The ESO releases commemorative recording A Concert for New York
On May 8th, 2012, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was invited to perform at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall. As part of the second annual Spring for Music festival, the ESO joined five other North American orchestras in performing a series of creative, provocative and stimulating concerts. This extraordinary event in the Orchestra’s history was commemorated through a recording of the performance of the same program at the Winspear Centre, and we look forward to officially releasing the two-CD album, A Concert for New York
, available for purchase now.
Highlights include three ESO-commissioned works, and the program opens with a piece composed specifically in honour of the New York concert – Lullaby
by ESO’s current Composer in Residence, Robert Rival. John Estacio is the ESO’s first Composer in Residence, and his Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello
follows, a composition written for the orchestra's inaugural performance at the Winspear Centre in 1997. Finally, Dreaming of the Masters III
by Allan Gilliland (the ESO’s second Composer in Residence), a three-movement jazz suite for trumpet and orchestra wraps up the first CD. The album features performances by internationally celebrated Edmontonians Angela Cheng (piano), Juliette Kang (violin), and Jens Lindemann (trumpet), as well as Halifax’s Denise Djokic (cello).
Introductory price of $25
The two-CD set will be offered at an introductory price of $25 (GST included), and will be available at the Winspear Centre box office during regular business hours, and in the Winspear lobby following ESO performances in October. The CD may also be purchased by phone at 780-428-1414 for the introductory price of $30 including GST and shipping. After October, CDs will be available at the Box Office for $30 or by phone for $35.
A note from our executive director, Annemarie Petrov:
“Standing on the stage at Carnegie Hall to introduce our talented ensemble of musicians was both a humbling experience and one of fierce pride. Our ‘small but mighty’ orchestra has truly come of age. This event inspired amazing community and government support, and the ESO was indisputably a worthy ambassador of Canadian contemporary classical music and Edmonton arts and culture on the world’s stage. Edmonton’s symphony achieved significant milestones in its first 60 years and I am confident that our Carnegie Hall debut will go down in the organization’s history as one of those watershed moments that will spark an era of continued innovation and growth.”
to learn more about the recording.