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5 Must Hear Concerts This Fall

Over the summer months music lovers have been coming by the office to get their season tickets for the upcoming year.  While following ticket buying trends, and listening to the excitement of our patrons, we’ve compiled a list of the concerts that are going to be remarkable musical experiences this fall! People are excited that […]

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A Call for Peace – The Armed Man

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the November 11th end of the Great War.  The SSO will spend time during the year to explore the musical search and endeavour for peace. We begin our dialogue with Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man on February 10th.   In addition to extracts from the Ordinary of […]

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The Importance of James Ehnes

There has always been something special about the way James Ehnes plays the violin.  The clarity of sound, the elegant phrasing, and his heightened attention to detail have made him a performer in a class unto himself.   James Ehnes was born in 1976 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He began violin studies at the age […]

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Introducing Alexander Shelley

Conductor Alexander Shelley’s impact on the National Arts Centre Orchestra is already being heard.   The 38 year old British conductor took the position of Music Director of Canada’s national orchestra in 2015 and since then the orchestra has embarked on some remarkably ambitious projects.  Shelley’s first move was to commission four new works for […]

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Oliver’s Raven Steals the Light

At our upcoming concert featuring new Canadian music, we’re thrilled to present the narration premier of John Oliver’s the Raven Steals the Light.  The work tells the story of a smart raven bringing the world from chaos into the light.  The tale comes from the West Coast Indigenous tradition and will feature Saskatoon actor Carol Greyeyes. […]

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Vincent Ho’s The Shaman

On May 13th, the SSO will celebrate Canada and the music of four Canadian composers that you have to hear! We’re thrilled to bring you Vincent Vincent Ho’s The Shaman The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra:      I. Ritual      II. Fantasia – Nostalgia      Interlude: Conjuring the Spirits     […]

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