Edmonton Symphony Orchestra musicians set to serenade boaters on a lake on Canada Day

While the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted many people’s Canada Day plans, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has come up with an imaginative idea to provide some safe entertainment on the holiday. In a news release issued Monday, the ESO said…

Three to See Saturday: Tanya Tagaq + ESO, Wafer Thin Mints, The Lodge

Tanya Tagaq performs with the ESO Saturday at Winspear. Katrin Braga / supplied Tanya Tagaq with the ESO: A very special show indeed featuring one of Canada’s most engaging performers. Translated as “Grief,” Inuit composer and throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s…

ESO announces details for annual contest that sees teen have their composition performed at Symphony Under the Sky

The latest edition of an annual contest that sees budding young composers reach for the sky was launched by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Thursday. The ESO issued a news release inviting high school students who are “passionate about composing”…

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stewart Copeland in Edmonton for unique symphony performance

It’ll be no surprise for Edmonton music fans to see Stewart Copeland behind his set of drums this weekend, but they won’t be hearing any of his famed hits with the British rock band The Police. The drummer on hit…

Edmonton kids graduate to real instruments in free after-school program

It’s a milestone for young Edmonton maestros. After learning music basics and proper instrument care with plastic and cardboard versions, 20 students graduated to the real thing on Tuesday. The Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA)-Sistema program offered by the…