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Grant Stovel speaks with Alexander Prior of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra


Chief Conductor Alexander Prior chats with our own Grant Stovel about the highly anticipated Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Nielsen’s Inextinguishable program.

Alexander Prior is witty, irreverent, full of ideas and passion and is surprisingly young for his gig of ESO Chief Conductor–just 27 years old! He thus brings an incredibly vibrant energy to each Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performance, and any interview he does:

“When you get to the end of the symphony, you feel sort of transformed…you discover an inner kindness that’s greater than you knew you had…Just ultimate positivity. Positivity so big that it creates its own gravity…”
– Alexander Prior in conversation with Grant Stovel

This Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th, at the Winspear Centre, join ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior and ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida’s for their latest partnership: two very different pieces of Finnish music — Sibelius’ all-time classic Violin Concerto, and living composer Kaija Saariaho’s new arrangement of Ciel d’Hiver.

Completing the program, Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Inextinguishable Symphony celebrates the enduring power of the human spirit.

Tickets available through the Winspear Centre. Show starts at March 6, 2020, 7:30 PM.

You think 27 is young? Here’s Alexander Prior conducting Northern Sinfonia Orchestra…when he was 19!