March – September 2019

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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Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Apr 13 all-day

“Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony: a fresh, half-finished masterwork, lost in time for decades is paired together with Dvorák’s dramatic Violin Concerto performed by musical maverick, Lara St. John.”

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Brahms & Rossini
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

A concert of striking emotional contrasts with Rossini’s playful Sonata a Quattro balancing the heft of Brahms’ Serenade.

Rossini: Sonata a Quattro No. 5
Luciano Berio: Opus Number Zoo
Brahms: Serenade Op. 16, No. 2


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Mother’s Day Concert @ Convocation Hall, U of S Campus
May 12 @ 2:00 pm

Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players

Join the SSO as we celebrate mothers on their special day! We’re putting together a concert of charming chamber music, including a string quartet rumoured to have been written by Mozart while his wife, Constanza, was giving birth!

Enjoy a wonderful spring day on the beautiful University of Saskatchewan campus.

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Opening Night – Brahms 4
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
Opening Night – Brahms 4
7:30PM, Saturday, September 21, 2019
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

Eric Paetkau, music director
Stéphane Tétreault, cello

We kick off our 89th season with a night of big bold music.  Opening the evening is a work by Saskatchewan composer Laura Pettigrew, whose music is vivid and colourful and cinematic in scope.

Cellist Stéphane Tétreault made such a huge impression on us last season, that we literally couldn’t wait to have him back.  This time he’ll be playing the richly romantic Dvorak Cello Concerto, which pairs perfectly with Brahms’ final symphony.

We complete our exploration of the Brahms symphonies in this special opening night experience.  Brahms’ 4th is bursting with autumnal colours, and showcases the orchestra and the composer at full strength.

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