A Month of Music: 9 Musical Events in Edmonton this January

From rock and country to punk and blues (plus the ESO and a classic musical), January has your musical tastes covered

Courtesy Little Miss Higgins

Krup you!

Join conductor Alexander Prior in celebrating two centuries of quintessentially American classics as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra presents music from West Side Story, January 16.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

Embrace your winter blues

Regina’s Jack Semple brings his internationally-renowned (and JUNO-winning) blues sound to the Festival Place Stage on January 17.

100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

Rock at the moon

Canadian indie rock band Half Moon Run, with guest Taylor Janzen, comes to Edmonton January 18.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

Hear Russian and American classics

ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior brings Russian and American masterpieces to life with Tchaikovsky and Bernstein, and is joined by violinist Alice Lee and cellist Rafael Hoekman to perform Nicole Lizée’s Zeiss After Dark, January 19.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

This could be anywhere in the world

Rock out with one of Canada’s best as Alexisonfire (with punk icons The Distillers) come to Edmonton January 22.

Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, 780-414-5483, rogersplace.com

Clash of the classical titans

Guest Conductor Alexander Shelley, along with virtuoso cellist Stéphane Tétreault, celebrates the greats in Mozart, Hadyn & Cello, January 23.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

Music to melt to

The first annual Winterruption YEG festival is a multi-venue music and arts festival running January 23 to 26, across multiple downtown venues. Bring your dancing boots to move along with great musical acts and laugh along with comedians Brian Posehn and Edmonton’s own Kathleen McGee during the four-day affair.

Various venues, winterruptionyeg.com

A symphony that’s out of this world

National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Alexander Shelley conducts three dynamic and contrasting works in Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, a January 25 concert featuring Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and JUNO-winning My Name is Amanda Todd.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

Little miss country

Catch Little Miss Higgins and her rich, country blues sound, including songs from her new album, My Home, My Heart, January 31 in Sherwood Park.

100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

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