Share in the Future of the SSO

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra announces a matching campaign in partnership with the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. The Share in the Future Campaign is searching for 2000 donors of $100 each to be part of something very special – aside from the gift to the campaign, each donor will be welcomed to a free donors-only…

Capriccio Espagnol and Rimsky-Korsakov

Many composers have been inspired by customs, melodies, and national or ethnic characteristics of countries other than their own. Outstanding examples include Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Dvorák’s “New World Symphony,” Elgar’s Alassio, Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, and the work heard here. Inspiration in this special compositional category comes to composers in many ways, such…

Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez

Blind from the age of three as a result of diphtheria, Joaquín Rodrigo studied composition in Valencia before moving to Paris in 1927 to study with Paul Dukas. While there, he met both his fellow countryman Manuel de Falla and the Turkish pianist Victoria Kamhi, who would become Señora Rodrigo. Joaquín and Victoria honeymooned in…

Hockey Sweater in music

On March 15th the SSO takes to the ice with the Hockey Sweater – the classic children’s book, a staple of Canadian families, is now a new symphony show by Canadian composer Abigail Richardson. Abigail was born in Oxford, England, and moved to Canada as a child.  Ironically, she was diagnosed incurably deaf at 5. Upon…

Introducing Lucas Waldin

    LUCAS WALDIN is a dynamic and versatile conductor with a blossoming international career. Combining a command of the standard repertoire with a flare for pops and a passion for education and outreach, he has appeared to great acclaim across Europe and North America. Currently Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra,…

Share in the Future – Building up the SSO

  Be a part of our Share in the Future campaign! The concept is simple: find 2,000 donors to give just $100 each to the SSO before May 31, 2015. There has been a ground swell of support for the SSO in the last year with rising audience attendance, public recognition, and community support. Through Share…