Savour the musical magic of everything from classical masterworks to pops and kids’ concerts in a stylish, acoustically superb Winspear Centre performance hall.
From Bach to Wagner, Baroque to folk, and Broadway to cabaret the Francis Winspear Centre for Music showcases diverse international performances. Set on downtown’s Sir Winston Churchill Square and made possible with a $6 million gift – Canada’s biggest single private donation to a performing arts facility – it is ground zero for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, much loved for their collaborations with folk, rock and country artists. Another special musical resident is the grand, three-storey tall Québec-created Davis Concert Organ with 6,551 formidable pipes that resonate through a listener’s soul. Besides big-name classical performers, there are also mid-week and Sunday recitals, Christmas celebrations and, in summertime, Symphony Under the Sky concerts on the grass in Hawrelak Park.