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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Four cornerstone arts organizations bring you The Season on Stage


Four leaders in the Edmonton arts scene join together to bring you an exceptional performance package

Four fabulous performances, one low price.

Edmonton, AB Ķ Explore, Listen, Feel, Surrender. Four cornerstone arts organizations in Alberta, and leaders in the Edmonton arts scene, have come together to offer The Season on Stage. The Alberta Ballet, the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Opera, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra invite all dance, theatre, opera, and music lovers to experience the diversity of the performing and musical arts in Edmonton with a special, limited time, ticket package offer.

Choice performances included in this ticket package are: the Alberta Ballets Romeo and Juliet, the Citadel Theatres As You Like It, Edmonton Operas Pirates of Penzance, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestras Vivaldis Guitar Concerto.

Alberta Ballet presents

Romeo and Juliet

November 6 & 7, 2009

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Choreography: Jean Grand-Matre

Accompanied by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Alberta Ballets three-year Shakespeare Cycle opened with Kirk Petersons magnificent Othello and was followed by Christopher Wheeldons critically acclaimed triumph A Midsummer Nights Dream. This season we conclude the cycle with an encore presentation of Grand-Matres intense and riveting Romeo and Juliet, set to one of the most brilliant scores ever written for ballet, by the great Sergei Prokofiev.

Collaboration is at the heart of creating art. Along with our other partnerships this season, we are proud to be able to share in this great opportunity to allow our audiences to experience some of the best of what Edmontons arts community has to offer.

Darryl Lindenbach, Executive Director, Alberta Ballet

Edmonton Opera presents

Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert and Sullivan

February 6, 9, & 11, 2010

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Back by popular demand, Gilbert and Sullivans timeless classic returns to the stage for a delightful meander through the world of Englands most notorious, yet generous, pirates. As to be expected from Gilbert and Sullivan, this sunny delight in the midst of winter owes its hilarity to a series of misunderstandings, impossibly ludicrous rules, and the indomitable (if misguided) spirit of young love. The high-jinx, high silliness, and high notes on the high seas will be steered by Conductor/ Director team Peter Dala and Robert Herriot, who brought the laughs to Edmonton Opera audiences in recent productions of Daughter of the Regiment and H.M.S. Pinafore. Join us in February for our own version of a winter cruise, and dont miss the adventure in this topsy-turvy world of fools!

Its a great package for people who want to try a little bit of everything we have such wonderful art in this city and Edmontonians will really benefit from getting to try it all this season. Arts partnerships in Edmonton have always been a foundation of our business, and this is a wonderful new extension of collaborating.

- Mary Phillips-Rickey, General Manager, Edmonton Opera

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra presents

Vivaldis Guitar Concerto

March 26 & 27, 2010

Francis Winspear Center for Music

William Eddins, conductor

Manuel Barrueco, guitar

A superior musician, wrote the New York Times of Manuel Barrueco, a classical music guitarist who makes his ESO debut playing Vivaldis haunting Guitar Concerto. Barrueco will also demonstrate his world of talent, musicianship, and technical acuity performing Sierras Folias, based on Spanish dances of the 16th and 17th centuries. Bill Eddins and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will complete the program with Respighis popular Ancient Airs and Dances and Petroushka, a ballet based on the Russian tale of a puppet brought to life.

We feel this to be a terrific offer for patrons of the musical and performing arts, to have a full range experience of the high calibre artistic talent that resides in our city. Through the partnership of these four flagship arts groups, people can enjoy a taste of everything. And for newcomers, what a perfect way to experience it all.

- Annemarie Petrov, Managing Director, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

The Citadel Theatre presents

As You Like It

April 17 May 9, 2010

Maclab Theatre

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: James MacDonald

What is a young noblewoman to do when she and her father are banished from their home on pain of death? Rosalind retreats to the Forest of Arden where nature and love are her happy salvations. Fearful of discovery, she disguises herself as a boy, only to fall madly in love with a handsome, lovesick gentleman, Orlando. A romantic comedy ahead of its time, Shakespeares As You Like It features delightful characters, mischievous encounters and deliciously witty repartee.

Featuring the participants of the 2010 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.

The Citadel has high regard for the work of our arts partners, Edmonton Opera, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the Alberta Ballet, and were excited to be working together to offer Edmontonians a great mix of live performance opportunities this season.

Penny Ritco, Executive Director, Citadel Theatre

Only 100 ticket packages available! Packages can be purchased at TIX on the Square beginning September 8th, 2009. Four tickets, four performances, all for one low price of $170 (plus fees). Call 780-420-1757, toll-free 1-877-888-1757, or visit

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