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2013 – 2014

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Evening at the Opera Pictures at an Exhibition Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Music of Pink Floyd Tango at TCU Place Prairie Pops Spectacular

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ‘PASTORAL’ SYMPHONY

One of Beethoven’s most-loved musical works.

AN EVENING AT THE OPERA With two award-winning rising stars!

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION The grandest of orchestral showpieces!

BRITAIN ON THE HIGH SEAS A massed choir sings Vaughan Williams

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS Vienna’s Elena Denisova returns

THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD

Jeans ‘n Classics and Pink Floyd’s epic music

TANGO AT TCU PLACE

Dancers and musicians light a Latin fire

CUE THE CANDELABRA Liberace glitters at the piano

PRAIRIE POPS

Jeff Straker salutes Saskatchewan

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 | 7:30 PM

EVENING AT THE OPERA Classics for Skeptics

John Brancy baritone Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Maestro Victor Sawa conductor An evening of favourite arias and selections drawn from the world of opera, with two of the most outstanding young voices of this era: baritone John Brancy, third place winner at the 2012 Montreal International Music Competition, hailed as “a vibrant, resonant presence” (New York Times), and mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta, winner of the Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera, making her main stage debuts with the Met and the Canadian Opera Company this season.

John Brancy

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 | 7:30 PM

CZECH-MATE! Stéphane Lévesque bassoon Saskatoon Youth Orchestra Dr. David Kaplan special guest Maestro Daniel Smith guest conductor

Wallis Giunta Stéphane Lévesque

Kaplan Opening Credits Dvořák Carnival Overture, op. 92 Elgar Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, op. 62 Weber Andante and Rondo ungarese, J.158, op.35 Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70 Charismatic Australian conductor Daniel Smith returns to the podium directly from the Tokyo Philharmonic with a program that includes the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s principal bassoon, Stéphane Lévesque’s performance of the two best-known works for the instrument, and Czech composer Antonin Dvořák’s tragic masterpiece. Plus, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, we celebrate Dr. David Kaplan’s contribution to the musical life of Saskatchewan. 5

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Daniel Smith


FEBRUARY 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM

ROMANTIC BY NATURE Denise Djokic cello Maestro Gilles Auger guest conductor Barber Adagio for Strings Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ A romantic evening fitting for Valentine’s. Barber’s ‘Adagio Denise Djokic for Strings’ rarely leaves a dry eye in the house. Denise Djokic, fast becoming an international star, performs Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Variations on a Rococo Theme. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, one of the world’s most-beloved works, portrays the splendour of nature and reminds us of its violent power. Maestro Gilles Auger, once a student of Leonard Bernstein’s and one of Québec’s most renowned conductors, leads the orchestra. MARCH 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM

MUSIC IS GREAT BRITAIN

Gilles Auger

Saskatoon Chamber Singers James Hawn, director Saskatoon Greystone Singers and University & Community Chorus Dr. Gerald Langner, director Monica Huisman soprano Peter McGuillivray baritone Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Becker Commissioned work Britten Four Sea Interludes, op. 33a Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony A celebration of choral music and British composers, endorsed by the Consulate of Great Britain, featuring Benjamin Britten’s Four Seas Interludes, describing the moods of the sea in all its tranquility and brutality. Vaughan Williams’ epic choral work ‘A Sea Symphony,’ contains settings of Walt Whitman’s poems, encompassing their wild optimism and spirit of adventure. Plus, the premiere of a work from young composer Matthew Becker. 6

Monica Huisman Peter McGuillivray

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APRIL 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

FIRE AND FURY Samuel Deason piano Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Murphy From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat Khachaturian Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 Be ready as Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat envelopes you in sound. Samuel Deason, 2011 winner, Saskatchewan Concerto Competition, performs Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto—when first recorded, it became a jukebox favourite. Tchaikovsky’s life was full of drama that found its way into his music. His fourth symphony is intense and colourful with lush orchestrations that make a live performance unforgettable.

Samuel Deason

MAY 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Samuel Milner

Samuel Milner violin Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Somers Picasso Suite (Movt. 1, 3, 9) Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26 Respighi Trittico Botticelliano Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

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OCTOBER 19, 2013 | 7:30 PM

PRAIRIE POPS SPECTACULAR Jeffery Straker and the Handsome Strangers Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Saskatchewan singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs his original compositions set to orchestral arrangement, along with well-known classics from prairie greats including Joni Mitchell, Connie Kaldor and Ian & Sylvia. This high energy orchestral show has been called “Simply spectacular...clearly one of the province’s best cultural exports”(Regina Leader Post). The Toronto Star says “4 stars” (out of 4!) and “there’s rarely a note, chord, or word too many or too few. As a lyricist he’s at least the equal to any wordsmith (Elton) John has worked with.” This concert, full of prairie pride, is a must see. Photo: Calvin Fehr Photography

JANUARY 18, 2014 | 7:30 PM

THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon Jeans ‘n Classics rock ensemble Jean Meilleur lead vocals Katalin Kiss, Leah Salomaa backup vocals Peter Brennan, Dave Dunlop guitars Donald Paulton keyboards Aaron Macdonald saxes Mathieu Pouliot guest conductor The music of British rock band Pink Floyd comes to the SSO, with Jeans ‘n Classics, lead singer Jean Meilleur, and a full complement of musicians including the SSO. Experience a unique symphonic treatment of selections from the “The Wall”, including “Another Brick in the Wall,”“Mother,”“In the Flesh,” and “Comfortably Numb.” “The Dark Side of The Moon,” one of the greatest rock albums of all time, was on the charts for 741 weeks. This groundbreaking album is presented in its entirety. This classic music from the ‘70s is still alive & relevant today. 9

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Jean Meilleur, Jeans ‘n Classics


MARCH 15, 2014 | 7:30 PM

AT THE MOVIES An Oscars® Wrap Party Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Walk the red carpet into a celebration of great movie music, featuring a spectacular line up of nominated and winning scores and songs from movies like Out of Africa, Up!, The DaVinci Code, Schindler’s List, The Omen, Avatar, and more. Come as a character from one of the featured flicks or in your awards-worthy bling. There’s fun in the lobby and on stage, too!

APRIL 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Maestro Victor Sawa

QUARTANGO! with Roxana Callegari and Fabian Belmonte Richard Carnegie guest conductor A treat for the eyes and the ears! Quartango is Stéphane Aubin (piano), Jonathon Goldman (bandoneon), René Gosselin (double bass), Antoine Bareil (violin). Their music ranges from classic tango to tango nuevo and Piazzolla. When they team up with the SSO and Argentine tango dancers Roxana and Fabian, the excitement and intensity reach new heights! The intricate, sensual dance steps and music are spellbinding.

Roxana and Fabian

Quartango

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Specials . . enhance your subscription NOVEMBER 23, 2013 | 7:30 PM

CUE THE CANDELABRA, IT’S LIBERACE! TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre Brian Jackson conductor and pianist

Liberace, American showman and glittering pianist, was the highest paid entertainer in the world in the 1970s and ‘80s before his life and death became headlines. When asked about one harsh review, he quipped “I cried all the way to the bank.”

Brian Jackson

Veteran conductor and concert pianist Brian Jackson is one of Canada’s most beloved pops conductors. Now, Maestro Jackson brings the spirit of Liberace to life with re-creations of Liberace’s sparkling style, including a Gershwin medley, Chopin’s Nocturne, Flight of the Bumblebee, The Entertainer, the Warsaw Concerto, and Chariots of Fire, plus other show tunes and light classics. CUE THE CANDELABRA – IT’S LIBERACE Flexpak 10% OFF (Subscriber Price)

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Piano, Liberace Museum


Specials . . enhance your subscription MAY 24, 2014 | 7:30 PM

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS Venue: TBA Alexei Kornienko conductor / harpsichord Elena Denisova violin Vivaldi Concerto for Orchestra RV 151, G major (Alla rustica) Geminiani Concerto grosso No .12 in D minor, after Corelli, op. 5 no. 12, La folia Vivaldi La primavera, RV 269, E major Vivaldi L’estate, RV 315, G minor Rameau Suite pour orchestra à cordes, arr. R. Temple-Savage from six harpsichord pieces Vivaldi L’autunno, RV 293, F major Vivaldi L’inverno, RV 297, F minor To mark the coming end of the symphony season, the SSO presents Vivaldi’s perennial masterwork, with Austrian “ambassador of tonal sensuality,” Elena Denisova, performing the solo violin role in this supremely popular concerto, which paints vivid musical descriptions of the character of each distinct time of year. Denisova is joined by husband and noted conductor, pianist, and cembalist, Alexei Kornienko. One of their recent collaborations, a recording of the rarely performed chamber music version of Vivaldi‘s Four Seasons (DEKA), featuring Denisova on four historical violins and Kornienko‘s profound skill on the harpsichord, has been critically acclaimed throughout Europe.

Elena Denisova

Alexei Kornienko

THE FOUR SEASONS KNOX UNITED CHURCH

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HOLIDAY CONCERTS DECEMBER 7, 2013 | 7:30 PM

HOLIDAY GOSPEL SPECTACULAR TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Guest artists TBA Celebrate the holidays with timeless holiday classics performed by the orchestra, plus stirring renditions of seasonal gospel favourites that will have you clapping, stomping, and shouting “Hallelujah!” We’re assembling amazing gospel talent with powerhouse performances to move you, regardless of how you mark the holidays. There’s a visit from Santa, too, a traditional carol singalong, and fun in the lobby, too. It’s a musical treat for the entire family! DECEMBER 14, 2013 | 7:30 PM

MESSIAH Third Avenue United Church Maestro Victor Sawa conductor Saskatoon Chamber Singers directed by James Hawn Chelsea Mahan soprano, Alicia Woynarski mezzo-soprano Michael Harris tenor, Dominic Gregorio baritone There is little music as spiritually transcendent as Handel’s Messiah. It is the source of new revelations and inspiration each time it is performed. Its performance by the Saskatoon Symphony is a holiday tradition. The highlight for many is the magnificent roof-raising Hallelujah Chorus, but the entire evening is one of timeless and uplifting expression. HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR AT TCU PLACE Flexpak 10% OFF Adult

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Players’ Choice

The Players’ Choice Series of Sunday afternoon concerts will enrich your musical experience. These concerts, performed by the Saskatoon Symphony’s “core” musicians, a group of ten principal players from the orchestra and the SSO’s “artists-inresidence,” usually take place in the elegant Delta Bessborough. The January 2014 concert will be held at the SSO Community Centre (408 20th St. W.) in order to include a performance on the SSO’s concert grand piano. Seating for this concert is limited.

OVERTURE | September 29, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12; Fine Romanza; Hetu Quintet, Op. 13; Samazeuilh Divertissement et Musette; Grant Rhapsodie Concertante, Op. 30

BLACK AND WHITE | January 26, 2014 | 2:30 pm

SSO Community Centre, 408 20th St W (Ave D & 20th St) Vivaldi Concerto in D Minor (RV 96); Schubert Adagio & Rondo Concertante in F; Huang Septet - Seven Canadian Folksongs in Chinese Style; W. A. Mozart Piano Quintet, E-flat Major, K. 452

THE CHANGING OF SEASONS | March 2, 2014 | 2:30 pm Barber Summer Music for Wind Quintet; Lussier Spring Lullaby; Hoffmeister Solo Quartet No. 2; Haydn String Quartet No. 61, D minor (“Quinten”) Op. 76, No. 2; Turner Variations and Toccata SAVE 10% AND GET

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The Core Series at ‘The Core’ series is a partnership between the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and our neighbour, PAVED Arts. Each event will feature new music. Based on the concert’s theme, a PAVED Arts curator will choose a piece of media art that becomes part of the performance. “rePresent” by David LaRiviere and WL Altman, from the 2012-2013 “The Core” Series at PAVED Arts.

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The Core Series is a collaboration between the SSO and neighbour PAVED Arts. Each event features new music, coupled with a piece of media art chosen by a PAVED Arts curator that becomes part of the performance. Tickets available at PAVEDArts.ca prior to each event. Watch for updates at SaskatoonSymphony.org and PAVEDArts.ca. Purchase tickets early— 2012–2013 concerts were sold out well in advance. NOVEMBER 29 & 30, 2013

APRIL 4 & 5, 2014

PAVED Arts, 424 20th St W; doors open 7:00 pm, performance at 7:30 pm

Happy Hour at The Bassment FEBRUARY 14, 2014 4:30 – 7:30 pm 202 4th Ave. N. (Lower level) Free admission. Licenced. Snacks available. Had a long week? Want to hang out with friends and meet new ones? For a classic start to your Valentine’s weekend head to the Bassment on February 14 to enjoy the smooth sounds of the SSO’s “core” musicians (starting at 5 pm).


FAMILY CONCERTS CREATE lasting memories with your kids! Enjoy family time and great music with the kids or grandkids. Family Concerts provide a lively introduction to the world of music in a casual, entertaining format — at an affordable price. Come early and take part in pre-concert activities. Doors open one hour prior to the concert. November and March concerts are at Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road (off Boychuk Drive). The May concert will be in a performance tent in a location to be announced at a later date. NOVEMBER 2, 2013 | 2:30 PM

LEMONY SNICKET’S THE COMPOSER IS DEAD Lemony Snicket author Nathaniel Stookey music Mathieu Pouliot conductor Chris Donlevy guest narrator Live from the concert hall: the composer is dead! In this wacky musical mystery, penned by children’s author Lemony Snicket, everyone is a suspect, has a motive, and is a musical instrument! Discover the orchestra as the Inspector interrogates suspects. Plus, there’s mystery music from The Pink Panther, James Bond, Star Wars, and more. Come in your best detective costume!


MARCH 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM

AN ORCHESTRAL TOY STORY Winner, special class Saskatoon Music Festival Saskatoon Youth Orchestra members Persephone School of Theatre students Richard Carnegie conductor/narrator An afternoon of fun and musical discovery with kids as the stars. Learn to conduct and lead the orchestra! Hear a young winner from the Music Festival perform solo with the symphony. Be part of the pandemonium when a musical pantomime inspired by Toy Story is performed to Biber’s ‘Battalia,’ but a mixup occurs and the orchestra plays Justin Bieber instead! Saskatoon Youth Orchestra musicians perform on toys in the real Toy Symphony. It’s family fun centred on great music, and with your kids in the spotlight. MAY 31, 2014 | 2:30 PM

THE COMIC ORCHESTRA Outdoor concert (in tent, location TBA) Christopher Hall comedian/musican Mathieu Pouliot conductor Discover the not-s0-serious world of the orchestra with Christopher Hall, former classical musician and now stand up comedian. What musicians are really thinking while they’re performing? How are orchestras and hockey teams alike? With a hilarious “dusted off” version of Benjamin Britten’s “Not-So” Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, these questions and everything else you wanted to know about classical music but were afraid to ask will be answered! FAMILY SERIES Elim Church/Other

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Christopher Hall


for TIME TODDLERS

Specifically designed for your mini-maestro, these parent and child experiences are perfect for your 2- to 4-year-old music lover. Explore music through movement, song and dance with SSO musicians at the Saskatoon Symphony Community Centre, 408 20th St W. Let the music connect you together and send you both on a journey through melody, rhythm, colour and beautiful sound. OCTOBER 9, 2013 | 9:30 AM

PLAY

Read a story with a live musical “soundtrack” Dance to classical music Playtime with classical background music FEBRUARY 12, 2014 | 9:30 AM

COLOURS

Explore the colours and moods of music Each note is a colour! Discover colours of the instruments APRIL 16, 2014 | 9:30 AM

CREATE

Space is limited. Call or email to book now!

Improvisation on Leitmotivs Draw what could be the music Your own music!

MEET PROGRAM ANIMATEUR, Jennifer McAllister Jennifer holds a B.Mus. in Flute Performance from the University of Alberta, a B.Ed. from the U of S, and a M. Mus. in Conducting from the University of North Texas. She taught music in the Saskatoon Public School Division, is a past President of the Sask. Band Assn. and past VicePresident of the Canadian Band Assn. She lives with her husband and 5-year-old daughter. Jennifer is pursuing a Master’s degree and performs regularly with the SSO.

Limited space. Book by phone: 306.665.6414 or email: office@saskatoonsymphony.org. $5 for parent & child; add a toonie per extra toddler (limit 2).

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Silence is GOLDEN

SILENT MOVIE CONCERTS

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Classics of the silent era with live orchestra in the Spanish ambience of the Roxy Theatre. 320 20th St. W., 306.955.8642 Matinées $25; Evenings $30

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OCTOBER 26, 2013 | 1 PM & 7:30 PM

NOSFERATU you are, (1922)

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Rick Friend silent movie pianist Brian Unverricht conductor

you’re One of the mostgoing, powerful movies of the silent era,

F. W. Murnau’s landmark vampire movie is a direct re-telling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with only the names changed. Max Schreck as the reclusive Count Orlok gives onecome of the creepiest Wherever(Dracula) our members have from or where performances ever hey are going on their financial journeys, captured on film. In time forwe’re Halloween, Noseratu features behind them every step of the way. the return of silent movie pianist Rick Friend. ’s not about how much they have. It’s about what

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THE LOST WORLD (1925) Bill Rowson conductor Before Jurassic Park, there was The Lost World. Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novella, the story only made it to screen due to the special effects genius of Willis O’Brien, whose model dinosaurs were so convincing. The dinosaurs are the stars, but the human cast is led by Wallace Beery as blustery Professor Challenger, who leads an expedition to a lost mesa where dinosaurs still rule and returns to London with a brontosaurus. Havoc ensues.

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Choose your preferred seating area (for TCU Place , Sid Buckwold Theatre).

STEP 4

ADD a donation and/or buy tickets for fundraising events, if you wish. Ticket revenue covers only 40% of costs, so every gift is instrumental.

STEP 5

Place your order ONLINE, BY MAIL, BY PHONE, OR IN-PERSON. Use the enclosed order form or download one from our website. If ordering online go SaskatoonSymphony.org. Call us at 306.665.6414 if you need assistance.

Complete a subscription order form using the prices in the pricing grids for each series or event or go to our website to order online.

CHOOSE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TYPE FULL SERIES

Choose one or more of our full series. Then, if you wish, add tickets to other concerts at the FlexPak price. If you have never been a subscriber to the Saskatoon Symphony, you may qualify for a 50% DISCOUNT on a Full Masters Series subscription (see page 22 for details).

MIX AND MATCH WITH A FLEXPAK

Build your subscription from more than one series and/or specials. Choose a MINIMUM of ANY 4 concerts from Masters, Pops, Players’ Choice, Holiday Concerts and Specials*) at the FlexPak price. You can mix series! Then add Family Series concerts at a saving, too. FlexPak subscribers are assigned seats based on preference, subject to availability. Every effort is made to assign the same seat(s) for every concert. * Does not Silent Movie concerts.

20 Questions? Visit saskatoonsymphony.org or call 306.665.6414


SEATING

CHOOSE YOUR SEATS

PLAN

The seating plan below is for TCU Place Sid Buckwold Theatre, and applies to Masters Series, Conexus POPS Series, Liberace, and the Holiday Spectacular. Players’ Choice concerts at the Delta Bessborough have a special seating area in the front, reserved for subscribers, but sit where you wish. The Players’ Choice concert at the SSO Community Centre, Messiah at Third Avenue United Church, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Knox United Church, and the Family Series offer general/rush seating, so arrive early for the best choice. ORCHESTRA PIT AA

AA

BB

B

SECTION A

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

J K

L

SECTION B

U V W X Y

N P Q R S T

N P Q R S

SECTION B

SECTION C

Z

C SECOND BALCONY LEFT BOXES

C

K

L

M

D

BB

MAIN FLOOR FRONT

A

SECTION D

E

T U V W X Y Z

A

B

D

M

B

C D E

GRAND CIRCLE

B D

C

A

A

SECTION E

B C

SECOND BALCONY RIGHT BOXES

J

H

G

F

E

A

D

C E

B D

A

A B C D E

SECTION F THIRD BALCONY

THIRD BALCONY RIGHT BOXES

THIRD BALCONY LEFT BOXES

SECOND BALCONY

Note: Pricing level for each section varies by series. Section A - Main Floor, Rows A – G Section B - Main Floor, Rows H – S Section C - Main Floor, Rows T – Z

Section D - Grand Circle Section E - Second Balcony Section F* - Third Balcony

*Note: For the Masters Series and Liberace, Section F (Third Balcony) will open as an overflow area only, if warranted. 21 Purchase tickets online visit saskatoonsymphony.org


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THE MUSIC!

Half-Price Subscriptions!

New Subscriber Discount

We believe that the best way of discovering the benefits of subscribing is to experience them first-hand! If you have never been an SSO subscriber, you qualify for a 50% discount on your subscription to the full Masters Series. Yes, subscribe for the first time and you will get 6 incredible concerts for the price of just 3! To purchase your half-price subscription call the Saskatoon Symphony at 306.665.6414 or or e-mail: office@saskatoonsymphony.org. Seating is assigned by Box Office in area of your choice, where available. This offer is not available in Grand Circle. Exchanges of half-price tickets for concerts in other series is not permitted.

$10 Tickets for Kids!

Calling all Kids and Parents!

We now offer a special flat ticket price of just $10 for kids from 6 to 14 years of age when accompanied by an adult to any Masters Series concert. This offer is for all ticket purchasers to the Masters Series, subscriber or single ticket purchaser. It’s an unbeatable deal, so why leave the kids at home on concert nights? To purchase an accompanied child ticket, either call the SSO office at 306.665.6414 or contact the TCU Place Box Office by phone (306.975.7799) or in person.

We can play at your school!

School Concert Tour

Call us at 306.665.6414 or visit SaskatoonSymphony.org to find out how.

22 Questions? Visit saskatoonsymphony.org or call 306.665.6414


Photo by BoHuang.ca

People are still talking about the affair the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Opera had last March. Now we’re about to have another! We are pleased to announce the special guest performing at The Red and Black Affair 2013 will be soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. Ms. Bayrakdarian has performed in many of the world’s great opera houses, recital stages and concert halls. and she is heard on the Grammy®award-winning soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. She will be accompanied by the musicians of the Saskatoon Symphony. During our last affair, guests were wined and dined par excellence at the Delta Bessborough. Flowers by Fred created a breathtaking mood with thousands of red roses. Guests were treated to auctions of the crystalline ceramic work of Rod and Denyse Simair, and paintings and pieces donated by the artists of Art Placement and Darrell Bell Gallery. Other donors included Trading Post, June Jacobs and Debra Marshall. The Red and Black Affair 2013 takes place Saturday, October 5th, at the Delta Bessborough. Tickets will be available through the SSO or Saskatoon Opera. Get yours early, as this event will be a sellout!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 Marquis Downs, Prairieland Park

Fine wine & delicious dinner overlooking the track. Doors open 5:00 pm • Buffet dinner 6:15 pm Post time 7:05 pm

Tickets: $100 each with partial tax receipt Corporate tables available Purchase by August 19 online:

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