Edmonton Symphony announces 2016-17 season

Posted on: March 25, 2016

“Prominent among the guest conductors in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season is the mercurial 24-year-old British star Alexander Prior,” writes Mark Morris in Thursday’s (3/24) Edmonton Journal (Alberta, Canada). The main season opens with ESO Music Director Bill Eddins as piano soloist and conductor of an all-Mozart concert. Prior will conduct “the intense late-Romantic Symphony No. 4 ‘Fall of the Leaf’ by Rued Langgard, the Danish symphonist who is slowly being rediscovered, [in] a concert that includes both the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (soloist Simone Porter), and Sibelius’s magnificent 7th Symphony.” Also planned in 2016-17 are Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”), Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, Magnard’s Symphony No. 4, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and “a new ESO commission from the ESO’s trombonist John McPherson…. There are the usual series of concerts for kids, and of lighter music, including one with the acclaimed accordion soloist Ksenija Sidorova. Two showpieces feature the orchestra accompanying film: Pixar in Concert, with clips from all 14 Pixar movies … and the classic 1923 silent, The Hunchback of Notre Dame…. The whole season opens … over Labor Day Weekend … in Hawrelak Park, starting with a Simon and Garfunkel-themed concert.”


Posted March 25, 2016