Message from the Artistic Director

Janet Scott HoytIt is my very great pleasure to invite you to our 12th season of Edmonton Recital Society concerts. We have some wonderful music making in store for you!

The Bozzini Quartet will present our season opener on September 24th with an exciting evening of string quartet music of the past juxtaposed with music of the here and now. On October 22nd, we are again pleased to join with our
friends at The Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta to present two of the Czech Republic’s most prominent musicians, violinist
Jiří Vodička and pianist Martin Kasik. On November 12th, we return with another “Music Among Friends: In Remembrance”; a special presentation of words and music featuring the rarely heard Piano Quintet Opus 84 by Sir Edward Elgar.

Our first concerts of 2018 celebrate the piano. On January 21st, we welcome the Bergmann Piano Duo to the ERS stage. Our Emerging Artist this year is an outstanding young Alberta pianist Alison Kilgannon, who will perform on February 4th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

For the Tanya Prochazka Tribute Recital, we have invited the award-winning cellist and Prochazka alumnus, Dongkyun An. He will perform with pianist Sarah Ho on February 25th.

On March 18th, our second Music Among Friends concert of the season presents some rarely heard gems of the repertoire when harpist Gianetta Baril joins the Bok Brass, one of our city’s fine chamber ensembles. We end our 12th season on May 6th with an inspiring performance of the three Brahms Sonatas for piano and violin with ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida and Peter Allen.

I do hope you will join us!

All best wishes,

JANET SCOTT HOYT  
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Edmonton Recital Society

Message from the President

Nora BumanisWelcome to Season 12!

We are spreading our wings this season with some exciting new repertoire and exploring some new venues. You can expect to hear some wonderful artists, some new to us and some favourites returning. We thank all of you for making these concerts possible and hope you will enjoy the music of this season.

Best wishes,

Nora Bumanis
PRESIDENT 
|  Edmonton Recital Society