It is with deepest sadness, a great deal of anxiety and gratefulness for where we call home, that the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is forced to cancel the remainder of its 89th season.
Over the course of the last few weeks, we’ve worked hard to best adjust to the requirements on public gatherings, and to address the safety and health of our musicians. Some of the concerts we’ve had to walk away from have literally been years in the making…and we can tell you that as musicians it’s very hard to not be able to share a concert with you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has silenced the arts around the globe. The SSO wants to ensure that we’re able to reopen quickly for concerts with you as soon as we’re able; it will be crucial both artistically and financially to get our musicians back to making music.
Despite the devastating financial impact this has had on the SSO, we’ve been able to create a plan that allows us to keep the core musicians and staff on salary. And we’re working with all of our musicians to ensure that they are able to access all the supports available to them.
We want everyone to be safe and healthy during these challenging times – as such the SSO office’s are closed and staff are working from home. As well, and all public events we had planned between now and May 31st are cancelled or postponed.
We are still available by phone at 306-665-6414 or at email@example.com
March 21st – Accent with SSO – postponed until a future date
March 29th – Mozart Reimagined – postponed until a future date
April 4th – Mozart’s Flute Concerto – cancelled
April 18th – Thorgy and the Thorchestra – postponed until a future date
April 22nd – Time for Toddlers – cancelled
April 28th – Music Talk at McNally – cancelled
May 2nd – Beethoven 250 – cancelled
May 10th – Beethoven Septet – cancelled
May 29th – Link Up – Orchestra Sings – cancelled
The SSO’s annual Book and Music Sale will be postponed until a future date.
As of right now, we don’t know when the rescheduled date will be, but as soon as we know we will make an announcement.
We are NOT accepting book and music sale donations at this time at any drop off location, and our volunteers are not going to the sale warehouse.
All ticket holders will have received an email or a call – please reach out to the SSO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-665-6414 to resolve your ticket situation.
If you have not received communication about a cancelled concert, please reach out to us.
Subscribe to our 90th Season
Our 90th season is going to be an even bigger celebration than we could ever have expected – its a year packed with concerts featuring passionate beautiful music, amazing Saskatchewan artists, and internationally acclaimed superstars.
If you’re already a subscriber, we’re still holding your seats for you – we want you to be part of our big season!
If you’ve never subscribed, you qualify for our 2-for-1 subscription to the Masters Series.
To subscribe email us at email@example.com or call and leave a message at 306-665-6414
Make a donation
For the SSO to remain stable during this difficult time, our only remaining source of revenue is donations. We have been so grateful that our donors have helped us build one of the most vibrant orchestras in Canada over the last few seasons, and we are so incredibly thankful to have donors helping us in this time of need.
JOIN US ONLINE!
We have a lot of great opportunities for things to do on our social media and our blog over the coming weeks. Catch videos of past performances, Meet the Musicians in your Neighbourhood, read up about fascinating subjects, take a class, and even play some trivia!
Our online activities are starting up the first week of April and will continue from then on out!
You can link to all of the SSO’s social media pages at the bottom of this page.