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Edmonton Youth Orchestra in Concert

Edmonton Youth Orchestra in Concert

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The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is a performing arts centre located in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Built in 1997, it is the home of the Edmonton...

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Join the Edmonton Youth Orchestra for their Intermediate and Senior Orchestras on Sunday, May 14 at 2:00PM at the Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Founded in 1952, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association supports 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, annually providing ~150 young musicians from Edmonton and Northern Alberta the opportunity to develop their orchestral skills, increase their knowledge and appreciation of music, and to enrich the cultural life of the community through concerts and benefit performances.

Michael Massey has been conductor of the EYO since 1977. He has inspired thousands of young musicians through the Edmonton Youth Orchestra program and countless others through musical performance. In 2016, for his long service to the Province, he was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence - the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen. In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the City of St. Albert’s “Mayor's Celebration of the Arts.” In 2019 Michael became the Honorary Patron of the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival and in 2020 received the Alberta Music Education Foundation Recognition Award.

Cosette Justo Valdés is currently the Resident Conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) having held the position of Assistant Conductor and Community Ambassador of the ESO from January 2019 to March 2022. Born and raised in Cuba, Cosette began learning piano and music theory from the age of 8. At 18 she saw a symphony orchestra for the first time and immediately knew she wanted to be a conductor. Cosette holds a bachelor’s degree in conducting from the Instituto Superior de Arte (Havana, Cuba) and a master’s degree from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Mannheim, Germany). With her gorgeous, passionate style and firecracking energy, Cosette has garnered acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

Intermediate Orchestra
Five Courtly Dances from “Gloriana” / Britten arr. Stone
Excerpts from Mr. Lear’s Gallery / Massey
From Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” / Beethoven
Allegro ma non troppo

Intermediate & Senior Orchestras
The 49th Parallel / Vaughan Williams

Senior Orchestra
Prelude to Die Meistersinger / Wagner
Danzon No. 2 / Marquez
Conductor: Cosette Justo Valdés
Excerpts from Mr. Lear’s Exhibition / Massey
Under the Apple Boughs / Bissell

Pricing Prices include ticketing fee
Adult: $16
Senior (60+): $11
Student (3+): $11
Child (2 and Under): Free

Group rate tickets are available for parties of 20 or more. Please either visit TIX on the Square in-person or call 780-420-1757 to purchase.

Please Note: Families with children aged 2 and under will only be permitted in the comfortable Viewing Room on the Dress Circle level.

No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door.

Paid parking is available underground at the Stanley A. Milner Library parkade. LRT (Churchill Station) and most major ETS routes are within a 5-minute walk.

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