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Pictures and Programs

Here are some photos of our orchestra in concert.

Christmas 2019 at the Alberta Legislature

Christmas 2018 at the Alberta Legislature

On Golden Wings, June 2019 at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

March 2018 at Shepherd’s Care, Kensington

Our Programs

June 2, 2019: On Golden Wings

  • Nabucco Overture by Verdi
  • Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D.759, “Unfinished”
    • Allegro moderato
    • Andante con moto
  • Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K218, by W. A. Mozart—Soloist Sonya Shin
    • Allegro
  • Summertime by Gershwin, arr. C. Sayre
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, arr. R. Bauernschmidt

June 3, 2018: Spring! Beethoven and More!

  • Fidelio Overture by Beethoven, arr. M.J. Isaac
  • Concerto #3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Beethoven—Soloist Jessica Ma
    • Allegro con brio
    • Rondo
  • Amadeus! from Symphony #25 by Mozart
  • Waltz from Jazz Suite #2 by Shostakovich
  • Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird suite by Stravinsky, arr. M.J. Isaac
  • West Side Story by Bernstein

June 4, 2017: Spring Fantasy

  • Dance of the Tumblers by Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Symphony No. 8 in G Major, No. 88 by Antonin Dvorak
    • Allegretto grazioso
    • Allegro con brio
  • Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate—Soloist Jacques Forestier
    • Allegretto Moderato
      • Moderato
      • Lento assai
      • Allegro moderato
      • Moderato
  • Prairie Sketches by Rober McMullin
    • Song at Sunrise
    • Prairie Panorama
    • Dance
  • StarTrek Through the Years, arr. C. Custer
  • Blues in 6/8 by Milton Weinstein
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Reflections, arr. B. Chase

June 5, 2016: Mozart and More

  • Music for the Royal Fireworks Overture by G. F. Handel
  • Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 by E. Grieg, Mvts 1, 11, 1V
  • Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K 466 by W. A. Mozart, Mvts I and III. Soloist Jasmine Wang
  • Por una Cabeza by C. Gardel, The Edmonton Notables
  • Valse de Concert, Op. 47, by A. Glazounow
  • Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”, Mvt I
  • Highlights from the Sound of Music by R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstei

May 23, 2015: Sounds of Spring

  • Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 by L. van Beethoven
    • III. Allegro
    • IV. Allegro
  • Violin Concerto in D Major by P. Tchaikovsky. Violin soloist Zhengdong Liang
    • II. Canzonetta
    • III. Finale
  • Overture – Pirates of Penzance by A. Sullivan
  • Down a Country Lane by A. Copland
  • Send in the Clowns by S. Sondheim
  • Salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes by J. Moss
  • Bugler’s Holiday by L. Anderson (Trio: Corey Taylor, Mike Pearson, Scott Watson)

May 25, 2014: Spring is in the Air!

  • Suite from the Water Music by G.F. Handel
    • I. Allegro
    • IV. Horn-Pipe
    • VI. Andante
  • Capriccio Espangnole, Op. 34 by N. Rimsky-Korsakov
    • I. Alborada
    • II. Variazioni
    • III. Alborada
    • V. Fandango asturiano
  • Legende, Op. 17 by H. Wienlawski. Violin soloist Gabrielle Despres
  • Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by P. de Sarasate. Violin soloist Gabrielle Despres
  • Ancient Dances and Airs for Lute by O. Respighi
    • II. Gagliarda
    • III. Passa Mezzo e Mascherada
  • Symphonic Reflictions by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Soundtrack Highlights by John Williams
  • Highlights from WICKED by S. Schwartz

May 12, 2013: A Concert for Mothers

  • Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by A. Copland (Animated Film Created by Eleanor Stewart)
  • Symphony No. 4 (Italian Symphony) by F. Mendelssohn
    • III. Con moto moderato
    • IV. Saltarello
  • Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 by P. Tchaikovsky (Violin Soloist: Rafael Piesiur)
    • I. Allegro moderato
  • Suite from Video Games Live, arr. R. Ford (Featuring: Halo, Civilization IV, Bounty Hunter and Kingdom Hearts)
  • Fiddler on the Roof – Selections by J. Bock, arr. F. Rapley
  • A Salute to The Big Bands, arr. C. Custer (Featuring: April in Paris, I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Serenade in Blue and Sing, Sing, Sing)

May 13, 2012: Spring Symphonie (A Concert for Mothers and Others)

  • English Folk Songs Suite by R. V. Williams
    • Seventeen Come Sunday
    • My Bonny Boy
    • Folk Songs From Somerset
  • Irish Tune from County Derry by P. Grainger, Editor D. Perna
  • Symphony No. 40 in G Minor by W. A. Mozart
    • Molto Allegro
  • Symponie Espagnole in D Minor by E. Lalo. Violin soloist Annie Yu.
    • Allegro no troppo
    • Andante
  • Miramichi Ballad – A Suite for Orchestra by K. Jones
    • The Jones Boys
    • Peter Emberley
    • The Lumberman’s Alphabet
  • Selections from The Phantom of the Opera by A. L. Webber, arr. by C. Custer
  • Selections from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by P. Doyle and J. Williams, arr. by J. Bullock

May 15, 2011: Celebrating Spring!

  • O Canada by C. Lavallée. Lyrics by A-B.Routhier/R.Weir
  • Carmen Suite No. 1 by G. Bizet
    • Prélude
    • I. Aragonaise
    • II. Intermezzo
    • III. Seguedille
    • IV. Les dragons d’Alcala
    • V. Les Toréadors
  • Enigma Variations by E. Elgar, IX. Nimrod
  • L’Arlesienne #2 G. Bizet. Guest Conductor: Murray Vaasjo
    • I. Pastorale
    • IV. Farandole
  • Concerto No.1 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26 M. Bruch. Violin Soloist: Gabrielle Després
    • III. Finale: Allegro energico
  • The Barber of Seville Overture by G. Rossini, arr. by M.J. Isaac
  • Finlandia, Op. 26 by J. Sibelius
  • The Muppet Medley arr. by B. Chase
  • Pirates of the Caribbean by K. Badelt, arr. by T. Richetts

May 2, 2010: Spring Symphony

  • Divertimento, by Joseph Haydn, arr. by David Stone
    • St Anthony Chorale
    • Menuetto
    • Rondo
  • The Magic Flute, Overture, by W.A. Mozart
  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op 33 C, by Camille Saint-Saens. Soloist Julian Savaryn
  • Wiener Blut, by Johann Strauss, Jr.
  • Symphony No. 5, Fourth Movement, by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • My Fair Lady, by Frederick Loewe
  • Summon the Heroes, by John Williams, arr. by Calvin Custer

May 3, 2009: Welcome Spring

  • Occasional Overture, by G. F. Handel, arr. by A. Winter
    • Maestoso, Allegro, Adagio, March
  • Symphony No. 101 (The Clock), by J. Haydn
    • Adagio, Presto
  • London Every Day Suite for Orchestra, by Eric Coates
    • Covent Garden (Tarantelle), Westminster (Meditation), Knightsbridge (In Town To-Night) March
  • Unfinished Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, by F. Schubert
    • Allegro moderato, Andante con moto
  • Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, by J.S. Bach, arr. by. J. Frederick Muller
  • Star Trek Through the Years, arr. by C. Custer

May 4, 2008: Music for Spring

Featured in this concert was Horns ‘O Plenty, led by Mary Fearon. Octet members: Kathy Buchanan, Charlene Campbell, Marino Coco, Matthew Dahl, Pamela Graham, Janet Proos, Mitchell Semple, Kevin Smith, Doug Vick, Mike Wayman.

  • Praeludium, by R. Myer, Horns ‘O Plenty and orchestra horns
  • Palladio, by K. Jenkins
    • Concerto Grosso
    • Largo
    • Allegretto
  • First Symphony, by L. Van Beethoven
    • Adagio Molto
    • Allegro con Brio
  • Deutsche Messe, by F. Schubert, Horns ‘O Plenty
  • Carmen Suite, by G. Bizet
    • Toreadors
    • Habanera
  • Iolanthe Overture, by A. Sullivan
  • Hansel and Gretel, by E. Humperdinck. Dedicated to the memory of violist Wendell Gillespie
    • Evening Prayer
    • Dream Pantomime
  • Send in the Clowns, by S. Sondheim
  • More, by R. Ortolani and N. Oliviero, orchestra and Horns ‘O Plenty
  • Grand March (from Aida), by G. Verdi, orchestra and Horns ‘O Plenty

May 6, 2007: Sounds of Spring

Featured in this concert were Josephine van Lier, cello soloist, and Heather Tilroe, soprano soloist.

  • Light Cavalry Overture, by F. von Suppe
  • Chorale and Invention, by J.S. Bach
  • Nocture, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by F. Mendelssohn
  • Kol Nidrei, Adagio for Cello and Orchestra, by M. Bruch. Josephine van Lier, cello soloist
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, by H. Villa-Lobos, for Soprano and Cello Octet. Heather Tilroe, soprano solois. Octet members: Erik Visser, Larissa Stetzenko, Kathy Hilsentager, Laurie Stalker, Alice Goulet, Lenya Beaulac, Erin Turnell, Frances Elgaard
    • I. Aria (Cantilena)
    • II. Dansa (Martelo)
  • Symphony Number 4 in A Major (Italian), by F. Mendelssohn
    • II. Andante con moto
    • III. Con moto moderato
  • Musetta’s Waltz, by G. Puccini, La Boheme. Soprano soloist Heather Tilroe
  • The Man I Love, by George Gershwin
  • Embraceable You, by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Summertime, by George Gershwin. Soloists Heather Tilroe and Josephine van Lier.

May 7, 2006: Celebrate Spring

Featured in this concert was John Thomson, trumpet soloist.

  • Les Petits Riens Overture, by W.A. Mozart
  • Symphonie No. 7, by L. van Beethoven
    • II. Allegretto
  • Prélude et Mazurka from Coppelia, by L. Delibes
  • Türkish March (from Piano Sonata in A, K.331), by W.A. Mozart, Orch. by P. Pascal
  • A Trumpeter’s Lullaby, by L. Anderson, Arr. by P.J. Lang. John Thomson trumpet soloist
  • Ancient Dances and Airs for Lute, Suite 1, by O. Respighi
    • I. Balleto called “Il Conte Orlando”
  • Suite – English Folk Songs, by R. V. Williams
    • No. 1 Seventeen Come Sunday
    • No. 2 Intermezzo – My Bonny Boy
    • No. 3 March “Folk Songs from Somerset”
  • Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings, by H. Shore, Arr. B. Cerulli
  • The Pink Panther, by H. Mancini, Arr. V. Lopez
  • A Salute to the Big Bands, Arr. C. Custer

May 1, 2005: Welcome to Spring

Featured in this concert was Lorna Misselbrook, French horn soloist.

  • Academic Festival Overture, by J. Brahms. Arr. by J. F. Muller
  • Horn Concerto No. 3, by W. A. Mozart. Lorna Misselbrook, French horn soloist
  • Eine Steppenskizze (In the Steppes of Central Asia), by A. Borodin
  • Coronation March from “The Prophet”, by G. Meyerbeer
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks, by G. F. Handel. Arr. by T. Johnson
  • Hopak from “The Fair at Sorochinsk”, by M. Moussorgsky
  • Summertime, by G. Gershwin, Dubose, D. Heyward, and I. Gershwin
  • Prairie Sketches (I. Song at Sunrise, II. Prairie Panorama, III. Dance), by R. McMullin
  • Tschaikovsky Symphony No. 2, Finale, by P. I. Tschaikovsky. Arr. by J. F. Muller

May 2, 2004: Sounds of Spring

At this concert, we featured Edmonton clarinet soloist John Mahon.

  • Overture to the Opera Suzanne’s Secret, by E. Wolf-Ferrari
  • The Heavens are telling, from The Creation, by J. Haydn. Arr. by T. Moses
  • Concerto No. 2, Movements I, II, III, by C. M. v. Weber. John Mahon, clarinet soloist
  • Trumpet Voluntary, attributed to H. Purcell
  • Faust Ballet Music, Movements I, III, V, by Ch. Gounod
  • New World Symphony, Movement I, by A. Dvorak. Arr. by M. J. Isaac
  • The Waltzing Cat, by L. Anderson

May 4, 2003: Music to Welcome Spring

At this concert, we featured Edmonton cellist David Eggert.

  • Procession of the Nobles, by N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Arr. by M. J. Isaac
  • Hungarian Rhapsody by D. Popper, Op.68 Arr. by. M. Schlegel. David Eggert, cello soloist
  • Symphony in C Major “The Great”: III. Scherzo, Allegro Vivace, by F. Schubert
  • Tango De La Luna, by S. Secunda
  • Suite from the Watermusic: I Allegro from Suite in F, by G. F. Handel
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody, by A. Copland
  • L’Arliesienne Suite No. 2: II Intermezzo; III Menuetto; IV Farandole, by G. Bizet
  • Blue Moon, by R. Rodgers and L. Hart. Arr. by C. P. Herfurth
  • South American Holiday, by H. A. Alshin

May 5, 2002: Sounds of Spring

At this concert, we featured Michael Cooney, 2001 Male International Grand Champion of Whistling; and Hong Yan Powell, soprano soloist.

  • Highlights from the Sound of Music, by R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein 2nd
  • Serenade to Spring, by R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein 2nd
  • Karelia Suite, by J. Sibelius. Featuring Michael Cooney, whistler
  • Tango in D, by I. Albeniz
  • Blue Tango, by L. Anderson
  • The Whistler and His Dog, by A. Pryor. Featuring Michael Cooney, whistler
  • The Phantom of the Opera, by A. L. Webber
  • Dance Macabre, by C. Saint-Saens. Featuring Lewis Davies, violin soloist
  • Ave Maria, by Bach/Gounod. Featuring Hong Yan Powell, soprano soloist
  • Over the Rainbow, by E. Y. Harburg and H. Arnlen
  • Carmen Suite, Danse Boheme, by G. Bizet

October 29, 2001: 30th Anniversary Concert

  • Trumpet Voluntary, by Henry Purcell
  • Flourish–Voluntary–Ground, by Roger Deegan (premiere performance)
  • London (London Every Day) Suite for Orchestra, by Eric Coates
  • Tower Music, by Roger Deegan
  • King of the Cats, by Roger Deegan
  • Suite for String Orchestra from Abdelazer or The Moors’ Revenge, by Henry Purcell
  • Mirkwood March for string orchestra, by Roger Deegan
  • Autumn Breezes Valse, by J.H. Squire
  • Jamaican Rumba, by Arthur Benjamin
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5, by Johannes Brahms

Spring 2000: Music for the Millennium

  • Unter Donner und Blitz, by Johann Strauss, Jr.
  • Summertime, by George Gershwin, Du Bose, Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
  • Coronation March from The Prophet, by G. Meyerbeer
  • Blue Danube Waltz, by Johann Strauss, Jr.
  • Feuerfest Polka Francaise, by Josef Straub
  • Radetzky March, by Johann Strauss, Sr.

In addition, we performed several selections with the Men’s and Women’s German choirs.

Spring 1999

We performed with the St. David’s Welsh Male Voice Choir for this concert.

These were the orchestra’s selections:

  • Procession of the Sardar, by M. Ippolitov-Ivanov
  • Unter Donner und Blitz, by Johann Strauss
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, KV219, by W. A. Mozart. Alexander Lozowski violin soloist
  • Pomp and Circumstance, by Edward Elgar
  • Alice Blue Gown, by Joseph McCarthy and Harry Tierney
  • Radetzky March, by Johann Strauss

We also performed a number of selections with the choir. They included The Impossible Dream and March of the Men of Harlech.  

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