Streaming has changed the SSO forever. It’s a great joy to be able to share our performances with viewers around the world, and bring our music making in the hearts and homes of our patrons. Whether you’re live streaming the performance, or watching it a second time on demand, we’ve curated an online season that highlights the best we have to offer this season!
September 24th – Orchestration – Sense of Adventure
To kick off the new season, we’re thrilled to be joined by two of the season’s artistic partners – violist Ryan Davis returns home to make his SSO solo debut in one of the most beautiful pieces of the season, while Maestra Judith Yan leads us on an orchestral soundscape fit for a cinematic epic in Ruth Gipps’ Symphony No 2. Your SSO performs a world debut of a new commission by renowned composer Christos Hatzis – Up to Her Waist in Lupins is a memorial tribute to the SSO’s Randi Nelson.
October 29th – Halloween Bash!
It’s about to get spooky…
Maestro Armand Birk makes his SSO debut with a concert full of ghoulish treats. We’ve been dying to do a full Halloween concert for a long time so we’re pulling out all the stops: Night on Bald Mountain, Berlioz’s Witches Sabbath, Danse Macabre, the Monster Mash, and so much more!
November release – Mujer
Our October performance of Mujer gets a concert film release in November. Maestra Cosette Justo Valdes leads the orchestra and chorus in the Canadian premiere of Marianna Martines’ Dixit Dominus – removed from musical history because she was a woman, Martines’ was a colleague and highly respected peer to the likes of Mozart and Haydn, and finally, her music is seeing the light of day! The performance also features music by Caroline Shaw, Gabriela Lean Frank, and a brand new work by Evelyn Ramon.
November 19th – Bolero
What could be better than to spend a November night with exotic aromas and the intoxicating beauty of the gardens of Spain? That’s just what we have in store when pianist Angela Cheng returns to the SSO stage for de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Maestra Judith Yan leads the SSO in the North America premiere of Fernando Velazquez’s Viento del Oeste, and caps the night off with Ravel’s passionate and sensuous Bolero!
December release – Handel’s Messiah
Fill your hearts with the joyous musical tradition of Handel’s Messiah throughout the holiday season. We’re releasing the concert film just in time for the holidays so that you can rejoice greatly from the comfort (ye) of home!
We’ve got something planned, but we can’t announce the details for a little while…
February 11th – The Idea of North – only available to SSO Streaming Subscribers
A night for the history books. Pianist Jan Lisiecki returns to the SSO to give an earth-shattering performance of Grieg’s powerhouse Piano Concerto in A minor. Maestro Rune Bergmann joins the SSO for the first time for this night of music from the north, culminating in Sibelius’ glorious Symphony No 1.
February 25th – Nordic Light
After his sensational debut with the SSO, Maestro Nicolas Ellis returns to lead the SSO, Aurora Voce, and Greystone Singers in Erik Essenvalds’ Nordic Light – this symphony for orchestra, chorus, and soundscape is paired with breath-taking visuals of the arctic circle and northern lights.
We’ve got a little something up our sleeve, but it’s too soon to announce it just yet!
April 2nd – Farm Fresh
Judith Yan and Ryan Davis team up one more time…and it’s literally in a barn! We’re off to the Barn Playhouse to showcase the musicians of the SSO in Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Suite and Wagner’s bucolic Siegfried Idyll. Ryan Davis creates a new work for this concert experience.
April 15th – Vibrant Light
It’s not every day the conductor is also the composer! Dinuk Wijeratne leads his own Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra, with Shawn Mativetsky, and pairs it with the wildly colourful and explosive Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov.
May 6th – And Tomorrow…
…the sun shall rise again. We may have saved the most stunning concert for May. Soprano Danika Lorèn returns to perform the stunningly gorgeous Vier Lieder by Richard Strauss, featuring his beloved work Morgen. Maestro Nicolas Ellis is back on the podium for this performance that culminates in Stravinsky’s wild and impassioned Firebird.
May 27th – Baroque Soul
Saskatoon’s very own Alexa Haynes-Pilon returns home to lead from the cello! With her growing reputation as a leading baroque cellist, Alexa has programmed a performance that showcases why the cello is truly the soul of the beautiful baroque.
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