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.

CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERWORKS WITH CLARINET
February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Convocation Hall

Renowned clarinetist, James Campbell, joins Patricia Tao (piano), Rafael Hoekman (cello) and Robert Uchida (violin) for an evening of 19th and 20th century chamber music classics. The concert will also feature a commissioned piece by Edmonton composer, Allan Gilliland, for clarinet, piano, cello and violin.


UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL HONOUR BAND WEEKEND
February 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Winspear Centre

Accomplished high school music students from across the province gather for the High School Honour Band weekend, culminating in a grand finale performance with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Department of Music Concerto Competition winner. Conducted by Angela Schroeder.  


MEZZO MADNESS 
February 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Convocation Hall

This concert features popular vocal repertoire performed by three prominent Canadian mezzo-sopranos: Norine Burgess, Renee Brad, and the Department of Music's Elizabeth Turnbull. Accompanied by Shannon Hiebert (piano). 


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) present the Canadian premiere of Julie Giroux’s Symphony No. 5, along with other prominent works by influential female composers. 


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 afternoon 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.