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“Symphony under the Sky”
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Edmonton Symphony
Ranked #24 of 195 things to do in Edmonton
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Owner description: The Edmonton Symphony regards as its artistic mission to bring the highest quality of live orchestral performance to a broad spectrum of the community. In the last 60-plus years, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensembles. 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 family concerts. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut as part of the Spring for Music festival on May 8th, 2012.
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful event at Hawrelak park. You need to be in the park at least one hour or earlier before the performance starts to find parking. There is park and ride at Windsor car park at U of A. Tickets sell out fast every year as this is one of the Symphonies most popular events. Food concessions are available within the pavilion. Lines do get busy for food so get there early.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The building looks modern, and fits well in modernistic/futuristic architectural picture of the Churchill square.
The acoustics is good in the hall, specially in front part (sound is somewhat bland, to my taste, at edges).

If driving, try to park few blocks away: exiting the main parking facility (underneath the square and the library) may take up to an hour after a concert.

Thank kirillk
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend took me to the symphony for my birthday this tear, and it was phenomenal. We booked pretty late so we ended up sitting fairly high up, but the sound was still amazing. The musicians in the symphony are great! We went to the Hollywood show, and recognized so many of the songs. I can't wait to go back!

Thank K8Ciara
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is a real cultural treasure. The ESO has an annual promotion where any seat in the house is $26.00. We have been extremely fortunate to tap into this resource and have booked four and five concerts a year of some of the great music from our classic and contemporary past.

The ESO is very talented; I have heard some of my favorite pieces played to perfection, each nuance respected and clarified in a treatment and sound that would make any composer very proud. I do enjoy the ESO for all that they contribute to our cultural profile as a major Canadian city.

In addition to the orchestra being one of Canada's more respected groups, they are home in the extraordinary Winspear Centre, Edmonton's contribution to the great music venues in the world.

Take the time to sit, relax and revel in a tincture of pure musical bliss. You really won't regret it.

Thank Robert Wm S
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Edmonton is blessed with a world class symphony orchestra. We are treated to phenomenal performances every time. The guest soloists that are brought in for each concert are amazing. Tonight we were treated to a virtuoso performance of Saint- Saen's "Egyptian" piano concerto with Stewart Goodyear on piano, followed by Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony. A wonderful evening, and typical for what to expect at an ESO concert. If you are fortunate enough to live in Edmonton, you ought to subscribe, or at least attend frequently. If you are visiting, make it a point to book tickets for a concert. You won't regret it!

Thank Richard W
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