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Music in the Air 2022 – One Night at the Amphitheatre


Music in the Air 2021


The Alberta Symphony Orchestra Society is thrilled to present Music in the Air, featuring Cara Lianne McLeod, soprano, and Emilio De Mercato, pianist.

Cara and Emilio will be performing a series of outdoor concerts for the audiences of Edmonton and Alberta to bring hope and comfort to people and communities wherever possible by sharing their music throughout the summer.

The program will include classical voice and piano repertoire, solo piano, crossover and pop music, and occasionally feature guest artists.

There are three different ways to see Music in the Air:
• Public performances;
• Private bookings;
• Private business engagements.

Audience members at public performances will be asked to make a suggested donation of $25 per person (and will receive a charitable receipt), but Cara, Emilio, and the ASO are committed to offering these performances to everyone, particularly marginalized people in our communities, whether they are able to give a donation or not. ASO also hopes to increase awareness throughout the province about the organization and upcoming initiatives. Suggested amount for corporate venues is a $500 donation to ASO, and the businesses will
receive a charitable receipt.

These 30-35 minute recitals will be held in public, private and business outdoor venues including backyards, parking lots, parks, squares, courtyards, cul-de-sacs and patios, where distancing is possible.
According to AHS Guidelines: as of June 10, 2021, concerts/festivals are allowed with a maximum of 150 people. Physical distancing protocols to be in place at all venues.

Concerts can be requested by emailing, or sending a Direct Message to the Facebook page of Music in the Air:
More information about Cara Lianne McLeod:
More information about Emilio De Mercato: Music Director – Alberta Symphony Orchestra

Music in the Air – Calendar of performances

1. Friday, June 18, 2021: opening performance at a private birthday party (Carvel, AB).
2. Monday, June 28, 2021: performance at a private backyard (Sherwood Park, AB).
3. Thursday, July 1, 2021: performance at a private backyard (Edmonton, AB).
4. Friday, July 2, 2021: performance at the private courtyard of The Landing in Cloverdale (Edmonton, AB).
5. Saturday, July 3, 2021: performance at a private backyard (Edmonton, AB).
6. Sunday, July 4, 2021: performance at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Patio (Edmonton, AB).
7.8.9. Saturday, July 10, 2021: three public performances at the Legislature Grounds (Edmonton, AB).
10.11. Wednesday, July 14, 2021: two public performances at the Louise McKinney Park, Shumka Stage (Edmonton, AB).
12. Thursday, July 15, 2021: performance at a private backyard (Lacombe, AB).
13.14. Saturday, July 17, 2021: performance at two private backyards (Edmonton and Sherwood Park, AB).
15. Wednesday, July 21, 2021: impromptu performance at Fort Edmonton Footbridge (Edmonton, AB).
16.17. Friday, July 23, 2021: one performance at a private backyard (Calgary, AB) and one public performance at an acreage off of Big Rock Trail (Okotoks, AB).
18. Saturday, July 24, 2021: performance at a private backyard (Edmonton, AB).
19.20.21. Tuesday, July 27, 2021: three public performances at Ezio Faraone Park (Edmonton, AB).
22. Sunday, September 12, 2021: public performance at Heritage Village, 3:00pm (Fort McMurray, AB).
23.24.25. Sunday, September 19, 2021: three public performances at Churchill Square, 1:00pm/2:15pm/3:30pm (Edmonton, AB).
26. Sunday, October 3, 2021: FINAL PERFORMANCE (public) at A Bear and Bison Inn, 5:00pm (Canmore, AB).