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Land of Hope and Glory

Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra
Danielle Lisboa, Conductor

Guest Conductor, John Fedor

Guest Musician, Jonah Hansen

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 2:30 pm

Today’s Program

Por una Cabeza, composed by Carlos Gardel
Performed by guest musicians Harmonia

Czech Suite, Op. 39, B. 93, composed by Antonín Dvořák
I. Preludium: Allegro moderato
II. Polka: Allegretto grazioso
III. Minuetto: Allegro giusto
IV. Romance: Andante con moto
V. Finale: Presto

Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra Op. 1 , composed by Max Bruch
Guest conductor John Fedor
Guest soloist Jonah Hansen

March No. 1 in D Major from “Pomp and Circumstance”, Op. 39, composed by Edward Elgar


Danielle Lisboa, Conductor

Brazilian-Canadian Danielle Lisboa leads an active career as orchestral conductor, music educator, and scholar, regularly conducting community and professional ensembles.

On arriving in Canada in 2008, she became Orchestra Toronto’s first apprentice conductor, named assistant conductor two months later and shortly after appointed the orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor. During her tenure, Lisboa became known for her cutting-edge programming and public engagement, resulting in a steep rise in audience numbers. Her vision and dynamic leadership took Orchestra Toronto into new paths for outreach and youth initiatives, including the Marta Hidy Concerto Competition and the popular annual children’s concerts. In 2013, she was nominated for the Heinz Unger Award for Emerging Canadian Conductors presented by the Ontario Arts Council. Two years later she lead Bellus Barbari, the Toronto Women’s Symphony Orchestra, in its inaugural Ontario tour.

Lisboa holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Eastman School of Music University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the University of Houston with special emphasis in opera conducting. For two years, she served as assistant conductor to Peter Jacoby at the Moores Opera House being credit with distinguished operatic performances.

She was granted numerous scholarships and awards throughout her career, including the Schissler Conducting Prize and award from the international conducting competition Fundação Oriente held in Portugal.

Lisboa began her professional career as a concert pianist. Her academic studies began at Brazil’s largest university, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she founded a chamber orchestra dedicated to promoting music of emerging Brazilian composers. She moved to Edmonton in 2013 to serve as Assistant Professor of Music at Concordia University of Edmonton in the areas of conducting, chamber music, and music theory. Lisboa is former Music Director and co-founder of the Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra. In the past years, she spearheaded Concordia’s first operatic project, developed a string camp for youth and reinstated the Concordia Symphony Orchestra as a new ensemble in the Fall 2017.

Guest Conductor, John Fedor

Born in Edmonton, John Fedor began his cello studies at the age of ten with Josephine van Lier. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Alberta in 2010, under the direction of cellist Tanya Prochazka. From 2009-10, John performed as a member of the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, studying under Katinka Kleijn of the Chicago Symphony, and Ariel Barnes, principal cello of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. John is currently the principal cellist of the Concordia Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Wild Rose String Quartet. 

John completed the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific conductors program in 2010 and 2011 under the direction of Arthur Arnold, former musical director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. From 2008-12, he worked with the Edmonton Public School Board Music Enrichment Program as an instructor and conductor. John also spent 9 years as director and conductor for the St. Martin Children’s String Society in Edmonton. In 2014, John received his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta. Since then, he has been employed with the Edmonton Public School Board and is currently an Assistant Principal. 

Guest Musician, Jonah Hansen

Jonah Hansen began learning the cello with Victoria Clarke at age six, where he enjoyed
chamber music and cello ensembles under her coaching. At age thirteen, he began to study
with Rafael Hoekman. After graduating high school, Jonah was accepted into the University of Toronto where he is currently taking a Bachelor of Music with Joseph Johnson.
In June 2019, Jonah won third prize at the CMC 15 years old Strings division in Calgary. He was also selected in November of 2019 to be a semifinalist in the OSM competition in Montreal.

In 2019, Jonah won first prize in the Northern Alberta Concerto Competition
Intermediate category and subsequently performed the Saint-Saens Concerto with the
Edmonton Youth Orchestra. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Jonah attended the Valhalla
Fine Arts Summer Camp working with John Kadz, Johann Perron, as well as the International
Cello institute in 2020 and 2021. For the past two years Jonah has been accepted into the
National Youth Orchestra where they toured Ontario and Quebec with Sascha Goetzel as

Jonah made his solo debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in Nov 2019 with Cossette Justo Valdes conducting.


Cathy Kucey (Concertmaster)
Deirdre Eeson
Janice Hoffman
Angela Jhane
Joni Soans
Shirley Werbicki

Cathy Campbell
Becca Epp
Cynthia Howard
Naomi Reitzin
Katie Sinclair
Linda St. Onge

Maxine Wong
Anna Schultz

Lawrence Danyluk
Catherine Eadie
Frances Elgaard
Alice Goulet
Judy Lamothe
Judy Lewis

Leland Stelck

Jean Triscott
Michael Yan

Marion Boyd
Debra Miller

Kiffy Brucks

Jacqueline Miller
Alfred Falk

Pamela Graham
Richard Wiznura
Janet Zwicker

Lexi Bruseker
Mike Pearson

Scott Palmer

Drew Bowering

Doug Vick
Marcia Wright


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Reach Training

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Edmonton Arts Council

City of Edmonton

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