On Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 7:30pm, the Alberta Symphony Orchestra Society presents a Symphony of Hope: Benefit Concert for Fort McMurray.
This evening of music held at the Royal Alberta Museum will bring our community together in an effort to raise hope and money for the re-establishment of Fort McMurray and residents.
Hosted by 96.3 Capital FM’s Rob Christie, the evening entertainment features the 21-piece Alberta Symphony Orchestra led by pianist and conductor Emilio De Mercato, along with Fort McMurray resident, soprano Cara Brown, who will be performing songs by Ennio Morricone.
“I felt it was important that as Alberta Symphony Orchestra Society we do our part after the wildfire devastation. Looking at hundreds of houses burned to the ground is heartbreaking” says ASO Music Director Emilio De Mercato. “Citizens of Fort McMurray need solidarity and ongoing support. We are the ASO, and it is our mission to be there for ALL Albertans.”
All persons involved in the production and performance of this event are donating their time and skills for this cause. Proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to the Red Cross, as well as any donations received the evening of the performance.