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About Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

The Edmonton Symphony regards as its artistic mission to bring the highest quality of live orchestral performance to a broad spectrum of the community.

In the last 60-plus years, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensembles. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and family concerts. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut as part of the Spring for Music festival on May 8th, 2012.

  • Our Mission

    Read about the mission of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

  • Chief Conductor

    Alex Prior is the Chief Conductor of the ESO as of the 2017/2018 season.

  • Meet the Musicians

    View the biographies of the Orchestra musicians.


  • Music Director Emeritus

    William Eddins is the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s first Music Director Emeritus.

  • ESO Recordings

    Browse recordings made by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

  • ESO Staff

    Meet the ESO staff.


  • ESO Board

    Learn about the Board of Directors and view financial statements of the Society.

  • History of the ESO

    Read about the rich history of the ESO.


  • Carnegie Hall: May 8, 2012

    Read about our Carnegie Hall debut and listen to the concert.

  • Connect With Us

    Sign up for our email newsletters and stay in touch.

  • Signature Magazine

    View the latest issue and archives of our official publication.

  • Eso's Young Leadership Council

    Now recruiting! The YLC’s mandate is to nurture and develop young leaders and supporters of the ESO, while involving the voices of the many generations and diverse people in our community.

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