What’s the difference between a symphony and a concerto?
When do I clap?
Why is everything in Italian?
Hey, even Yo-Yo Ma asked those questions once upon a time. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer Symphony 101. It’s designed for those who wish to enhance their symphony-going experience, just by understanding what it’s all about.
Hosted by ESO Music Resource D.T. Baker, Symphony 101 goes back to the basics. In a lively and fun session, get some background as to what all that information on a symphony program actually means. Bach was Baroque, and Berlioz a Romantic – so what? This is your chance to find out. With musical excerpts from the ESO’s 2011/2012 season, Symphony 101 will be interactive as well as informative. Feel free to ask the questions you might have been too shy to ask before.
Symphony 101 for ESO Patrons
There’s a separate Symphony 101 for nearly every ESO subscriber series, and each will cover the music, and many of the terms and forms you’ll encounter in the programs – and the program notes – of your series. The program is offered at no cost, but you do need to register with us. Symphony 101 is being offered on the following dates:
- Thu, August 25, 2011 at 8pm (for Robbins Pops)
- Sat, August 27, 2011 at 8pm (for Friday Masters & Landmark Classic Masters)
- Wed, August 31, 2011 at 7:30pm (for Sunday Showcase / Midweek Classics)
- Thu, September 15, 2011 at 8pm (for Robbins Lighter Classics)
Symphony 101 at the Edmonton Public Library
Join us for Symphony 101 at the Edmonton Public Library branch closest to you:
Click here for registration information for Symphony 101 at EPL branches.
- Sun, September 18, 2011 at 2pm (Stanley Milner Library)
- Sun, September 25, 2011 at 2pm (Woodcroft Library)
- Wed, September 28, 2011 at 7pm (Whitemud Crossing Library)
- Sun, October 2, 2011 at 2pm (Lois Hole Library)
- Tue, October 11, 2011 at 7pm (Riverbend Library)