7:30PM, Saturday, October 9, 2021
St John’s Cathedral
816 Spadina Crescent E
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3H4

Genevieve Leclair, conductor
Kerry DuWors, violin
Lindsay Knight, spoken word

The [Uncertain] Four Seasons is an algorithmic re-composition of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’. Developed by composers, musicians, climate and computer scientists using geospatial climate predictions for 2050.

Dip into the music you know and love and experience it changed to reflect our very own Saskatoon climate thirty years from now.

Maestra Genevieve Leclair joins the SSO to lead not only the Uncertain Four Seasons, but also music by Beth Denisch and Jessie Montgomery.

Violinist Kerry DuWors returns home to Saskatoon to give this heart stopping performance. And rapper Lindsay Knight updates the Four Seasons poetry to reflect a call to action.

On November 1, 2021, in the hours leading up to COP26 in Glasgow, orchestras from around the world will perform their variation of The [Uncertain] Four Seasons in a global, 24-hour streaming event that aims to place further pressure on leaders to sign the Leaders Pledge for Nature, and commit to reversing biodiversity loss by 2050. We’re proud to have the SSO’s filmed performance be part of this international day of consideration for our future.

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The [Uncertain] Four Seasons builds on a concept developed by Jung von Matt and was first performed by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in November 2019. Titled The For Seasons, the algorithm-based work re-scored Vivaldi’s Four Seasons using climate data gathered from 1725 until 2019.

AKQA   Jung von Matt


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The Program

The [Uncertain] Four Seasons

Geneviève Leclair, conductor
Kerry DuWors, violin
Lindsay Knight, spoken word
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Introduction by Dr. Ingrid Pickering

Fire Mountain Intermezzo
Beth Denisch

Jessie Montgomery

The [Uncertain] Four Seasons

The [Uncertain] Spring

The [Uncertain] Summer

The [Uncertain] Autumn

The [Uncertain] Winter

Antonio Vivaldi / Hugh Crosthwaite / AKQA


Geneviève Leclair


[box]Geneviève Leclair is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music where she has been teaching since 2016 and an active guest conductor with organizations across Canada, the United States and the U.K.

Equally at home in symphony, ballet and opera, she was a recurring guest conductor with The National Ballet of Canada and Northern Ballet (UK), Music Director of Parkway Concert Orchestra from 2013 to 2019, as well as Assistant Conductor and Guest Conductor of the Boston Ballet Orchestra from 2010 to 2017, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Conductors Guild from 2017 to 2020.


Kerry DuWors


[box]Hailed for her “soaring cantilena” (Gramophone Magazine), violinist Kerry DuWors has performed across Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan and New Zealand. In demand as a versatile chamber musician, Kerry champions collaboration across an array of ensembles from her duo work to leading chamber orchestras. Highlights include performances with duo526, James Ehnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Dame Evelyn Glennie and NYC-based The Knights. Praised for “always finding the music behind the notes” and her “fearless competence” (Winnipeg Free Press), she has been soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. In 2014, Kerry released her debut duo526 CD Ballade for PARMA Recordings with pianist Futaba Niekawa.  Her sophomore album DUO FANTASY was released May 2019 featuring works by Villa-Lobos, Arnold Bax, and William Bolcom. “DuWors and Niekawa are a beautifully balanced duo, with exceptional intonation and a tangible empathy” (Gramophone Magazine). [/box]

Lindsay Knight


[box]Eekwol (Lindsay Knight) is an award-winning hip hop artist in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, originally from Muskoday First Nation. Eekwol has been making music for many years. Her 5th full-length album titled “Good Kill” was released in 2017, and the single “Pitiful feat. 2oolman” made it to the #1 spot on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and charted in Sirius Radio and numerous college and community stations and streaming site playlists. For 2019, she successfully received a Canada Council grant and completed a concept project with fellow lyricist, T-Rhyme titled “For Women By Women.”[/box]

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Sofia Mycyk – keyboard

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Program Notes