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Convergence 2018

Convergence is a full-length contemporary performance created by GW Collective Artist Ainsley Hillyard featuring GWDC’s largest team to date: five Edmonton-based artists and two GWDC collective artists.

Nov 16 - 7:30PM

Digging Roots

Juno-winning First Nations power couple Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta have built their sound on a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love. Their music - best described as roots, rock, soul-folk…

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The Groove Crew

The Groove Crew is a group of accomplished Calgary musicians who provide a powerful, refreshing, unique and driving brand of traditional and original blues, R&B, funk, reggae and jazz.

Nov 17 - 7:30PM

Meeting Places 1

Meeting Places 1 is the first in a series of concerts that explore intersections between choral music and other areas in which choirs don't work very often.

Nov 17 - 8:00PM

Azuline Duo - Guitar/Flute

Enchanting flute and guitar! The Azuline Duo brings together Emma Rush (guitar) and Sara Traficante (flute) in a new ensemble that is gaining recognition for striking repertoire and a lively stage presence.

Nov 18 - 2:00PM

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra

Paying tribute to the ska and reggae greats from the Skatalites to the Specials with an entire ska orchestra, this will be a rocksteady afternoon featuring arrangements from the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, the Melbourne…

Nov 18 - 3:00PM

Baroque Chamber Music Treasures

The concert features members of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble with guest oboist Beth Levia.

Nov 18 - 3:00PM

For All the Saints...
Hymns for the Soul

Featuring concert-hymns arrangements; a cappella and with a British-style brass band

Nov 18 - 7:00PM

Lidia Zabka Khaner and Friends in Concert

Join us for an evening with Ms. Zabka Khaner, one of Canada’s/Poland’s greatest contemporary oboe musicians, and friends, playing various pieces by W. Lutoslawski, M. Zielinski, C. Reinecke, W. Mozart among the others composers.

Nov 18 - 7:30PM

Handel Coronation Anthems

Chronos Vocal Ensemble opens the 2018-2019 Season with Baroque masterworks including music of Bach and Handel, and featuring Handel’s Coronation Anthems, written for the 1727 coronation of George II. The program will feature…

Nov 23 - 8:00PM

Turboprop

Innovative and electrifying, Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects. With his sextet Turboprop, Cervini flexes…

Nov 23 - 8:00PM

Goodbye Party - Jessica Heine CD Release Concert

Goodbye Party, the new release by Edmonton singer songwriter Jessica Heine is a record that explores goodbyes, some of them incredibly hard, some of them bringers of new beginnings.

Nov 24 - 7:00PM

Rejoice

Vocal Alchemy kicks off its 17th Season with a performance featuring seasonal music choir, brass and organ.

Nov 24 - 8:00PM

Elizabeth Shepherd

Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album “Start to Move” was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson…

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Edmonton Youth Orchestra - 2018/19 Season

The Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association, founded in 1952, is widely regarded as one of the finest youth orchestra programs in Canada.

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MATARA by Conni Massing

An elephant keeper, a security guard and a marketing consultant, all with very different perspectives on animals, deal with a looming crisis at the zoo where they work.

Nov 30 - 7:30PM

Martin Kerr

Martin Kerr has built his career one passer-by at a time, singing his way from street-corners to concert halls and arenas. Often compared to the best of the 1970s troubadours - Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver - Martin's…

Nov 30 - 8:00PM

Raul Midon

The New York Times has called Raul Midón “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” With his exciting new 2018 album “If You Really Want”, Midón’s voice and guitar ride the…

Dec 01 - 2:00PM

A Christmas Karol: Karol Wojtyla 2018 Nativity Play

Prepare for the Christmas season by coming out to an old-fashioned nativity play, the 11th annual Karol Wojtyla Nativity Play.

Dec 01 - 8:00PM

The Sheryl Bailey 3

Hailed as a “sizzling guitar goddess,” by The NYC Jazz Record, Sheryl Bailey has transcended the familiar trio of organ, guitar, and drums and raised it to an exciting new plane. A regular name on Downbeat magazine’s annual…

Dec 02 - 3:00PM

Through Ancient Stars

The closing arc of the circle of life, full of rich and tender imagery both sensory and spiritual, threads through this portrait of a waning season. The poignance and universality of penitence and praise, comfort and peace is…

Dec 02 - 3:00PM

Music For A Festive Season

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.

Dec 03 - 7:30PM

The Many Moods of Christmas

The program will include works spanning five centuries: motets by William Byrd, Richard Dering and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; the premiere performance of The World Becomes Home, a suite of three songs for Advent and Christmas…

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The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. A yellow car, a heated jazz band, a mysterious millionaire and secret love affairs play out in the glamorized world of…

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Jim Brenan

Spending half his life in Edmonton and half in Calgary, Jim Brenan knows well the wealth of talent harboured within their city limits. The Jim Brenan 11 is a union of the most versatile and talented Alberta-based jazz musicians…

Dec 08 - 10:00AM

TIX-Mas Party!

Meet local artists at TIX on the Square’s annual TIX-mas Party! Three local TIX artists will be in-store creating fabulous artworks and answering all your questions. While you shop, enjoy complimentary drinks and festive treats.

Dec 08 - 2:00PM

Sing-Along Messiah

The BALM Society is pleased to present its first annual Sing-Along Messiah, scheduled for Saturday December 8th, 2:00 PM, at Robertson-Wesley United Church. Participants will be delighted to sing the choruses along with a chamber…

Dec 09 - 2:00PM

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

For a twist on seasonal classics, nothing beats the Nutcracker Suite by Duke Ellington. The Duke jazzed the titles of Tchaikovsky's legendary score -- "Dance of the Reed Pipes" became "Toot Toot Tootie Toot," "Dance of the Sugar…

Dec 09 - 2:30PM

Noël en choeur

Chorale Saint-Jean, les Chantamis, Mélodie d’Amour, L’ensemble vocal Clé and Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Jean join to sing in the holidays 170-voices strong. Relive your Christmas memories with traditional songs and ancient…

Dec 09 - 3:00PM

War & Peace

Concordia Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the 2018-19 season features an eclectic selection of contrasting repertoire. It explores the yin and yang and our indomitable quest to find the perfect balance, from the bombastic…

Dec 09 - 6:00PM

Noël

The vibrant, timeless tidings of the gospel story are celebrated in festive fashion with choirs and bells. Concordia’s community choirs and handbell ensembles join in words and tunes ancient and contemporary, capturing anew…

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Oh! Christmas Tree

Lucy is looking forward to sharing her family’s holiday rituals with her fiancé Algar, especially now that they are living together. Algar, who loves Lucy but hates Christmas, decides to take a stand by refusing to put up…

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The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant...Ever!

"The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant…Ever!" is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. What could be so hard?

Dec 15 - 7:30PM

Festive Brass

Edmonton's own British-style brass band will perform an exciting program of music!

Dec 16 - 7:00PM

Little Match Girl Passion

The Little Match Girl Passion has become Pro Coro Canada’s annual Christmas concert. Providing a contrast to the abundance of the season, this one hour candlelit performance will take you on the heart wrenching but hopeful…

Dec 19 - 7:30PM

A Swingin' Christmas & Cool Yule!

Join Edmonton's popular big band and special guests for a special night of seasonal musical cheer in jazz interpretations to help you bring in the holiday time of year with swinging big band music!

Dec 22 - 7:30PM

Perfectly Frank Christmas

Canadian Jazz saxophonist, Don Berner, and award winning vocalist and trumpeter Johnny Summers present “A Perfectly Frank Christmas”.

Dec 31 - 7:30PM

A Pro Coro Canada New Year's Eve

Last year’s New Year’s Eve concert was a resounding success, and we return to our home church of All Saints’ Cathedral. The choir will regale you once again with pieces that celebrate endings and new beginnings. Sparkling…

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Minerva - Queen of the Handcuffs

Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs is the true story of the world’s most famous female escape artist and her rivalry with Harry Houdini.

Jan 18 - 7:30PM

Kat Danser & the Tall Tales

Edmonton’s Kat Danser doesn’t just play the blues - she studies it, lives it, breathes it and elevates it from sweaty, smoky beer joints to elegant centre stage in the finest of concert halls.

Jan 19 - 7:30PM

London Haydn Quartet

One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, the London Haydn Quartet was born in 2000 out of a passion for Haydn.

Jan 19 - 8:00PM

Matthew Byrne & 100 Mile House

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew Byrne's repertoire is heavily influenced by the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody. Husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay of 100 Mile House share…

Jan 27 - 3:00PM

Flame of Love

In the depth of winter we bring you choral music that radiates with spiritual warmth, featuring the premiere of The Living Flame of Love by Canadian Peter-Anthony Togni. Written for Pro Coro Canada, this major work brings together…

Feb 01 - 7:30PM

Hillsburn

Hillsburn is a powerhouse. Their songs are timeless, their sound strong and uplifting, with densely-layered arrangements and soaring three-part harmonies. They have been proclaimed one of the east coast’s next big acts by several…

Feb 02 - 7:30PM

Tafelmusik

Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning orchestra on period instruments, has been lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”

Feb 03 - 3:00PM

Baroque Musical Delights

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.

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Leave of Absence

This play explores and challenges the fall out of the response to the same sex marriage rulings in Canada and how it affects youth and the programs and supports available to them.

Feb 09 - 8:00PM

Women of Folkways

A co-presentation with the annual Winter Roots Roundup (U of A Sound Studies), the Women of Folkways concert is a celebration by women of women in the Folkways Records catalogue.

Feb 10 - 3:00PM

Songbirds...
Music by Canadian Women

Clear and powerful sound of women's voices; performing music by Canadian women composers

Feb 10 - 7:30PM

ERS 3: David Eggert, cello and Janet Scott Hoyt, piano

Featured Works: Bach - Unaccompanied Suite, Mendelssohn - Variations Opus 17.

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We Are Not Alone by Damien Atkins

Do you believe in UFOs? Aliens? Government conspiracies? Join Damien Atkins in his return to Edmonton as he puts himself through a quest for truth.

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Wen Wei Dance Dialogue

Dialogue is a piece for six men that explores themes of contact, communication and language – both spoken and unspoken.

Feb 22 - 7:30PM

Suzie Vinnick & Tim Williams

Join us for this high quality blues Double Bill!

Feb 22 - 8:00PM

Lily Afshar- Guitar

Renowned Iranian-American guitarist!

Feb 23 - 7:00PM

Mozart Vespers

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 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…

Feb 24 - 3:00PM

Affairs of the Heart

Mar 02 - 7:30PM

Poets

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

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 09 - 7:30PM

Spring Concert

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.

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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 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.

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 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.

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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

Tengyue Zhang- Guitar

Tengyue Zhang is the first prize winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American International Concert Artist Competition, perhaps the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world.

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.

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…

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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.

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.…

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.

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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 26 - 3:00PM

Playful Mozart

Jun 09 - 3:00PM

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

A voyage into space; music of wonder and discovery

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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