Conductor Michael Stern has been appointed Artistic Advisor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the orchetra announced. Stern previously appeared as guest conductor with the orchestra in 2015 and 2019, and will return to the orchestra in November to conduct the Grieg Piano Concerto, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and a new orchestral version of Carmen Braden’s The Raven Conspiracy,
“This is an exciting moment for the Edmonton Symphony as we look to the future. With brilliant guest soloists, esteemed conductors, and the virtuosity of our very own ESO musicians all in the mix, the upcoming season has something for everyone. I invite you to enjoy a compelling range of essential music, old and new, cherished masterpieces and new discoveries alike. I am thrilled to be a part of great music in Edmonton, with the exceptional artistry of the ESO making the case that we all need great music in our lives more than ever."
— Michael Stern, Artistic Advisor