New Beginnings: Virtual Pre-Party and Concert Presentation

Saturday, May 8, 7:00pm

Join us as we close out this unique season with new chamber music recordings and highlights from a few of the Edgewood Symphony’s world premiere performances!

About the Zoom Pre-Party: Starting at 7 p.m. ET on Zoom, we’ll hear from Music Director Walter Morales and the guest soloists from that evening’s concert presentation, Robert Schultz, Katherine Soroka and Roger Dannenberg.

Then, it’s time to put on your thinking caps for a fun Trivia contest, testing your Edgewood Symphony and general classical music knowledge. The questions will be interactive and live via chat. Start brushing up on your ESO history! Who remembers the very first ESO music director? Think about it and you may get a question right during the game!

About the Concert Presentation: The concert will be released on the ESO YouTube Channel in two parts on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

PART ONE: NEW recordings by small ensembles associated with the orchestra and commentary by our Music Director Walter Morales. Participating groups include the ESO String Ensemble, Aeolian Winds, Unity Brass, Barclay String Quartet, Desperate Measures, ESO Cello Ensemble, and Shadyside Brass. These groups will feature exciting music by Bach, Mozart, Ory, Running, Rachmaninoff, and Piazzolla.

PART TWO: We will again experience the exciting world premieres of: Lament for Orchestra Op. 45, by Robert Schultz, first presented during our 25th Anniversary Concert at Carnegie Music Hall on May 5, 2013; David Stock’s Three Yiddish Songs, with mezzo soprano soloist Katherine Soroka, from our 32nd-season concert on October 19th, 2019, at the Jewish Community Center; and John Wilson’s arrangement of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady, commissioned by and performed by Trumpet soloist Roger Dannenberg on May 13, 2017, at the Jewish Community Center as part of our 29th season.

This concert is free and open to the public, but donations can be made on our giving webpage. The suggested donation is $10. Proceeds will help to make future performances possible.