Bike to the Symphony 2017

ESO

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Orchestra on Parade

Join EBC and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for our eighth annual Bike to the Symphony.

There’s a reason why symphony orchestras have been a mainstay of music for centuries. The range, the power, and the palette of sound attained by an orchestra cannot be matched. In this stirring and unforgettable night, the ESO will be put on display with timeless classics, Broadway tunes, music from the movies, and more. A night not to be missed by any fan of the orchestra.

Featured Repertoire

  • Strauss – Thunder and Lightning Polka
  • Debussy – Clair de lune
  • Weill – Mack the Knife
  • Highlights from West Side Story, Star Trek, E.T., Swan Lake

The full program also includes pieces from Rimsky-Korsakov, Ian Tyson, Richard Rodgers, and more.

The Ride

Meet the ride at BikeWorks South (8001 102 St), or if you prefer to join downtown, meet at District Cafe (10011 109 St).

The group ride, including the ESO’s Community Ambassador Lucas Waldin, will depart from BikeWorks South at 6:35pm. We’ll meet up with people downtown at District Cafe around 6:55pm, and arrive at the Winspear Centre for 7:15pm.

Supervised bicycle parking will be provided in front of the Winspear Centre for the duration of the event.

The Expectations

Bike to the Symphony is a fun, short, group ride to a performance of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) at the beautiful Winspear Centre in downtown Edmonton. EBC partners with the ESO to present this event. The ride itself is free and open to all; the ESO offers EBC members a special discounted ticket price for the performance.

There is no dress code (neither for the ride nor for the performance), and the event is welcoming and casual, but many participants enjoy dressing up for the ride. Whether you’re a seasoned symphony-goer, or you can’t tell a violin from a viola, this friendly event is enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Music Director Bill Eddins, Community Ambassador Lucas Waldin, and other members of the ESO have all participated in previous Bike to the Symphony rides.

Secure, monitored bike parking is provided free-of-charge. Dedicated security personnel monitor the bike parking for the duration of the event.

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Tickets

EBC members: you can look up your promo code by checking your member status. If you have difficulties with this, please contact [email protected]

Purchase tickets

To purchase tickets at the EBC member-rate of only $24 (plus service fees), go to the Winspear Box Office site and enter your promo code. Non-members may purchase tickets at the regular price. An EBC membership entitles you to many additional benefits! You may also purchase tickets by calling (780) 428-1414. All seats are eligible for the promo price.

You may purchase, renew, or check the status of your EBC membership at http://edmontonbikes.ca/membership

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We’ll depart for the Winspear Centre at 6:35pm, starting from BikeWorks South. We ride across the High Level Bridge, join up with downtown participants at District Cafe (10011 109 St) around 6:55pm, and continue following 102 Ave to the Winspear Centre. The performance will begin at 8pm.

Winspear Centre
EBC and the ESO will once again have bike parking with dedicated security directly in front of the Winspear’s front doors.

Bags must be checked (complimentary). Bags are always free to check at the Winspear, because they get it!

Don’t forget your lights for the ride home! Lights are available for sale at BikeWorks South.