If Music Be the Food of Love
2:00PM, Sunday, February 3, 2019
Convocation Hall
University of Saskatchewan Campus
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A2
($20 – $30)

Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players

“If music be the food of love, play on! Give me excess of it!”

As part of our Mid-Winter Music Festival exploring the musical muse that is Shakespeare, the SSO Chamber Players brings you an afternoon of music inspired by the Bard.

Beethoven was a fervent lover of Shakespeare’s works, and in his String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1, he captures Juliet’s tomb scene in the stunning second movement. Saskatchewan composer Elizabeth Raum wrote incidental music for a production of King Lear, and when the production closed she created a suite of the music for wind quintet, the King Lear Fantasy. The exceptional SSO Wind Quintet are also performing Swiss composer Brian Burman’s work “A Winter’s Tale” and the string quartet tackles Royden Tse’s “Tempest”! 

The SSO’s Sunday Chamber Series is moving across the river to historic Convocation Hall. Street parking and some parking lots are free on campus on Sundays.  We encourage all concert goers to bring their favourite coffee in a travel mug.

The SSO’s Sunday Chamber Series is moving across the river to historic Convocation Hall. Street parking and some parking lots are free on campus on Sundays.  We encourage all concert goers to bring their favourite coffee in a travel mug.