Edmonton Recital Society

Sarah Ho

Welcome to our 2022-23 season!  

We are thrilled to present a full season of concerts this year, after many cancellations due to the pandemic, and a shortened season in 2021-22.  

The season will include performances by Trio de Montréal, the Lafayette String Quartet (in their final retirement tour – do not miss!), and Edmonton’s own High Level Trio. As always, we pride ourselves on featuring the amazing local talent we have, and we will have an array of Edmonton’s finest musicians performing on several concerts this season, including our Tanya Prochazka Memorial Concert, our In Remembrance show, as well as a special Oktoberfest event we are holding on October 16.

The ERS is also proud to feature the world premiere of two compositions this season by composers Robert Rival and John Estacio.  

Looking forward to sharing our music with you, from Edmonton and beyond!

Sarah Ho
Artistic Director, ERS

2022 – 2023 Season

SEASON RECITAL 1
Tanya Prochazka Memorial Concert
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022

SEASON RECITAL 2
Oktoberfest
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

In Remembrance
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022

Emerging Artist
Sonya Shin, violin
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

SEASON RECITAL 3
Trio de Montréal
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023

SEASON RECITAL 4
Lafayette String Quartet
Sunday, March 5, 2023

SEASON RECITAL 5
High Level Trio
Sunday, April 30, 2023


SEASON RECITAL 1

Tanya Prochazka Memorial Concert

Kathleen de Caen  Cello | Janet Scott Hoyt  Piano

Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 2 PM

Muttart HallAlberta College Campus | MacEwan University
10050 MacDonald Drive NW Edmonton, AB [directions]

Our Tanya Prochazka Memorial Concert opens the season, and features Tanya’s former student Kathleen de Caen on cello, and Janet Scott Hoyt, a longtime friend and colleague of Tanya’s, on piano. There will be a world premiere of a piece by Robert Rival.


See Review by Mark Morris:
Of sunshine and rugged Romanticism
The 2022 Tanya Prochazka Memorial Concert
Mark Morris
edmontonscene.com
September 30, 2022


Program

Claude Debussy  (1862−1918)
Sonate (1915)

Robert Rival  (b. 1975)
Sunshine Variations (Premiere performance)
−Commissioned by Karen Cantine in memory of Tanya Prochazka

David Popper  (1843−1913)
Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68

~~Intermission~~

César Franck  (1822−1890)
Sonata in A major (1886)


SEASON RECITAL 2

Oktoberfest

Tyler Cairns
Tyler Cairns
Bass Trombone

Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 2 PM

Muttart HallAlberta College Campus | MacEwan University
10050 MacDonald Drive NW Edmonton, AB  [directions]

Come celebrate Oktoberfest with us, as we present a concert featuring an all-star cast of brass players from our own Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

SINGLE TICKETS
Adult: $35
Senior: $25 [60+]
Student: $10

Tickets at TIX on the Square
780-420-1757
9930 102 Avenue NW
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Tickets also available at the door

Program

Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
Western Fanfare

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & Fugue in g minor, BVW 942 & BVW 947
arr. John McPherson

Morley Calvert (1928-1991)
Three Dance Impressions

  1. With Dignity
  2. With Elegance
  3. With Humour

Malcolm Forsyth (1936-2011)
The Golyardes’ Grounde 

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Carmen Fantasia
arr. Bill Holcombe

~~Intermission~~

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
Canzona Bergamasca
arr. DeJong

Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
Colchester Fantasy

  1. The Rose and Crown
  2. The Marquis of Granby
  3. The Dragoon
  4. The Red Lion

Music. Poetry.

Join us for an afternoon of reflection.

In Remembrance

Sunday, November 13, 2022 | 2 PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue NW    Edmonton, AB [directions]

Our annual “In Remembrance” event this season features Laura Veeze on violin, Julianne Scott on clarinet, and ERS’s own Artistic Director Sarah Ho on piano.

D.T. Baker joins us as Guest Artist and Narrator for this special program.

ADMISSION BY DONATION
Contactless credit card and cash donations gratefully accepted.

D.T.  Baker
D.T. Baker
Narrator

Program

Jennifer Higdon [b. 1962]
Gentle Notion for clarinet and piano

Alban Berg [1885-1935]
Adagio for Clarinet, violin, and piano

Andrew Waggoner [b. 1960]
Just past Llano from “Songbook”

Max Bruch [1838-1920]
Selections from Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano

  • Allegro con moto
  • Andante con moto
  • Andante
  • Rumanische Melodie: Andante
  • Allegro Agitato

Emerging Artist

Sonya Shin  Violin | Sarah Ho  Piano | Christina Kant Harp

Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 2 PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue NW    Edmonton, AB [directions]

We begin 2023 with an Emerging Artist recital, featuring Edmonton violinist Sonya Shin, who is currently studying in New York City.

She will be joined by ERS’s Artistic Director, pianist Sarah Ho and harpist Christina Kant.

ADMISSION BY DONATION
Contactless credit card and cash donations gratefully accepted.

Program

J.S. Bach (1865-1750)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor
Adagio and Fugue

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Violin Sonata in A Major “Grand Duo”

  • Allegro moderato
  • Scherzo: presto
  • Andantino
  • Allegro vivace

~~intermission~~

Clara Schuman (1819- 1896)
Three Romances for Violin and Piano

  • Andante Molto
  • Allegretto: Mit zartem Votrage
  • Leidenschaftlich schnell

Andre Prevost (1934-2001)
Improvisation

Charles Oberthür (1819-1895)
Berceuse for Violin and Harp

Astor Piazolla (1921-1992)
Histoire du Tango “Nightclub 1960”
arr. for Violin and Harp

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Suite for Violin and Piano
IV “Waltz”


SEASON RECITAL 3

Trio de Montréal

Axel Strauss
Violin
Yegor Dyachkov
Yegor Dyachkov
Cello
Ilya Poletaev
Ilya Poletaev
Piano

Sunday, February 19, 2023 | 2 PM

Muttart HallAlberta College Campus | MacEwan University
10050 MacDonald Drive NW Edmonton, AB  [directions]

We are excited to welcome Trio de Montréal, featuring violinist Axel Strauss, cellist Yegor Dyachkov, and pianist Ilya Polataev. This will be their debut performance in Edmonton.

SINGLE TICKETS
Adult: $35
Senior: $25 [60+]
Student: $10

Tickets at TIX on the Square
780-420-1757
9930 102 Avenue NW
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Tickets also available at the door


SEASON RECITAL 4

Edmonton Recital Society and MacEwan University Conservatory of Music present

Lafayette String Quartet

Ann Elliott-Goldschmid
Ann
Elliott Goldschmid
Violin
Sharon Stanis
Sharon Stanis
Violin
Joanna Hood
Joanna Hood
Viola
Pamela Highbaugh Aloni
Pamela
Highbaugh Aloni
Cello
Clayton Leung
Guest Artist
Clayton Leung
Viola
Vivian Fung
Vivian Fung
Composer

Sunday, March 5, 2023 | 2 PM

Muttart HallAlberta College Campus | MacEwan University
10050 MacDonald Drive NW Edmonton, AB  [directions]

The Lafayette String Quartet is on their retirement tour this season, and we are thrilled to present them in their final Edmonton recital. They will be joined by ESO violist Clayton Leung, and will also be playing a piece composed by Edmonton’s Vivian Fung.

lafayettestringquartet.ca

SINGLE TICKETS
Adult: $35
Senior: $25 [60+]
Student: $10

Tickets at TIX on the Square
780-420-1757
9930 102 Avenue NW
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Tickets also available at the door

Co-presented with MacEwan University Conservatory of Music


SEASON RECITAL 5

High Level Trio

Sunday, April 30, 2023 | 2 PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue NW    Edmonton, AB [directions]

We close out our season with the High Level Trio, featuring three of Edmonton’s finest musicians: Ewald Cheung, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; and Julie Hereish, cello.

They will be performing a premiere of a work composed for them by Edmonton’s John Estacio, and will also be joined by ERS’s Artistic Director Sarah Ho on piano.

highleveltrio.com

SINGLE TICKETS
Adult: $35
Senior: $25 [60+]
Student: $10

Tickets at TIX on the Square
780-420-1757
9930 102 Avenue NW
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Tickets also available at the door