A momentus achievement for the SSO

I recently had the chance to see one of my favourite paintings in person for the first time.  I’ve seen endless copies of this particular painting since I was a kid; the particular gaze of the girl in painting, the light on her jewelry, the folds of her clothing – I thought I knew every…

Choose Your SSO Adventure

It’s subscription season at the SSO! We’ve carefully programmed 16 concerts for you to choose from. Six Masters, four Pops, three Chamber and three Baroque. You can subscribe to everything, to each series, or make your own series with a flex pack. Your flex pack can be built around the concerts that excite you most…

Talking with Sarah Moon

On April 27th, Sarah Yunji Moon comes back to Saskatoon for one final farewell.  Sarah was the SSO’s Principal Flute for two seasons, and while we’re sad to see her go, we’re thrilled to have one last chance to make music with her! She’ll be performing the dynamic flute concerto “Departures”, by Canadian composer Christos…

Motherhood and Mozart…

At our May 12th Mother’s Day concert at Convocation Hall, the SSO String Quartet will be performing a Mozart quartet that has a unique connection to motherhood. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421/417b is the second of the Quartets dedicated to Haydn and the only one of the set…

Beethoven’s Heroic 3rd Symphony

From its arresting opening chords to its marvelous finale, Beethoven’s 3rd symphony is majestic and a powerhouse of emotions.  His life was changing, as were politics and philosophies.  The world was becoming a different place…so it needed different music.   There is so much history and musical insight to explore in this piece that many…

Hatzis’ Departures

We’re thrilled to be performing Christos Hatzis’ Departures on April 27th.  Little did we know when we programmed it that it would be a perfect and fitting way to send off our Principal Flute Sarah Yunji Moon on her departure from the SSO. From the composer: Departures for flute and string orchestra was written for…

Mozart Requiem – tenor Michael Harris

For our performance of Mozart’s Requiem, we’re joined by long time SSO collaborator Michael Harris. Tenor Michael Harris was born in London, England, completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and earned an Advanced Performance Diploma with Distinction at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Saskatchewan…

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