Photo (c) Carolyn Eaton

With each season, the SSO’s goal has been to offer you thrilling performances that are more than just concerts – they’re experiences. We cannot wait for you to experience what we have prepared for the 2023/2024 season!

Our season opens this fall with a multi-sensory event that features Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon. The SSO will perform with Maestra Judith Yan and violinist Véronique Mathieu under a giant art installation of the Moon inside the historic St John’s Cathedral. Seating for this concert is extremely limited, so don’t miss your chance to see this once-in-a-lifetime performance.

It’s a year to celebrate a number of exciting anniversaries. 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninoff, so we’ve got his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Symphonic Dances queued up for the fall. In 2024 we will celebrate three major musical milestones: the 100th anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue, the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 9, and the 300th anniversary of Bach’s St John Passion

Our Masters Season highlights sensational soloists including Julie Nesrallah, Godwin Friesen, Daniel Clarke Bouchard, and renowned saxophonist Timothy McAllister. McAllister is considered the best in the business and he joins us in November to premiere a brand new work by composer Vincent Ho that the SSO has commissioned. 


With numerous Artistic Partners and guest conductors on the podium the season highlights include:

  • Rising star Yue Bao with Dvorak’s 7th symphony
  • Mélanie Léonard returns with American in Paris for the Roaring Twenties
  • Sarah Slean joins us for a new concert of the music of Joni Mitchell 
  • The return of Persian Baroque ensemble Constantinople
  • Julie Nesrallah and Janna Sailor team up for a night of Torch Songs 
  • A Sask Celebration with William Rowson home to conduct a new work by Saskatoon’s Andrew Kesler
  • And a special family movie night with Disney In Concert Live to Film!

On March 2rd, 2024, the SSO will be joined by Kinan Azmeh. Hailed as “intensely soulful” and a “virtuoso” by The New York Times, clarinetist, and composer, Kinan Azmeh has gained international recognition for what the New Yorker has called his “Spellbinding!” and distinctive voice across diverse musical genres. A frequent collaborator of Yo-Yo Ma’s, Kinan’s performance here will be another landmark event for your orchestra.