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MUSIC PREVIEW - Early Music Festival


Early Music Festival

First Presbyterian Church

10025–105 St.

Friday, May 6   8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7   9:30, 11:15 a.m. (Workshops);
2 p.m. (Concert), 4 p.m. (Masterclass) and 8 p.m. (Concert)


Holy Trinity Anglican Church

10037 – 84 Avenue

Sunday, May 8   1 p.m. (Masterclass) and 8 p.m. (Concert)



Ever since her emigration to Edmonton from her native Netherlands in 1995, cellist Josephine van Lier has dreamed of the formation … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Preview     |     posted May 4th, 2011 at 1:18pm

MUSIC PREVIEW: Tanya Prochazka and Sylvia Shadick-Taylor

Local Classical Duo Prepare for Carnegie Hall Concert

Tanya Prochazka, Cello; Sylvia Shadick-Taylor, Piano
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037–84 Ave.)
Saturday, March 19, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 students/seniors, $20 for adults

Both Tanya Prochazka and Sylvia Shadick-Taylor have been at the forefront of Edmonton’s classical music community for decades. Prochazka, who originally hails from Australia, moved to Edmonton in … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Preview     |     posted Mar 15th, 2011 at 1:23pm

Lizzy Hoyt Concert Preview

Three  Shows  for  the  Price  of  One  to  Celebrate 
St.  Patrick’s  Day


Royal Canadian Legion, Norwood Branch

82 Street and 111 Avenue

Friday, March 4, 2011   8:00 p.m.

$25 cover admission


Local Celtic fiddler Lizzy Hoyt, accompanied by Keith Rempel on bass and guitarist Chris Tabbert, will be providing the middle set of a three-part St. Patrick’s Day celebration of all things Irish – especially the music.  She will be providing selections from her latest CD Home as well as a few traditional Irish folk classics.  Lizzy puts on a vibrant and energetic … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Preview     |     posted Mar 3rd, 2011 at 12pm

Live Review: David Eggert and the ESO

All of our local print media outlets blew a golden opportunity to crown a young, emerging, local classical musician who made his Edmonton orchestral performance debut on the November 21 ESO Sunday Showcase concert.

Born in Edmonton and raised in Sherwood Park, David Eggert began his studies on the cello at the prodigal age of 3 and completed his instruction with U. of A. faculty instructor Tanya Prochazka seven years ago.  At 18, he went to Boston, where he continued his tutelage under Lawrence Lesser at the New England Conservatory of Music for two years.  Subsequently, he returned to Canada, continuing his studies with Matt Haimovitz at McGill University where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.  Since … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Review     |     posted Dec 3rd, 2010 at 5:22pm

MUSIC PREVIEW: Michael Kaeshammer with the ESO

When I first heard him play in a non-descript nightclub in St. Albert during the Jazz City Festival in 1997, there were only about five or six individuals in the place.  I saw this scruffy-haired kid play boogie-woogie piano like I had never heard it played before.  But the amazing musicianship and rhythmic control of the pianist was overwhelming.  I knew at that moment, that that unknown (at the time) jazz keyboardist would soon be hitting the big stages of Canada.

Since that event, German-born Michael Kaeshammer has clearly shown his musical mettle.  He would have been barely out of his teens at the time, and his family had just moved from Europe to Victoria only a year or two before then.  Now making his home in Toronto, Kaeshammer … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Preview     |     posted Nov 25th, 2010 at 10:30am

Music Review: Procol Harum Live with the ESO

Procol Harum came back to town last week to perform for the third time with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and they definitely did not disappoint.  With two sold-out audiences on November 9 and 10 the anticipation was palpable, though somewhat different from their first show in 1971. THAT one was special in a different way. At that time the atmosphere was electric anticipation – not only was a British progressive rock band making their first Edmonton appearance, but they were making a live recording – and with our own Edmonton Symphony Orchestra of all things!

This time, the atmosphere before the show tended to have the feel of nostalgia. There were many in the crowd who had been there in 1971, as had I, and we were all wondering … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Review     |     posted Nov 15th, 2010 at 11:22am

Celtic Fiddler Lizzy Hoyt Concert Review

Lizzy Hoyt has a sterling musical pedigree. Her father, David Hoyt, is one of Canada’s
foremost players of the French Horn as well as an orchestra conductor. Her mother, Janet
Scott-Hoyt, is an extraordinary concert pianist, accompanist and teacher. So it was not
at all surprising to see and hear her sing, play and dance on stage during her Home CD
release concert at McDougall United Church on Sunday, June 20.
What was surprising is, that for the most part, she is virtually self-taught as a singer,
dancer, guitarist and Celtic fiddler. She did receive disciplined classical training on the
violin from Suzuki specialist Yoko Wong beginning at the age of five. All that changed
when she discovered the folk heritage of her family’s … Read More

Add comment      more in Music Review     |     posted Aug 28th, 2010 at 12:13pm

Wow! What a Voice! Dawn Upshaw with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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Add comment      more in Music Feature     |     posted Jun 2nd, 2010 at 12:05pm

Viennese Duo Impresses Enthusiastic Audience

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Comments (2)      more in Music Feature     |     posted Jun 2nd, 2010 at 12:02pm

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