7:30PM, Saturday, February 25, 2023
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

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Nicolas Ellis, conductor
University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers & Aurora Voce – Dr. Jennifer Lang, choral conductor
Saskatoon Youth Orchestra – Richard Carnegie, SYO music director

Finlandia, Op. 26 – Sibelius Jean
Life Emerging: Antarctica – Marcus Goddard

~Interval~

ᕿᓚᒃ / Qilak (“the sky, the heavens, paradise”) – Andrew Balfour
Ziemeļu gaisma (“Nordic Light”) – Ēriks Ešenvalds

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Awe | Peaceful | Adventurous

As part of our Northern Lights festival, Nicolas Ellis leads the SSO, the Greystone Singers, and Aurora Voce in what promises to be a stunning performance of Ērik Ešenvalds’ Nordic Light. Ešenvalds weaves together beautiful cinematography with recordings of Nordic storytellers and lush live orchestrations. It’s a concert that is a treat for the eyes and ears.

This concert is a part of our Northern Lights Festival.

 

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The Program

Nordic Light

Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers & Aurora Voce – Dr. Jennifer Lang, choral conductor
Saskatoon Youth Orchestra – Richard Carnegie, SYO music director

 

Finlandia, Op. 26
Jean Sibelius

Life Emerging: Antarctica
Marcus Goddard
Video provided by SeaLegacy.*

~Intermission~

ᕿᓚᒃ / Qilak (“the sky, the heavens, paradise”)
Andrew Balfour

Ziemeļu gaisma (“Nordic Light”)
Ēriks Ešenvalds

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The Artists

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  –  Nova Wong, Evan Barber, Monica Martin
Violin 2  –  Alexa Arnyek,  Richard Wang
Cello  –  Terry Sturge, Jo Eggleston
Oboe  –  Carl Hofmeister
Harp  –  Samantha Spurrier
Trumpet  –  Hanna Hashi
Percussion  –  Will Martin
Keyboard  –  Michelle Aalders

 

Aurora Voce

Dr. Jennifer Lang, Music Director

Erich Chang
Heidi Dick
Dylan Flowers
Sarah Haugen
Alicia Kehrig
Ben Kmiech
Daisy Ko
Jordan Kornelsen
Spencer Krips
Justin La
Cora Lamers
Devynn McKenzie
Matthew Praksas
Breann Steckler
Nicole Tremblay

University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers

Dr. Jennifer Lang, Music Director

Elias Allcock
Mira Behl
Jack Bell
Hunter Boutin
Sanjana Brijall
Mason Burrows
Derek Cameron
Aidan Codling
Autumn Collins
Sam Dmyterko
Max Eyre-Wilkins
Emma Gillingham
Jordyn Gilmour

Heather Harrison
Jade Houle
Morgan Layton
Maddy Lazurko
Isaac Lo
Leah MacFarlane
Francis Mark
Hunter McConnell
Lynda Millette
Olivia Numedahl
Jade Otsig
Elise Parsonage

Matthew Praksas
Kylen Rioux
Yann Rives-Hapiak
Hannah Salen
Quintanna Seve
Quinten Stevens
Anika Sukkhu
Maxine Taon
Chelsey White
Chelsea Wooff
Payton Zillich

Saskatoon Youth Orchestra

Richard Carnegie, SYO Music Director

Max Agnew
Alexa Arnyek
Annelise Balzer
Mehtab Bath
Hamish Bell
Annika Benson
Leif Benson
Cameron Breiter
Georgia Bruce
Katherine Chang
Megan Davies
Benjamin De Cecco
Celestino de Pedro
Asya Dinh
Samuel Dmyterko
Julia Fields
Olivia Florizone
Grayson Fritz
Rowan Froh
Parham Golshenas
Kayley Grant
Julia Gunson
Emily Gunson
Daly Haas
Sophia Han
Tyrell Hardlotte
Hanna Hashi
Mina He
Royce Hermanson
Ashlynn Hill
Kimberley Hood
Nyah Hopkins
Gabe Huntsman
Alexander Johnson
Denys Karnaukh
James Kim
Rachel Krogstad
Maia Kryachko
Alara Lutz
Leah Macfarlane
Zaide Masich
Dmitri Masich
Isaac McKay
Elizabeth Mortson
Eszter Nemeth
Fiyin Oyedeji
Jordyn Petryk
Katia Pletneva
Elisha Ruo
Catalina Saldias
Garret Schwab
April Shi
Jesse Sukut
Jonathan Tait
Michael Tirkajla
Siena Tivy
Thomas Vaquer
Sabine Wagner
Richard Wang
Kate Wright
Rochelle Wright
Robert Yang
Nikki Yang
Ryan Zhang
Chelsea Zhou
Alexandra Zhu
Angelina Zhu


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Program Notes

SeaLegacy

The video footage that accompanies Marcus Goddard’s Life Emerging: Antarctica is provided by SeaLegacy. Founded and led by Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen, and Andy Mann, a passionate team of world-class filmmakers,…

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