Tickets to the SSO make a perfect stocking stuffer, so we made it simple to know what the perfect gift for your loved ones.
The remainder of our season is jam-packed with incredible concerts, so this list was hard to widdle down!
#5 – Godwin Friesen and Ravel’s Jazzy Concerto
The SSO loves when it gets to showcase the exceptional talent that Saskatoon has raised…and this January is going to be a very special concert. Godwin Friesen is a National Music Festival winner and the winner of the SMFA Concerto Competition, to name just two of the many awards he has earned himself. We’re bringing him home to blow you away with one of the most fun concertos in the repertoire.
Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G is instantly lovely – charming, youthful, and a 3rd movement that just flies! It’s paired with Milhaud’s jazz Creation of the World.
#4 – May the Fourth – the Music of Star Wars
So for fans of Star Wars, May the Fourth is a big deal. And the SSO has gone and made it a bigger deal. Hear the exceptional music of John Williams from 6 of the Star Wars movies, including The Last Jedi, with the power of the force, erm…a full symphony orchestra!
Dress up for the costume contest, check out the amazing things in the lobby, and try not to tear up at Leia’s theme…no you’re crying!
#3 – Mozart’s Requiem and an incredible story…
A few years ago, the SSO learned about a violin concerto found in Saskatoon. The composer’s name was Heinz Moehn, and it hadn’t been played since the 1930s. As we dug deeper in to the world of Moehn we discovered that he was the leading editor of Mozart’s music, and the foremost editor of Mozart’s Requiem. As we dug in to our music library we discovered that Moehn’s edition is the one the SSO has always played from!
World renowned superstar violinist Timothy Chooi will be joining the SSO to re-premier the Moehn Violin Concerto, and we’re joined by the Greystone Singers and SSO Chorus and incredible soloists (like award winning Sask-born soprano Andrea Lett) for the Requiem.
This is going to be one of the most memorable nights at the SSO.
#2 The Romance of Romeo and Juliet
We’re celebrating the Bard in a week-long mini festival of music that was inspired by William Shakespeare. On Sunday February 3rd the SSO Chamber Ensemble is performing a Shakespeare-inspired concert at the historic Convocation Hall. On Saturday February 9th the SSO is playing the Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
Also on that concert we’re joined by violinist Andrea Tyniac who will be playing a stunning concerto by Vasks, and we open the night with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra!
It’s romantic, its lush, its got something for every music lover. It’s not often you get to hear Prokofiev played in this town!
#1 An SSO Gift Certificate!
Not sure what the perfect gift is for the music lover on your list? We’ve got your back!
You can call the SSO or stop by our new offices to get an SSO Gift Certificate – you can get it in any amount and it can be redeemed for any SSO event. It let’s you give the gift of musical exploration to someone on your list!
Call the SSO at 3066656414
Or visit us at 602B 51st Street East – open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm