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Feb 20 - 7:30PM

Oh Canada! A Celebration of Canadian Big Band Jazz

Join the group as it musically (and metaphorically) travels across Canada, exploring the rich history that has defined our Canadian big band tradition.

Feb 22 - 7:30PM

Suzie Vinnick & Tim Williams

Join us for this high quality blues Double Bill!

Feb 22 - 8:00PM

Jared Burrows/Carlo Morena Quartet

With Musicians From Italy, Vancouver and Los Angeles

Feb 22 - 8:00PM

Lily Afshar- Guitar

Renowned Iranian-American guitarist!

Feb 23 - 7:00PM

Mozart Vespers

The featured work, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sublime Vesperae solennes de confessore, in six movements and featuring a number of Latin Psalm texts, will be paired with other classical sacred “mini-masterworks”

Feb 23 - 8:00PM

The Small Glories

Folk powerhouse The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies.

Feb 23 - 8:00PM

Jay Clayton

Jay Clayton is probably the most adventurous singer in jazz, a specialist in wordless improvisation who is also an expert in distending and finding new meanings in the melodies and lyrics of classic popular song.

Feb 24 - 3:00PM

Affairs of the Heart

The program will include:Mozart - Adagio and Fugue K.546, Mozetich - "Affairs of the Heart” violin concerto, and Tchaikovsky - Serenade for strings.

Feb 24 - 3:00PM

Sound of Dragonflies

Frankly, we don’t know yet where our rocket will land once we shoot it off towards the moon! Explore with us the possibilities of the human voice. As part of the choir’s residency program at the Banff Centre for Arts and…

Multiple Dates

Puccini's La Boheme

La Boheme, the opera that inspired RENT, transplanting Puccini’s beloved tale of youth, love and despair to New York’s Alphabet City circa 1979.

Feb 28 - 8:00PM

The Down Low Project

The Down Low Project will be presenting an evening of contemporary arrangements and original compositions by trombonist Peter Filice.

Mar 01 - 8:00PM

Joe Fonda Trio

Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator.

Mar 02 - 7:30PM

Poets

A concert program focusing on texts and lyricists, rather than on the composers.

Mar 02 - 8:00PM

Michael Musillaimi/Rich Syracuse Duo

The duo has started their next project with an offering of music by piano great Bill Evans. Musillami and Syracuse with go back into the studio in mid-March with an eye on another recording set for release in fall of 2019.

Mar 03 - 3:00PM

Land of the Free

In its winter concert the Concordia Symphony Orchestra presents an epic favourite, Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

Mar 03 - 7:30PM

ERS 4: Clayton Leung, viola and Lisa Tahara, piano

Featured Work: Rebecca Clarke - Sonata for viola and piano.

Mar 08 - 7:30PM

Tri-Continental

This trio first came together around 2000 when a jam showed the three seasoned guitarists Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim they had something special together. The sound of the collaboration was so different, and…

Mar 08 - 8:00PM

Chris Wallace "Many Names" Quartet

For this, their first Western Canada tour, the line-up consists of Wallace, Jeff King on sax, Adrean Farrugia on piano and Artie Roth on bass.

Multiple Dates

SkirtsAfire MainStage

SkirtsAfire presents 3 MainStage Plays which include Deep Fried Curried Perogies by Michelle Todd, Poly Queer Love Ballad by Sara Vickruck and Anais West, and Statue by Kristina Troske and Céline Chevrier

Mar 09 - 7:30PM

Spring Concert

Mar 09 - 8:00PM

Musa/Dino Dominelli Group

Musa is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and producer from Argentina, now based in Taiwan. He has performed with the biggest names on the Mandarin and Cantonese pop scene.

Mar 09 - 8:00PM

Rob Heath CD Release

This new CD is a collection of 20 songs written by Rob and various co-writers but produced, recorded, played, programmed, edited and sung solely by Rob.

Multiple Dates

Small Mouth Sounds

Small Mouth Sounds lives in the mysterious silence enforced on six participants of a healing retreat. Without a traditional road map, actors and audiences must both fill in the gaps and go on a compelling, humorous and touching…

Mar 14 - 8:00PM

Ben Sures CD Release

A celebration of Ben Sures brand new album "Live at The Yardbird Suite" recorded and mixed by Miles Wilkinson in 2016, featuring some of Canada's best acoustic

Mar 15 - 8:00PM

Esteban Herrera Quartet

Esteban Herrera on piano and compositions, Gisela Romero on vocals, Stefano Valdo on double bass and Robbin Harris on drums and percussion form the new project headed by Esteban Herrera.

Mar 16 - 8:00PM

Jean Michel Pilc

Praised for his improvisations, pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants including Roy Haynes, Billy Hart, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Marcus Miller, John Abercrombie, and…

Mar 17 - 3:00PM

From Salzburg to Vienna

You’re invited to join the Alberta Baroque Ensemble for its 39th season of concerts and experience why the Alberta Baroque Ensemble is a premier chamber orchestra that specializes in music composed in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Mar 18 - 7:30PM

Juilliard String Quartet

Each performance of the Juilliard Quartet is a unique experience, bringing together the four members’ profound understanding and total commitment to sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature.

Multiple Dates

Western Canada Fashion Week

Five nights of different programming; with runway shows presented by Local, Canadian and International designers

Mar 22 - 7:30PM

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen calls herself a Globetrotting Troubadour, and honours the true sense of the calling. “I don’t just get up there and mail it in. For me it’s about reaching the crowd, it’s about having a responsibility to…

Mar 22 - 8:00PM

Katie Thiroux Trio

For this date, Thiroux will be joined by her excellent working trio including drummer Matt Witek and pianist Glenn Zaleski.

Mar 23 - 8:00PM

James Hill & Anne Janelle

It's true: opposites do attract. James Hill grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele while Anne Janelle was exclusively a classical cellist. But the pair's differences quickly became their biggest asset.

Mar 24 - 3:00PM

Male Voices

Our annual concert featuring the male voices of the ensemble is also our Canadian Connections event. We’re hosting the renowned Chor Leoni (director Erick Lichte) from Vancouver, and bringing together various local male choirs…

Mar 24 - 7:30PM

ERS 5: Robert Spady & Sarah Ho

Featured Works: Debussy - Première Rhapsody, Weber - Grande Duo Concertante.

Mar 28 - 8:00PM

Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters present “Stillness Falls”

After several years of making music together, vocalist Chandelle Rimmer and pianist Tom Van Seters recently released their first collaborative album “Stillness Falls”.

Mar 29 - 8:00PM

Trio Antipodes

This project presents the three artists in a format of constantly morphing arrangements and improvisation that is both free and structured and also serves as a vehicle for their own unique compositional voices. Each of the group’s…

Mar 30 - 8:00PM

John Stetch

Stetch is especially interested in blurring the lines between classical and jazz , and fusing ethnic or popular music with his personal jazz stamp. “Like hearing a painting by Miro or Matisse come to life…playful technique…

Multiple Dates

The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls

With the death of their Father, Jayne Fine, JoJo Fine and Jelly Fine are left peculiar instructions to host a “wild party” of a funeral.

Apr 05 - 8:00PM

The Lynnes

The Lynnes are Juno award winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian heartbreak poets are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), and fuse tight vocal…

Apr 05 - 8:00PM

Martha Masters, guitar

Leading American guitarist!

Multiple Dates

ART PEPPER + ELEVEN

This presentation of the “Art Pepper + Eleven” book will feature Canada’s national treasure PJ Perry along with eleven of Edmonton’s and Calgary’s finest musicians.

Apr 07 - 7:30PM

Into Light

An a cappella experience featuring the music of Victoria’s Requiem.

Apr 11 - 8:00PM

Eric Weiden Quintet plays Teatro

Eric's quintet will perform songs from Willie Nelson's album "Teatro" featuring modern jazz arrangements influenced by legendary bebop pianist Barry Harris.

Apr 12 - 7:30PM

Kobo Town

From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world.

Multiple Dates

KIRK MacDONALD QUARTET featuring the legendary HAROLD MABERN

Acclaimed Toronto based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald is touring western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.

Apr 13 - 8:00PM

John Wort Hannam Band

A prize-winning songwriter and performer, John Wort Hannam is known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk through songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and this vast country of ours.

Apr 14 - 3:00PM

Splendor of the Baroque

You’re invited to join the Alberta Baroque Ensemble for its 39th season of concerts and experience why the Alberta Baroque Ensemble is a premier chamber orchestra that specializes in music composed in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Apr 15 - 7:30PM

Ancient of Days...
Bevan & Blake

World-premiere performance of Allan Bevan's composition, "Ancient of Days", commissioned by EdMetro Chorus. A multi-media work for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra based upon the ideas, poetry, and visual art of the English…

Multiple Dates

The Empress & The Prime Minister by Darrin Hagen

On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, Darrin Hagen premieres a new play about the life of drag queen ted northe, also known as the Empress of Canada.

Multiple Dates

Next Generation South Asian Dance

Brian has put together a program of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dances by the Edmonton’s next generation of highly skilled dance artists.

Apr 18 - 8:00PM

Allen Jacobson

Allen Jacobson’s Slide Zone is a trombone quartet with bass and drums, featuring Edmonton’s most creative trombonists. The ensemble explores the soundscape of contemporary music with repertoire ranging from bebop, to Bartok,…

Apr 19 - 7:30PM

Good Friday at the Winspear

The Good Friday concert at the Winspear centre has been a tradition for decades. Joined by the Da Camera Singers (director John Brough) and fifteen wind players, we will perform the magnificent Mass in E-minor by Anton Bruckner.…

Multiple Dates

Big Fish: the Musical

Overflowing with heart, humor and a spectacular Scona cast, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Apr 26 - 8:00PM

Igor Willcox Quartet

The Igor Willcox Quartet is a jazz/fusion group. The Quartet plays originals compositions with vibrant musicality, spontaneity, and synergy with elements of jazz, funk and fusion.

Apr 27 - 4:00PM

Choirs On Parade

Expect a choral cavalcade of youthful joy and excitement.

Apr 27 - 8:00PM

David Weiss Sextet

In a jazz climate that rewards neo-conservative tributes and far-flung exercises in deconstruction, David Weiss has distinguished himself another way - through finding flexibility and innovation in music that has its roots in…

Multiple Dates

Cabaret

In a 1931 Berlin nightclub, an American cabaret singer- Sally Bowles, and garish Master of Ceremonies welcome the audience and assure them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET.

May 09 - 8:00PM

JF Picard and Friends

Edmonton saxophonist JF Picard and his friends will be performing original compositions in this intimate quartet setting.

May 10 - 7:30PM

#connect

#connect is a biennial, auditioned project choir for singers ages 18 to 30, attracting the most motivated singers from local community and university choirs. They experience the structure, discipline, demands and artistry of…

May 11 - 7:00PM

Songs & Sonnets

May 11 - 7:30PM

Last Night of the Proms

The band will salute that venerable British musical tradition, The Last Night of the Proms, with a variety of music from the classics and from the British Isles.

Multiple Dates

From Cradle to Stage 2019

Walterdale Theatre’s Annual New Work Festival

May 18 - 7:30PM

i Coristi Gone Wild

Music about animals - A light and fun program for spring!

May 23 - 8:00PM

Stephanie Urquhart Quartet “Concealment” CD Release

This performance by the Stephanie Urquhart Quartet marks the release of their debut album "Concealment."

May 26 - 3:00PM

Playful Mozart

The program includes: Mozart - Musical Joke K.522, Mozart Piano Concerto in E-flat major K.27, Mozart - Symphony in A major K.201

May 30 - 8:00PM

Marty Majorowicz CD Release

Edmonton trombonist Marty Majorowicz will be releasing his new organ trio album, fea-turing European jazz superstar Florian Ross on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer.

Multiple Dates

A Little Night Music

Foote in the Door Productions is proud to close their 5th season with A Little Night Music, based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night and winner of four Tony Awards.

Jun 09 - 3:00PM

Space Odyssey...
50th Anniv. of Lunar Landing

A voyage into space; music of wonder and discovery

Multiple Dates

Brian Webb Dance Company featuring Gary James Joynes

Liminal – that state of neither here nor there, of the in between, is an intersection of live performance and new technologies in sound creation.

Multiple Dates

The Light in the Piazza

Picture a beautiful summer day, Italy, 1953: Margaret Johnson, an elegant and strong-willed Southern woman, has taken her daughter, Clara, on a vacation to Italy. A chance encounter occurs between Clara and a young Italian gentleman,…

Jul 07 - 3:00PM

Summer Voyage

The program will include: Wolf - Italian Serenade, McPherson - “Piece”, and Grieg - Holberg Suite