Message from the Artistic Director

Welcome to Edmonton Recital Society’s Ninth Season of world-class concerts.

Tanya ProchazkaOur Main Series 1 welcomes back brilliant Czech violinist Ivan Ženatý and pianist Martin Kasík, both well-known to Edmonton audiences.

Flautist Leslie Newman, an international favourite, is joined by prima Canadian harpist Erica Goodman for Main Series 2.

Larger than life bass-baritone Nathan Berg, with pianist Shannon Hiebert, will thrill you at Main Series 3 and wonderful pianist Jason Cutmore returns to his hometown Edmonton for Main Series 4.

ERS Special at the Yellowhead Brewery will feature violinist Mark Fewer and Friends in an eclectic musical program of gypsy baroque, romantic solo violin and jazz.

Our Emerging Artists and ESO AllStars Series presents three concerts this season featuring talented young piano duo Mikolaj Warszynski and Zusana Šimurdová with a symphonic program for 2 pianos, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s principal oboist Lidia Khaner and pianist Janet Scott Hoyt, and ESO Assistant Concertmaster violinist Virginie Gagné with pianist Sarah Ho.

And … ERS is delighted to be co-presenting young world piano sensation Nobuyuki Tsuji with ESO’s series Live at the Winspear. What a season of sensational concerts this will be.

Thank you for your generous and continuing support.

Welcome to Season Nine!

Tanya Prochazka
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Edmonton Recital Society


Message from the President

Dear Friends,

Nora BumanisI cannot believe we are presenting our Ninth Season! Our artistic team has put together an exciting season of old friends and new faces.

The Edmonton Recital Society traditionally presents artists with a connection to Edmonton. It is gratifying to see these musicians, some who started their training here, develop into world-class performers and return to our city to share their talent.

I am always inspired by our Emerging Artists and I enjoy listening to our own Edmonton Symphony musicians as they step out of their orchestral role and perform solo recitals in our ESO AllStar concerts.

Thank you for supporting the Edmonton Recital Society and join us as we approach our next decade.

With best wishes,

Nora Bumanis
|  Edmonton Recital Society