I’m very sad to announce that we need to postpone our March 21st concert with Accent.
Over the last few days, I have been working very closely with orchestras across the country, our venues, our funders, and with the SSO Board President Dr Anne Doig (former President of the Canadian Medical Association), and keeping a constant eye on Public Health advisories.
Currently, the risk to Saskatchewan residents is low and no venues have been closed. But this morning I discussed with Accent that they are uncertain of the travel options for a number of their group members, and rather than risking a show that wouldn’t be to the standard either party would want, we decided its best to postpone.
This concert has been such a thrill to put together with Accent – and we are so excited to share it with Saskatoon. So under these circumstances all parties agreed that this was something we will reschedule.
Over the next few weeks we’ll find a time to reschedule the event and keep you informed of the date.
All tickets for next weekend’s concert will be honoured for the rescheduled event.
If you’d prefer to not hold on to your ticket for the rescheduled event, we have two options for you:
- chose to donate your ticket back to the SSO, and receive a tax receipt
- request a refund for those tickets
As of this morning, we have no plans to postpone any other events – but we are monitoring the situation closely and want to do what’s in the best interest of safety and public health.
The financial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic could have to the SSO and our musicians is devastating. So we are working hard to try and figure out what happens next.
I know that the stock market and pandemic have all of us worried – but I urge you as music lovers to consider the risk that this poses to the beloved musicians of the SSO. My staff and I are working hard to put in to place contingency plans in a hope to ensure the well being of the SSO and its musicians and staff, physically and financially. Our city is lucky to have the musicians and orchestra, and this current situation gives us a chance to show our support for them.
Our patrons and our musicians mean a lot to us – so please stay well.
For any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the SSO at 306-665-6414