As 2023 winds down to its final notes, it feels good to look back at this year and see how much great music we were able to share with you.
From sharing the stage with the likes of Jan Lisiecki and Timothy McAllister, to the fun of ABBA and Harry Potter, highlighting Saskatchewan’s incredible talents like Alexa Haynes-Pilon, Danika Loren, and more, to Four Seasons of the Moon – there was much great music to enjoy.
Our mission is to share the joy, hope, and community of making music – this year we did just that! And as the year comes to a close, I hope you’ll join me in making an end-of-year gift to the SSO.
Supporting the important work of this non-profit organization is crucial at this time of year. On top of having us go into 2024 strong and healthy, we have a number of great projects that we’re working on for our Christmas SSO Wish list this holiday season:
Support the Musicians Pension Fund
This year, the SSO committed to a significant increase in contributions to the Musicians Pension Fund to ensure that all musicians in the orchestra have pension contributions. This is a financial commitment of about $30,000 this season – so any little bit helps!
Ready for Our Close-Up
The SSO is in need of support to help us with the costs of streaming. Did you know that every concert we livestream allows us to pay the musicians extra for their work? We also need a new camera, which costs about $8200.
Help the Harp
We’re taking care of the University of Saskatchewan’s Orchestral Harp and it’s in need of repair. It needs to be sent away to Chicago for about $15,000 worth of repairs – this beautiful instrument needs to be returned to its full glory!
Did you know that schools can stream our performances? Making a $50 gift to the SSO this holiday season offsets the costs to schools for group streaming!
All gifts to the SSO this season are matched thanks to the exceptional generosity of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. Our goal is to raise $500,000 again this season to have that fully matched by the Remai Foundation – setting the SSO for financial stability in the years to come.
As we are getting ready to spread joy and cheer with our upcoming holiday concerts, we are so grateful that we get to share our music with you and are thankful for your generosity this holiday season!
Thanks to the generosity of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation your gift this season is doubled!