Making spirits bright with music!

The SSO is so grateful for the support of its donors and volunteers.  In the last few years we’ve had milestone after milestone, and none of it would be possible without amazing people like you who give to support the work of Saskatoon’s orchestra.

2019 has been remarkably good to the SSO – and we need to keep that energy going for the new growth of the organization.  This season we’re investing in our musicians, we’re adding a few concerts to not only give our patrons unique musical experiences but also to keep our musicians working more and more each year, and we’ve just launched our new music education program in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up.

2020 begins the SSO’s new journey towards a new strategic plan that will see us through to our hundred anniversary season.  Over the next 10 years the SSO has many goals and opportunities that we are very excited about.  But we need your help to keep this momentum going!

Being an orchestra who’s “doing it right” takes a great deal of work and great deal of resources.  It’s from support from patrons like yourself that we are able to keep being the orchestra who’s gained a reputation for being leaders in Canada.  Guest artists champion our work and can’t wait to come back, composers are thrilled to have an orchestra who will take risks, and most importantly our patrons have had the chance to experience the rejuvenation of its orchestra.

This year’s SSO Christmas Wish List!

  • 30 new stand lights ($25 each)
  • 25 gifts of $50 to purchase the sound system we use for Time for Toddlers & After Dark
  • 200 gifts of $100 towards our budgetary growth on artistic investment (musician raises, guest artist fees, more performances)
  • 30 gifts of $250 to help cover the costs of our 2020 school show celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary
  • 4 new sound shields for the stage to make sure we maintain the health of our musicians’ hearing ($350 each)
  • 4 new laptops for our administrative team ($750 each)
  • Bussing for an out of town school to attend the Link Up concert in May ($1,000 per bus)
  • LED stage lights for our smaller concerts ($2,000)
  • A new podium for our Maestro ($5,000)
  • 3 gifts of $10,000 to help offset the cost of our new school program Link Up

Thank you so much for thinking of us this holiday season – we are so grateful for all you do for your orchestra!


For more information on how to support the SSO contact us at 306-665-4862 office(at)