Keeping Everyone Safe this Fall

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will be requiring proof of vaccination for musicians, staff, guest artists, volunteers, and audience members this fall.

This decision was made after lengthy discussions with the key stakeholder groups over the last few weeks. As an organization that hosts thousands of people at indoor events each year, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect everyone involved. As such, all audience members will be required to show their vaccination card or Sask eHealth confirmation of vaccination with their ticket and a valid photo ID before being admitted entry to an SSO event.

At this time, patrons to SSO events are also required to wear a mask.

“We’ve been working on this decision for a number of weeks,” said the SSO’s CEO Mark Turner. “As we’ve talked with patrons and musicians, the number one goal is to do everything we can to reduce the risks involved. For the orchestra to remain viable, we have to return to performing as a group and we need audience in the room to sustain those performances – our vaccine policy allows us to provide our musicians and audience with the knowledge that we’re taking significant steps to focus on safety.”

Thanks to the orchestra’s live streaming, all patrons have the opportunity to safely attend and enjoy SSO performances from their home. Single tickets and subscriptions for streaming are available at

“It’s exciting to finally have the orchestra all together again,” says Music Director Eric Paetkau, “and whether in-person or watching at home, we can’t wait to reconnect you to the music!”


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