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2016/2017 Robbins Lighter Classics

2016/2017

From celestial to razzmatazz, you’ll love these delightful concerts.

Thank you to our generous supporters of this series: Bill & Mary Jo Robbins.

Total events: 6

Music of the Night

THU, OCTOBER 6, 2016 AT 8:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Robbins Lighter Classics
Nighttime has inspired some of the greatest works of art. As the days get shorter, let’s celebrate with a paean to the dark: masterworks by Wagner, Dvorak, Verdi, and more. The evening features ESO Principal Harp Nora Bumanis teaming up with Juno Award winning harpist Gianetta Baril in Marjan Mozetich's celestial double harp concerto.

Accordion Sorcery

THU, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 AT 8:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Robbins Lighter Classics
If you’ve never paired the words "classical" and "accordion" before, this concert is the place to begin. Praised as “superbly subtle and virtuosic” (The Arts Desk) Ksenija Sidorova is the leading ambassador for the accordion and will perform works written for her alongside transcriptions of masterpieces by J.S. Bach, and Georges Bizet, including selections from her new CD Carmen.

A Lightly Classical Christmas

THU, DECEMBER 22, 2016 AT 8:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Robbins Lighter Classics
We’re told a multitude of angels sang at the first Christmas and music has been a part of the tradition ever since. This year, our annual Lighter Classics version of holiday music beloved traditional songs and carols of the season.

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

THU, JANUARY 19, 2017 AT 8:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Robbins Lighter Classics
Charlie Chaplin defied the times in 1931 when he made the silent film City Lights, in an age when “talkies” were becoming common, and it is still regarded as one of the greatest ever made. This hilarious and touching film will be projected above the stage while the orchestra performs Chaplin's own score live.

Fifteen Soloists

THU, APRIL 20, 2017 AT 8:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Robbins Lighter Classics
A dazzling array of orchestral miniatures and showstoppers will fill a night devoted to the talented members of your ESO. Fifteen musicians will step out from their orchestral desks to shine in favourite melodies from the 17th to the 21st centuries!

Orchestra on Parade

THU, JUNE 1, 2017 AT 8:00PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Robbins Lighter Classics
There’s a reason why symphony orchestras have been a mainstay of music for centuries. In this stirring and unforgettable night, the ESO will be put on display with timeless classics, Broadway tunes, music from the movies, and more.

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