Symphony in the Keyhole
The evening of Tuesday August 18th was not only a beautiful evening, it was alive with the sound of music on Blackett Wynd, all thanks to two of our community members, Pam FitzGerald and Robert Arts.
Pam and Rob made arrangements for five members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra brass ensemble to perform a 45-minute summer concert, replete with numbers by Bach, a bunch of other names I can’t pronounce, and even McCartney (When I’m 64).
The ESO has provided these ‘mini-concerts’ across various neighborhoods throughout Edmonton and area. Pam and Rob were fortunate enough to have their request approved with certain COVID-19 rules in place (limited attendance, physical distancing) and a request for donations to the ESO (a registered charity) and its musicians who are essentially unemployed during this lockdown.
This summer concert series provided an opportunity for the ESO to stay visible in the Edmonton community and its musicians to stay in practice, as well as providing some much needed entertainment for people who are, let’s face it, starved for such events.
Blackett Wynd was one of the few remaining concerts for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and they were a welcome break. Our thanks to Pam and Rob for thinking of their neighbours in these difficult times.