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The Music of Star Wars
7:30PM, Saturday, April 22, 2017
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

Eric Paetkau, conductor
SSO joined by the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra

At the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, the SSO celebrates the music of one of the most significant musical minds of the 20th and 21st centuries. John Williams’s is a prolific and one of the most recognizable composers, including films such as Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws, among many more. The scores for each Star Wars movie showcase not only the pinnacle of movie scoring, but also the creative output of one of the greatest orchestral composers in history.


The evening features the music from each of the seven Star Wars movies, so come in costume of your favourite series character. Plus, there may be a few other great movie references thrown in for good measure!

The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra Inc. serves elementary, high school, and university students from Saskatoon and surrounding communities, and consists of two programs. The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra for players aged 12 to 25 under the direction of Richard Carnegie. Repertoire consists of professional calibre music in a broad range of styles.

The Saskatoon Strings is a string ensemble for players aged 10-18 under the direction of Bernadette Wilson. Both Carnegie and Wilson are members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, as are the sectional instructors for the SYO program.

Our players study privately and audition for membership. The SYO Inc. strives to offer opportunities for our musicians to become involved in educational programs, leadership activities and community engagement.