Romantic period, including Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101, and Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47. Performed by Gil Sharon (violin), Laura Veeze (viola), Rafael Hoekman (cello) and Patricia Tao (piano). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


Sons of the 70s

Starts: August 27, 2015 7:00 PM
Ends: August 27, 2015 9:00 PM

Songs of the 70s

THU, AUGUST 27, 2015 AT 7PM
Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Robert Bernhardt, conductor
Swearingen & Kelli


Symphony Under the Sky returns to Hawrelak Park’s Heritage Amphitheatre! Sit back, relax and be transported by a splendid evening of folk rock classics by iconic songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Carole King, James Taylor, Jim Croce, The Eagles, Cat Stevens, and more.

The gentle harmonics and delicious textures of singers Swearingen and Kelli along with the rich sonorities of the ESO will be featured in a goldmine of songs like “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Heart of Gold”, “Landslide”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, and “Leaving on a Jet Plane".

Ticket Information

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Reserved Seating
$50 Adult / $20 Child
Grass Seating
$30 Adult / Children Free

*Ticket fees apply to single ticket purchases.

Free grass seating applies to children under 12 accompanied by an adult.

Mozart, Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

Starts: August 28, 2015 7:00 PM
Ends: August 28, 2015 9:00 PM

Mozart, Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

FRI, AUGUST 28, 2015 AT 7PM
Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Robert Bernhardt, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano


Three orchestral favourites in one amazing evening. Beethoven ended up writing four overtures for his only opera – and Leonore No. 3 has been a favourite ever since. Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is a true tour de force – full of melody and astounding pianism. The “Haffner” Symphony is one of Mozart’s finest, and its affable nature will be perfect for an early autumn evening outdoors.

Ticket Information*

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Reserved Seating
$40 Adult / $20 Child
Grass Seating
$25 Adult / Children Free

*Ticket fees apply to single ticket purchases.

Free grass seating applies to children under 12 accompanied by an adult.


Presenting Sponsor


Leonore Overture No. 3

(2014 ESO Commission through the Young Composer Project)

Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"

Piano Concerto No. 3

Program subject to change.



Park your vehicle for only $5 at the U of A’s Windsor Car Park (116 St & 92 Ave), and ride ETS buses for free directly to Hawrelak Park! Parking is very limited at Hawrelak Park and not guaranteed. Free, supervised bike racks will also be available at Hawrelak Park, courtesy of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society.

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On-site Box Office

Please note: advance sales will be to the full capacity of Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. Tickets may not be available at the door! The on-site Box Office Tent is cash only. There will be an ATM on site. The on-site Box Office at Hawrelak Park opens two hours prior to each performance for sales and ticket pick-up. If you would like to pick up your tickets prior to the festival, please visit the Winspear Centre box office by 3pm on Thursday, August 27th.

Admission & Seating

The gates to the Heritage Amphitheatre open one hour prior to each performance. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed in grass seating area. Lawn chairs may be placed on the audience-left side of the amphitheatre, and the audience-right side is reserved for blankets.

Food & Drink

Food vendors will be located in the Heritage Amphitheatre and the Winspear Concession stand will offer snacks, hot and cold drinks, wine & beer. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages, but all alcohol must be purchased inside the amphitheatre.


If at all possible, all performances will remain at Hawrelak Park. In case of inclement weather, festival concerts may take place at the Winspear Centre. The decision to change venues will be made 3 hours prior to the performance. Venue change information will be posted on this website and our Twitter feed, and noted in a recorded message at 780-428-1414 and 1-800-563-5081.


Main Series 2

Starts: October 25, 2015 3:00 PM
Ends: October 25, 2015 4:30 PM

Main Series 2

Zemlinsky Quartet

Zemlinsky Quartet

Zemlinsky Quartet 


Sunday, October 25, 2015
3 PM  [note special time]

Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive    Edmonton, AB

$35 Adult  | $25 Senior [65+]  |  $10 Student   | Buy tickets

A great favorite with Edmonton audiences, the Zemlinsky String Quartet exemplifies the great Czech string quartet tradition. They have garnered awards in many of the world’s most prestigious quartet competitions; most recently the 1st Grand Prize in the Bordeaux International (2010) as well as top prizes in Banff (2007), London (2006) and Prague Spring (2005) international string quartet competitions.

Main Series 1

Starts: September 20, 2015 7:30 PM
Ends: September 20, 2015 9:30 PM

Main Series 1

Robert Uchida

Robert Uchida

William Eddins

William Eddins

Robert Uchida  Violin
William Eddins  Piano

Sunday, September 20, 2015
7:30 PM

Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive    Edmonton, AB

$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+]  |  $10 Student | Buy tickets

2014 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

Starts: April 28, 2014 7:00 PM
Ends: April 28, 2014 9:00 PM

2014 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

MON, APRIL 28, 2014 at 7PM
Sponsored by: City of Edmonton, ATCO Gas, ATB Financial, CN, DIALOG, Enbridge, Northlands, Syncrude, TELUS


Presented by the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Join Mayor Don Iveson and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton at the 27th Annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts. Let's celebrate some of the best artistic talents our city has to offer, in an evening of awards and performance from some of Edmonton's most talented artists.

Pro Coro: Good Friday at the Winspear

Starts: April 18, 2014 7:30 PM
Ends: April 18, 2014 9:00 PM

Pro Coro: Good Friday at the Winspear

FRI, APRIL 18, 2014 at 7:30PM
Sponsored by ATB Financial
Michael Zaugg, conductor
Strathcona String Quartet Ensemble
King's University Chamber Choir
Jeremy Spurgeon, organ


An indispensable choral tradition, celebrated for more than a decade in Edmonton! This year, Pro Coro Canada and the Strathcona String Quartet present the overwhelmingly beautiful ‘Seven Last Words From the Cross’ by James MacMillan. The King's University Chamber Choir (dir. Melanie Turgeon) will join us to perform Johann Sebastian Bach's motet ‘Jesu, meine Freude.’ Also on the program, ‘Exaudi’ by Canadian Jocelyn Morlock.

Milton Schlosser performs at Piano Centre

Starts: March 23, 2014 3:00 PM
Ends: March 23, 2014 4:00 PM

On Sunday, March 23rd at 3 pm, Milton Schlosser will perform a recital sponsored by Piano Centre Edmonton. In the intimate setting of the Centre’s new Steinway showroom, Milton plays Johannes Brahms’s Opus 118, Canadian Aboriginal composer Nicholas Howells’s Crowfoot, Robert Schumann’s Widmung as arranged by Franz Liszt, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Opus 53 sonata, commonly known as the “Waldstein.”

While there is no admission charge, donations will be received in support of ongoing educational programs offered by the Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ARMTA). For the Piano Centre's new address, see

Mainstage: Beethoven's piano and violin sonatas, part two

Starts: January 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Ends: January 24, 2014 9:30 PM

Mainstage: Beethoven's piano and violin sonatas, part two - At Con Hall, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

All Ages // General Admission // Doors Open at 7:30 pm // Show at 8:00 pm

Two first prize winners of the prestigious Montreal Symphony competition, Jacques Després (piano) and Andrew Wan (violin) have united to play all Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano over three consecutive years for the pleasure of our University of Alberta audiences.
Dr. Després is a UAlberta Music Professor and coordinator of the Keyboard program. Wan is originally from Edmonton and now lives in Montreal where he is the concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra - one of the youngest to hold this position. Both musicians are graduates of the Juilliard School.

For this second annual concert in the series, Després and Wan have selected to perform Numbers 3, 5, and 7.

Beethoven's sonatas feature a great deal of interactivity between the two players. Beethoven is the master of intensive studies in theme and variation, taking a phrase or sound motif and breaking it down, turning it around, and revealing all the structures to make you hear and resolve things in new ways. Piano and violin played in full colour through a kaleidoscope.

Please see website for details:

Tickets available through

Fri Jan 24, 2014 8pm – 10pm Mountain Time - Edmonton
Convocation Hall

Brahms & Beethoven at Winspear

Starts: January 10, 2014 7:30 PM
Ends: January 10, 2014 9:30 PM

Brahms & Beethoven

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

2013-2014 Friday Masters

Jean-Michaël Lavoie, conductor
Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

About this Concert
Renowned French pianist Jean-Philippe Collard joins the ESO to perform Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, and Brahms' final symphony will leave you awestruck.

Featured Repertoire
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
BUHR: Jyotir (Brilliance)
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

Additional Activities
Join us for Afterthoughts, a casual post-concert conversation in the main lobby with our guest artists, hosted by D.T. Baker.

Tickets Available:
#4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Edmonton, AB T5J 0X8
Phone: 780.428.1414 Toll Free: 1.800.563.5081

Piano Recital Muttart Hall

Starts: January 18, 2014 7:30 PM
Ends: January 18, 2014 9:00 PM

Polish Culture Society in Collaboration with Mazurka Music and Art presents:


Mikolaj Warszynski

Muttart Hall, Alberta College Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton, Alberta


Tickets Available from Tix on the Square, 9930-102 Avenue,
Sir Winston Churchill Square, Te 780-420-1757
and at the door. For pre-sales call 780-438-3708.
$20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student and society member.

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Starts: March 23, 2013 4:00 PM
Ends: March 23, 2013 5:00 PM

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Ends: March 20, 2013 5:00 PM

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