Midwinter Mozart Festival


The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon Opera, and the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music are celebrating the music of the master!

The SSO’s Midwinter Mozart Festival features concerts, discussion panels, lectures, a screening of an iconic movie, and even birthday cake!

This season marks the 225th anniversary of the death of Mozart.  Wolfgang Amadeus has made a remarkable impact on the history of the world – more than musician, Mozart’s impact it seems seeps into culture all around the globe.  Whether you’re fascinated by his story or in love with his music, there is much to learn, much to see, and much to hear at this week!

Sunday, January 22nd – Sunday Chamber – The Music of Mozart
2pm, Bessborough Hotel
The SSO Chamber Players perform two of Mozart’s great works, the Clarinet Quintet and Horn Quintet, in the beautiful Battlefords Room.

Tuesday, January 24th – Music Talk at McNally – The Genius of Mozart
7pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers
A panel discussion featuring Saskatoon Opera Artistic Director Barbara Montalbetti, pianist, singer, and educator Lynn Ewing, and the SSO’s Eric Paetkau.  The panel will explore what makes Mozart’s music so enduring to this day, and discuss the learning and work that must go in to his music.
Free Event

Wednesday, January 25th – One time Screening of Oscar Award winning film Amadeus
7:30pm, The Roxy Theatre – $7
It has been decades since this iconic film played on the silver screen – see it one time only!
Info and Tickets

Thursday and Friday, 26th and 27th – Saskatoon Opera – Love Play
8pm, SSO Rehearsal Studio
Mozart meets cabaret – featuring sopranos Andrea Lett and Chelsea Mahan, tenor Spencer McKnight, and bass Brenden Friessen.

Friday, January 27th – Fine Arts Research Lecture – Mozart’s Violin
12:30pm, Quance Theatre, U of S
Toronto Mozart Project’s David Bowser presents a lecture on Mozart’s violin music and performance style.
Free Event

Saturday, January 28th – Mozart Festival – Masters Series Concert featuring violinist Timothy Chooi
7:30pm, TCU Place
Concert featuring Mozart’s Symphony 41 “Jupiter” and the 5th Violin Concerto with rising star Timothy Chooi

After Party – Mozart’s Birthday Bash
After the Masters Series concert, join us at The Hub at the Holiday Inn for an After Party featuring live jazz and birthday cake (Mozart’s birthday is the 27th!)
Free Event