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ESO Presents Masters Applause - Metropolis

May 27

A program of cityscapes by cosmopolitan composers and a night of sophistication and big-city swagger, as Bill Eddins is joined by superb Canadian soloists. From movie scores to a Prokofiev concerto, this is a night of uptown masterpieces.

Featured Repertoire Bernstein – On the Waterfront: Suite Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3 Ives – Central Park in the Dark Herrmann – Taxi Driver Carpenter – Skyscrapers

Additional Activities Arrive early for Symphony Prelude, an in-depth presentation about musical works to help make the most of your concert experience, starting at 6:45 pm in Enmax Hall (Main Performance Chamber), free to all ticket holders.

 

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Eastern European Song Soirée

May 31

Join us for an intimate gathering where audience and performers share in the creative genius of musicians from Eastern Europe.  Travel from Russia with Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff to the Ukraine with Lysenko.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these romantic, mysterious and tragic, Czech, and Polish songs.

 

May 31, 2017, 7:30pm

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Avenue

Adults $18 | Students $15

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ESO Presents Robbins Lighter Classics - Orchestra On Parade

Jun 1

There’s a reason why symphony orchestras have been a mainstay of music for centuries. The range, the power, and the palette of sound attained by an orchestra cannot be matched. In this stirring and unforgettable night, the ESO will be put on display with timeless classics, Broadway tunes, music from the movies, and more. A night not to be missed by any fan of the orchestra.

Featured Repertoire Strauss – Thunder and Lightning Polka Debussy – Clair de lune Weill – Mack the Knife Highlights from West Side Story, Star Trek, E.T., Swan Lake

 

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Divas of the Night

Jun 2

Join the ladies of NUOVA for scene excerpts featuring some of the best female roles in opera and musical theatre. This night of staged excerpts will feature highlights of all the great larger works in one evening.These works will be explored by the esteemed faculty and sung by the NUOVA’s lovely ladies!

 

June 2, 2017, 7:30pm

Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Adults $24 | Seniors $22 | Students $20

 

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Songs From Asia

Jun 3

As part of this year’s celebration of Canada 150, the Festival is highlighting the musical and performance culture brought to our lands by immigrants from Eastern Europe and Asia. This Asian Fusion concert will feature this year’s emerging artists with Chinese, Korean, and Japanese heritage alongside their colleagues from across the country in a very special night of rarely heard song, Chinese opera, thematic western opera and so much more.

 

June 3, 2017, 7:30pm

Ukrainian National Federation Hall – 10629-98 Street

Adults $20 | Seniors $18 | Students $16

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Calgary Ukrainian Festival

Jun 3 - Jun 4

 

The sixth annual Calgary Ukrainian Festival invites you to sit back and relax in their festival home. Enjoy the many stage shows, fill up on delicious food, shop til you drop in their vendor market place, and refresh yourself with a variety of Ukrainian beverages.

The festival celebrates a vibrant Ukrainian heritage. Even though Ukrainians are spread throughout the world, they have found ways to teach their culture and traditions to their children and hold their community together.

Allow the taste of their spirits take you on a journey through the rich Ukrainian culture and cuisine as if having experienced travelling to Ukraine itself and enjoy the finest Ukrainian beer and vodka.

Shop until you drop in their vendor market place in which you’ll be able to meet and see the work of talented Ukrainian artists.

Join them for Zabava and dance the evening away to live Ukrainian music.

 

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Sacred Song Concert & Tea

Jun 4

Music for Contemplation

Let us lift your spirits with the beauty of musical words of praise. This concert will feature many excerpts from famous oratorios, sacred gospel and art song, new and old. Join us afterwards in the church hall for a special afternoon tea by donation and meet the artists. Delicious culinary treats will be provided by La Favorite Pastry Shop.

 

June 4, 2017, 1:30pm

Robertson-Wesley United Church – 10209-123 Street

Adults $20 | Students $17

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - German Song Soirée

Jun 7

Be taken on a journey through the Lieder (German songs), repertoire. Enjoy hearing great symphonic composer’s such as Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Strauss’s Lieder. Then be transported back to the salons of the 19th century where audiences first heard songs by Schubert & Brahms.

 

June 7, 2017, 7:30pm

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Avenue

Adults $18 | Students $15

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Patience

Jun 9 - Jun 11

Don’t miss this rollicking send-up of Victorian romanticism.  Courted by all the young ladies, the seemingly dashing and brooding poet, Reginald Bunthorne only has eyes for Patience, a simple milkmaid, who, in turn, only has eyes for the poet Archibald Grosvenor. Oh, and the army shows up to marry all the single women, but finds its prospects dashed!  The lessons of the pain and passion of true love are shared with all. Will everyone end up with a suitable partner?

Sung in English

 

June 9, 10, & 11, 2017, 7:30pm

The Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park

Adults $28 | Seniors $26 | Students $20

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ESO Presents Sunday Showcase - Mozart's "Turkish" Concerto

Jun 11

No orchestral colour will be left unexplored in this exciting matinée concert, as two works featuring the majestic Davis Concert Organ contrast with lively showcases for violin and oboe. Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng won the highest prize in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Allan Gilliland’s whimsical Oboe Concerto is an expression of movement from the Baroque to the 21st Century.

Featured Repretoire Saint-Saëns – “Organ” Symphony Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”

 

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Eugene Onegin

Jun 15 - Jun 16

Lyrical Scenes in 3 Acts: To escape the monotony of the city, a Russian aristocrat goes into the countryside. Presented with the young beauty Tatiana, Onegin soon falls in lust, while she, in return falls in love.  Her sister, Olga is courted by their neighbour Lenski, a friend of Onegin.  When Onegin does not return Tatiana’s affections, she turns to another, while tragedy befalls her family at the hand of Onegin.  This opera will be sung in Russian with English subtitles.

 

June 15 & 16, 2017, 7:30pm

The Oasis Centre – 10930-177 Street

Adults $32 | Seniors $30 | Students $20

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ESO Presents Friday Masters - Carmine Burana

Jun 16

Carl Orff’s cantata was intended to be an exploration of medieval poetry, but has become one of the iconic works for chorus and orchestra. It makes a suitably powerful conclusion to the 2016/2017 Masters series and is joined by works from two of the ESO’s former Composers in Residence, including a brand new Trumpet Concerto by John Estacio.

Featured Repertoire Orff – Carmina Burana Estacio – Trumpet Concerto Rival – Northwest Passage Variations

Additional Activities Arrive early for Symphony Prelude, an in-depth presentation about musical works to help make the most of your concert experience, starting at 7 pm in Enmax Hall (Main Performance Chamber), free to all ticket holders.

 

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Letters Home

Jun 17

A Celebration of the Early Canadian Settlers

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, we present a unique concert extolling the experience of both the immigrant and indigenous Canadian communities. The concert includes the Alberta premier of Ken Nichols’ and Mark Morris’ “Letters Home”, a semi-staged song-cycle featuring letters from early pioneer settlers in Southern Alberta (written for a tenor, soprano, pianist and string quartet) alongside Sir Ernest MacMillan’s “Three Songs from the West Coast”, a song cycle based on indigenous texts from the Tsimshian People group from around the Skeena and Nass Rivers. The text of these songs were translated into English by Duncan Campbell Scott.

 

June 17, 2017, 7:30pm

Robertson-Westley United Church – 10209-123 Street

Adults $24 | Seniors $22 | Students $20

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - The Cunning Little Vixen

Jun 23 - Jun 29

This magical Czech story of the forest tells the tale of a young Vixen fox cub who, after escaping capture, find adventure and love in the forest. The cycle of life is celebrated by both the animals of the forest and the people who inhabit it. Janacek presents some of his most experimental music while blending the magic of the animal world with the folly of village in this light opera of folklore.

Opera NUOVA is pleased to feature the dancers from Citie Ballet in this production.

Sung in Czech

 

June 23, 25, 27 & 29, 2017, 7:30pm

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

Adults $40 | Seniors $35 | Students $20

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Opera Nuova Presents NUOVA Festival - Carousel

Jun 24 - Jun 30

Come and walk with us…

The uplifting tale of love lost and redemption from beyond the stars, Carousel was named by Time magazine as the best musical of the 20th century. Regarded by Richard Rodgers as his favorite show he had ever written, Carousel tells the story of young lovers Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan as they struggle with the trials of marriage and criminal enterprises.  With songs like “If I Loved You”, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” this production will capture the hearts of fans and new audiences alike.

 

June 24, 28, & 30, 2017, 7:30pm

June 26, 2017, 1:30pm

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

Adults $45 | Seniors $40 | Students $20

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