The ESO's Carnegie Hall Debut
May 8, 2012
In celebration of its 60th season, 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. Along with outstanding soloists who hail from Edmonton, and featuring three ESO-commissioned works, this performance was an extraordinary event in the Orchestra's history. John Estacio's Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello was written for the ESO's inaugural performance at the Winspear Centre in 1997. Allan Gilliland's Dreaming of the Masters III was composed for Edmonton's celebrated trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann, and was an immediate hit at its debut on the Robbins Pops series in 2010. The ESO's new Composer in Residence Robert Rival composed a new work for this memorable concert – Lullaby. And finally, Bohuslav Martinů's First Symphony completed the program.
Our Carnegie Hall program is now available as a recording! Click here to learn more about this double-CD set.
A compilation of photos, tweets and links about our journey to New York City to make our Carnegie Hall debut as part of the Spring for Music festival: