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ROBBINS POPS LET’S FALL IN LOVE – A POPS VALENTINE (FEBRUARY 10 & 11) Bruce Hangen, conductor John Pagano, vocalist Vincent Pagano, drums Jeffrey Colella, piano

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Not yet 30, saxophonist Ashu’s charismatic performance style has enabled him to reach audiences of all kinds with his virtuosity and artistry. He is the ESO’s guest for the Robbins Lighter Classics (see page 25) and drops in on Late Night with Bill Eddins (see page 28).


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is having about 350 years of rich tradition to draw from on a daily basis. Classical music justifiably celebrates its past every time we program a work by, say, Bach or Korngold, or even Jule Styne – all of whom are featured in concerts in this issue of Signature. But another great advantage we have is the ability to constantly find new ways of presenting this rich legacy that entices new audiences and refreshes the concert experience for our current patrons, yet always respects and honours the art which we all treasure. Our exciting new Late Night series is just one way we’ve brought a new way of thinking to the traditional concert model, and you can read about it and other Edmonton Symphony innovations in the pages which follow. We encourage you to continue to let us know how we’re doing and how we can make ESO concerts both classical and contemporary. William Eddins

Annemarie Petrov

ESO / Winspear Centre Vision: Providing outstanding music experiences for individuals, families and the community and a place where those experiences evoke the height of personal emotion, adventure and excitement.


TART SPREADING THE NEWS… your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will create Edmonton

history on May 8, 2012 when they perform for the first time on the legendary stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City. As the only Canadian orchestra invited to take part in the second annual Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall, this landmark event is a major part of the ESO’s celebration of its 60th anniversary season. You’re invited to witness music history … fans of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra are invited to travel along to New York City to celebrate this musical milestone. A number of excited music fans have started confirming their travel arrangements. For travel and ticket information, contact Paull Travel (the ESO’s official Home Town Fan Travel Agency) at 780-428-6031. Carnegie Hall Trip fundraising … sending a full orchestra plus special performing guests to New York City requires dedicated fundraising efforts. To learn about donation programs, including how you can sponsor a musician’s dream to perform at Carnegie Hall, please contact Eleanor Finger, Patron Relations Manager at 780-401-2578. SIGNATURE 5

W A ARTISTIC & LEADERSHIP TEAM ILLIAM EDDINS, presently in his seventh season as Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, has a captivating energy and magnetic stage presence that will continue to propel the orchestra through the 2014-2015 season. His commitment to the entire spectrum of the ESO audience brings him to the podium for performances in every subscription series, as well as for a wide variety of galas and specials. A distinguished and versatile pianist as well, Bill Eddins was bitten by the conducting bug while in his sophomore year at the Eastman School of Music. In 1989, he began conducting studies at the University of Southern California with Daniel Lewis, and Assistant Conductorships with both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony (the latter under the

leadership of Daniel Barenboim) followed. While conducting has been Eddins’ principal pursuit, he continues to perform on piano. In 2008, he conducted a rare full staging of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess for Opéra Lyon, leading to a repeat engagement in Lyon in July 2010. This past August, Bill had the privilege of conducting the opera once again at the Edinburgh International Festival, and returns to both Lyon and London in September 2010 for additional engagements. Other international highlights include an August 2009 tour of South Africa, where Bill conducted three gala concerts with soprano Renée Fleming and the kwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.


UCAS WALDIN continues his tenure with the

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ESO as Enbridge Resident Conductor, under the mentorship of Bill Eddins. Now in its third season, this appointment is funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts as well as the Enbridge Resident Conductor Program, and supports the ESO’s vision and focus on music education at all levels. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, having earned both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance and Masters in Conducting, Mr. Waldin has performed with L’Orchestre du Festival Beaulieu-Sur-Mer (Monaco), Staatstheater Cottbus (Brandenburg), and Bachakademie Stuttgart. He was assistant conductor of the contemporary orchestra RED (Cleveland), director of the Cleveland Bach Consort, and a Discovery Series Conductor at the Oregon Bach Festival. In 2007, he conducted the

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RIC BUCHMANN studied violin at the

Conservatoire de Montréal and at the Université de Montréal where he earned a Bachelor of Music and a DESS degree. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his studies at the University of Southern California. Two years later he joined the New World Symphony in Miami Beach where he played under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and many other music directors from all over the world. His violin teachers include Sonia Jelinkova, Vladimir Landsman, Jean-François Rivest,


Miami-based New World Symphony Orchestra in masterclasses given by Michael Tilson Thomas, and also participated in a masterclass with the Lucerne Festival Strings, led by Bernard Haitink, in 2009. A native of Toronto, Lucas Waldin has spent summers studying in Europe, including studies at the International Music Academy in Leipzig, the Bayreuth Youth Orchestra, and the Acanthes New Music Festival in France. In North America, he has studied under the renowned Bach conductor Helmut Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival, and has attended conducting masterclasses with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto.

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William Preucil and Martin Chalifour. Eric Buchmann joined the first violin section of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 2006, and was appointed Assistant Concertmaster following auditions in 2009. Eric performs occasionally with the ESO as a soloist, and is also a member of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Paul Schieman. When not playing with the orchestra in Edmonton, you can find him with his family in Montréal or Switzerland. Travelling is one of his passions.

William Eddins, Music Director

Lucas Waldin, Resident Conductor

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Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) and Francis Winspear Centre for Music, brings more than 25 years of experience to a role that oversees one of Alberta’s flagship performing ensembles and one of the world’s premier concert halls. With a combined annual budget of over $12 million, Annemarie supervises day-to-day operations, long-term planning, government relations and community support of both organizations.


OBERT RIVAL, born in Calgary, joins the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as Composer in Residence in the 2011/12 season. Critics have described his work, written in a contemporary tonal style, as “well crafted”, “engaging,” “immediately appealing,” “melodic and accessible,” “memorable” – and his song cycle, Red Moon and Other Songs of War, as “an unequivocal hit.” His music for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice and the stage has been broadcast on CBC radio and performed by the Gryphon Trio and other leading Canadian musicians, ensembles and orchestras. His orchestral works include a one-movement Symphony Maligne Range, inspired by a hike through the Rockies, and a children’s work, Maya the Bee, based on the classic tale. Committed to music education and appreciation, he has taught theory and composition to students of all ages, at several universities as well as privately, and has written liner and program FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

A native of Montréal, Annemarie is a graduate of McGill University where she majored in French Horn Performance. Following several years in Europe, she returned to Canada and stepped into the role of General Manager of Symphony New Brunswick. Work at the National Arts Centre Orchestra was followed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where she also oversaw the popular Winnipeg New Music Festival. She joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Winspear Centre in 2007. Annemarie’s profound love of the arts has been her guide in a career focused on every aspect of the concert experience – from international orchestral tours to concerts in curling rinks in Canada’s North. She is fueled by the belief that participation in live music is essential to our well-being and is driven to make it accessible to everyone. Annemarie is a frequent guest speaker at arts industry conferences and has served on the board of Orchestras Canada. notes for major festivals, presenters and record labels. Dr. Rival holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Toronto. In his spare time you will find him playing shinny hockey at the local rink or out for a run. He lives with his wife Chantal-Andrée Samson, a realist oil painter, and their son Raphaël.

Robert Rival, Composer in Residence


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[ VIOLIN I ] Eric Buchmann, Interim Concertmaster The Concertmaster’s Chair is sponsored by the John & Barbara Poole family Virginie Gagné, Interim Assistant Concertmaster Broderyck Olson Richard Caldwell Joanna Ciapka-Sangster Alissa Cheung Anna Kozak Aiyana Anderson-Howatt Neda Yamach [ VIOLIN II ] Dianne New 1 Susan Flook 2 Heather Bergen Pauline Bronstein Robert Hryciw Zoë Sellers Murray Vaasjo Tatiana Warszynski [ VIOLA ] Stefan Jungkind 1 Charles Pilon 2 Rhonda Henshaw Bonnie Yeager Mikiko Kohjitani Andrew Bacon [ CELLO ] Colin Ryan (1) The Stuart & Winona Davis Principal Cello Chair Sheila Laughton (2) Ronda Metszies Gillian Caldwell Derek Gomez Victor Pipkin

Janice Quinn Rhonda Taft Rob Aldridge

[ HARP ] Nora Bumanis 1

[ FLUTE ] Elizabeth Koch 1 Shelley Younge 2 [ OBOE ] Lidia Khaner 1 Paul Schieman 2 [ CLARINET ] Julianne Scott 1 David Quinn 2 [ BASSOON ] William Harrison 1 Edith Stacey 2 [ HORN ] Allene Hackleman 1 Megan Evans 2 Gerald Onciul 2 Donald Plumb 2 [ TRUMPET ] Robin Doyon 1 William Dimmer 2 [ TROMBONE ] John McPherson 1 Kathryn Macintosh 2 [ BASS TROMBONE ] Christopher Taylor 1 [ TUBA ] Scott Whetham 1 [ TIMPANI ] Barry Nemish 1


ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL Eric Filpula, Orchestra Personnel Manager Sheila Jones, Librarian The following musicians also appear at performances in this issue: Raymond Baril Saxophone Craig Brenan Trombone Jeanette Comeau Viola Jerrold Dubyk Saxophone Elizabeth Faulkner Flute Mary Fearon Horn Erin Fung Clarinet Joel Gray Trumpet Thomas Hay Saxophone Matthew Howatt Bassoon Bill Jamieson Saxophone Michael Massey Keyboards Tim Mulligan Percussion Diane Persson Bassoon Diana Sapozhnikov Violin Yukari Sasada Bass Thomas Schoen Violin Martina Smazal Viola Jeremy Spurgeon Harpsichord/ Organ Dan Sutherland Clarinet Robin Taylor Saxophone Dan Waldron Oboe Robert Walsh Guitar Doug Zimmerman Trumpet Keri Zwicker Harp

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[ DOUBLE BASS ] Jan Urke 1 John Taylor 2

The ESO works in proud partnership with the AF of M (American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada) Local 390.

In addition to our own concerts, the ESO provides orchestral accompaniment for performances by Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet.


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This is not necessarily a celebrity endorsement, but it’s still a well-known brand endorsement. There was a major merger between three of the biggest names in luxury items: Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon and Hennessey. The company became LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, encompassing some of the best-known luxury items in the world, with major marketing clout and dollars. Gone is the romantic notion of weathered winery workers picking grapes and wine that is lovingly prepared. Widely recognized French wine and Champagne are more often than not, owned by big business or corporations. Finally, there are the personalities that are chasing a passion. Francis Ford Coppola springs to mind almost immediately. He’s been making wine for several decades now, and gets his hands dirty. When his daughter, Sofia, got married the first time, he created a sparkling wine (Sofia Blanc de Blancs, $28.99/750ml) especially for her and the wedding, sourcing the grapes himself and performing the blending. The wine was so well-received, it was put into large-scale production.

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that’s not what it’s going to be,” Bill Eddins, ESO Music Director, says about the series Late Night with Bill Eddins. It’s a potential warning he’s providing to those who are quite happy with what they expect and receive from the ESO at other more typical performances, such as the Masters Series. Let’s look at what makes this series so atypical. For one, it starts after dinner … and drinks for that matter. The show begins at 9:30 p.m., actually. “For most of us (orchestra) the program actually starts past our bedtime,” says Eddins. “I make sure I have a nap that day.” Being out too late isn’t something to fret or keep you away from the symphony though – Late Night performances are always on a Friday. It’s a new and innovative approach to symphony music that the ESO “borrowed” from an orchestra in England that had already put the idea into action. 10 SIGNATURE

“There’s nothing quite like a late night vibe no matter what city you’re in,” Eddins says. The 2009/10 season was the first to include this series for the ESO to play and its patrons to hear. Patrons like Premee Mohamed. Mohamed, 30, moved back to Edmonton from Calgary in 2008 and took advantage of the ESO’s Pulse8 program (a special ticket offer for people aged 18-29) enabling her to see random performances without a subscription – Handel’s Messiah for example. She was also savvy enough to get the orchestra’s two-for-one subscription deal for new subscribers and therefore, she and a friend attended all of last season’s Friday Masters series. She and that same friend also decided to check out Late Night with Bill Eddins. They noticed the differences, compared to standard shows, right away. “The vibe I got was more casual,” Mohamed says. “The orchestra isn’t dressed all in black, there’s no intermission and everybody is asking questions and laughing (in the Q & A period).”

2011/2012 SEASON AFTER DINNER MUSIC Mohamed’s favourite Late Night show, so far, happens to be the same as Eddins: Late Night Percussion with Colin Currie. Eddins says the show started as planned but he turned the second half over to his “phenomenal percussionist” friend, Currie, who did a few solo pieces for the audience. “The guy is just unbelievable,” Eddins says. “He has a real wonderful way of interacting with the audience.” In that same show (January 2011), the orchestra played “G-Spot Tornado” by Frank Zappa, which peaked Mohamed’s interest to check out The ESO Plays Zappa a few months later. It’s more than just the music for Mohamed though, it’s the whole experience. She enjoyed Currie’s great percussionist abilities but says the fun for her was more so watching him because “he was just having a blast.” She says, “I think my favourite part in the Late Night shows is how Bill Eddins tends to tell more stories and you get more background on the piece and sometimes on the composer, too.” The moon apparently calls out to a different crowd, which also adds to the different feel this series exudes. The crowd is younger and of a smaller demographic, explains Mohamed. “There are fewer families with kids, for instance, because it’s too late for them,” she says. “And, I think there are more people who come because they know these late night shows are fun and different and they’re not really into the whole formal symphony experience.” Eddins can’t really speak in depth about who’s in attendance. “It’s hard for me to tell because I usually have my back to them,” he says jokingly. What he can say is that the atmosphere is laid back and meant for those interested in a night cap. “This kind of late night cultural event just wasn’t happening here in the city,” Eddins says. “We thought we would pull in a crowd that was maybe different than our regular Masters Series crowd, or just people who were intrigued about what the orchestra does and would like the informal format.” A typical ESO Late Night performance is about 80 minutes long without an intermission. At times, the orchestra features excerpts from larger pieces to be played later in the week and other times they play special pieces arranged just for the Late Night show itself. Eddins takes a moment for Q & A time with the audience, pretty much whenever he chooses to during the performance. Th is breaks things up and gives the audience a chance to interact with the orchestra and Eddins – adding to the informal and fun evening feel. People are encouraged to hang around the lobby afterwards to mingle with the orchestra and ask questions if they choose to. “We have a martini bar, we have a jazz band – it’s a party!” Eddins says. Mohamed doesn’t pass the after-show part down as it completes the experience for her. She’s thankful the Late Night shows are on Fridays though. Getting home at midnight, mid-week would make going to work the next day very difficult. As an environmental advisor at a Fort Saskatchewan refinery, Mohamed works in a very industrial profession with a lot of men who would pick on her if they knew she went to the symphony. “I keep it under my hard hat,” she says. “I think a lot of people, especially my age, think that going to the symphony is a very stuff y thing. [Late Night] seems a lot more free and fun and there are no expectations.” She encourages those who already have a good idea of what the orchestra is about to attend a Late Night show and challenge everything they once thought defined a night out at the symphony. FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

NIGHT OWL : ESO patron, Premee Mohamed Photo: Aaron Pedersen, 3TEN

I think my favourite part in the Late Night shows is how Bill Eddins tends to tell more stories and you get more background on the piece and sometimes on the composer, too.” - Premee Mohamed


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Let’s Fall in Love – A Pops Valentine Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11 | 8 PM Bruce Hangen, conductor John Pagano, vocals With: Vincent Pagano, drums Jeffrey Colella, piano

“MARS” (from The Planets, Op.32)


“VENUS” (from The Planets, Op.32) Holst

“WUNDERBAR” (from Kiss Me, Kate)

Porter (arr. Dragon)

“LET’S DO IT (LET’S FALL IN LOVE)” (from Paris) Porter

“TIME AFTER TIME” (from It Happened in Brooklyn) Styne/Cahn

“NIGHT AND DAY” (from Gay Divorcé )

“BEGIN THE BEGUINE” (from Jubilee) Porter (arr. Dragon)

“SO IN LOVE” (from Kiss Me, Kate) Porter (arr. Dragon) “A SONG FOR YOU”







(from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ) Bricusse/Newley

“ALL MY TOMORROWS” (from A Hole in the Head)

Cahn/Van Heusen

“(LOVE IS) THE TENDER TRAP” (from The Tender Trap) Cahn/Van Heusen

(from Ocean’s Eleven) Cahn/Van Heusen



“CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE” (from Papa’s Delicate Condition) Cahn/Van Heusen





“ANY DAY NOW” Bacharach/Hilliard

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“ALL THE WAY” (from The Joker Is Wild ) Cahn/Van Heusen

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2011/2012 SEASON ROBBINS POPS Let’s Fall in Love – A Pops Valentine




RUCE HANGEN is Director of Orchestral Activities at the Boston

Conservatory. In this position he serves as the Conservatory’s principal orchestral conductor as well as director of both the orchestra and conducting programs. The 2009/2010 season marked Mr. Hangen’s 12th season as the Music Director of the Indian Hill Symphony in Littleton, Mass. Recently, he completed his tenure as the Principal Pops Guest Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a position created especially for him, reflecting the strong musical relationship built between him and the Boston Pops over two decades of regular guest conducting. For 12 years (1984-1996), Mr. Hangen was Music Director of the Omaha Symphony. For two seasons (1998-2000), he was Acting Resident Conductor of both the Utah and Kansas City Symphony Orchestras. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a major in conducting, Bruce Hangen was also a conducting fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood for two summers, 1972 and 1973, where his conducting teachers included Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Bruno Maderna, and Joseph Silverstein. Mr. Hangen maintains an active schedule of guest conducting. Recent appearances have included concerts with orchestras in Detroit, Florida, Boston, St. Louis, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Naples (FL), and Houston. Bruce Hangen is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New England, and in Omaha he received the ICAN Foundation’s 1990 Browning Award for Career Excellence and Vision. Bruce Hangen was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and was raised in Great Falls, Montana. Mr. Hangen last conducted the ESO in September 2010.


he great American songbook is too rarely approached with the unique blend of honesty, inventiveness, and reverence that JOHN PAGANO accords it. Reacting so quickly and yet so gracefully to one’s surroundings requires a formidable musical intelligence, and Pagano is quick to credit the 11 years (and counting) that he has spent as Burt Bacharach’s lead singer – a role that has put him in front of symphony orchestras around the world. Mr. Pagano has also served as vocalist for Bacharach’s song demos, exposing him to new, often challenging material. John Pagano’s own childhood was what first instilled music in him, growing up in an Italian family in Providence, Rhode Island. While his brother, now a professional drummer (who plays on tonight’s program), brought the sounds of jazz into the household, his sister introduced him to the R&B Renaissance happening around him in the ’70s and ’80s – thus Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and Donnie Hathaway emerged as strong early influences on him. Beginning his career as an R&B vocalist, he was signed to MCA Records and began to make a mark as a solo artist and behind the scenes as a producer, songwriter, and guitarist before signing on with Bacharach. “I’m doing these songs,” Pagano says, “in a way that suits my voice. I try to do what the arrangements and the songs tell me to – I learned that from Burt. It’s like being a boxer – you can train all you want in the gym, but it’s totally different when you step into the ring.” This is Mr. Pagano’s ESO debut.



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Disney in Concert – Magical Music from the Movies Saturday, February 18 | 2 PM & 7 PM Lucas Waldin, conductor Dennis Kyle, vocalist Juliana Hansen, vocalist Arielle Jacobs, vocalist Arbender Robinson, vocalist

“DISNEY CLASSICS OVERTURE” Various / arranged by Bruce Healey

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Music by Alan Menken / Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz / arranged by Danny Troob

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Mr. Waldin’s bio can be found on page 6. Artists’ bios appear on pages 16 & 17


2011/2012 SEASON ARTIST BIOS ESO Special Disney in Concert – Magical Music from the Movies



ENNIS KYLE is honoured to share these Disney melodies with the young

and young at heart. Stage credits include: Annie (Rooster), Irving Berlins’ White Christmas (Phil Davis), A Year With Frog and Toad (Frog), Seussical (The Cat In the Hat), Me & My Girl (Bill Snibson), Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Meet Me In St. Louis (John Truitt), West Side Story (Tony), Disney’s Aladdin a Musical Spectacular (Genie), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Barnum (Tom Thumb), Cabaret (Bobby), Crazy For You (Pete/Junior), Phantom (Young Carrier), Singing In the Rain (Rod), They’re Playing Our Song for Reprise! as well as the West Coast Premieres of Backwards In High Heels-The Ginger Rogers Story (Busby Berkley/Hermes Pan) and Make Me A Song-The Music of William Finn (D.B.). He has also created many roles in workshops around the globe including Blood & Fire (Carlton Price/ the YORK Theater), Life In the Park (Derek), Sequins!-the Show Choir Musical (Anthony Barrie), and most recently Invincible Breed (Chaos King of Darkness/ Spellbound Pictures). Love to my friends and family and best wishes to you all.

date was having the honour to premiere “Happy Working Song” from Disney’s Enchanted, for the incomparable Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz in 2009, prior to the film’s release! She has appeared on numerous recordings, including a Stephen Sondheim album, received the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award for Best Vocalist and a “Drama-Logue Best Actress” award for The Secret Garden. Juliana has her Masters in Acting from The Guildford School of Acting in England and lives in Los Angeles, where she pursues Film and Television. Her favourite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. Thanks to Ted Ricketts and love to her family!



ULIANA HANSEN is thrilled to be performing her favourite Disney songs with such wonderful orchestras! She has originated roles in Off-Broadway shows, performed as Millie in the 1st National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and starred in several productions across the country. Her favourite credits include Les Misérables (Eponine), Beauty and the Beast (Belle) and The Wizard of OZ (Dorothy). Juliana was a finalist on the NBC T.V. show, Grease: You’re the One That I Want, on which she worked with Tony Award-winning director Kathleen Marshall, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer Georgia Stitt and performed for Olivia Newton-John. One of her career highlights to 16 SIGNATURE


was recently seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights (Nina). National Tours: In the Heights (Nina, original cast) directed by Thomas Kail, and Disney’s High School Musical (Gabriella, original cast) directed by Jeff Calhoun. Broadway readings/workshops: Nightingale directed by Moises Kaufman, MASK directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.; It Shoulda Been You by Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi; and GoGo Beach. Regional: world premieres of both High School Musical 2 (Gabriella) directed by Jeff Calhoun and The Rose of Corazon (Rosa) directed by Keith Glover; Cinderella (North Shore Music Theatre). Other theatre credits include: A Chorus Line (Cassie) and Babes in Arms (Darlene). TV/Film: “Commander in Chief,” “Dance War,” Water Lilies, and “Disney’s 365.” Concerts: “20th Anniversary Divas Simply Singing!” with Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chaka Khan; “Making Good” with Stephen Schwartz (Ford Amphitheater); “Rated RSO” with songs of Ryan Scott Oliver. Created eco-website,, and published in holistic Journey Magazine and Canadian Lifestyle Magazine.


RBENDER ROBINSON is a native of Chicago, Illinois, but now calls

NYC home. As a seasoned Broadway performer, his credits include: Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Hair, Ragtime and the newest hit musical Book Of Mormon. Arbender was also a headliner vocalist on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and sang with the world famous vocal ensemble “The Voices of Liberty� at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando Florida. Other credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Secret Garden, Miss Saigon, Bent, Measure for Measure, and Romeo and Juliet. Arbender has danced with the No Name Dance Company in Denver, Colorado, The Dayton Ballet, La Crosse Ballet, Shelter Repertory Dance Company, and the Scratch Dance Company. When he is not performing, he runs a theatre training program in Stamford, CT, and is also the lead choreographer for Cheer Doctor, a division of the Universal Cheerleaders Association. As a soloist he has been featured at Broadway Sessions, The Broadway After Party, The Metropolitan Room and Broadway on 22nd Street in NYC. Arbender also supports two charities that are near to his heart: The youth division at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Organization for Autism Research.

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Friday, February 24 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 25 | 8 PM

William Eddins, conductor Jeanine De Bique, soprano Christopher Mayell, tenor Da Camera Singers (John Brough, Music Director) Cantilon Chamber Choir (Heather Johnson, Music Director) Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton (Orest Soltykevych,


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i Coristi Chamber Choir (Debra Cairns, Music Director)

Afterthoughts, Friday post-performance, Main Lobby with William Eddins, Jeanine De Bique & Christopher Mayell Symphony Prelude, Saturday 7:15 pm, Third Level (Upper Circle) Lobby with D.T. Baker


Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642


Cantata, BWV 55 “Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht” (13)* Aria: “Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht” Recitative: “Ich habe wider Gott gehandelt” Aria: “Erbarme dich! Laß die Tränen dich erweichen” Recitative: “Erbarme dich! Jedoch nun tröst ich mich” Chorus: “Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen, stell ich mich doch wieder ein”

Psalm 42, Op.42 “Wie der Hirsch schreit”

Chorus: “Wie der Hirsch schreit” Aria: “Meine Seele dürstet nach Gott” Recitative: “Meine Tränen sind meine Speise” Aria with chorus: “Denn ich wollte gern hingehen” Chorus: “Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele” Recitative: “Mein Gott, betrübst ist meine Seele” Quintet: “Der Herr hat des Tages verheissen sein” Chorus: “Warum betrübst du dich, meine Seele”


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n artist of “dramatic presence and versatility,” (The Washington Post) soprano JEANINE DE BIQUE is a member of the Staatsoper Wien ensemble throughout the 2011-12 season. The Arleen Auger Prize winner at the 2010 International Vocal Competition‘s Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands, Ms. De Bique’s accolades have been rapidly accumulating: as finalist and study grant award recipient of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and winner of the 2009 Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition in New York, among others. Appearances with orchestras this season include Brahms’s Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic; Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony No. 2 with the World Doctor’s Orchestra at Strathmore, as well as appearances with the Amarillo (TX) Symphony. Last season, she appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Louisville, Sarasota, New Jersey, Charlotte, as well as in Lugano, Switzerland. Mr. Eddins’ bio can be found on page 6. Artists’ bios and program notes continue on pages 20-23.


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FRIDAY MASTERS & LANDMARK CLASSIC MASTERS Glorious Voices First Prize Winner of the in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Paul A. Fish First Prize, Ms. De Bique debuted in the YCA Series with recitals at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As Artist in Residence with the Basel Opera in Switzerland, Ms. De Bique sang Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Barberina in Le nozze di Figaro and Sophie in Werther. Other operatic performances have included the Woman of the River in Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness, and in the premiere of Paul Brantley’s On the Pulse of Morning with the Manhattan School of Music. She toured Eastern Europe and Russia as Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. De Bique earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2006, her Master’s in 2008, and her Professional Studies Certificate in 2009 at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. De Bique received a Study Grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation in 2006.


This is Ms. De Bique’s debut with the ESO.


raised in Opera Canada magazine for his wholesome tenor voice, CHRISTOPHER MAYELL is quickly making his mark as a rising star in Canada’s opera houses and concerts halls. From his acclaimed presentation of Britten’s Albert Herring in St. John’s to his interpretation of Handel’s Solomon in Victoria, Mr. Mayell maintains a hearty schedule of engagements across the country. Future appearances include debut performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Kingston Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and Mozart’s Requiem with the Grammy-nominated Elora Festival Singers. He will also join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as well as Orchestra London for performances of Handel’s Messiah and will debut for the Toronto Operetta Theatre as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pianfore. He is also enjoying a growing international presence, with plans to perform in a production of Albert Herring at the Aldeburgh Festival in England. Recently, Christopher Mayell has collaborated in the creation of several new Canadian works, including Opera NUOVA’s commissioned opera for younger audiences, The Lives of Lesser Things, which toured extensively in Alberta. He also continues to work closely with Toronto’s Tapestry New Opera Works in Richard Payne’s Get Stuff ed! and Aaron Gervais’ Oskana G. Mr. Mayell is an alumnus of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Ensemble program. While in Calgary, he was also featured by the Spiritus Chamber Choir in a national CBC Radio broadcast performance of Respighi’s Laudate per la nativita del Signore. Other credits include an extensive tour of the Maritimes as Nemorino in L’Élisir d’amore for Jeunesses Musicales. His endeavours are made possible by support from the Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Professional Development Grant program, as well as through a generous grant from the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation. This is Mr. Mayell’s debut with the ESO. 20 SIGNATURE

ince its inception in 1961, DA CAMERA SINGERS has established a strong presence in the Alberta choral community and holds the distinction of being Edmonton’s longest-standing chamber choir. The choir performs a diverse repertoire that encompasses classical music from the Renaissance to the 20th century, oratorios, and folk song arrangements and other lighter works. As well as being active with their own annual three-concert season, Da Camera Singers has performed on many occasions with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble under the direction of such esteemed conductors as Bernard Labadie, Ivars Taurins and William Eddins. In February 2009, Da Camera Singers’ concert Eulogies was recorded by CBC for broadcast on Choral Concert and Concerts on Demand, and is now available for sale. In 2011-2012, Da Camera Singers is celebrating their 50th anniversary. The choir last appeared with the ESO in March 2011.


he CANTILON CHAMBER CHOIR is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading children’s choral ensembles. Since its inception, the Cantilon Chamber Choir has been honoured with many awards in national and international competitions. In July 2011, the choir participated in the 65th International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. They received First Place in the Youth Choir and Folk Song Choir classes and Second Place for Female Choirs. Other tour highlights included a performance at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and watching the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Leicester Square, London.

In the fall of 2007, the choir represented Canada in the European Broadcasting Union’s Let The Peoples Sing competition, receiving second prize, followed a few months later by a trip to the prestigious Tolosa International Choral Competition (Spain) where they placed third in the Children’s Choir category. The choir has travelled extensively, also competing successfully in the Béla Bartók International Choral Competition in Debrecen, Hungary in July 2006 (First, Children’s Choirs; First Youth Choirs; Best Performance of a Hungarian Work; Purest Intonation and Interpretation) and the 57th International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales in 2003 (Second, Senior Children; Th ird, Chamber Choirs and Folk Song Choirs). In addition to its regular concert series, the Cantilon Chamber Choir regularly performs with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Pro Coro Canada, the Edmonton Opera Company, and Richard Eaton Singers. The Cantilon Chamber Choir has released three CDs: That Yongë Child, a collection of Christmas music, Blessed Is the World That Sings, a new release featuring sacred and folk music recorded during the choir’s trip to England and Wales, and most recently Bonny Wood Green. Th is newest CD includes music by prominent Canadian composers as well as Poulenc’s Petites Voix and Rautavarra’s “Suite” de Lorca.

Kateryna was released as the choir’s fourth CD. Last summer, the UMCE travelled to Ukraine, presenting concerts, attending workshops, and singing the Divine Liturgy. Most recently, the choir presented its annual Christmas concert A Festive Mosaic. Orest Soltykevych, the UMCE’s founding and present conductor, has sung with Richard Eaton Singers, Da Camera Singers, and Kapella Kyrie. He is also the Assistant Conductor of St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Choir in Edmonton. Orest hosts the classical music program Saturday Breakfast on the CKUA Radio Network. The choir last appeared with the ESO in January 2011.

The choir last appeared with the ESO in December 2011.


or over 27 years the UKRAINIAN MALE CHORUS OF EDMONTON (UMCE) has pursued the objective of developing, promoting and fostering a greater appreciation of the traditions of Ukrainian choral singing. The choir performed at Expo ’86 in Vancouver and represented Canada at the 1996 International Choral Festival in Missoula, Montana. In 2000, the chorus performed at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival (Dauphin, MB). The UMCE toured Poland and Western Ukraine in 2002 and later that year put on a gala concert at the Winspear Centre, with guest artists John Stetch and the Zuk Piano Duo. The choir’s repertoire includes a substantial body of commissioned works, among them compositions by Yuri Shevchenko, Andriy Talpash and Willi Zwozdesky. The latter’s Malanka Suite was premiered in 2003 and later released on CD, complementing the choir’s two previous recordings: That Old Sheepskin Coat (1992) and The Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton LIVE! (2002). The UMCE joined Calgary’s Suzirya Ukrainian Dance Theatre in the Virsky-inspired folk opera Kateryna. Produced by Serguei Makarov, Kateryna premiered in Calgary and Edmonton in June 2007, and thereafter toured to Winnipeg, Victoria and Nanaimo, Montréal and Ottawa, and four Australian cities. The full orchestral and choral soundtrack to


ow celebrating its 18th season, i CORISTI CHAMBER CHOIR is an ensemble of 22 singers. Membership is by audition and encompasses a broad cross section of the population: accountants, teachers, computer programmers, nanotechnologists, designers, theologians, administrators, office personnel - singers for whom music is their vocation, and singers for whom music is their avocation! The name i Coristi is Italian, meaning “The Choral Singers”. Noted for its unique, eclectic programming, the choir focuses on a cappella masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 21st century, presented in three main concerts each season. Twice second-prize winners (2006 and 2008) in the Chamber Choir category of the national CBC Radio Amateur Choir Competition, i Coristi has been heard on national and regional broadcasts of CBC Radio, has performed with the Edmonton Symphony, toured Ontario and Manitoba, and been invited to perform in Toronto and Winnipeg at the national biennial conferences – Podium – of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC). During the summer of 2009, i Coristi completed a highly successful tour to England and Wales, which included a performance at the prestigious International Eisteddfod Festival in Llangollen, Wales. Th is past summer i Coristi was accepted to perform at Festival 500 in St John’s, Newfoundland. The choir has issued three CDs, the most recent of which, Songs of the Soul, was released in the fall of 2008 in celebration of the choir’s 15th season. The founder and conductor of the choir is Dr. Debra Cairns. For further information about the choir, visit The choir last appeared with the ESO in December 2011.



2011/2012 SEA


Classic Examples

with Mark Antonelli

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o concert of sacred music is complete without JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750). The dramatic chorale prelude Wer nur den

are a fan of classical music, you owe a great debt to the church. Sacred and Court music developed in parallel throughout music history, and many composers felt equally at home in either genre. Bach is the obvious example, but no less than W. A. Mozart wrote 18 Masses, 17 Sonatas, and assorted other works that were meant to be performed in a sacred setting. Even Beethoven, the great “Humanist,” wrote Christ On the Mount of Olives and the Missa solmenis. Yet most of this sacred music is now rarely performed – orchestras don’t program it and most churches do not have the resources. Th is weekend’s concerts are meant to remind us of this important genre of music and the impact the church had in music history.

lieben Gott lässt walten (“Whoever lets only the dear God reign”) is from the incomplete Orgelbüchlein (“Little Organ Book”). We follow with Cantata No. 55 “Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht” (“I, wretched man, a servant to sin”), the only cantata Bach wrote for solo tenor. Written in 1726 near the beginning of his tenure at the ThomasKirche in Leipzig, it is a reflection on the sinful condition of all humanity. In the opening, aria Bach uses the dark and mournful tones of the oboe d’amore to underscore our protagonist’s sorrowful condition, but it is the second aria, “Ebarme Dich!” (“Have mercy!”), with its counterpoint between the tenor and solo flute, that is the soul of the work. Bach later used these same words in Peter’s betrayal aria in The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According To The Apostle Matthew. Despite the sadness of these texts, the cantata ends with a chorale of hope, the beautiful “Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen, stell ich mich doch wieder ein” (“Though I have turned aside from Thee, yet shall I return”).


he “Intende Voci” of FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828) is a sad farewell from the master of song, written when he knew he was terminally ill and finished just a month before he died. It is preceded in his output by the “Hymnus an den heiligen Geist” and follows his setting of Psalm 92, the E-flat Mass, and the “Tantum Ergo” by just a few months. This burst of religious composition was unusual for Schubert, and it is reflective of his declining health. Schubert contrasts the solo tenor voice with the reedy sound of the solo oboe, and weaves a beautiful counterpoint throughout this setting. The poetry itself is reflective of his impending death.


ELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847) wrote his

Psalm 42 “Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser” (“As the Hart pants for streams of water”) in 1837/38, shortly after his marriage to the lovely Cécile, while living in Leipzig and in charge of music at the aforementioned ThomasKirche. This was a very musically fertile time in Mendelssohn’s life – between 1837 and 1842, three string quartets, two symphonies, three books of Songs Without Words, the D minor Piano Trio, and many other pieces leapt from his busy mind. But it is probably no surprise that this descendent of Jews, whose father had converted to Lutheranism (the taken name “Bartholdy” was disliked by both Felix and his sister Fanny) found inspiration in the Psalms of David, words that are central to both religions. Psalm 42 is one of 13 Psalms written “To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah” and a frequent inspiration for composers (80 years later his fellow über-prodigy Lili Boulanger also set this Psalm to music). As in the Bach cantata, the general tone of the poetry is sorrowful – “My tears have been my food, day and night, while they say to me all the day long, ‘Where is your God?’ ” Yet in the end the Psalm is one of redemption.


he second half of our concert begins with a trio of offerings from three prodigies, all written at the very end of their lives. Of the three,

only MARIA LUIGI CARLO ZENOBIO SALVATORE CHERUBINI (1760-1842) lived to a ripe old age (81), and like fellow composer Franz Liszt, Cherubini turned increasingly to sacred music as he grew older. The Offertorium “Domine, Jesu Christe” from his D Minor Requiem, is the ultimate in sacred narcissism - this beautiful and dramatic work was written by Cherubini for his own funeral.



omposed in June 1791, the “Ave Verum Corpus” remains one of W.A. MOZART’S (1756-1791) most beloved and famous works. There is a stark beauty to this motet that rivals any of his late compositions. This motet was written for his friend Anton Stoll, a layman of the parish in Baden, the famous spa town outside of Vienna. Scored simply for choir, strings, and organ, it was perhaps a welcome break from the furious composition surrounding Die Zauberflöte. Compositionally, however, this motet bears a closer resemblance to the two novelty works that directly precede it – the Andante for Small Mechanical Organ and the Adagio and Rondo for Glass Harmonica, Flute, Oboe, Viola and Cello.


RANCIS POULENC (1899-1963) has the honour of being the only 20th century composer featured in this concert. Poulenc left a long list of sacred and/or liturgical works, and his Gloria is one of his most famous and beloved. There was always a dichotomy in Poulenc’s life concerning the church – he was one of the first openly gay composers yet he was also very committed to his Catholic faith. This is a brilliant and colourful work, and Poulenc’s incredible flair is on display from the very first ecstatic brass chords. Despite this and the vivid poetry of the Latin Gloria, this work ends quietly, as if we all are in simple awe of the majesty of God. As his colleague Bach would write at the end of every piece – “Soli Deo Gloria” – “To God Alone, the Glory.”

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Behind the Silver Screen Thursday, March 1 | 8 PM William Eddins, conductor Ashu, saxophone












Korngold (arr. Hemke) Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco – Grave – Allegro moderato – Grandioso

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SHU has established an extraordinary ability to communicate with

audiences around the world through his charismatic and moving performance style. While his virtuosity continues to thrill listeners, his artistry reaches far beyond this, demonstrating a unique personality and musical voice. Born and raised in California, Ashu began playing the saxophone at age 10. His recital debut took place at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall and his concerto debut took place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Since then, solo performances have taken him throughout Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Portugal, West Indies, and the U.S., with upcoming concerts in Russia, South Africa, Montréal, London, New Zealand, Poland, Finland, and more. Regularly touring as soloist with renowned orchestras throughout North America and Europe, recent invitations include the Vienna Chamber Mr. Eddins’ bio can be found on page 6. Artist bio and program notes continue on pages 26 & 27.




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Orchestra and Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon, with such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and New York’s Central Park. While most people have never heard the saxophone performing concert music, Ashu has begun to change this. He has also shown it can attract younger and new listeners into the concert hall being a relatively fresh instrument to classical audiences. He also has a wide variety of musical interests. His concert repertoire ranges from original soprano and alto saxophone works by Ibert, Glazunov, and Debussy to his own arrangements of Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff, and Morricone. With a warm and engaging personality, Ashu has been featured on NBC, CBS and NPR. He also arranges works for saxophone, which he regularly performs in his concerts. Ashu grew up in Walnut Creek, California and moved to The Woodlands, Texas with his family at age 12. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and currently is based in Chicago. This is Ashu’s debut with the ESO.




ozart was a great child prodigy. So were Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns. But perhaps none of them could compare to the youthful ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957). By the age of 11, three of his compositions had not only dazzled the Viennese public, they had drawn the admiration of Mahler, Schnabel, and others as well. In 1934, he was invited to visit Hollywood, and ended up staying, as the clouds of war gathered in his homeland – Korngold was Jewish. He continued to write works for the opera stage and the concert hall, but he became famous for scoring some of Hollywood’s classic films of the 1930s and ’40s. Nominated for three Oscars for Best Film Score, he won only once. One of the nominated scores was for 1941’s The Sea Hawk, an Errol Flynn swashbuckler directed by Michael Curtiz. Tonight’s concert opens with a brief overview of the film’s sweeping seascapes. That’s followed by a Saxophone Concerto – actually an arrangement by Frederick Hemke of Korngold’s 1946 Cello Concerto. Hemke, professor of concert saxophone performance at Northwestern University, rewrote the cello part for alto saxophone. It is relatively brief for a concerto at only 13-odd minutes, but it is full of quirky and sudden changes of both mood and energy, and is in four sections, played with no pauses between them. The first is a one that moves from mischievous to romantic and back again. The second, marked Grave, is the spiritual core of the work, dominated by the solo instrument, answered by brief orchestral comments. Next is a mercurial Allegro moderato, which serves as a bridge to the final section, aptly labelled Grandioso, a vibrantly emotional finish with plenty of grand statements for both orchestra and the solo instrument. 26 SIGNATURE


erman-born FRANZ WAXMAN (1906-1967) got his start in the filmscoring business in Europe: first in Germany then Paris. It was that work that took him to Hollywood where, over the course of a 32-year career, he composed music for 144 films, acquiring 10 Oscar nominations, winning two. Sunset Boulevard (1950) was one of those Oscar winners. The classic melodrama, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, tells the story of a hack screenwriter who is hired to write a script for a faded, former silent screen star. This is the movie with the famous “I’m ready for my close-up” line – and an evocative, haunting score by Waxman. A Place in the Sun (1951) was Waxman’s other Oscar winner. Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters star in a love triangle story of a young man getting his start in the world, and having his head turned by two different women, with tragic consequences. Tonight’s suite is a lush ten-minute amalgam of all the story’s drama, impending doom, and melting romance. Quite the opposite is the thrilling Ride of the Cossacks, a few minutes of classic scene-setting from the epic movie Taras Bulba. The 1962 film, starring Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis, is a Romeo and Juliet tale set in 16th century Ukraine. With increasing energy and drive, the music begins quietly and grows as the contingent of horsed Cossacks grows in size and scope as they gallop across the steppes.


hen Fiddler on the Roof had finished its initial Broadway run (it opened September 22, 1964, and closed July 2, 1972 after 3,242 performances), it set a record for the longest-ever run on Broadway (it didn’t last for long, but it was a record at the time). So it’s no surprise that Hollywood soon came calling to make a movie version of the beloved musical. Canadian Norman Jewison directed the 1971 film, which is ripe with great melodies by JERRY BOCK (19282010), the original Broadway composer. For the movie, some additional music needed to be arranged and written, and a young up-and-comer in the movie business got a big break when he was hired on to round out the score. JOHN WILLIAMS (b. 1932) ended up with an Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score. Bock got nothing. Williams, of course, would end up with one of the most celebrated careers in movies. His scores have been the sound of blockbusters and major franchises, and many of Hollywood’s most famous directors wouldn’t think of making a movie without his music – Steven Spielberg, for example. Loosely based on actual events, Catch Me If You Can (2002) is a Spielberg-directed story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions as a Pan Am pilot, doctor and legal prosecutor. Escapades is an engaging and lively three-movement suite for saxophone and orchestra, a fantasia on music from the original score.


est Side Story was a watershed in American musical theatre. Written originally for the Broadway stage, it re-cast the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the ghetto streets of New York, the warring families replaced by rival gangs. It offered an opportunity for a talented young composer/lyricist to get a major credit as lyricist for the show – Stephen Sondheim. And it showed that a legitimate classical composer could write effectively and aptly for the Broadway stage – LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990). The Broadway show, which opened in 1957, was a hit and won six Tonys. The 1961 film won 10 Oscars. Not a single Tony, or Oscar, went to Bernstein or Sondheim. The same year the movie came out, Bernstein fashioned a work for the concert stage from the music. However, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story is no mere “greatest hits” pastiche. Bernstein wanted to create something from the music that would stand alone as a fully integrated, cohesive piece that would work even outside of the context of the musical. So while there are many tunes one might know from the classic score, there is a cohesion and energy unique to this piece, which ends with the whispered theme from “Somewhere.” Program notes © 2011 by D.T. Baker

ANY ORCHESTRA WITH A HISTORY COMPARABLE TO THE EDMONTON SYMPHONY’S naturally has many highlights in which to take pride in its past. As we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary season, here are some highlights of our colourful history: 1971 – Concert with British rock group Procol Harum takes place on November 18; resultant recording becomes the first with a symphony orchestra to sell gold and later platinum. 1989 – ESO performs a concert with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, the resultant album, The Symphony Sessions, sells platinum. History repeated itself February 3 with a reunion concert at the Shaw Conference Centre. 1994 – The ESO Northern Lights Tour takes the orchestra to five communities in Northern Alberta, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. 1996 – ESO becomes the first Canadian orchestra to perform at a First Nations Reserve. 1997 – ESO recording Electra Rising – Music of Malcolm Forsyth wins Juno Award for Best Canadian Classical Composition, enabling Dr. Forsyth to become the first (and so far, only) composer to win that particular Juno Award three times. 2010 – The ESO is named as the only Canadian orchestra invited to participate in the 2012 Spring for Music Festival in New York’s Carnegie Hall.



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Late Night Hollywood Friday, March 2 | 9:30 PM


William Eddins, conductor Ashu, saxophone


NOTE: There is no intermission in tonight’s program. Please join us in the lobby following the performance.


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Escapades (from Catch Me if You Can)

Tanti anni prima (from Henry IV) (arr. Ashu)

Body Heat: Main Theme

Ride of the Cossacks (from Taras Bulba)

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retty much all the composers on tonight’s program are household names – or should be. If one of them is not, it’s likely

(1929-2004). Despite the fact that some of Hollywood’s most iconic themes were his creations – including the updated Star Trek theme used for seven straight seasons of “The Next Generation” – it was composed by Goldsmith for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. As well, Patton, Poltergeist, The Omen (the only film for which he won an Oscar) – and dozens of other movies and TV series themes were composed by Goldsmith. Planet of the Apes (1968) is so iconic a film, it has been sequeled, and re-made a couple of different ways. The original, starring Charlton Heston and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, is just as powerful now as at its premiere – due in no small part to Goldsmith’s harrowing score. Staying in the sci-fi genre 1979’s Alien featured, among its assets, that fabulous H.R. Giger set design, an all-star cast, scares galore, and one of Ridley Scott’s finest directorial efforts. The sequel Aliens, released in 1986, was unexpected, coming seven years later and only after convincing Sigourney Weaver to reprise her role as Ripley – but was, for some, actually an improvement on the original. In Aliens, directed this time around by James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver had multiple beasts to deal with. Cameron brought in Hollywood film scoring veteran James Horner (b. 1953) to evoke the claustrophobic terror of the new film. Cameron and Horner would team up several times after this – including for the two biggest blockbusters in Hollywood history (Titanic, Avatar).


OHN WILLIAMS (b. 1932) has had one of the most celebrated careers

in movies. His scores have been the sound of blockbusters and major franchises, and many of Hollywood’s most famous directors wouldn’t think of making a movie without his music. Steven Spielberg, for example, has engaged Williams over two dozen times, and does so again this year with the movie Lincoln. Loosely based on actual events, Catch Me If You Can (2002) is the story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. Escapades is an engaging and lively three-movement suite for saxophone and orchestra, a fantasia on music from the original score.

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he one composer on tonight’s program who is not thought of first and foremost as a composer of film music is Argentina’s ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992). “His work sways happily back and forth between the two extremes of the immediate seduction of the tango and the rigour and stylization which he had learned from Bach, Stravinsky and Bartók,” wrote scholar Claire Delamarche. After taking the tango from the streets of Buenos Aires slums to concert halls around the world, Piazzolla became world-famous. In 1984, towards the end of his life, he was asked by Italian director Marco Bellocchio to write the score for his film Enrico IV (Henry IV), starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale. Tanti anni prima is from that score, composed originally for English horn and orchestra, but which has since been arranged by Ashu for saxophone.


ike John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, JOHN BARRY (b. 1933) is a film-scoring legend. Born in York, U.K., Barry has certainly set a number of iconic British films to music (including some of James Bond’s most memorable themes), but he also collected an Oscar for his powerfully authentic-sounding western score for Dances with Wolves (one of five Oscars he has won). Body Heat, in 1981, was a steamy, sultry, film noir from director Lawrence Kasdan, starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner. Barry’s score drips with the perspiration, desire, and betrayal of the story.

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erman-born FRANZ WAXMAN (19061967) got his start in the film-scoring business in Europe, first in Germany, then Paris. It was that work that took him to Hollywood where, over the course of a 32-year career, he composed music for 144 films, acquiring 10 Oscar nominations, winning two. The thrilling Ride of the Cossacks is a few minutes of classic scene-setting from the epic movie Taras Bulba. The 1962 film, starring Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis, is a Romeo and Juliet tale set in 16th century Ukraine. With increasing energy and drive, the music begins quietly, and grows as the contingent of horsed Cossacks grows in size and scope as they gallop across the steppes. Program notes © 2012 by D.T. Baker

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A Young Person’s Guide to New Music Sunday, March 4 | 9:30 PM William Eddins, conductor Brian Current, narrator Victor Pipkin, cello



Showcase Prelude, Sunday 1:15 pm, Third Level (Upper Circle) Lobby with D.T. Baker Coffee Shop, post-performance, Main Lobby with William Eddins, Brian Current and Victor Pipkin


Music from The Sea Hawk


Sunset Boulevard




Cello Concerto in C Major, Op.37

Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco – Grave – Allegro moderato – Grandioso


Ride of the Cossacks (from Taras Bulba)



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A Young Person’s Guide to New Music


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Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the Barlow Prize for Orchestral Music, and the International Fedora Prize for Chamber Opera, BRIAN CURRENT’S music has been repeatedly lauded and performed internationally as well as broadcast in over 35 countries. His works have been programmed by all major symphony orchestras in Canada as well as by the American Composers Orchestra (Carnegie Hall), the Oakland Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the VOX festival of the New York City Opera, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Voce D’ell Arte (Italy), Winston Choi, the Deagu Ensemble (Korea), and others. This season includes performances of his music by numerous ensembles including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony, and the National Symphony of Taiwan. Raised in Ottawa, Mr. Current studied music at McGill University in Montréal with Bengt Hambreaus and John Rea. He later completed his PhD in composition on a full fellowship from the University of California at

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Berkeley in 2002 where he was also active as a conductor. He has since been featured conducting with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Thunder Bay Symphony, New Music Concerts, the Kensington Symphonietta, Soundstreams, Voce D’ell Arte (Italy), CBC’s In Performance, as well as the Esprit Orchestra’s New Waves Festival. In April of 2011, Brian conducted the premiere of this chamber opera Airline Icarus, in a fully staged production in Verbania Italy. Since 2006, Mr. Current has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s New Music Ensemble in Toronto, which performs several concerts per year of international contemporary works.


ICTOR PIPKIN studied cello at the Victoria Conservatory with James Hunter, and continued in the south of France, where he studied with Jacques Doue. He performed with the Bordeaux Symphony for two years, followed by a period of recitals in Connecticut and British Columbia.

Brian Current has received residencies from Yaddo, MacDowell, JUSFC (Kyoto, Japan) and Bogliasco (Italy) and is the recipient of the assistance of numerous foundations and arts councils. He lives in Toronto and is on the board of directors of the Toronto Arts Council, the Canadian League of Composers and other organizations.

A year of performing in Venezuela, and some time in South Africa, saw Mr. Pipkin return to Canada, where he played with the Québec Symphony and numerous chamber ensembles in Montréal and Québec City. Victor moved to Edmonton in 1990, where he has enjoyed performing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. His time is now divided into being a dad to three beautiful children, a husband to wife Kathleen, and climbing mountains, all the while enjoying his career as a cellist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

This is Mr. Current’s debut with the ESO.

This is Mr. Pipkin’s debut as a soloist with the ESO.

PPROGRAM R O GNOTES RAM NOTES Note: for program notes on this afternoon’s works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Franz Waxman, please see page 26.

A Young Person’s Guide to New Music BRIAN CURRENT

(b. 1971)

First performed: THIS IS THE ESO PREMIERE OF THE PIECE Program note by the composer:



that reflects the time and place in which they live. They usually do this by composing scores to be performed by classically trained musicians, but they also compose for instruments from many different musical traditions, such as the sitar or koto, and many composers are active in the fields of electronic music and improvisation. The music itself – its textures, sounds and shapes – is usually meant to be the centre of attention. The length of time spent composing these works is typically many months, and sometimes years. Moreover, the breadth of styles is huge and defies categorization. Composers are trying to create art that withstands the tests of time and helps define who we are as a culture. Our tradition generally takes a “long view” that will give Canada and the world a body of great music 100 years from now and beyond. As with the music of Beethoven and even the works of Shakespeare, audiences can be small at first but may potentially be very large over the long run.


The music described above, while tremendously varied, is still largely mysterious to many listeners. In the tradition of the Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts and Benjamin Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, this new Guide addresses a gap between audience expectations and 21st century compositional trends. It offers simple advice to listeners about the thought processes of many composers, and provides positive messages about how to approach substantial and detailed musical works. In giving talks to audiences, patrons, music teachers, and students, it became apparent to me that there was a tremendous enthusiasm for materials regarding this subject matter. Moreover, it was very easy to affect listening skills by offering simple, concise advice. For example, when approaching a new and detailed symphonic work, many audience members attempted to listen for a melody they could walk away singing. It was a frustrating experience as this was largely not what the music was about. I found that just by saying “listen for texture” – you can think of texture as two or five or 100 melodies on top of one another and you listen to the whole – it could open a world of new discoveries. Next, listeners are often told that classical music is meant to be relaxing or ambient or that a piece of music is successful only to the extent that a melody is memorable. The Young Person’s Guide offers an alternate view: Composers are trying to tell us what it feels like to be alive at this time and place in history, and this will sound quite different from music composed at other times and places in history. The music, in fact, is not meant to be relaxing. In fact, the history of Western music is a history of ideas – one rebellion following another – and the more attentive you are as a listener, the more easily you can grasp these ideas. Program notes © 2012 by Brian Current





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Ian & Janice Barton Stella & Walter Baydala Vera Bayrak Drs. Barb & Jim Beck D. E. Beckwith Barbara Belch Glenis Belyea Joan Bensted Gabriella Bergsten Tannis Betts Mandi Bexson Anne Blatz Terry & Kathleen Bocock Barry & Angela Breadner Jacqueline Breault Keith Brown Wade Brown Dr. Robert H. Brown Doug & Maria Buchanan Susan & James Burns Rick & Jan Kelly Bob & Darlene Caldwell Patrick & Laura Cameron Mary W. Campbell Joyce M. Clark Lance & Nancy Clark Ron & Mary Clark Joan S. Clark Douglas and Marietta Clement Rob & Kathie Coleman Megan Collins Charles H Colpitts J. R. Connell Walter & Judith Cook Dr. David R. Cornish Harold & Glenys Cuts Marilyn Dale Bob & Cathy de Frece Ingrid de Kock Frank DeAngelis Jean & Ann Deschenes Diana de Sousa & Neil Burkard Lisa Denesiuk Eva Dezse Colleen Dibden L.A. Dieleman Franklin & Herta Doherty Karen Doyle Greg & Gail Drechsler Richard & Marjie Drewry Ursula Duke George Elaschuk Ruthanna Elson Joe & Bonnie English Mr. & Mrs. A. Epler Earl Evaniew Jim & Joan Fargey Betty & Bill Faulder Shirley Forbes Christine Ford L. M. Ford Bruce & Margaret Foy Ann Fraser Kathy & William Friend Vincent & Ruth Friesen Connie Gainer Eve and Ron Gardner Don & Barbara Gardner Catherine Garvey

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Lynn & Arnold Maki The Malkin Family Stephen & Lynn Mandel Rosemary Marks Bev Martin Alan Mather & Helgard Proft-Mather Sharon Matthias Mrs. Patricia Mattson Norm & Kathy McClellan Jamison & Liam McCarthy C. Bruce McGavin Al & Pat McGeachy Morag McLean Mrs. Jean McNeil Medhurst Family David Melney Cody Meyer Pamela Miles Colette Miller Marla Miller Rachel Milner Sridhar Mutyala & Naz Mellick Ruth A. New Curtis & Gwen Nikel Louise Olshewski Jim & Bev Orieux Aaron & Jean Oshry Clive Oshry Donna & Daniel Orobko Vital & Colleen Ouelette Dr. & Mrs. Edward Papp Dr. & Mrs. E. G. Parkinson Joanne Pawluk Kim Peacock Michael & Virginia Penny Dawn Pentelechuk & Mark Asbell David & Florence Percy Ralph & Judi Peterson Florence Plishka Donald & Judith Plumb Al Povoledo & Dr. Reena Talwar Don & Brenda Quark Kate Reed Hil & Margaret Reine Kenneth and Marian Reinbold Janet Resta Mike & Nancy Reynolds Bryan & Margaret Robinson Dr. Barbara Romanowski Ingrid & Steve Rose Roger & Janet Russell Denise Ryan William & Susan Sadler Sari Salmon Schiff Miriam Schnellert Violet & Gordon Selby Orest & Eileen Semchishen Pat Semeniuk Eric & Melanie Semlacher Jeanne Seneka SIGNATURE 33

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Christina Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Hayman Joy Hayward Dr. Tammarie Heit George Hennig Sharon Henry Harry & Marlene Henshaw Dr. Karen Hesse Robert Hett Charles & Ferne Hickman Elvira Hil Mrs. M. Hiller Selwyn & Cheryl Hilner Patsy Ho Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hochachka Debbie Hockett Belle Hodge Deborah Hoekstra John & Donna Hogg Kathy Hogman David Holbrow Simon Hollinghurst Shannon Hollman-Merz Agnes Hoveland Beth Howson Martha Howson Joan Hube Peter & Erika Huellstrung Dr. Sheila Hughes Peggy Humbert Lynne & Ian Hunt John Hunter George & Barbara Iwaniuk Ed & Kathy Jackson Stuart & Kathy Jackson Erik & Franziska Jacobsen Adele James Lorna Jamison Cathy & Fred Janke Mr. J. W. & Mrs. Jansen Karl Jensen Garry Karst & Maureen Jensen-Karst Gilbert & Silvia Jespersen Marlene Jen Arlene Johnson Elizabeth Johnson Don H. Johnson Grant Johnson Pamela Johnson Mrs. T. N. Johnston Elizabeth Jolly Justice Lionel & Mrs. Sharon Jones Dr. Larry Judge Daniel Kaliel Shauna Kalynuk Lidia Khaner Vincent & Janet Kath John & Sue Keating Margaret Keene Jacob & Maie Kellerman Mike & Sheilagh Kelly Joyce Kembry Marina Kennedy Joanne Kenny Vera Kichton Irene King

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Doris Moonie John and Nicole Moquin Diane Morrison Donna Morrow Ruth Morrow Richard & Vi Moskalyk Walter Moser Elizabeth Mowat & Ian Kupchenko Allan & Margaret Muir Pamela S. Muirhead Erin Mulcair Ronald & Betty Mullen Pat Mulholland Mr. & Mrs. Don Murchie Pamela Murphy Allan Murray Marney Mustard William & Joyce Mustard Mary Myers Elizabeth Myles Dale & Laurie Nagel A. Nagyl Sandeep Naik Diane Nawata Hilda Nelson Lorna Nesdole Al Neufeld Robin & Melonia Nicol Jana Nigrin Curtis Nikel David Nixon & Lois LeVesconte David Norman Elizabeth Nunez Ellen Nygaard John Oberg David Oberholtzer Norman & Margaret Olson Michael & Alberta Onciul Emily & Daniel Ong Joan O’Shea Cathy Ann Pachnowski Bill & Linda Paddon Tim Paetkau Judy Pals Philip Paschke John Pater & Michelle Vandermolen Amanda Patrick Mary Paul Paulson Family Chris & Suzy Peacocke John E. Pedersen Leslie Penny Milton Perla Marion Perrin Patricia Perry Leanne Persad Don & Margaret Peterson Lillian Pheasey The Pick Family Christopher Piggott Mary Ann Platz Dennis & Virginia Pohranychny Stephanie & Wade Poitras Jeanny Pontin

Richard & Lavonne Pougnet Lori Pratt Doug Prime Mrs. Helen Primrose Dr. & Mrs. Peter & Barbara Prinsen Renu & Shannon Prithipaul Barbara Prodor Darryl Propp Cindy Pudrycki Bruce & Mary Ramshaw Jeanne & Eugene Ratsoy Erika Ratzlaff Dorian Rauschning Stephen Rawlinson David & Judith Rayner Chris Rechico Barbara Redmond-Ellehoj Al Reed G. W. Bryan & Linda Reed Joan Reiffenstein Ann Marie E Reinson Alla Rekhson Pierrette Requier Jeff & Nicole Reynolds Stacey Richelhoff Mrs. Natalie Rickenberg Sheila Ringrose Joyce Ritter Mr. & Mrs. Erhard & Elfrieda Ritz Allan & Karen Robertson James & Margaret Robinson Debra & Don Robichaud Jeff Robinson G. W. Rocholl Samuel R. Rogers Maxwell Rogers Ken & Joyce Rooney Alex & Mary Lou Rose Louise Rose June Ross Dr. & Mrs. Richard E. Rossall Stuart Rosser Lois & Ernie Rozak

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IN HONOUR OF The following individuals have been honoured by their friends and families in recognition of birthdays, life milestones or significant anniversaries. Barrie Stinson Maria David-Evans Tommy Banks - Happy 75th Birthday

IN MEMORIAM We thank our supporters who have chosen to honour the memory of a loved one through a gift to the ESO. These gifts have been given in memory of the following individuals. Barney Baker Peter Batoni Alan Belcher Harvey Bodner Bob Calling Patricia Anne Cavell Dr. Grace Chan Dr. David Cook James Daniels Edward Dobko Ms Doderai Ken Gillett Hilda & Richard Golick Jack Harstone Gordon Heske Marguerite Elizabeth Higham Doreen Hill James C. Hunter Vern Hunter Ilse Koerner Col. H. Gregory Leitek PPCLI Almeda Lysne Coralie Lundberg John Marchak Dr. Sherburne McCurdy Flo McGavin Blair McPherson

Donald A. Middleton Roderick & Blanche Moses Matthew William Miles Charles Pei Alberta Rose Pelland Helen Petersen Bentley Catherine C. Rogers Daphne Rogers Dr. Anna Rudovics Dr. David Schiff Vern Schwab Andre Schwabenbauer Krista Michelle Simms Harcourt D. Smith V W M Smith Marsha Stanton Lydia Takats Alta & Bernard Wood Metro “Mac” Zelisko Sara E. Zalik

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ANNUAL CORPORATE CAMPAIGN Guest Artist Sponsors Chopin 2010 Celebration Committee Darcy and Barbara Koshman Maria David-Evans Special Event Sponsors Symphony Under the Sky: Bullfrog Power Realtors Association of Edmonton General Recycling Industries Shanked Computer Recycling St. John Ambulance Trailblazer RV Westcan Wireless Drams & Draughts: CTV Henry Singer Primal Tribe Other Supporters: Vivid Print

Supporter ($250 to $499) Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association - Edmonton Branch Hilton Garden Inn Lexon Projects Inc. Friend ($100 to $249) Alberco Construction Alberta Ukrainian Commemorative Society Duncan & Craig LLP Edmonton Tea & Coffee Company Elevate Consulting Gem Cabinets Investors Group Keystone Capital Inc. Myrhe’s Music Park Hearing Centre Inc. Ryland Engineering Ltd. Seniuk & Company Chartered Accountants

CORPORATE SUPPORT OF THE ESO Orchestra Circle: Gold ($5,000 to $9,999) Landmark Group of Builders Orchestra Circle: Silver ($2,500 to $4,999) Bee Clean DiCorp Diversity Technologies Corp. FAB FIVE Business Womens Initiative Fath Group/ O’Hanlon Paving LUBE-X - Shirley and Jim Funk PCL Constructors Inc. Stantec The Driving Force

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N 1952, A SMALL GROUP of dedicated visionaries formed the Edmonton Symphony Society with the goal of solidifying the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as an ongoing, sustainable organization, determined to provide Edmonton with the finest in orchestral music, enrich the lives of its audiences and enhance the quality of life for the entire community. Since then, the ESO has grown from a part-time community orchestra, rehearsing at night, to a full-time core of 56 musicians who come here from all over the world to transcend the original board’s vision. The orchestra’s performance home is the magnificent Francis Winspear Centre for Music – another goal realized by ESS Board members and other committed community volunteers. The ESO’s budget is $8.5 million annually, and it performs over 85 concerts, in addition to performances with Edmonton Opera and the Alberta Ballet. None of this would be possible without the tireless work of the Board of Directors and the society which they voluntarily administer.

LIST OF PAST BOARD CHAIRS Mrs. Marion Mills Dr. H.V. Rice Mr. John D. Dower Mr. Gerry M. Wilmot Dr. A.O. Minsos Mr. E.M. Blanchard Mr. A.G. Culver Mr. D.D. Campbell Mr. D.M. Ramsay Mr. Merrill E. Wolfe Mr. Ken R. Higham Mr. George M. Peacock, Q.C. Mr. Robert L. Horley The Honourable David C. McDonald Mrs. Madeline Williams The Honourable Tevie H. Miller Mr. Jack W. Kennedy The Honourable Roger P. Kerans Mr. Richard W. Palmer Dr. John R. Huckell Dr. John L. Schlosser Mr. J.R. Singleton Mr. D.A. Cox Mr. Ron Ritch Mrs. Margaret Clarke Mr. Brian Hetherington Mr. Charles T. Austin Mr. Neil Wilkinson FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

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ADMINISTRATION ARTISTIC OPERATIONS Rob McAlear, Artistic Administrator Jerrold Eilander, Orchestra Operations Manager Susan Ekholm, Library Assistant Eric Filpula, Orchestra Personnel Manager Sheila Jones, Orchestra Librarian COMMUNITY RELATIONS Patti Stewart, Director of Community Relations D.T. Baker, Music Resource / Publications Editor Kris Berezanski, Social Media & Communications Coordinator Melissa Di Natale, Education & Community Relations Coordinator Philip Paschke, Communications Manager Anne Pasek, Community Relations Coordinator Michael Schurek, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager EVENTS MANAGEMENT Ally Mandrusiak, Director of Events Management Warren Bertholet, Head Lighting Technician* Diana de Sousa, Client Services Coordinator Rob Hadfield, Head Audio Technician* Grant Johnson, Technical Director* Alan Marks, Head of Stage Management* Stacy Parkins, Patron Services Assistant Manager Mike Patton, Assistant Head of Stage Management*

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Leanne Persad, Front of House Manager Cristina Weiheimer, Internal Control Specialist FINANCE & OPERATIONS Barbara Foley, Director of Finance & Operations Sandy Carter, Senior Accountant Shirley Chaytor, HR Payroll Coordinator Dave Clark, IT Support Beth Hawryluk, Tessitura Systems Analyst Olena Kotova, Accountant Erika Ratzlaff, Business Analyst PATRON DEVELOPMENT Elaine Warick, Director of Patron Development Catherine Boissonneau, Box Office Supervisor Kathy Brown, Patron Development Associate Eleanor Finger, Associate Director of Patron Development Jeffory Magson, Patron Development Coordinator (Intern) Erin Mulcair, Patron Relations Manager Susanne Roman, Telephone Fundraising Campaign Officer Teresa Ryan, Patron Events Manager Connie-Lee Thomlison, Box Office Manager Adam Trzebski, Patron Relations Manager Cat Walsh, Box Office Assistant Supervisor *THE ESO & WINSPEAR CENTRE WORK IN PROUD PARTNERSHIP WITH IATSE LOCAL 210

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Community Support of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & Winspear Centre

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is a registered charitable organization, incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta on November 22, 1952. As Canada’s fourth largest professional orchestra, the ESO is financed by ticket sales, grants from government agencies, and by contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Government Agency Support:

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