Mainstage Concerts

2018-19 Mainstage Concerts

The Department of Music's MainStage Concert Series showcases top student music ensembles, choirs, bands, the University Symphony Orchestra, faculty performers, vocalists and acclaimed international guest artists. Each concert varies in repertoire from classical to contemporary, including original compositions. Performance venues include Convocation Hall, one of Edmonton’s most treasured music stages, and Winspear Centre, one of North America’s finest concert halls.

HERSTORY: WOMEN COMPOSERS FOR WIND BAND
March 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Winspear Centre

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (conducted by Angela Schroeder) and Concert Band (conducted by Daryl Price) perform prominent works by influential female composers, including Ida Gotkovsky's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Band. The Department of Music Concerto Competition winner, Ben Whittier, appears as guest soloist.


CARNAVAL
April 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Winspear Centre

The University Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Petar Dundjerski) closes the MainStage concert season with an evening of light favourites, including Le Carnaval des Animaux by Saint-Saëns. Beloved by families, this fun and witty piece features special guest pianists Jacques Després and Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp, performing with the orchestra on two pianos.