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Edmonton Youth Orchestra presents their 2018/19 season featuring three concerts at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, 4 Winston Churchill Square
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2pm
Featuring 38th Annual Concerto Competition Winners, Intermediate & Senior Strings
Conductor: Michael Massey
Coriolan Overture / Beethoven
Suite No. 1 “Reflections” / Massey
- Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor / Saint-Saens - Soloist Jonah Hansen
- Allegro non troppo
Allegretto con moto
- Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 /Tchaikovsky - Soloist Jacques Forestier
- Allegro moderato – Moderato Assai
Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Enigma Variations / Elgar
The Edmonton Youth Orchestra 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.
Fifteen-year-old Jonah Hansen began learning the cello with Victoria Clarke at age five, where he enjoyed chamber music and cello ensembles under her coaching. At age thirteen, he began to study with Rafael Hoekman. Jonah was the Principal Cello of the EYO Intermediate Orchestra in 2016- 2017 and is currently a member of the EYO Senior Orchestra. He achieved RCM Grade Nine Cello at age thirteen.
Born into a family of musicians, fourteen-year-old Jacques Forestier has been playing the violin since the age of two. Currently studying with Bill Van der Sloot at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, Jacques is also part of their Academy Program for gifted youth.
Tickets are $15 for Adults, and $10 for Students/Seniors(60+), plus applicable fees.
Please Note: Children unader 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 2/24/19 2:00pm
Sun 4/14/19 2:00pm