7:30PM, Saturday, May 6, 2023
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

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Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Danika Lorèn, soprano

Les Préludes, S. 97 – Franz Liszt
Four Lieder, Op. 27 – Richard Strauss
Petite Suite pour Orchestre – Germaine Tailleferre

Firebird Suite – Igor Stravinsky

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Renewal | Passion | Rapture

…the sun will shine again. Experience the rapturous beauty of Strauss’ Opus 27 song cycle and Stravinsky’s passionate Firebird. Conductor Nicolas Ellis returns to lead the SSO in what promises to be a moving performance in collaboration with soprano Danika Lorèn. 


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The Program

And Tomorrow…

Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Danika Lorèn, soprano
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra


Les Préludes, S. 97
Franz Liszt

Vier Lieder, Op. 27

I. Ruhe, meine Seele! (“Rest, my Soul!”)
II. Cäcilie
III. Heimliche Aufforderung (“The Lover’s Pledge”)
IV. Morgen! (“Tomorrow”)

Richard Strauss


Petite Suite: Pour Petit Orchestre

I. Prélude
II. Les filles de La Rochelle

Germaine Tailleferre

The Firebird Suite (1919)

I. Introduction
II. Prelude and Dance of the FirebirdIII. Variations (Firebird)
IV. Rondo (Chorovod)
V. Infernal Dance
VI. Lullaby (Berceuse)
VII. Final Hymn

Igor Stravinsky

The Artists

Danika Lorèn, Soprano

Multifaceted artist Danika Lorèn has not only made a name as a vocalist, but also as a composer. Having obtained a masters degree in opera at the University of Toronto,…

Nicolas Ellis, conductor

Nicolas Ellis is the Artistic Director, Conductor and Founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora and currently serves as Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He was recently…

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This concert also includes:

Violin 1: Brandon Johnson, Monica Martin, Evan Friesen
Violin 2: Alexa Arnyek
Viola: Heather Wilson
Bass: Cameron Breiter
Flute: Rowan Froh
Oboe: Glenda Lindgren
Clarinet: Alyssa Thompson
Horn: Stacey Mortenson-Spokes
Percussion: Andra Wist
Keyboard: Naomi Piggot-Suchan
Harp: Christina Kant

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Program Notes

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