Executive Director/Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta
Recommendation: William Kentridge: Procession, through Sep 15
The AGA is proud to present the first major Canadian exhibition of internationally renowned South African artist, William Kentridge. The main feature of this exhibition is a 100-foot-long frieze of moving images and sound, entitled More Sweetly Play the Dance. Viewers are surrounded by a life-sized human procession, immersing them in an endless parade of people from various walks of life. Sponsored by Capital Power.
Chief Conductor, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Winspear Centre
Recommendation: Symphony Under the Sky, Aug 29–Sep 1
Don’t miss your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s summer tradition, Symphony Under the Sky in Hawrelak Park, where audiences can sample the diverse music programming presented by the ESO and Winspear Centre throughout its concert season. From classical gems to Hollywood hits, there’s something to satisfy the musical appetites of all audiences, and we’ll cap off the weekend with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Artistic Director, Citadel Theatre
Recommendation: Ring of Fire, Jul 20 – Aug 11
Ring of Fire is a celebration of the music of Johnny Cash. Packed with over two dozen of Johnny Cash’s hits, the production is part concert, part biography, and all music. This production is the Citadel’s first foray into summer programming, and it promises to be a great night out for anyone who is a fan of the “Man in Black.”