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Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012

Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it

by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan

Arts and Culture   

Bill Eddins

The Maestro

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Bill Eddins, the music director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, has made a name for himself in Alberta with his inventive programming and energetic performances. But in May he found himself on an even bigger stage – the biggest in the world when it comes to classical music, in fact. Eddins and the ESO performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall as part of the 2012 Spring for Music Festival, a festival that’s open to any orchestra in the world brave enough to put its name in front of the selection jury. Eddins earned a spot for the ESO by proposing a concert featuring original music by Robert Rival, John Estacio and Allan Gilliland, the orchestra’s three most recent composers-in-residence. And while there may have been some grumbling from other parts of Canada about the selection of the ESO as one of this year’s performing orchestras, Maclean’s columnist and unofficial classical music critic Paul Wells was having none of it. “I don’t believe three new Canadian compositions have been featured in that hall in the half-century since [the Canadian government bankrolled a concert in the 1950s],” he wrote. “It’s a program of music proposed by an American conductor and selected by an American jury, in competitive circumstances, strictly on its merit, fair and square.”

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8 Responses to Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012

  1. Jackie Morin says:

    I am part of the One Aim team for the ride for Cancer. There couldn’t be a more deserving recipient for this recognition. The support that Nigel gives to every rider on his team & other teams, his training rides that he hosts to get us ready for the Ride for Cancer and his positive attitude is an inspiration to us all.
    Jackie Morin

  2. Shawn H says:

    I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Gibson when he visited our facility shortly after his taking the helm of what was then CCS Corporation. It was a personal visit, he was by himself, and just came to chat and see what we do here. I was really impressed that a CEO would take the time to travel and meet with front-line staff, and he continues to do so on a regular basis. I am proud to work at Tervita under his leadership.

  3. Kevin Jones says:

    Nigel has also been pivotal in the creation and growth of the One Aim team, which over the past three years has raised $500,000. We plan on doubling up to a million this year, and this wouldn’t be possible without him.

  4. Arniestephens says:

    Congrats Drew!
    Well deserved.

    Arnie Stephens

  5. David Howse says:

    I doubt many readers know Howard Tennant but his influence goes way beyond his government policy work. He is probably the best professor the University of Lethbridge has ever had and through that has influenced thousands of students to bevelope a broader understanding of the business world and the implications of policy and strategy based decisions. Howard continues to mentor many past students as they climb the many hurdles in the business world. I find some of the off topic posts offensive but – that’s just the internet.

  6. David Howse says:

    I doubt many readers know Howard Tennant but his influence goes way beyond his government policy work. He is probably the best professor the University of Lethbridge has ever had and through that has influenced thousands of students to develope a broader understanding of the business world and the implications of policy and strategy based decisions. Howard continues to mentor many past students as they cross the many hurdles of the business world. I find some of the off topic posts offensive but – that’s just the internet.

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