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December 2018 – March 2019

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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Mar
9
Sat
Beethoven Symphony No. 6
Mar 9 all-day

“Beethoven’s ode to nature is paired with a dramatic musical work by composer Neil Weisensel and librettist Suzanne Steele about Louis Riel’s lost years and his desire for ‘the heart of the north’ – the homeland.”

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Mar
23
Sat
Masters 5- Finding Heinz Moehn @ TCU Place, Saskatoon
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

Eric Paetkau, Music Director
Timothy Chooi, violin
University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers, Dr. Jennifer Lang
Saskatoon Symphony Chorus, Duff Warkentin

Heinz Moehn was a noted editor for the German publisher Barenreiter. He was best known for his editions of Mozart’s works including the great Requiem. And, while every major orchestra in the world has played his edition of the Requiem, none knew he was also a remarkable composer—until now.

Here in Saskatoon, Heinz Moehn’s grandson unearthed his grandfather’s compositions in a box of family heirlooms. The SSO collaborated with Saskatoon-based composer Paul Suchan to take Moehn’s hand-written score for his Violin Concerto and create parts for the SSO to perform—marking the first performance of the concerto in 80 years. We’ve called up rising-star Timothy Chooi to lend his artistry to this unveiling of a new, old concerto.

We’re pairing this debut of Moehn’s concerto with his edition of the beloved Mozart Requiem, featuring a thrilling cast of singers including Prince Albert-born soprano Andrea Lett and tenor Michael Harris.

Excerpt taken from: saskatoonsymphony.org

 

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