Silence Isn’t An Option

Running an arts organization these days is not for the faint of heart. Being an artist isn’t either…particularly exhausting and scary for musicians. We’ve gone silent. And it feels worse than I’m able to explain in words. I’ve been very proud of what the SSO has accomplished in the last few weeks. Our digitally distant…

Beat Beethoven Virtual Fun Run

For many years, Saskatoon tried to Beat Beethoven. The annual fundraiser saw thousands of people combine their love of being active with their love for music! The concept was simple: sign up, pick your run/walk distance, and then follow the run route as you to listen to music played live by SSO orchestra members along…

Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas

With 2020 being the Beethoven Year, celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth, the SSO is exploring his musical genius – and while we instantly think of Beethoven when it comes to symphonies and piano sonatas, his cello sonatas should not be overlooked! For those new to exploring the music of Beethoven, these sonatas provide…

SSO For You

It’s strange to not be able to make music with your friends – and even stranger that we weren’t getting to make music FOR our friends! While we all stay home to flatten the curve, the SSO wanted to bring you some special programming to enjoy from the comfort of your home.  Eric and the…

Classical Music Online For You

With the impact of COVID-19 being felt around the globe, its become even more clear that music is something we all need at this time – and while we can’t gather together for performances, the classical music world is moving online as quickly as possible! So we wanted to pull together some of our top…

The Show Will Go On, Someday

Last Monday, if you’d told me that we’d be postponing concerts by the end of the week, I wouldn’t have believed you. It felt like the pandemic was something happening elsewhere, not here. It didn’t really seem real for us. But as the week progressed, each hour brought new news. First the JUNOs (heartbreaking as…

Postponing Accent with the SSO

I’m very sad to announce that we need to postpone our March 21st concert with Accent. Over the last few days, I have been working very closely with orchestras across the country, our venues, our funders, and with the SSO Board President Dr Anne Doig (former President of the Canadian Medical Association), and keeping a…

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