2016-17 Mainstage Concerts

Elite music student ensembles, choirs, bands, the University Symphony Orchestra, faculty performers and vocalists, plus acclaimed international guest artists are featured in the U of A’s mainstage concert series.

Varied Piano Solo Music: From Obscure Gems to Recognized Masterpieces

Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. | Convocation Hall
A very personal and out of the ordinary program of works by Kraus, Beethoven and Debussy. Performed by Jacques Després.

Shadows and Light

Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. | Winspear Centre
A musical reflection on the contrasting themes of grief and healing, joy and pain, light and darkness. Performed by Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and guest Lindsey Goodman (flute).

U of A Symphony Orchestra: Free But Happy

Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. | Winspear Centre
Expanding on Brahms’ personal musical motto, Symphony No. 3 is an artistic tour de force. Marquez’s Danzón No. 2, a Latin flavoured musical firecracker, bookends this exciting USO event. Conductor: Petar Dundjerski.


Kilburn Memorial Concert

Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. | Convocation Hall
Charles Richard-Hamelin is one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. In this special concert event, the renowned Canadian pianist performs a mesmerizing repertoire of works by Mozart, Chopin and Schumann.