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Bike to the Symphony: Beethoven's Fifth (drinks with Alex Prior) (5/27/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Fort Edmonton Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 27 2018  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 21 2018 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8-9 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Beata
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Event hosted by Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society (EBC) in partnership with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO).

What to expect:

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 and post-concert drinks with Chief Conductor Alex Prior.

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. Previous conductor 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, and a bag-check (mandatory, but complimentary) is provided free-of- charge. Dedicated security personnel monitor the bike parking for the duration of the event.

Ride with the EOC details:

  • Meeting at 1015AM at Fort Edmonton Park in front of John Janzen Nature Sign
  • Ride starts at 1030AM
  • 30 minute ride to Cafe Mosaics for lunch.
  • Lunch from 11AM-1215PM
  • Ride to BikeWorks South at 8001 102 ST NW
  • Ride with the EBC details:

  • Meet at the BikeWorks South location at 8001 102 ST NW for 1230PM
  • Ride to the Winspear begins at 1PM
  • Arrival at Winspear is at 1:30PM
  • Information on how to register for this event and where to buy tickets can be found here: Bike to the symphony 2018

    How to purchase concert tickets and EBC membership

  • 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. All seats are eligible for the promo price.
  • 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.
  • You may purchase, renew, or check the status of your EBC membership.
  • Concert details: Beethoven’s Fifth

  • Concert starts at 2PM
  • BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5
  • GLINKA – Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
  • RAVEL – Piano Concerto in G
  • CHAUSSON – Poème for Violin
  • With guest artists Jeanne Amièle (piano) and Laura Veeze (violin)
  • After the concert:

  • Drinks with ESO Chief Conductor Alex Prior following, approx 4:30pm
  • After the show, there will be a casual post-concert chat with the afternoon’s conductor and featured soloists in the lobby. Following this chat, we’ll be joined by maestro Alex Prior for drinks at Brass Tracks , which is family-friendly and has a full menu. Get to know the ESO’s conductor in a casual atmosphere with great food and drinks.

    Brass Tracks is a new restaurant/pub/café behind the Winspear. Bike to the Symphony participants will receive 15% off. Enjoy the great atmosphere, food (including vegetarian & gluten free), drinks, and coffee barista. There’s even a stage with a baby grand piano!

    Ride back to Fort Edmonton with the EOC after the concert:

  • Meet at TBD at 5:45PM for a 6PM departure
  • Arrive at Fort Edmonton at approx 645PM

  • Required Items to Bring:
  • debit/ cash for food and drinks at cafe mosaics
  • credit for drinks at brass tracks
  • bicycle and helmet
  • daypack with your essentials for the day
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

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    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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