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Welcome to the

Year of the Subscriber!

It’s your year in 2012/13! This season we wish to acknowledge loyal patrons like you. You are essential to our continued success. Here’s to our subscribers! I’m proud to welcome you to another amazing line-

Davis Concert Organ. Please make a point

up of guest artists and incredible music in our new

of taking in a performance that features this

season of concerts. And this year, we’re celebrating

stunning instrument.

the 15th anniversary of our performance home, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

These milestones are not possible without the continuing support, faith, and investment of this

My friend Bill Dimmer - Assistant Principal

community in what we do. We’re thrilled to offer

Trumpet of the ESO - likes to say that the hall

you our 2012-2013 ESO Season and thank you

is the 57th member of the orchestra. There’s no

for continuing to come along for the ride.

doubt the incredible acoustics of our hall have made us a better orchestra. We’re so grateful for the visionary hard work and dedication of so many community volunteers and supporters who created one of the greatest performance spaces

Be proud of this hall, Edmonton! We love our home and invite you to experience the ESO at the Winspear Centre this year. Peace,

in the world. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Winspear Centre’s crown jewel, the

Bill Eddins, Music Director

Cover photo: Bill Eddins, Music Director, and Lucas Waldin, Artist in Residence. ESO Photography by Michael Woolley.


Highlights of the 2012-2013 ESO Season Symphony Under the Sky .................................. 4

Symphony for Kids ......................................... 22

Music from the Movies | Louise Pitre | 1812 Overture

Platypus Theatre | Aerial Acrobatics

ESO Gala with Measha Brueggergosman ................................ 6

Sunday Showcase ........................................... 24

Symphony Specials ......................................... 7

Late Night with Bill Eddins ............................... 26

Elgar’s Cello Concerto | Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Cameron Carpenter, organ | Christopher O’Riley, piano

Friday Masters ............................................... 10

Christmas at the Winspear ............................... 27

Katherine Chi, piano | Gershwin’s An American in Paris | Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

Handel’s Messiah | A Celtic Christmas with The McDades

Landmark Classic Masters Encore .................. 12

ESO Sampler Pass .......................................... 28

Cameron Carpenter, organ | Benjamin Grosvenor, piano | Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Landmark Classic Masters Applause .............. 14

Subscriber Benefits ......................................... 29

Yannick-Muriel Noah, soprano | Christopher O’Riley, piano | Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Support your ESO & Winspear Centre ........... 30

Midweek Classics ............................................. 16

ESO Education Programs ................................. 31

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 | Paganini’s Violin Concerto No .1

The ESO in Your Community ............................ 32

Robbins Lighter Classics .................................. 18 The Phantom of the Opera | Flamenco!

Robbins Pops .................................................. 20

Ordering Information & Important Dates ........... 33 Season at a Glance .......................................... 34

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel | The Unforgettable Music of Nat “King” Cole Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience

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Barenaked Ladies | Blue Planet Live | Béla Fleck, banjo | Karen Gomyo, violin


Great music in the

great outdoors. Robert Bernhardt, conductor

SYMPHONY Under the Sky Presented by ATB Financial


Mozart, Rossini & Tchaikovsky

The Hollywood Sound

Boléro: Great Symphonic Dances

Friday, August 31, 2012 at 7pm Robert Bernhardt, conductor Sara Davis Buechner, piano Kick off the long weekend with three beloved and powerful masterpieces. Vancouver’s Sara Davis Buechner makes her festival debut as we open Symphony Under the Sky with three of classical music’s biggest hits!

Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 7pm Robert Bernhardt, conductor Sara Davis Buechner, piano With a bag of popcorn in hand, revel in some of the film world’s most exciting, romantic, and beautiful scores by John Williams, Randy Newman, Ennio Morricone, Miklós Rózsa and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Program will include music from Back To the Future, Casablanca, JAWS, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Shine, and more.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2pm Robert Bernhardt, conductor Ryan VanDenBoom, tap dancer 20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Exotic and exciting dance rhythms combine with symphonic splendour to create an irresistible afternoon of music. One of Broadway’s most popular young dancers will perform a Concerto for Tap Dancer and Orchestra, and we’ll close out the festival with the 1812 Overture grand finale.

Louise Pitre’s Broadway Showstoppers

Program to include: RAVEL Boléro GOULD Tap Dance Concerto MARQUEZ Congo del Fuego Nuevo TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

The Barber of Seville: Overture Symphony No. 40 Piano Concerto No. 1

Orchestral Showcase Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2pm Robert Bernhardt, conductor Soloists from the ESO Members of your ESO are featured soloists in this perfect afternoon of music in the park. Join us for familiar favourites that are sure to delight!

Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 7pm Robert Bernhardt, conductor Louise Pitre, vocalist The charismatic star of Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables sings a mesmerizing program of music from shows like Oliver!, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun and Funny Girl, as well as tour de force songs made famous by the likes of Judy Garland, ABBA, and Barbra Streisand.

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Measha Brueggergosman Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor Canadian superstar soprano Measha Brueggergosman brings her vibrant personality and “superb voice capable of just about everything” (Miami Herald) to the Winspear Centre stage for a very special GALA performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Do not miss this incredible talent performing operatic arias and Ravel’s magical Shéhérazade.


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Béla Fleck Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor Béla Fleck, banjo Béla Fleck, perhaps the world’s premier banjo player, makes his Canadian orchestral debut performing the Canadian premiere of his Concerto for Banjo (2011) on his vintage 1937 mahogany Gibson Mastertone. Dedicated to pioneering banjo virtuoso Earl Scruggs, he notes that his goal was to “explore the new possibilities of the banjo as a member of the orchestra, while respecting its roots in bluegrass and jazz.” Following intermission, a rare solo banjo recital.

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Barenaked Ladies Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30pm Canadian icons Barenaked Ladies pair their fun and eclectic mix of folk/pop/rock with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in two unforgettable nights!

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Family Day Weekend Presentation Blue Planet Live

Karen Gomyo Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor & piano Karen Gomyo, violin Since making her ESO debut in 2005, Karen Gomyo has been an audience favourite. She returns for a very special evening featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and a recital collaboration with William Eddins on piano.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7pm Lucas Waldin, conductor A unique theatrical presentation of the most remarkable film sequences from the celebrated BBC/Discovery television series The Blue Planet. The wonders of our underwater world are displayed on a giant screen while the ESO performs the dazzling Emmy Award-winning score composed by George Fenton.


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Two Orchestras Play The Music of John Williams Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7pm Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Red Deer Symphony Orchestra William Eddins & Claude Lapalme, conductors A rare chance to revel in the sound of more than 85 musicians on stage as two orchestras and two conductors join forces to perform some of Hollywood’s grandest and most memorable film scores by the legendary John Williams. A unique event and a sonic spectacular.

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Extraordinary concert experiences

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Masterful performances of

spectacular

music.

Six Friday concerts.

FRIDAY

MASTERS There’s still time to discuss the concert over drinks afterwards, so bring a friend or three and get inspired by the Masters!

Surrounded by Conductors: Ronda Metszies gets powered up in a Winspear Centre electrical room before rehearsal.

Join us for Afterthoughts, a casual post-concert chat with the evening’s featured conductors and soloists.

Chi plays Chopin Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30pm Gregory Vajda, conductor Katherine Chi, piano Imaginative and youthful Romanian folk music by Ligeti, and the eternally youthful music of A Midsummer Night’s Dream fit perfectly in this showcase of masterpieces by young composers. Acclaimed pianist Katherine Chi returns to perform a popular Chopin concerto. CHOPIN LIGETI MENDELSSOHN

Piano Concerto No. 2 Concert Românesc Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Elegance, Exoticism & Ecstasy Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7:30pm Danail Rachev, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin From the classical elegance of an 18th century concerto, to the soaring sonorities of a 19th century symphony, to a serene neo-baroque tone poem by one of Canada’s most popular composers, this concert offers a musical panorama of orchestral masterworks. MOZETICH MOZART BRAHMS

Steps to Ecstasy Violin Concerto No. 3 Symphony No. 1


Two Violins

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

The Rite of Spring

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor Nikki Chooi, violin Timothy Chooi, violin Two brothers – both rising stars – are featured alone and together in three violin masterpieces. Works inspired by water, including a world premiere by Composer in Residence Robert Rival, complete this special night.

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:30pm José Luis Gomez conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Young British star Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Masters debut with Schumann’s great concerto. Alberta composer Allan Gordon Bell’s piece will take you on “a sonic journey across the prairies” and Tchaikovsky’s impassioned symphony celebrates the triumph of the human will.

JS BACH Concerto for Two Violins SAINT-SAËNS Rondo capriccioso SARASATE Zigeunerweisen BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes RIVAL Symphony No. 2 “Water”

SCHUMANN BELL TCHAIKOVSKY

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor Lynn Harrell, cello Almost exactly 100 years after it shocked the musical world, The Rite of Spring is at long last presented by the ESO in its full version for the first time. Join us for this monumental performance that also features acclaimed cellist Lynn Harrell and the Edmonton premiere of John Estacio’s Brio.

Piano Concerto in A minor Spirit Trail Symphony No. 5

ESTACIO Brio STRAUSS Don Quixote STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring EdmontonSymphony.com

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An American in Paris Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor Charles Pilon, ESO Assistant Principal Viola Don’t miss this evening of masterpieces inspired by strangers in strange lands, such as Harold in Italy, An American in Paris, and the captivating Italian Girl in Algiers. ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome BERLIOZ Harold in Italy KULESHA Torque GERSHWIN An American in Paris

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Innovative programs of

exciting

orchestral music. Six Saturday evenings.

landmark

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Masters Encore Presented by Landmark Classic Homes Trumpet Two Ways: Robin Doyon practices in front of the Davis Concert Organ’s trompette ‘en chamade’

Join us for Symphony Preludes at 7:15pm in the Upper Circle lobby for an informative presentation about the evening’s program.

Opening Night at the Masters Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8pm William Eddins, piano and conductor Nora Bumanis, ESO Principal Harp Robin Doyon, ESO Principal Trumpet Lidia Khaner, ESO Principal Oboe Members of your own ESO will dazzle you with masterful musicianship in a virtuosic series opener of music by Mozart, Ginastera, and Waxman. MOZART GINASTERA RIETZ WAXMAN

Piano Concerto No. 24 Harp Concerto Concert Piece for Oboe Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen

Triumphant Organ Tribute Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the magnificent Davis Concert Organ at this amazing synthesis of organ and orchestra with the electrifying Cameron Carpenter. SCHUBERT BARBER BOULANGER BOULANGER DUPRÉ

Symphony No. 7 “Unfinished” Toccata Festiva D’un soir triste D’un matin de printemps Organ Symphony No. 1


Compositions of Colour

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

Songs of Splendour

Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8pm Pierre Simard, conductor William Street, saxophone An evening of extraordinary orchestral music, ranging from Debussy’s hypnotic ballet, to the exhilarating South American rhythms and melodies of Harry Freedman’s dazzling suite, to the remarkable and rapturous music of Rautavaara complement two rarely-heard showpieces for saxophone.

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8pm Jose Luis Gomez, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Young British star Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Masters debut with Schumann’s great concerto. Alberta composer Allan Gordon Bell’s piece will take you on “a sonic journey across the prairies” and Tchaikovsky’s impassioned symphony celebrates the triumph of the human will.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8pm Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor The sonority and power of the human voice and the Davis Concert Organ are featured in a night of great choral works. Don’t miss this aweinspiring performance!

Two Violins Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Nikki Chooi, violin Timothy Chooi, violin Two brothers – both rising stars – are featured alone and together in three violin masterpieces. Works inspired by water, including the world premiere of an ESO commission by Composer in Residence Robert Rival, complete this special night. JS BACH Concerto for Two Violins SAINT-SAËNS Rondo capriccioso for Violin SARASATE Zigeunerweisen BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes RIVAL Symphony No. 2 “Water”

SCHUMANN BELL TCHAIKOVSKY

Piano Concerto Spirit Trail Symphony No. 5

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DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun DEBUSSY Danse DEBUSSY Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone IBERT Concertino da camera for Saxophone FREEDMAN Oiseaux exotiques: Suite RAUTAVAARA Cantus Articus “Concerto for Birds”

BRAHMS Song of Destiny FAURÉ Pavane FRANCK Psalm 150 GILLILAND Always Be True SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

“Coming to the symphony is kind of our sanctuary. It’s a reminder that there is a lot of beauty in the world, and that there is so much value in what the arts bring to your life. I intend to never stop subscribing to the ESO.”

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Magnificent

masterpieces performed by

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CLASSIC

Six Saturday evenings.

M as t e r s applause

Join us for Symphony Preludes at 7:15pm in the Upper Circle lobby for an informative presentation about the evening’s program.

Chi plays Chopin Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8pm Gregory Vajda, conductor Katherine Chi, piano Imaginative and youthful Romanian folk music by Ligeti, and the eternally youthful music of A Midsummer Night’s Dream fit perfectly in this showcase of masterpieces by young composers. Acclaimed pianist Katherine Chi returns to perform a popular Chopin concerto. CHOPIN LIGETI MENDELSSOHN

Piano Concerto No. 2 Concert Românesc Selections from ​ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Elegance, Exoticism & Ecstasy Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8pm Danail Rachev, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin From the classical elegance of an 18th century concerto, to the soaring sonorities of a 19th century symphony, to a serene neo-baroque tone poem by one of Canada’s most popular composers, this concert offers a musical panorama of orchestral masterworks.

Presented by Landmark Classic Homes

MOZETICH MOZART BRAHMS

Steps to Ecstasy Violin Concerto No. 3 Symphony No. 1


Arias of the Masters

Ravel & Sibelius

The Rite of Spring

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Yannick-Muriel Noah, soprano After an acclaimed performance of Tosca in Edmonton last year, soprano Yannick-Muriel Noah was invited to perform a diverse program of opera arias in her ESO Masters debut.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Christopher O’Riley, piano The piano will be in the spotlight as Christopher O’Riley, makes his ESO debut. The naked emotion and power of Sibelius’ Second Symphony has made it enduringly popular since its first performance.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Lynn Harrell, cello Almost exactly 100 years after it shocked the musical world, The Rite of Spring is at long last presented by the ESO in its full version for the first time. Join us for this monumental performance that also features acclaimed cellist Lynn Harrell and the Edmonton premiere of John Estacio’s Brio.

An American in Paris Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Charles Pilon, ESO Assistant Principal Viola Don’t miss this evening of masterpieces inspired by strangers in strange lands, such as Harold in Italy, An American in Paris, and the captivating Italian Girl in Algiers.

RAVEL RAVEL FRANÇAIX SIBELIUS

Mother Goose: Suite Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Piano Concertino Symphony No. 2

ESTACIO Brio STRAUSS Don Quixote STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring 15 EdmontonSymphony.com

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 Operatic arias by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, and Catalani.

“It is pure delight. It just nourishes my soul.”

- Helen Resta, Masters Subscriber

ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome BERLIOZ Harold in Italy KULESHA Torque GERSHWIN An American in Paris

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Familiar

baroque,

classical and early romantic works, perfect for a

midweek break. Four Wednesday concerts.

MIDWEEK

CLASSICS Let it Slide: Kathy Macintosh makes sure the pressure is just right to keep the Winspear cool.


Mozart, Mozart, Mozart

Horns of Haydn

Baroque & Classical Fireworks

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:30pm William Eddins, piano and conductor Shannon Mercer, soprano Eric Buchmann, ESO Interm Concertmaster, violin Midweek Classics opens with more Mozart than you can shake a baton at – the perfect opening to our series focused on the music you know and love.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor George Li, piano Haydn’s symphony features prominent horn fanfares, and the young George Li will display his prodigious talent in the First Piano Concerto of another prodigy – Felix Mendelssohn.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:30pm William Eddins, conductor Chloë Hanslip, violin Prepare to be awestruck by the grandeur and beauty of Baroque masterpieces like Bach’s Suite No. 3, which includes his famous and exquisite Air. Chloë Hanslip takes on the virtuosic and fiery First Violin Concerto of Paganini.

MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART

Piano Concerto No. 24 “Ch’io mi scordi di te” “L’amero saro Costante” “Oh, temerario Arbace!” Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”

MENDELSSOHN MENDELSSOHN HAYDN

Hebrides Overture Piano Concerto No. 1 Symphony No. 31 “Horn Signal”

BACH SCARLATTI HANDEL PAGANINI

Suite No. 3 Concerto grosso No. 2 Suite from Royal Fireworks Music Violin Concerto No. 1 17

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:30pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Eleanor Kendra James, viola Each year the winner of the Shean Competition is invited to perform with the ESO. Don’t miss your chance to hear this year’s winner and rising star Eleanor Kendra James perform a concerto written for the rich sound of the viola. VIVALDI HANDEL SCHUBERT STAMITZ

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Vivaldi & Viola “Music creates mental flow for me. I can get into a peaceful state, be more creative. It’s a great environment to be in.”

- Tom Lim, ESO Subscriber

Concerto for Strings Music from Ariodante Symphony No. 2 Viola Concerto No. 1

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From the

Phantom to

Robbins ligHTer

Flamenco Six enjoyable Thursday evening concerts hosted by engaging conductors.

Classics It’s All a Blur: Barry Nemish keeps it moving in his Timpani studio.


A Christmas Feast

The Russian Soul

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Dennis James, organ Live organ and orchestra accompany this classic 1925 silent film about a demented organist lurking in the catacombs beneath the Opera House.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8pm Steven Reineke, conductor Lightly classical Christmas favourites will be featured in this sumptuous musical feast for the ears! Our perennially popular Robbins Lighter Classics Christmas concert will be the perfect blend of carols and traditional songs in great orchestral arrangements.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8pm Case Scaglione, conductor Eric Buchmann, ESO Interm Concertmaster, violin Colourful orchestral showpieces from Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and other Russian masters are featured, from glorious romantic to tender melancholy.

Stories & Music

Flamenco!

A Night of Encores

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Peter Brown, narrator The host of CBC’s popular program Radio Active makes his ESO debut with tongue firmly in cheek in this light-hearted and entertaining concert featuring The Carnival of the Animals and the Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Compañía Azul, instrumental, vocal and dance troupe Your ESO adds Mediterranean spice with irresistible songs and dances from Spain, featuring the sultry and mesmerizing Compañía Azul troupe, back by popular demand with a brand new show. Join us for a fiery night of rhythms, colour, and energy. Olé!

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 8pm Bob Bernhardt, conductor ESO musician soloists A concert of delights – familiar melodies you have heard since childhood, like Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca and Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King. Guaranteed to make you smile, reminisce, and perhaps even hum along!

Generously supported by Bill & Mary Jo Robbins

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The Phantom of the Opera

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Celebrating the

biggest hits and even

bigger personalities Join us for seven entertaining Friday & Saturday evenings.

From Stage to Screen Friday, September 14, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8pm Steven Reineke, conductor Ashley Brown, vocalist Ryan Silverman, vocalist Ashley Brown (Broadway’s Mary Poppins) and Sherwood Park’s own Ryan Silverman (star of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) journey from the glamour of the silver screen to the excitement of Broadway’s great hits, including West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Star Wars and more.

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocalists Simon & Garfunkel’s classic hits like 59th Street Bridge Song, Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair and Mrs. Robinson are brought to life with a smooth baritone voice, soaring tenor harmonies, acoustic guitar, and the lush backing of the ESO.

ROBBINSPOPS Steven Reineke, conductor


The Unforgettable Music of Nat “King” Cole

Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience

Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8pm Steven Reineke, conductor The McDades, instrumental and vocal ensemble The McDades, Edmonton’s groundbreaking family of singers and instrumentalists, make their ESO debut performing favourite holiday tunes with a Celtic twist. Join us for innovative instrumental sonorities and vocal harmonies, perfectly complemented by stirring orchestral arrangements.

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm Jeff Tyzik, conductor Denzal Sinclaire, vocals and piano Jazz crooner Denzal Sinclaire and conductor/arranger Jeff Tyzik bring an enchanting concert of romantic standards, uptempo big band hits, and familiar pop tunes made famous by the legendary Nat “King” Cole and his contemporaries.

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8pm William Eddins, conductor Kevin Cole, piano and vocals Sylvia McNair, vocals Ryan VanDenBoom, tap dance and vocals This multimedia concert celebrating George and Ira Gershwin features a top-notch ensemble performing hits like Summertime, Love is Here to Stay, Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm, alongside vintage film clips of the two Gershwins.

Irving Berlin: From Ragtime to Ritzes Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8pm Jack Everly, conductor Conductor Jack Everly, an all-star cast and your ESO present a dazzling concert filled with American Songbook hits like There’s No Business Like Show Business, Blue Skies and Puttin’ on the Ritz.

The Ultra Lounge Show Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm Robert Bernhardt, conductor Five By Design, vocalists Ultra hip, ultra cool music, evoking exotic locales from Hawaii to Rio to Morocco. Enter the Tiki Room and hear the music of Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and more accompanied by sultry strings, muted brass, jazzy woodwinds, a rumbling Hammond organ, and the voices of Five By Design.

Generously supported by Bill & Mary Jo Robbins

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A Celtic Christmas with The McDades

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FUN AND

Educational

concerts your kids will love! Bring the kids early for interactive activities in the Winspear Centre lobby beginning at 1pm.

SYMPHONY FOR KIDS


Platypus Theatre’s Rhythm in Your Rubbish Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2pm Martin MacDonald, conductor Where does music come from? Two tramps wander into a junkyard and discover music lurking in unexpected places — a saw that can play duets with a cello, bottles that play with the flutes — the tramps are launched into a world where music and beauty can be found in all that surrounds them.

Songs of our Land

Symphony Cirque

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Combining classical masterpieces with traditional music, local dancers and entertainers bring legends and stories of the land to life with the help of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Don’t miss this spellbinding visual and aural performance featuring aerialists and other cirque acts, all set to exhilarating orchestral selections.

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Flamenco! Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2pm Williams Eddins, conductor The whole family will enjoy this afternoon of dance and Mediterranean melodies, featuring the mesmerizing Flamenco dance troupe and musical ensemble Compañía Azul.

“What a great way to get kids interested in classical music!”

- Wilma Gonsalves, SFK Subscriber

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Rising stars on the

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four dynamic Sunday matinées.

Showcase The perfect “next step” for young audiences who’ve grown beyond Symphony for Kids, featuring pre-concert talks to delve into the music and post-concert receptions to bring you close to the artists.

Off the Rack: Allene Hackleman and Megan Evans find the perfect bike horns at the Winspear stage door.


Horn & Cello

Symphonic Beauty

Violin & Marimba

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Megan Evans, ESO Assistant Principal Horn Dongkyun An, cello Showcases for horn and cello and a grand Schumann symphony will make for a delightful afternoon with your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2pm William Eddins, conductor D.T. Baker, narrator Beatrice Rana, piano Barber’s haunting Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky’s beloved First Piano Concerto – performed by the winner of the Montréal International Piano Competition, Beatrice Rana – anchor a program of stunningly exquisite music.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2pm William Eddins, conductor Chad Hoopes, violin Brian Jones, marimba Exceptional young violinist Chad Hoopes performs one of the most famous violin concertos and the ESO’s Principal Percussionist Brian Jones presents a unique Marimba Concerto.

BARBER Adagio COPLAND A Lincoln Portrait ESTACIO A Farmer’s Symphony TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

BACH ROSAURO BRUCH

ELGAR DUKAS SCHUMANN

Cello Concerto Villanelle for Horn Symphony No. 4

Schubert’s Second Symphony

Suite No. 3 Marimba Concerto Violin Concerto No. 1 25

SCHUBERT HANDEL

Symphony No. 2 Music from Ariodante

Movements from: MOZART MENDELSSOHN WIENIAWSKI

Piano Concerto No. 27 Concerto for Violin and Piano Violin Concerto No. 2

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Tatiana Warszynski, ESO Violinist Mikolaj Warszynski, piano Two Warszynskis – mother and son – take centre stage as featured soloists on piano and violin. Music from Schubert and Handel completes the program.

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Single tickets available to the public August 14, 2012. Ticket fees apply to single ticket purchases.


Cool and casual performances. These interactive concerts feature provocative guests in a relaxed atmosphere. Stick around for live jazz and martinis in the lobby following the performance.

Organ Saturation

LATE NIGHT with Bill Eddins

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:30pm William Eddins, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ No one has exploited the potential of the Davis Concert Organ (Canada’s largest concert organ) to the extent that Cameron Carpenter has during his first two performances with the ESO. The world’s foremost virtuoso of the organ returns for a special Late Night performance you won’t soon forget, including music for organ and orchestra, solo organ, fascinating discussion and Q&A.

Radio from the Head

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Add Late Night with Bill Eddins performances to your subscription order! Tickets available to the general public beginning May 8, 2012. Tickets subject to applicable service charges.

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:30pm William Eddins, conductor Christopher O’Riley, piano Chris O’Riley makes his ESO debut alongside his long-time friend Bill Eddins in a concert that explores the intriguing overlap between classical music and pop culture. Expect to hear works by Radiohead, Frank Zappa and Nick Drake alongside Shostakovich and Ravel.


Christmas at the Winspear A Christmas Feast

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:30pm Whether it is your first live experience of this incredible work or a long-held tradition, our ever-popular annual performances of Handel’s Messiah will inspire you this Christmas season.

Part of the Robbins Lighter Classics series Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8pm Steven Reineke, conductor Lightly classical Christmas favourites will be featured in this sumptuous musical feast for the ears! Our perennially popular Robbins Lighter Classics Christmas concert will be the perfect blend of carols and traditional songs in great orchestral arrangements.

“It was a wonderful performance and perfectly set me in the mood for Christmas. The conductor was wonderful; if one were not already a fan of Handel’s Messiah one would be after seeing him conduct. His joy and exuberance are catching!” - Karen Hunter, Patron Handel’s Messiah

A Celtic Christmas with The McDades Part of the Robbins Pops series Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8pm Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2pm Steven Reineke, conductor The McDades, instrumental and vocal ensemble

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Handel’s Messiah

The McDades, Edmonton’s groundbreaking family of singers and instrumentalists, make their ESO debut performing favourite holiday tunes with a Celtic twist. Join us for innovative instrumental sonorities and vocal harmonies, perfectly complemented by stirring orchestral arrangements.

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Add Late Night with Bill Eddins performances to your subscription order! Tickets available exclusively to 2012/13 ESO subscribers until May 5, 2012. Tickets available to the general public beginning May 8, 2012. Tickets subject to applicable service charges.


sampler pass

Perfect for the music lover who listens to a wide range of musical styles and desires flexibility, the ESO Sampler Pass lets you create your own package of concerts, dates and artists that appeal most to you! Purchase Sampler Pass vouchers on their own or top up your series subscription purchase:

6 vouchers $360 8 vouchers $480 10 vouchers $600 Sampler Pass vouchers can be redeemed for best available seating at time of booking, beginning Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10am. Sampler Pass vouchers can be redeemed for any available seat in any performance in the 2012-2013 ESO Season, excluding the Gala performance with Measha Brueggergosman, Fundraisers and Symphony Under the Sky. Redeem early for best seating selection!


Benefits

Subscribers receive premium benefits including best-available seat selection and flexible ticket exchanges. Subscribers will also receive Special Pre-Sale Access to purchase tickets for Special performances before the general public.

Savings

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Easy ticket exchanges

Tailored for the busiest of schedules! If you can’t make a concert in your subscription series, you can exchange it for any ESO 2012/13 performance, excluding symphony Under the Sky, Galas and Fundraisers. Exchanges must be done at least 24 hours in advance of the performance you are exchanging into or out of, whichever is earliest. Exchanges can be done in person, by mail, or by faxing or emailing your torn tickets to the Winspear Centre Box Office. See pg.33 for Winspear Centre Box Office information.

Guaranteed Priority Seating

As a subscriber, you’re always at the front of the line! You also receive Special Pre-Sale Access to purchase tickets to special performances before the general public. From August 7-13, subscribers can order single tickets before the general public on-sale on August 14. Starting August 7 and continuing throughout the season, Sampler Pass holders can redeem their vouchers. Seating for Sampler Pass vouchers is based on seating availability at the time of redemption.

“With our busy schedule, we often end up changing our concert day from our regular Friday to the Saturday. However, being a subscriber and a donor, it makes it easy for us to exchange tickets without any hassle, so that we can attend the performances that we enjoy so much.” - George & Gloria Zaharia, ESO Subscribers

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Here are just a few of the benefits to subscribing to the ESO 2012/13 Season.

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Donate To Your

EDMONTON SYMPHONY orchestra

Your ESO is a community-supported organization that relies on your donation to help perform at its best. The cost of providing concerts is not covered by ticket sales alone. You deserve to experience the exquisite joy of hearing a brilliant piece of music; the power of live performance; and best of all, the unforgettable atmosphere of an ESO concert. Join our Friends of Music by donating $100 (only $8.33 per month) or more to your ESO today!

How can I donate to the ESO? Make a donation today, or pledge to ongoing giving with a Sustaining Pledge. Simply visit EdmontonSymphony.com/ Support or call Erin Mulcair at 780-401-2539. You can sign up for a set monthly donation through credit card or authorized direct withdrawal.

What will my donation do for the ESO? Your gift will help cover some of our costs of producing over 85 live performances every year: •

$500 will tune the piano for our rehearsals and performances with pianist Katherine Chi on October 12th and 13th, 2012.

$1200, will operate special lighting for an Symphony for Kids rehearsal and performance.

$2,500, will make the Winspear Centre warm, clean, welcoming and safe for our patrons at one event.

$5,000, will cover sheet music rental costs for the ESO’s ‘From Stage to Screen’ Robbins Pops performances in September 2012.

$14,000, will present an education program to 1,700 Grade 4-6 students as part of the ESO’s education and outreach activities.

Every gift made to the ESO is sincerely appreciated and truly makes a difference. Please donate today! You will receive a tax receipt for every gift of $20 or more.

My Winspear My Winspear creates a community-wide sustainable funding source for our spectacular hall and to help provide opportunities for music, dance, and other community groups to make the Winspear Centre their performance or event home. With the generous support of monthly donors, My Winspear raised over $44,000 for the Winspear Centre last year! My Winspear donors directly contribute to the artistic life of our community and make this outstanding building accessible

and affordable for everyone. Because of My Winspear donors, the Winspear Centre has reduced or waived rental charges of over $65,575 for over 200 community groups in one year of events. Join My Winspear for as little as $10 a month by calling Erin Mulcair at 780-401-2539 or visit us online at WinspearCentre.com/Support and help provide outstanding musical experiences for our community. As a thank you for joining My Winspear, you can select a custom t-shirt so you can tell the world what the Winspear Centre means to you!

The Legacy Circle: A Lasting Partnership Members of our Legacy Circle have a deep and abiding passion for the performing arts and a desire to effect positive change in our community for future generations. The ESO and Winspear Centre recognize and honour those individuals who have included us in their estate plans or made a gift to our Endowment Fund. If you have already included the ESO or the Winspear Centre in your plans or you would like to know more about planned giving and The Legacy Circle, please contact Elaine Warick, Director of Patron Development, at 780-401-2564 or ewarick@winspearcentre.com.


education

From elementary Education Concerts to junior and senior high school programs, we want to give all students the chance to experience the ESO Live at the Winspear Centre.

Education Concerts Each season, the ESO presents weekday education concerts for nearly 25,000 children between Kindergarten and Grade 12 from Edmonton and surrounding areas. These educational programs, aligned with Alberta curriculum, offer unique, varied and interactive learning opportunities about music for students of all ages. Teachers receive study guides in advance to prepare their classes and stimulate discussion about orchestra instruments, composers, rhythm patterns and more!

Musicians in the Making Ready to reveal your talent and gain that all-important experience of performing before live audiences? We’re looking for student soloists and small ensembles to perform half-hour showcases in the Winspear Centre lobby prior to selected ESO performances. Participants are then invited to a complimentary concert. Musicians also have the opportunity to perform at the Edmonton International Airport.

Young Composers Project The ESO invites high school students passionate about composing to apply for the rare opportunity to receive compositional mentorship with the ESO’s Composer in Residence, Robert Rival. One student will receive a $1,000 bursary towards post-secondary studies, compose a new work and hear it performed by the ESO for more than 2,000 patrons at Symphony Under the Sky.

Musicians in the Classroom Schools across Edmonton and surrounding areas have the unique opportunity to have ESO musicians in their classroom.

Upbeat! Schools with modest budgets can apply for grants through Upbeat! to help cover the costs of attending ESO Education concerts. With support from a generous donor, we may be able to provide classrooms with complimentary tickets and transportation.

A budding musician at an ESO “Instrument Petting Zoo”

For more information about these programs, visit EdmontonSymphony.com/Education, or email to education@winspearcentre.com.

“I feel blessed. Where else would a 17-year old high school kid who comes from a non-musical family get to compose a piece on his piano one summer day, and a year later have it performed by an entire professional orchestra in front of a sold-out crowd?” - Sean Doherty, YCP Recipient 2010

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community Our Performance Home The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is a world-class venue, rehearsal, library and administration space for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. This hub of creativity also serves as a venue of choice for many private and corporate functions, local community groups, arts organizations and travelling performers. We are proud to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. The jewel of the Winspear Centre is the Davis Concert Organ, the largest concert organ in Canada. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Davis Concert Organ in our 2012-2013 ESO Season with special performances featuring this stunning instrument.

ESO Musicians in the Community Many ESO musicians teach private lessons and as part of music programs at the University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan University, Alberta College and other institutions. They are also involved with many local ensembles, from Alberta Baroque Ensemble to jazz trios. The impact on the musical vibrancy of a community by having a professional symphony orchestra is immeasurable!

Giving Back The musicians and staff of the ESO & Winspear Centre are personally and corporately concerned with many social causes and support other charitable groups serving our community. Edmonton’s Food Bank, Kids Up Front, Ronald McDonald House, and the Christmas Bureau are just a few of the charities that directly benefit from the ESO and Winspear Centre each year.

Government Funders The ESO would like to thank the following government agencies for their support of live symphonic music in Edmonton.


dates

April 2, 2012

Early Bird Renewal Deadline. Renew by April 2nd to be entered to win your entire subscription order!

May 5, 2012

Subscriber Renewal Deadline. Secure your 2012/13 Subscription and seats by renewing by May 5th!

May 8, 2012

Tickets to Symphony Specials, Late Night with Bill Eddins, and the ESO Gala with Measha Brueggergosman are available to the public beginning May 8th.

June 19, 2012

Individual concerts for Symphony Under the Sky are available for purchase beginning June 19th.

August 7, 2012

Subscribers to the ESO 2012/13 Season may exchange series tickets, redeem Sampler Passes and purchase individual performances from subscription series beginning August 7th.

All ESO subscription and ticket orders are handled by the Winspear Centre Box Office. Please visit EdmontonSymphony.com for up-to-date hours of operation.

In Person at Winspear Centre Box Office #4 Sir Winston Churchill Square (corner of 99 St & 102 Ave)

By Phone

Local 780-428-1414 Toll-free 1-800-563-5081 Fax 780-425-1913

By Mail

Winspear Centre Box Office #4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8

Renew Online at EdmontonSymphony.com

August 14, 2012

All individual performances in the 2012/13 Season are available for purchase by the public on August 14th. All concert details subject to change. Visit EdmontonSymphony.com for current concert information.

Accessibility

Wheelchair seating and elevators are available on nearly every level of the Winspear Centre and all washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please let our Box Office staff know of your special needs when you order tickets. Assistive Listening devices are available from the Concierge Desk.

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Ordering Tickets & Subscriptions


2012-2013

ESO Season at a Glance SEPTEMBER Symphony Under the Sky August 31 to September 3, 2012

From Stage to Screen (Robbins Pops) Friday, September 14, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8pm

Horn & Cello (Sunday Showcase) Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2pm

Mozart, Mozart, Mozart (Midweek Classics) Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:30pm

Opening Night at the Masters (Landmark Classic Masters Encore) Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8pm

OCTOBER Béla Fleck (ESO Special) Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30pm

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel

Vivaldi & Viola (Midweek Classics)

(Robbins Pops) Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:30pm

ESO Gala with Measha Brueggergosman (ESO Special) Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:30pm

NOVEMBER Organ Saturation (Late Night with Bill Eddins) Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:30pm

Triumphant Organ Tribute (Masters Encore) Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8pm

Stories & Music (Robbins Lighter Classics) Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8pm

Rhythm in Your Rubbish

The Phantom of the Opera

(Symphony for Kids) Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2pm

(Robbins Lighter Classics) Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8pm

Elegance, Exoticism & Ecstasy

Chi plays Chopin Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30pm (Friday Masters) Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8pm (Masters Applause)

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7:30pm (Friday Masters) Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8pm (Masters Applause)

DECEMBER Schubert’s Second Symphony (Sunday Showcase) Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2pm

Barenaked Ladies (ESO Special) Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30pm

Handel’s Messiah (Christmas at the Winspear) Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:30pm A Christmas Feast (Robbins Lighter Classics) Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8pm A Celtic Christmas with The McDades (Robbins Pops) Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8pm Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2pm


JANUARY 2013 Compositions of Colour

MARCH Symphonic Beauty (Sunday Showcase)

(Masters Encore) Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8pm

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2pm

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8pm

Flamenco!

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8pm

A Night of Encores (Robbins Lighter Classics) Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 8pm

Songs of our Land (Symphony for Kids)

Baroque & Classical Fireworks

The Russian Soul (Robbins Lighter Classics)

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2pm

(Symphony for Kids) Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2pm

An American in Paris

Karen Gomyo (ESO Special)

Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:30pm (Friday Masters) Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8pm (Masters Applause)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

Arias of the Masters (Masters Applause) Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8pm

FEBRUARY Irving Berlin: From Ragtime to Ritzes (Robbins Pops) Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8pm

Blue Planet Live (ESO Special) Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7pm

Two Violins Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30pm (Friday Masters) Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8pm (Masters Encore)

Horns of Haydn (Midweek Classics) Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:30pm

(Symphony for Kids) Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2pm

The Unforgettable Music of Nat “King” Cole (Robbins Pops) Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm

APRIL Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:30pm (Friday Masters) Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8pm (Masters Encore)

The Ultra Lounge Show (Robbins Pops) Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm

MAY Radio from the Head (Late Night with Bill Eddins) Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:30pm

Ravel & Sibelius (Masters Applause) Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8pm

(Midweek Classics) Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

Violin & Marimba (Sunday Showcase) Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2pm

JUNE Songs of Splendour (Masters Encore) Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8pm

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Two Orchestras Play The Music of John Williams (ESO Special)

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Flamenco! (Robbins Lighter Classics)

Symphony Cirque

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7pm

Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience (Robbins Pops) Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8pm Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8pm

The Rite of Spring Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:30pm (Friday Masters) Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 8pm (Masters Applause)


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