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Thelma Johannes O'Neill Memorial Concert

Thelma Johannes O'Neill Memorial Concert

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The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is a performing arts centre located in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Built in 1997, it is the home of the Edmonton...

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Join the Edmonton Youth Orchestra for their Thelma Johannes O'Neill Memorial Concert on Sunday, February 26 at 2:00PM at the Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Founded in 1952, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association supports the nationally renowned Edmonton Senior Orchestra and the Edmonton Intermediate Orchestra. It is widely regarded as one of the finest youth orchestra programs in Canada, annually providing ~150 young musicians from Edmonton and Northern Alberta the opportunity to develop their orchestral skills, increase their knowledge and appreciation of music, and to enrich the cultural life of the community through concerts and benefit performances.

Michael Massey has been conductor of the EYO since 1977. He has inspired thousands of young musicians through the Edmonton Youth Orchestra program and countless others through musical performance. In 2016, for his long service to the Province, he was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence - the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen. In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the City of St. Albert’s “Mayor's Celebration of the Arts.” In 2019 Michael became the Honorary Patron of the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival and in 2020 received the Alberta Music Education Foundation Recognition Award. In December 2022, Michael was appointed to the Order of Canada for his “consummate dedication to youth orchestras and for his transformational mentorship of generations of Canadian musicians”.

Soloists:
Adam Wenzel: Adam Wenzel is a grade 10 student at M.E. Lazerte High School. He began playing piano when he was 5 years old and has been studying with Cameron Watson since he was 9. Adam currently plays tuba in his school’s concert band, and trombone in the school’s jazz band, but his first love remains the piano. His goal is to attend the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto and pursue a career in piano performance. Adam is excited to perform alongside the Edmonton Youth Orchestra.

Evan Yin: Evan is a Grade 12 student at Old Scona Academic High School. He is a well-accomplished pianist and piano teacher, performing at several concerts and competing at the local, provincial, and national level. In 2019 and 2021, he was awarded first place in the Alberta Provincial Music Festival’s Solo Piano - 16 and Under Class and Solo Piano - Senior Class, respectively. In 2019, Evan also completed his Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT diploma.

Program
Intermediate Orchestra
Vivaldi-Fest
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor / Saint-Saëns   Soloist: Adam Wenzel
1. Andante sostenuto

Senior Orchestra
Fidelio Overture / Beethoven
Fantasia on Greensleeves / Vaughan Williams
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major / Liszt   Soloist: Evan Yin

Pricing Prices include ticketing fee
Adult: $16
Senior (60+): $11
Student (3+): $11
Child (2 and Under): Free

Group rate tickets are available for parties of 20 or more. Please either visit TIX on the Square in-person or call 780-420-1757 to purchase.

Please Note: Families with children aged 2 and under will only be permitted in the comfortable Viewing Room on the Dress Circle level.

No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door.

Paid parking is available underground at the Stanley A. Milner Library parkade. LRT (Churchill Station) and most major ETS routes are within a 5-minute walk.

Date & Times

  • Sun 2/26/2023 2:00 PM