Make Music More
We know how much the SSO means to you, and we’re so grateful for the support our donors have given us to get through the pandemic.
The SSO has been focusing on the joy that music gives us. The pandemic has given the SSO many opportunities to be creative and lean into the challenges – but the pandemic has also meant that audiences aren’t quite ready to return to their seats in pre-pandemic numbers. This poses a challenge to the SSO, as we generally realize 40% of our revenues from ticket sales.
We’ve been proud to keep musicians and staff working through the entire pandemic, and excited that we can share our streaming platform with many arts organizations in Saskatchewan.
For us to keep our community of music growing, we’ll need to rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us maneuver through our next season. The impact the pandemic has had on concerts is truly remarkable, and while our new ConcertStream.tv will allow more people to access an SSO concert it does not generate the same revenues that we’d normally see from ticket sales.
The SSO has seen an era of remarkable organizational health thanks to the support of its donors and patrons. And ConcertStream.tv has connected the SSO with thousands of patrons, old and new, all around the globe!
Your gift to the SSO supports
- our performances and our performers
- continuing to grow the SSO and strengthen our community partnerships
- our educational programming for students
- our outreach programs like our online classes and performances for seniors
- preparing to take the orchestra through to its 100th anniversary season – ambitious plans and growth are needed to make the SSO vitalized for the future
Our goal is to ensure that our musicians, our patrons, and our community have a strong vibrant organization for generations to come.
The SSO has grown strong through some very difficult times in the past, but the most difficult of all is not being able to share our music with you during this time when music can remind you of the great things that can be accomplished when we come together to work as one.
Did you know that we can help you make a gift that matters to you? Maybe you’re wanting to support the performance of one of our guest artists, or you want to help the SSO to purchase a piece of music for a special performance – give us a call at 306-665-6414 and we can help you personalize your SSO support!
All donations of $30 or more will receive a tax receipt for the gift value. Tax receipts are emailed to patrons – if you have misplaced a receipt, please reach out to the SSO for a quick replacement of the receipt.