7:30PM, Saturday, November 19, 2022
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

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Judith Yan, conductor
Angela Cheng, piano

La Vida Breve – Manuel de Falla (Interlude/Dance No. 1)
Nights in the Gardens of Spain, G. 49 – Manuel de Falla
Viento del oeste – Fernando Velázquez
Boléro – Maurice Ravel

Passionate | Fiery | Sensual

Dance the night away with pianist Angela Cheng and the SSO. Her show-stopping performance of de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain will intoxicate you. We’ll crisscross Spain in a musical adventure featuring music from La Vida Breve, Fernando Velázquez’ Viento del oeste, and Ravel’s sensuous Boléro.

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The Program


Judith Yan, conductor
Angela Cheng, piano
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

“Interludio e Danza” from La vida breve
Manuel de Falla

Noches en los Jardines de España (“Nights in the Gardens of Spain”)

  1. En el Generalife (“In the Generalife”)
  2. Danza Lejana (“Distant Dance”)
  3. En los Jardines de la Sierra de Córdoba (“In the Gardens of the Mountains of Córdoba”)

Manuel de Falla


Viento del oeste (“The West Wind”)

  1. Andante (Walk)
  2. Contemplation – Still
  3. Animato – Celebration

Fernando Velázquez

Maurice Ravel

The Artists

Judith Yan, conductor

Equally adept at conducting symphony, opera, and ballet, Judith Yan’s career has taken her internationally, conducting for major companies in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. She has held Staff…

Angela Cheng, pianist

Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually…

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This concert also includes:

Violin 1 – Lauren Dykstra, Sofia Mycyk, Alexa Arnyek
Violin 2 – Richard Wang
Cello – Terry Sturge, Zaide Masich
Flute/Piccolo – Jennifer McAllister
Oboe – Tyrell Hardlotte
Bass Clarinet – Alyssa Thompson
Bassoon – Sandy Wilson
Saxophone – Troy Linsley, Glen Gillis
Horn – Samuel Dmyterko
Trumpet – Eric Woodsworth
Trombone – David Dick
Percussion – Andra Wist
Harp – Keri Zwicker
Keyboard – Michelle Aalders

Program Notes

La Vida Breve

La vida breve (Spanish Life is Short or The Brief Life) is an opera in two acts and four scenes by Manuel de Falla to an original Spanish libretto by Carlos Fernández-Shaw. Local (Andalusian) dialect is used. It was written between…

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