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Edmonton Youth Orchestra 2019/2020 Season

Edmonton Youth Orchestra 2019/2020 Season

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Edmonton Youth Orchestra presents their 2019/20 season featuring three concerts at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, 4 Winston Churchill Square

Sunday, November 17th @ 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 3 @ 2:00 PM

Edmonton Youth Orchestra Concert
Featuring 39th Annual Concerto Competition Winner (Voice)

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2pm
Winspear Centre for the Arts, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Conductor: Michael Massey
Conducting Intern: Meijun Chen

Intermediate Orchestra
Symphony No. 1 Adagio molto – Allegro con brio / Beethoven
Two Songs without Words / Holst
1. Country Song
2. Marching Song
Erzittre, Erde from The Mount of Olives / Beethoven
Soloist: Glynnis McCrostie


Senior Orchestra
Mia speranza adorata / Mozart
Soloist: Glynnis McCrostie
Je veux vivre from Roméo & Juliette / Gounod
Soloist: Glynnis McCrostie
The Planets / Holst

The Edmonton Youth Orchestra (EYO) Association, founded in 1952, supports both the nationally renowned Edmonton Senior Orchestra, and the Edmonton Intermediate Orchestra. It is widely regarded as one of the finest youth orchestra programs in Canada and gives 150 young musicians from Edmonton and Northern Alberta, the opportunity to develop their orchestral skills, to increase their knowledge and appreciation of music, and to enrich the cultural life of the community through concerts and benefit performances. Edmonton Youth Orchestra members are all motivated students who share a love of music.

Michael Massey has been conductor of the EYO since 1977. He is Pianist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and is widely respected as a conductor, soloist, teacher and accompanist. In 2002, for his contribution to the cultural life of Edmonton, he was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame, as an Artist Builder, and also received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. In October 2016, in recognition of his long service to the Alberta music community, Michael was inducted into the ‘Alberta Order of Excellence”, the highest honor the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen. In 2017 he was the recipient of the St. Albert Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award.

Meijun Chen is currently a second-year Master of Music student at the University of Alberta, with a double major in Wind Band Conducting and Clarinet Performance. Studying wind band conducting with Dr. Angela Schroeder, and orchestral conducting with Cosette Justo Valdes, Meijun is passionate about becoming a professional conductor and music educator. She is also an award-winning clarinetist with more than 15 years of international wind ensembles and orchestras’ performances and competitions experiences in more than 13 countries. As the conductor of the U of A Brass Choir, WPCL Chamber Orchestra, U of A Symphonic Wind Ensemble, U of A Concert Band and U of A Summer Band, she has been actively involved on campus and has always sought for opportunities to spread the joy of music to the greater Edmonton community.

Soloist Glynnis McCrostie is in her third year at the University of Alberta taking Radiation Therapy. She also works in an experimental oncology research lab at the Cross Cancer Institute. Glynnis has been studying classical voice as a lyric soprano/coloratura for seven years, the last four with Elizabeth Raycroft. In 2019, she played the role of Queen of the Night in the University of Alberta Opera Workshop’s production of The Magic Flute, as well as finishing first in the ARMTA provincial voice competition and representing Alberta at the CFMTA national’s competition. In 2017 at Archbishop Macdonald High School, Glynnis was awarded the Laurier Picard/Claire McGinn award for music contributions and the Cappies award for best female vocalist for her performance as the lead role, Kate, in Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”. Glynnis has also competed in the Edmonton Kiwanis Festival and was twice nominated to represent Edmonton in provincial finals. Glynnis hopes in the future to continue to sing and balance her passion for oncology research and healthcare.

Competitive auditions for both orchestras are being held May 5 – 16th. See www.eyso.com/auditions for more information.
For further information please contact: Heather Dolman General Manager, EYO

Tickets are $15 for Adults, and $10 for Students/Seniors(60+), plus applicable fees.
This event is using a guest list; no physical or electronic tickets provided.
Please Note: Children under age 3 are free, but must be seated in the Viewing Room on the Dress Circle and will not be permitted in the Main Chamber.

Date & Times

  • Sun 11/17/2019 2:00 PM
  • Sun 2/23/2020 2:00 PM
  • Sun 5/3/2020 2:00 PM

    This event has been cancelled. Please visit http://www.eyso.com/ for more information, and for audition information for the 2020/2021 season.