Saint-Saëns’ Egyptian Piano Concerto

Want to sabotage your self esteem? Try comparing yourself to Camille Saint-Saëns. The renowned composer and teacher was also a virtuoso pianist and organist, as well as a travel writer, poet, and playwright. He had a photographic memory and spoke several languages fluently. He demonstrated perfect pitch at two years old and started composing at…

Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite

World War I caused a collective shuddering of the soul throughout the world. The attendant horrors — trench warfare, poison gas, mechanized weapons of destruction — set in motion a wave of revulsion and a profound questioning of traditional religious and secular ethical values. A yearning for spiritual comfort and for the perceived (if mythical)…

SSO Top 5 Stocking Stuffers!

Whether you know someone that goes our shows regularly or has yet to experience what we have to offer, tickets to the SSO are a great way to brighten your Christmas gift giving! And though the season has already begun, there are still many concerts not even listed in this top 5 that are waiting…

A few more SSO gift ideas!

We couldn’t fit all our Christmas gift ideas for the classical music lover in your life into one post….so, we have two more brilliant ideas! For the Piano Lovers We all have that family member or friend who absolutely love the piano – and this year it works out perfectly to be able to get…

Messiah Artist – Adam Harris

Adam Harris We welcome Adam back for his second performance of Handel’s Messiah with the SSO! Canadian baritone Adam Harris has been described as an intuitively musical and distinctively dramatic young performer. He has most recently been engaged with Calgary Opera, performing the role of Barrington in the world premiere of Ghost Opera, Guy Cotter…

Messiah Artist -Lisa Hornung

Lisa Hornung Having performed across Western Canada, the United States, and Europe, Lisa is always happy to be close to home with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. And so are we! Lisa has long been a favourite of SSO audiences for her emotionally deep performances of Messiah. She has been acclaimed for performances in repertoire ranging…

Messiah Artist – Danika Lorèn

Danika Lorèn If you missed it the first time in 2016, here is your chance to see Danika’s exhilarating performance in Handel’s Messiah. As a performer Danika is known for her versatility and dramatic sensitivity. Recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company‘s ensemble program, her roles include Musetta (La Bohéme), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Rosina (Il…

Messiah Artist – Spencer McKnight

Spencer McKnight Tenor Spencer McKnight has been described as “one of the finest tenor voices” in Canada. This year’s performance of Handel’s Messiah sees tenor Spencer McKnight back on stage with the SSO. Returning audiences will know to watch for what vocal heights he will reach this time! Spencer has garnered much attention both in…