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February – March 2019

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
17
Sun
Johannes Moser Recital
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
Johannes Moser Recital
2:00PM, Sunday, March 17, 2019
Convocation Hall
University of Saskatchewan Campus
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A2
($60 – $70)

Johannes Moser, cello
Chiharu Iinuma, piano

Johannes Moser has earned a reputation for being one of the world’s greatest cellists.

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists,” German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser is a dedicated recitalist and chamber musician who regularly plays at renowned festivals throughout the world. He has also performed with the world’s leading orchestras and works regularly with conductors of the highest caliber. Moser is gaining increasing renown for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre and is committed to reaching out to young audiences. He recently won his 3rd ECHO Klassik award as Instrumentalist of the Year 2017 for his Russian Recital disk on the label PENTATONE, for whom he records exclusively. Moser was the top prize winner at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition and a recipient of the prestigious 2014 Brahms prize.

In demand all over the world, Moser is the son of Saskatchewan musical royalty. Moser’s mother is Saskatchewan-born soprano Edith Wiens.

Programme features the music of Prokofiev, Debussy, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Johannes Moser Recital

 

 

Mar
23
Sat
Finding Heinz Moehn – Mozart Requiem @ TCU Place, Saskatoon
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
Finding Heinz Moehn – Mozart Requiem
7:30PM, Saturday, March 23, 2019
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8
($34 – $73)

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.

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