Make Music More
The holidays are a season of giving and this holiday season we’re asking you to share the joy of making music! We know how much the SSO means to you, and we are so grateful for the support of our donors who are getting us through the pandemic.
With our holiday concerts, and the streaming we offer through ConcertStream.tv, the SSO has been focusing on the joy that music gives us. The pandemic has given us many opportunities to be creative and lean into the challenges, but it 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 40% of our revenue comes from ticket sales.
We’ve been proud to keep musicians and staff working through the entire pandemic, and excited that we are able to share our streaming platform with many arts organizations in Saskatchewan. Having our concerts available as live streams and on-demand has connected the SSO with thousands of patrons, old and new, all around the globe!
To keep our community of music growing we need to rely on your generosity to help us maneuver through our 91st season. The impact the pandemic has had on concerts is truly remarkable, and while our new streaming platform ConcertStream.tv allows 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 your support. Usually, at this time of year, we have our Holiday Wish List for donors. This year we are asking you to give to support the continued operations of your orchestra.
Your gift to the SSO supports
- our performances and our performers
- the continued growth of the SSO and strengthening of our community partnerships
- our educational programming for students
- our outreach programs like our online classes and performances for seniors
- preparations 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. Music reminds us of the great things that can be accomplished when we come together and work as one.
All donations of $30 or more will receive a tax receipt for the gift value.
Tax receipts are sent by email. If you have misplaced a receipt, please contact us.