Saturday, November 6, 2010

William Eddins Conducts Edmonton Symphony in Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Nov. 12 & 13

[Maestro William Eddins]

William Eddins has recorded two CDs. He is the pianist on Bad Boys: Volume 1 and has conducted the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in a recording in the Naxos American Classics series, Jamestown Concerto: American Music for Cello & Orchestra; Naxos 8.559344 (2008).

“William Eddins is Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and recently completed a five year stint as Principal Guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) in Dublin. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he currently resides in Minneapolis with his lovely wife Jen, a clarinetist, and their two boys Raef (AKA Raefster; Munchers) and Riley (AKA Squeaky; The Imp; Dr. No).”

"November 12, 2010, 7:30 pm
November 13, 2010, 8:00 pm
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
William Eddins, conductor
Elmar Oliveira, violin
Lidia Khaner, oboe

“A feast of music spanning four centuries, from Handel’s regal suite celebrating the end of war, to Malcolm Forsyth’s moving musical response to 9/11, and John Estacio’s evocative and colorful musical depiction of Alberta’s northern lights. Violin virtuoso Elmar Oliveira, winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1978, performs two masterworks – one baroque and one romantic – in this, his long-overdue ESO debut.

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Forsyth: Requiem for the victims in a wartorn world
Estacio: Borealis

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