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November 2018 – February 2019

Nov
4
Sun
Music of World War One @ Convocation Hall, U of S Campus
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm
Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, the SSO is exploring the music that came from a generation of composers who were forever impacted by their experiences and losses.

Jan van Gilse’s Nonet (1916) was written at a time when he had to leave Germany for his native Netherlands due to the increasing tension of the war. Englishman Frank Bridge was deeply disturbed by the war. His music during that time, including 2 Old English Songs for String Quartet (1916), showed a deep searching for the pastoral and spiritual consolation. German composer Paul Hindemith was conscripted in 1917 and joined his regiment in January of 1918. Forever shaped by his experiences in the war, Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 2 (1922) shows his growth as a young composer post-war.

Excerpt taken from: saskatoonsymphony.org

 

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Nov
17
Sat
Beethoven String Quartet
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

The playfulness of Till Eulenspiegel meets the majesty of Beethoven’s String Quartet in this program


Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
John Estacio: Sinfonietta
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 74, No. 10 (The Harp)

 

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Dec
14
Fri
Handel’s Messiah @ Knox United Church
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Eric Paetkau, Music Director
Allison Walmsley, soprano
Lisa Hornung, alto
Spencer McKnight, tenor
Adam Harris, bass
Saskatoon Symphony Chorus, Duff Warkentin Handel’s timeless masterpiece marks its 105th performance in Saskatoon. A tradition older than the SSO, Handel’s Messiah is the musical high point of a busy holiday concert season.The SSO is joined by four exceptional soloists all ready to take on the virtuosic singing of Messiah.  The Saskatoon Symphony Chorus returns for the fifth year. Get your tickets early because with performances like these, it’s no wonder it sells out every year!

Excerpt taken from: saskatoonsymphony.org

 

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Feb
3
Sun
If Music Be the Food of Love @ Convocation Hall, U of S Campus
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players

“If music be the food of love, play on! Give me excess of it!”

As part of our Mid-Winter Music Festival exploring the musical muse that is Shakespeare, the SSO Chamber Players brings you an afternoon of music inspired by the Bard.

Beethoven was a fervent lover of Shakespeare’s works, and in his String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1, he captures Juliet’s tomb scene in the stunning second movement. Saskatchewan composer Elizabeth Raum wrote incidental music for a production of King Lear, and when the production closed she created a suite of the music for wind quintet, the King Lear Fantasy. These pieces and much more—even a few surprise guests—as we explore the food of love!

Excerpt taken from: saskatoonsymphony.org

 

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Feb
23
Sat
Beethoven and Saint-Saëns
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

A joyous romp through a series of chamber music favourites including Saint-Saëns’ Septet and Beethoven’s String Quartet.


Gordon Gerrard, piano

Arthur Foote: A Night Piece
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3
Violet Archer: Divertimento
Saint-Saëns: Septet Op. 65

 

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