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Edmonton Symphony
Ranked #24 of 199 things to do in Edmonton
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Owner description: The Edmonton Symphony regards as its artistic mission to bring the highest quality of live orchestral performance to a broad spectrum of the community. In the last 60-plus years, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensembles. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and family concerts. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut as part of the Spring for Music festival on May 8th, 2012.
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Edmonton is blessed with a world class symphony orchestra. We are treated to phenomenal performances every time. The guest soloists that are brought in for each concert are amazing. Tonight we were treated to a virtuoso performance of Saint- Saen's "Egyptian" piano concerto with Stewart Goodyear on piano, followed by Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony. A wonderful evening, and typical for what to expect at an ESO concert. If you are fortunate enough to live in Edmonton, you ought to subscribe, or at least attend frequently. If you are visiting, make it a point to book tickets for a concert. You won't regret it!

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

The Edmonton Symphony is an extremely accomplished group and the venue is excellent. Wonderful acoustics. If you like great music, then take the time to visit.

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Edmonton Symphony take the show on the road for the past 20 years and present a performance in the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. The themes change during the run, this year the performances were held from Thursday to Sunday evenings. For certain Edmonton Winspear, the normal home of the Edmonton Symphony is a glorious, world-class venue.

Thank JGGLAztec
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

A night at the Winspeare watching the ESO is such a unique experience. The audience runs the gamut and you'll see everything from jeans to formal wear most nights (though if you're going to a Masters' performance there will be very few in jeans). It isn't a pretentious crowd, and the musicians are excellent. The conductor does has an impact on the performance, and they respond best to an exuberant one. For a guaranteed amazing concert, go when William Eddins or Lucas Waldin are conducting, or when a piece/composer you particularly enjoy is being performed.

Thank SerraDee
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Well done Edmonton symphony, and in such a wonderful venue Winspear Centre. Fantastic acoustics, beautiful and comfortable. Love this setting.

Thank coll48
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