Message from the Artistic Director

Janet Scott HoytWelcome to our 11th season! We have scheduled some fabulous artists to perform for you.

Our season opener, Music Among Friends, takes place September 18th, 2016. Hear Nora Bumanis on harp with flutist Petar Dundjerski, violinist Dianne New and violist Clayton Leung in some rarely heard gems of the ensemble literature.

Our exciting Emerging Artist this year is Paris-based pianist Sarah Hoyt, who will perform on October 2nd, 2016.

We are pleased to partner with The Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta welcoming the brilliant young Czech pianist Martin Karlíček to our stage on October 23rd, 2016.

On November 13th, 2016 we present ‘Music Among Friends: In Remembrance’, with pianist Sarah Ho, violinist Laura Veeze, clarinetist Julianne Scott and cellist Raphael Hoekman playing one of the masterpieces of the 20th century, Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

I am delighted to announce that we have secured an ERS ‘Extra’ Special for you! On January 14th, 2017 we present the world-renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet. Described by Musical America as “the top quartet of the post-Emerson generation”, this is a concert not to be missed! (Note: This concert is not included in the season subscription.)

The first annual Tanya Prochazka Tribute Recital is scheduled for February 26th, 2017. We have invited cellist and former Prochazka protégé Caroline Stinson to play this very special concert.

On March 19th, 2017 we welcome JUNO Award-winning lyric tenor John Tessier and pianist Shannon Hiebert.

The season closes April 30th, 2017 with ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida and friends presenting Koldály’s Duo for Violin and Cello [featuring ESO Principal Cellist Rafael Hoekman] plus Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

This is going to be a wonderful season of music. Please join us!

All best wishes,

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Edmonton Recital Society

Message from the President

Nora BumanisWelcome to our second decade! I am very excited about this season that Janet has developed. With two superb string quartets, excellent solo recitalists, strong emerging artists and a few surprises along the way, you will not be disappointed.

I would like to thank our dedicated volunteers and Board members who make this Society possible and especially to you, our donors and our audience for your continuing support.

Best wishes,

Nora Bumanis
|  Edmonton Recital Society