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Little Women: the musical

Louisa May Alcott’s story of Little Women is timeless – and timely as it unfolds in an old schoolhouse in downtown Edmonton.

Feb 28 - 8:00PM

Sierra Jamerson: Erykah Badu

To celebrate Black History Month, Jazz and R&B singer Sierra Jamerson interprets the music of legendary singer Erykah Badu.

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Hey Ladies!

Hey Ladies! is an infotainment comedy show where the best shenanigans life has to offer are gathered to together and brought to the stage for your enjoyment.

Feb 29 - 7:30PM

My Spirit Rejoices

The program will pair the Vivaldi Magnificat with a variety of modern works on the theme of joy, from Canadian composer Marie-Claire Saindon’s evocative Le secret de Dieu to Daniel Elder's thrilling Fresh and Fearless.

Feb 29 - 8:00PM

María Grand Trio

María Grand is a musician with presence and vision, and already a breadth of experience playing with artists such as Mary Halvorson, Matana Roberts, Nicole Mitchell, Aaron Parks, Steve Lehman and Joel Ross.

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Girl Brain

Girl Brain celebrates the beauty, complexity, and messiness of everyday life through sketch comedy.

Mar 1 - 3:00PM

A Thousand Veils

The CSO invites you to meet Scheherazade, the beloved heroine from One Thousand and One Nights, and her fascinating stories retold in music by Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov.

Mar 1 - 3:00PM

The Boldness of Britten

The choral music of one of England's most celebrated 20th century composers: Benjamin Britten.

Mar 6 - 7:30PM

Coco Love Alcorn

Soulful and Compelling with a dose of Gospel.

Mar 6 - 8:00PM

Brett Miles

Come out and listen and celebrate Brett Miles' 60th birthday, as he steps into his 43rd year of playing sweet jazz music!

Mar 7 - 7:30PM

Canadian Connections IX

A welcome guest in Western Canada, the Elmer Iseler Singers under the direction of maestra Lydia Adams will present a choral kaleidoscope of a cappella selections from acress Canada.

Mar 7 - 7:30PM

Pizzazz!

Mar 7 - 8:00PM

Martyn Joseph

For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.

Mar 7 - 8:00PM

Littlebirds Big Band & Littlebirds Combo

This concert will feature the best young jazz musicians in Edmonton. The Littlebirds Combo is a seven-piece group and they will perform a set of original music, showcasing their fantastic playing and their writing talents.

Mar 8 - 3:00PM

Stories

We’re thrilled to return to the Winspear again this year for our signature spring “Stories” concert. With all SEVEN of our ensembles performing, we need a big stage!

Mar 8 - 4:30PM

The Girl in the Machine

Stef Smith's Girl in the Machine is an emotionally charged drama about the shifting nature of our relationships to technology and each other.

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The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

A taut eco-thriller from one of Britain’s hot new playwrights.

Mar 13 - 8:00PM

Brenda Earle Stokes

Brenda Earle Stokes is a rare jazz artist with a true command of both the piano and the voice.

Mar 14 - 7:30PM

Passiontide

i Coristi presents Passiontide at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave NW) on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30pm.

Mar 14 - 8:00PM

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra directed by Rubim de Toledo - New Music and Mingus

Bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo leads the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra through an evening of original compositions and the classic music of Charles Mingus.

Mar 15 - 3:00PM

Harmonious Baroque

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Harmonious Baroque, featuring Joanna Ciapka - Violin and Allene Hackleman - Horn.

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Awakening: A Dance Showcase

Dance students of Strathcona High School will present their annual dance showcase. Featuring works created by the dance students and guest choreographers.

Mar 19 - 7:30PM

She, the River

She, the River is a multicultural, multigenerational and multilingual production showcasing the voices of some of Edmonton’s most celebrated female poets and storytellers.

Mar 20 - 7:30PM

The Paperboys

Blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and world flavours.

Mar 20 - 8:00PM

Deanna Matley Quartet - "Inspired by Stevie!"

The Deanne Matley Quartet will take the listener on a journey of original arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics.

Mar 21 - 7:30PM

And All That Jazz

More information coming soon!

Mar 21 - 7:30PM

The Roaring '20s: A Century of Music from 1920-2020

Join the Don Berner Big Band as they look back over a century of recorded music and we enter an all new “roaring '20's”!

Mar 21 - 8:00PM

Braden Gates & Over The Moon

Braden Gate's wit, charm, and ultimately incredible songs win the hearts of his audience & Over the Moon are known for their stellar harmonies, wide array of acoustic instruments, solid song-writing, and highly-engaging stage presence.

Mar 21 - 8:00PM

Jeff Hendrick & The Love Jones Band

Award-winning jazz, R&B, and soul singer and saxophonist Jeff Hendrick returns to the Yardbird Suite with his talented band to perform music from some of his favourite jazz, R&B, and soul influences.

Mar 23 - 7:30PM

Dénes Várjon

Pianist Dénes Várjon’s sensational technique, deep musicality, and wide range of interests have made him one of the most exciting and highly regarded participants in international musical life.

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The Beginning of Happiness

GWDC and FEMME join forces to bring to light contemporary female perspectives on domestic violence.

Mar 27 - 7:30PM

Jon Brooks

Quintessential Modern Folk Singer.

Mar 27 - 8:00PM

Dan Brubeck Trio

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of jazz piano legend, Dave Brubeck. To celebrate this occasion, the Yardbird Suite is pleased to present the Dan Brubeck Trio with Dan Brubeck on drums, Miles Black on piano and Miles Hill on bass.

Mar 28 - 7:30PM

Raphaël Feuillâtre

Described as a musician of poetic sensitivity, extraordinary young French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre is the 2018 first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition

Mar 28 - 8:00PM

Tod Dickow and Charged Particles - The Music of Michael Brecker

Following their outstanding performance at the Yardbird Suite two years ago with Paul McCandless, Charged Particles returns to play Brecker’s music with Bay Area superstar saxophonist Tod Dickow, who captures Brecker’s sound amazingly.

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5 @ 50

Five@Fifty is a raw and darkly comedic portrayal of turning fifty in contemporary society, and of the friendships we can't live without.

Apr 4 - 8:00PM

Pharis & Jason Romero

Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars.

Apr 4 - 8:00PM

Andrew Glover

Andrew Glover will be presenting a batch of new compositions not yet heard as well as some old chestnuts from some of his six CDs that are a lot of fun to play and listen to.

Apr 5 - 3:00PM

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination, featuring soloist Laura Veeze, presents works by Rota, Warlock and Piazzolla.

Apr 10 - 7:30PM

Good Friday at the Winspear 2020

Two of today's most prolific composers will be in attendance when the choir performs their annual Good Friday concert at the Winspear.

Apr 10 - 8:00PM

Dave Herrick Quintet - A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard

Dave Herrick is joined by all star band of Edmonton musicians to give you a taste of inarguably one of the great trumpeters of all time, Freddie Hubbard.

Apr 11 - 8:00PM

Jacob Do Group

Canadian saxophonist, composer and arranger Jacob Do leads a group of Montreal and Edmonton musicians that culminates in an energetic and sophisticated jazz ensemble. With strong roots in the jazz tradition, the group aims to deliver a high level of improvisation that includes aspects of storytelling and interaction.

Apr 16 - 7:30PM

Amarcord

Amarcord is a German male classical a cappella vocal group based in Leipzig, founded in 1992 by five former members of the Thomanerchor.

Apr 18 - 8:00PM

Good Information

Recently coming off a short hiatus in Europe, the young quartet Good Information returns to debut a host of original compositions written while abroad.

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Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes by Hannah Moscovitch

Hannah Moscovitch’s latest play asks us to confront how structures of power distort our perceptions of love.

Apr 24 - 8:00PM

Louise Dawson Quintet

Join the Louise Dawson Quintet as she transports you back in time to the adding her own neo-jazz arrangements of jazz standards as well as soul and popular music of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90

Apr 25 - 8:00PM

Sole Rhythm

Sole Rhythm is Jenna Werhun's most recent artistic project that unites tap dancing and music within a band atmosphere

Apr 26 - 2:00PM

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra directed by Ray Baril - Steely Dan Reimagined

Join the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Raymond Baril as they "reimagine" Steely Dan.

Apr 26 - 7:30PM

Hearts Afire

Chronos Vocal Ensemble presents a program of settings of Sara Teasdale's poetry, including enthralling works by the celebrated contemporary Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds.

May 2 - 7:30PM

Journey

Vocal Alchemy presents Journey at McDougall United Church on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30pm.

May 3 - 2:00PM

Music Among Friends: Celebrating MacEwan Conservatory

Admission is by donation at the door.

May 3 - 3:00PM

A Baroque Bouquet

The Alberta Baroque Music Society Presents A Baroque Bouquet, featuring Elizabeth Koch - Flute, and Susan Flook - Violin.

May 10 - 2:00PM

A Mother's Song

In honour of Mother's Day, join us for a Fundraising Concert that features solo performances by many of our members as they sing songs that connect them to their mothers or to their own motherhood.

Multiple Dates

From Cradle to Stage 2020

Walterdale Theatre welcomes local amateur playwrights to discover their dream script from its infancy to a staged realization. The Cradle to Stage program invites playwrights and theatre creators of any skill level to take part in a season-long program to create a new work.

May 21 - 6:00PM

Kids All In Casino Night

Join us Thursday May 21, 2020 at the Edmonton Inn, for “KIDS ALL IN”. GRIT’s 2nd annual Fun Casino fundraiser event in support of the GRIT Program and preschool children with disabilities.

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Brian Webb Dance Company: Fujiwara Dance Inventions: Eunoia

EUNOIA takes the audience on a verbal, visual and visceral journey. The conceit of the poem is introduced through games and then builds in complexity with fanciful narratives and semiotic play.

May 24 - 2:00PM

Emerging Artist Series - featuring Sonya Shin & Sarah Ho

Admission is by donation at the door.

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Into the Woods

Following their successful fall production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", Foote in the Door closes their 6th season with James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods".

May 30 - 7:30PM

Meeting Places II: Space

i Coristi presents Meeting Places II: Space at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave) on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm.

May 30 - 8:00PM

Leah Harman

May 31 - 3:00PM

Oh Freedom...Spirituals For Our Time

Beloved Spirituals expressing universal themes of struggles and injustices to hope and triumph.

Jun 6 - 7:30PM

The Music of the Super Heroes!

Whether you're a fan of Big Band, live music, pop culture, movies, or Super-Heroes this performance is not to be missed! If you enjoy the spectacular scoring from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon, or the amazing themes from the Pixar hit “The Incredibles!” this is your chance to hear those works and more performed live by Edmonton's best big band!

Jun 7 - 3:00PM

Moonshot II: tar swan

Inspired by the prize-winning poem tar swan by Calgarian writer David Martin, this program will shine a spotlight on humanity's treatment of nature and natural resources across the continent and here in our own backyard.

Jul 5 - 3:00PM

From Bohemia With Love

From Bohemia With Love, featuring Jonah Hansen, presents works by Mendelssohn, Popper and Bartok.

Multiple Dates

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along is Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's audacious musical about three lifelong friends who fall apart and come together trying to make their dreams come true.

Dec 31 - 8:00PM

Walterdale Theatre Membership

All Walterdale Theatre Members have the amazing opportunity to be volunteers, attend workshops, and recieve discounts on shows and special events!