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Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday Showcase: Celebrate the marriage between the music of medieval magic and folk-art celebration in European Inspirations

Sunday, January 17th 2:00 pm

Edmonton, AB Ķ Music of medieval magic and folk-art celebration come together in your Edmonton Symphony Orchestras (ESO) first Sunday Showcase series event of 2010.  On Sunday, January 17th, Music Director William Eddins will fill ENMAX Hall of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music with the sounds of European inspired works by Dvok, Liszt, Arutunian, Estacio, and Falla. 

Young promising Canadian pianist, Shean Competition winner, and Juilliard graduate student Daniel Fung joins the ESO on stage for Liszts Totentanz, a dazzling showpiece of daring stylistic innovations based on the famous monastic chant Dies iraeNot to be outdone, our Principal Trumpet Robin Doyon plays Arutunians Trumpet Concerto, an energetic concerto of Eastern European lyricism and harmonic texture.  Resident Conductor Lucas Waldin will lead the orchestra through John Estacios poignant work for strings Such Sweet Sorrow, which will be complemented by a suite from Falla's wonderful comic ballet The Three-Cornered Hat, and Dvok's celebratory Carnival Overture.

Post-concert, guests are invited to sit down, relax, and engage in a casual conversation with Lucas Waldin and Daniel Fung in the main lobby.  Sunday Coffee Shop offers a uniquely interactive Q&A setting with our Resident Conductor and guest artists this season.

Flute duo Chiara and Juliana Concini will be performing in the main lobby beginning at 1:15 pm, as part of our Musicians in the Making program, generously supported by TELUS.

Ticket prices range from $20 $65 (agency fees apply), and are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office.  Call (780) 428-1414, toll-free 1-800-563-5081, or purchase online at

The next performance of the Sunday Showcase series takes place on March 21st, 2010.  Acclaimed Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra makes her ESO debut presenting richly colourful musical blends of tango and classical tradition.  Marimbist Pius Cheung appears as guest soloist, performing a Bach masterpiece as youve never heard it before.

Thank you to our season media sponsor CBC, and our series media sponsors CKUA Radio Network and Edmontons Child.

Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Marc Carnes, Director of Development, at (780) 401-2518.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensemble.  Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.



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