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Like classical music?  Ride the LRT!

LRT riders downtown will soon be graced with the mellifluous sounds of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, or Ravel’s Bolero as they commute.

The City of Edmonton and the Windspear Centre are launching a pilot program where LRT patrons will hear dulcet tones recorded by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra while they wait, over the cacophony of the typical hustle and bustle.

“While awaiting the LRT, you can now enjoy the amazing artistry and passion of the professional musicians that make up your ESO, experiencing delicate melodies to thundering crescendos, moments of tension, joy and exhilaration,” said Annemarie Leenhouts-Petrov, President and CEO of the Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

The playlist will be wide-ranging, featuring classical composers like Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, familiar modern music of Broadway and Hollywood, and even local composers, like Edmonton’s John Estacio. 

Euphonious melodies will be broadcast through the speakers at Government Centre, Corona, Bay/Enterprise Square, Central, Churchill and MacEwan LRT stations during operational hours, from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

A publicity photo of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on stage at the Winspear Centre prior to performance.
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