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Address: #4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-428-1414
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The Edmonton Symphony regards as its artistic mission to bring the highest...

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.

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Symphony under the Sky

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank K8Ciara
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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;... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Edmonton Symphony is an extremely accomplished group and the venue is excellent. Wonderful acoustics. If you like great music, then take the time to visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Edmonton Symphony take the show on the road for the past 20 years and present a performance in the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. The themes change during the run, this year the performances were held from Thursday to Sunday evenings. For certain Edmonton Winspear, the normal home of the Edmonton Symphony is a glorious, world-class venue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

A night at the Winspeare watching the ESO is such a unique experience. The audience runs the gamut and you'll see everything from jeans to formal wear most nights (though if you're going to a Masters' performance there will be very few in jeans). It isn't a pretentious crowd, and the musicians are excellent. The conductor does has an impact... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Well done Edmonton symphony, and in such a wonderful venue Winspear Centre. Fantastic acoustics, beautiful and comfortable. Love this setting.

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Thank coll48
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

For a city our size I think we have a very fine symphony. I enjoy their performances immensely. The Winspear acoustics make sounds delicious and sparkling, but also very clear, so when this group perform exceptionally you know it. We've has some terrific guests this season as well. Our organ is pretty marvellous too.

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