Emmylou Harris + Rodney Crowell, CONTEST and Brandi's back

Edmonton Folk Festival eNews – October 2013

To celebrate a great night of music on November the 11th at the Jubilee with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, with guest Richard Thompson, we are holding a contest.

Be the Producer – Program one night and six sessions at the Folk Festival.
Incorporating Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell with a band, plus Richard Thompson (solo acoustic), submit your own version of programming for an hour and a half of sessions happening over six stages, bearing in mind the different genres of folk music, a balance of musical styles, quality and excitement. Sessions should have no more than 4 artists each on any one stage.  Also, program a night of main stage – again incorporating those two acts into an evening. What 3 artists would blend well? As always – find a good balance and audience appeal.

1st Prize:
Two (2) Backstage VIP 4-day passes to the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Aug 7-10). Passes will entitle holder to backstage access, including greenroom transportation to and from downtown, premium seating at side of mainstage, admission to after hours parties and festival dining area.
Plus 4 great seats for the November 11th concert above.

2nd Prize:
4 great seats for the November 11th concert.

Contest closes Friday, November 1st at Noon.
All entries will be judged by our producer, Terry Wickham, based on the above criteria and the two winners will be notified by email.

To submit: Send your program via email to:  access@efmf.ab.ca

Brandi’s Back!

Live at the Winspear 2013-2014 April 9th and 11th, 2014 at 8pm

Brandi Carlile to play two shows with the ESO in April 2014

The Live at the Winspear Series has just added another exceptional artist to its line-up this season. On April 9th and 11th, 2014, Brandi Carlile will bring her eclectic blend of country, rock, and folk back to the Winspear stage for two performances. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra looks forward to collaborating with this dynamic and invigorating songwriter.

Carlile describes her desire to compose and perform as innate, for the artist began crafting and playing music for audiences at the mere age of seven. “I don’t ever remember making a conscious decision to be a musician,” Carlile claims. “I would’ve had to have made a conscious decision not to be a musician.” In 2005, with the promise that she would get them a signed record deal and a tour within a year, the driven Carlile joined forces with two twin brothers in her hometown–Phil and Tim Hanseroth–to create their debut album. Upon its completion, Carlile not only fulfilled her prophecy, but exceeded expectations by obtaining a record deal with none other than musical giant Columbia Records.

Eight years later, with five records under their belt and glowing international acclaim, Carlile and The Twins continue to push themselves creatively and inspire audiences of sold-out venues world-wide. Furthermore, the musicians have utilized their success to promote and fund humanitarian efforts through their self-founded organization: The Looking Out Foundation. Since 2008, Carlile and her band have donated $1 from every ticket sale towards philanthropic efforts that aid the chronically under-served, resulting in significant contributions for organizations that support the arts, women, public health, the hungry and the homeless.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am. For tickets and information, call the Winspear Centre at (780) 428-1414 or toll free at 1-800-563-5081, or visit us online: www.winspearcentre.com.

About Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

The ESO’s current roster includes 56 local and international musicians, performing repertoire ranging from classical masterworks to pops and children’s concerts. As one of Canada’s leading orchestral ensembles, it provides community enrichment to help raise Edmonton’s profile. This is the ESO’s 62nd season and the 9th year under the leadership of Music Director William Eddins. To learn more, please visit www.edmontonsymphony.com.