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A New Era – SSO and U of S to sign partnership agreement

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Jan. 28th to enhance and extend joint initiatives that benefit the cultural interests of the province of Saskatchewan and beyond. “This partnership will advance the wonderful collaborations between two of the province’s most influential […]

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The Happiest Birthday of All

Even though the days are finally getting longer, January is still a dark, cold time. Thankfully there is a special day a the end of the month to bring us all hope. That day is January 27th. There are many fantastic figures born on this auspicious day, some notable people include actor Alan Cumming (1965), […]

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Sing-Along Messiah FAQ

Messiah time is almost here! We love putting together and performing Handel’s Messiah each year. If it were possible we would fit every one from Saskatoon’s large choral community on stage with us for one amazing choir. Since there isn’t nearly enough room up front (and scheduling rehearsals would be a nightmare) we have the […]

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A chat with Julia Wedman

When trying to write a short post about our guest artist baroque violinist Julia Wedman, we realized that it’s hard not to gush about this talented Saskatoon sweetheart. Julia’s bio is incredible. She has been a member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra since 2005, she is a part of Eybler Quartet, and Julia a member of the innovative […]

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Board Governance Workshop with Simone Joyaux

                Do not miss a rare opportunity to learn about board governance and training from one of the exceptional voices in the field: Simone Joyaux, ACFRE. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at TCU Place What’s the workshop about? Simone will begin with shock and awe then move into principles, practice, and body […]

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After Dark – With Free Flow Dance

Classical music and dance have more in common than you think. Aside from the obvious connections, both artistic mediums seem to constantly battle against the perception that they are passé. The misconception that it’s all been done, or that it isn’t relevant any more is one that seems to persist. This couldn’t be farther from […]

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Beethoven’s 7th

The Seventh Symphony’s premiere concert [on December 8, 1813] was performed to benefit the soldiers wounded a few months earlier in the battle of Hanau. It was one of Beethoven’s most successful concerts. Viennese audiences, miserable from Napoleon’s 1805 and 1809 occupations of Vienna and hopefully awaiting a victory over him, embraced the symphony’s energy and beauty. […]

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A new year for SSO Chorus!

A new year for SSO Chorus!

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is calling all interested choral singers to audition for the 2016-2017 season of the SSO Chorus. This season includes performances of Bach’s Cantata 140 “Wachet Auf”, Handel’s “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened”, Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”, and of course Handel’s Messiah. The chorus is conducted and rehearsed by SSO Chorus Master Duff […]

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Orient Express 101

The SSO brings Quartetto Gelato to Saskatoon to take us for a musical ride on the Orient Express. We are very excited about this fantastic concert – where we get to sit back, sip some wine, and enjoy wherever the music takes us. But where are we going? What is the Orient Express? Isn’t there a chance […]

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