|Performing Arts Venue |||Other|
|Getting There |||Corner of 99th Street and 102 Avenue|
|Winspear Box Office 10AM – 5:30PM Open longer on performance nights.|
Profile Last Updated: August 29, 2008
There has been an orchestra in Edmonton, in one form or another, dating back almost to the establishment of the city. While 1920 saw the first performance of a community ensemble under the name of Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, it was the vision and guidance of a small and dedicated group that brought about the professional ESO in 1952. Then, the Edmonton Symphony Society was formed, guaranteeing the city would be treated to professional orchestral sounds for many years to come.
Well-Known and Well-Respected
Locals and visitors alike will tell you that The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is prominent in the Canadian music scene. Its current roster includes more than 50 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire, from the great classical masterworks to pop hits to children's concerts. The symphony performs regularly at Edmonton's Winspear Centre, which features a state-of-the art sound system and unobstructed views from every seat in the house.
Learning About The Arts
The Edmonton Symphony also makes a point of getting the community involved; they have education concerts for school age children, The Young Composers Project, Sunday Masters, and the Sobeys’ Symphony Under the Sky. If you have a large group of children, or any group, you can obtain special rates. Take advantage of the stirring music on menu and get inspired.
Note: There are many restaurants close by if you want a lovely pre-theatre bite.