Curated Concerts – Emotionally Powerful

Wanting to go to a concert but not sure which one is for you?

This year the SSO is curating it concerts to give you some idea which concerts you’ll love best.

Want to be moved?
There is nothing more powerful than the sound of a full symphonic orchestra at full forte – we put together this list to highlight this season’s concerts that will blow you away!

The Other Cleopatra
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with Shah Sadikov
Oscar Award winning soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian takes centre stage in a gala evening exploring the sensuous music and life of Cleopatra of Armenia
7:30PM, Saturday, September 12, 2020
Convocation Hall
Jan Lisiecki Plays Grieg
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with Eric Paetkau
World renowned pianist returns to mark the 10th anniversary of his first performance in Saskatoon. Together, he and Eric Paetkau, lead the SSO through a thrilling performance of Grieg's epic Piano Concerto
7:30PM, Saturday, October 10, 2020
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
Traversees - Constantinople
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Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko Five years ago, Constantinople embarked upon the creation of our first concert and album, which they named Jardins migrateurs (Itinerant Gardens). At the same time, they were sowing the seeds of what has become a wonderful friendship, one that continues to grow more and more beautiful. From the start, this meeting and …

7:30PM, Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Quance Theatre
Swan Lake
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Judith Yan conducts
Judith Yan leads the SSO through a night of deeply romantic music with Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, while Shannon Lee stuns in Sibelius' passionate Violin Concerto
7:30PM, Saturday, November 21, 2020
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
Handel's Messiah
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William Rowson conducts
Conductor William Rowson returns home to Saskatoon for an all-Saskatchewan team performing Handel's masterpiece Messiah.
7:30PM, Friday, December 11, 2020
Knox United Church
Postcards from the Sky
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with Janna Sailor
Janna Sailor returns to lead her hometown orchestra in a powerful presentation of Alla Pavlova's glorious 2nd Symphony. Cellist Jonathan Craig Penner makes his SSO debut with Saint-Saens' 1st Cello Concerto
7:30PM, Saturday, January 30, 2021
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
Brahms' Requiem
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with Eric Paetkau
Maestro Eric Paetkau leads the SSO in Brahms' achingly beautiful German Requiem. Saskatchewan artists Emma Johnson and Brenden Friesen showcase their exceptional voices in this romantic work.
7:30PM, Saturday, February 27, 2021
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
Vibrant Colourful Light
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with Dinuk Wijeratne
Composer and conductor Dinuk Wijeratne takes the podium to conduct the SSO and Ed Hanley in his vibrantly colourful Tabla Concerto. The evening is full of dances with the music of Luis Ramirez and Manuel de Falla.
7:30PM, Saturday, March 27, 2021
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
Mass in B Minor
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with Eric Paetkau
Maestro Eric Paetkau leads an all-Saskatchewan performance of Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor. The performance marks the SSO's first ever performance of this significant work.
3:00PM, Sunday, April 25, 2021
St John's Cathedral
Coming Home
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with Tania Miller
Maestra Tania Miller returns home to take the podium to lead the SSO through Tchaikovsky's glorious 5th Symphony. Pianist Godwin Friesen comes back to his hometown orchestra to play Prokofiev's vivacious 3rd Piano Concerto
7:30PM, Saturday, May 15, 2021
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre

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