Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
Judith Yan, conductor
Since it will be a long time till any of us enjoy a leisure cruise on the open ocean, we’re taking you on a musical adventure back to the most luxurious time when a trip across the Atlantic was the place to see and be seen!
In the “Golden Age” of the RMS Queen Mary, guests enjoyed a trip across the ocean in the lap of luxury alongside the likes of Judy Garland, Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor, Walt Disney, Rita Hayworth, and Frank Sinatra – they lounged on the deck, enjoyed incredible dining, and dressed for dancing each night in the ship’s ballroom.
Our trip on the QM sets sail from South Hampton with Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, and Ruth Gipps’ Seascape helps us cross the waters. Take your chair at the Captain’s Table for dinner is served with Jean Sibelius’ elegant Suite Mignonne, and then grab your heels and go dancing with a jazzy surprise!
Our shore excursion brings us to Newfoundland with Kenneth Peacock’s Essay on Newfoundland Themes, giving us a chance to connect with the world-renowned hospitality of The Rock.
Then the QM finishes her trip to harbour and catches a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty rising in the dim lights of New York City, scored to Aaron Copland’s Quiet City.
Let’s set sail with the SSO and internationally acclaimed conductor Judith Yan, who’s making her SSO debut for this incredible voyage!
The SSO is reimagining the possibilities for what concerts we can bring to the stage for our 90th season and still address the risks and protocols required to ensure safety for musicians and audiences during the pandemic.
We’re trying something completely different this year – we’re taking a musical trip around the world, so each and every concert is a musical trip. To ensure that we can keep adapting to the Saskatchewan Public Health requirements, we’re planning trips a month or two at a time. So we’ll be constantly revealing concerts that are coming up!
Each concert will be available for lives tream and video on demand through our new Digital Concert Stream.
While we’re on our musical trips there’ll be all sorts of special travel perks and virtual experiences through our InTune Blog!