Edmonton Youth Orchestra in Concert
@ Winspear Centre // 2:00 pm
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, he received his appointment to the Order of Canada, being “recognized for his consummate dedication to Alberta’s youth orchestras, and for his transformational mentorship of generations of Canadian musicians”.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Professor Alexandra Munn (1934−2023).
A “Handel Suite”
March and Minuet from “An Occasional Oratorio” / Handel – Stone
Pastoral from “The Faithful Shepherd” / Handel-Beecham
Allegro from “Concerto a due cori” / Handel-Massey
A “Bartok Suite” / Bartok-Massey
Rondo no. 1 in C major (Yitian Fan – conductor)
From Old Dance Tunes
Allegretto – Allegretto – L’istesso tempo
Canon (for winds)
Farewell (for strings)
Dance Suite / Bartok
From Má Vlast (My Country), No. 2: Vltava [Moldau] / Smetana
Pricing: Prices include ticketing fee
Senior (60+): $16
Post-Secondary Student: $16
Valid student ID must be presented at the door.
Youth (3−17): $16
Infant (0−2): Free
Please Note: Families with children aged 2 and under will only be permitted in the comfortable Viewing Room on the Dress Circle level.
Group rate tickets are available for parties of 20 or more. To purchase, please either visit EAC Shop & Services in-person or call 780−420−1757.
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, City Hall and Canada Place parkades. LRT (Churchill Station) and most major ETS routes are within a 5‑minute walk.
Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 780−420−1757 or in-person at EAC Shop & Services, 9930 102 Avenue NW
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW