During our special Homecoming concert week celebrations there are many free events that you can take in.
Music Talk at McNally Robinson with Tania Miller
Tuesday, January 16th at 7pm-8pm
Join SSO Executive Director Mark Turner in conversation with Tania Miller. Find out how Tania’s Saskatchewan roots have influenced her career, her thoughts on Brahms’ beautiful 3rd Symphony, and how she feels about this special homecoming concert.
Fine Arts Research Lecture – Tania Miller – Making Great Music
Friday, January 19th at 12:30pm-1:20pm
Quance Theatre, U of S
Tania Miller gives a free public lecture on the conductor’s perspective on the role of leadership.
We can equate “making great music” from the musicians in the symphony to “inspiring great performance” from members of any organization. Tania Miller will discuss the role of a symphony conductor, and how leadership and communication through music is metaphorically applicable to any organization. She will discuss the hierarchy and expectations within a professional orchestra, and specifically how great leadership is built upon inspiration, vision, and a culture of respect. She will explore interaction and expectations of a professional orchestra and the role of conductor as non-verbal communicator and interpreter of orchestral music.
Master Class with Guy Few
Friday, January 19th at 3:30pm-5pm
Guy Few’s instrumental versatility and fearless interpretations have been noted by the international press, “outrageous… simply phenomenal” (Le Devoir, Montreal) and “sheer brilliance” (L.A. Times). He has performed with many Canadian and US symphonies as trumpet, piano, corno and vocal soloist.
Guy has debuted concerti by well-known composers including Melissa Hui, Glenn Buhr, Mathieu Lussier, Michael Occhipinti and Jacques Hetu. The next day he performs a brand new Trumpet Concerto by John Estacio with the SSO.