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2016/2017 Sunday Showcase


Rising stars on the classical scene and members of the ESO are featured in four dynamic Sunday matinées.

The perfect "next step" for young audiences who've grown beyond Symphony for Kids, featuring pre-concert talks to delve into the music and post concert receptions to bring you close to the artists.


Join us for Sunday Preludes at 1:15pm on the third level lobby for an entertaining and informative talk about the afternoon's program. After the performance, stick around the main lobby for Sunday Encore for a chance to hear directly from the conductor and guest soloists.

Total events: 4

Concierto de Aranjuez

SUN, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 AT 2:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Sunday Showcase
Young Alec Holcomb hails from a family of guitar players, and was accepted in John Johns’ guitar studio at Vanderbilt University at age 11! He presents the most popular guitar concerto ever written, the Concierto de Aranjuez. Kathryn Macintosh, a veteran of the ESO’s brass section, is featured in a 1924 concerto by Danish composer Launy Grøndahl.


SUN, JANUARY 15, 2017 AT 2:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Sunday Showcase
Manitoba's young tuba virtuoso Justin Hickmott will kick brass in Victor Davies' raucously outrageous Concerto, and Eric Buchmann will perform two virtuoso showpieces: Ravel's Tzigane, and a medley from Fiddler on the Roof. One of the gems of the orchestral repertoire, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, adds to this thrilling afternoon performance.

Tchaikovsky & Chopin

SUN, APRIL 23, 2017 AT 2:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Sunday Showcase
An afternoon of musical treasures - from orchestral masterworks by Mussorgsky and Wagner to irresistible music with solo instruments and orchestra by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev. Korean pianist Dasol Kim (“a refined artistry of incredible maturity” to his performances -  North Germany Review) makes his ESO debut playing two extroverted showpieces, and the ESO's own Rafael Hoekman performs Tchaikovsky's romantic variations a courtly theme.

Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto

SUN, JUNE 11, 2017 AT 2:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Sunday Showcase
No orchestral colour will be left unexplored in this exciting matinée concert, as two works featuring the majestic Davis Concert Organ contrast with lively showcases for violin and oboe. Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng won the highest prize in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Allan Gilliland's whimsical Oboe Concerto is an expression of movement from the Baroque to the 21st Century.


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