Sunday, April 2, 2017
Event Title: Elixir Ensemble
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon
  • Time: 2:30pm
  • Price: $10-25
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: http://www.elixirensemble.com/
Description:

Stephen Chatman (1950- ): Lawren Harris Suite
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Piano Quintet in D minor Op. 89
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Piano Quintet in E flat Major Op. 44

Three landscape paintings of the celebrated Lawren Harris, one of the famous Group of Seven artists, are musically evoked in this Canadian work by Stephen Chatman. The Fauré Quartet is a mature work that seems to mirror subtly changing moods, from sweet melancholy – perhaps regret – to a bubbly and lucid finale. His flowing textures bring to mind the beautiful colours and plays of light of a Renoir painting.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Event Title: Julia Den Boer performs Di Castri, Ricketts, Cherney, Saunders and Lucier
Description:

Pianist Julia Den Boer presents a world premiere by composer Zosha Di Castri along with works by Matthew Ricketts, Brian Cherney, Rebecca Saunders and Alvin Lucier.

Zosha Di Castri’s Dux deals with how streams of musical activity can be parsed on the piano. Via falling cyclical canons that grow in complexity and energetic outbursts from the extremes of the instrument, this new work can be read as an abstract reflection on the current political climate in the US. This new work is supported by the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Event Title: Masterworks - Regina Symphony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $20-80
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://reginasymphony.com/concerts
Description:

​Eric Paetkau, conductor

Richard Burdick, horn

Andrew Staniland: Voyageur
Bartok: Romanian Dances
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Event Title: Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto - Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Description:

No orchestral colour will be left unexplored in this exciting matinée concert, as two works featuring the majestic Davis Concert Organ contrast with lively showcases for violin and oboe. Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng won the highest prize in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Allan Gilliland's whimsical Oboe Concerto is an expression of movement from the Baroque to the 21st Century.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Event Title: Carmina Burana - Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Description:

Carl Orff’s cantata was intended to be an exploration of medieval poetry, but has become one of the iconic works for chorus and orchestra. It makes a suitably powerful conclusion to the 2016/2017 Masters series and is joined by works from two of the ESO’s former Composers in Residence, including a brand new Trumpet Concerto by John Estacio.

Featured Repertoire:

Orff – Carmina Burana
Estacio – Trumpet Concerto
Rival – Northwest Passage Variations

Friday, June 16, 2017
Event Title: Carmina Burana - Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Description:

Carl Orff’s cantata was intended to be an exploration of medieval poetry, but has become one of the iconic works for chorus and orchestra. It makes a suitably powerful conclusion to the 2016/2017 Masters series and is joined by works from two of the ESO’s former Composers in Residence, including a brand new Trumpet Concerto by John Estacio.

Featured Repertoire:

Orff – Carmina Burana
Estacio – Trumpet Concerto
Rival – Northwest Passage Variations

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Event Title: Ysaÿe and Eckhardt-Gramatté
Description:

Donovan Seidle teams up with Laura Reid, Kirill Kalmykov and Julia Haager to present a passionate, varied recital of solo caprices and sonatas, duets, including Ysaÿe Duo and Eckhardt-Gramatté Duo, a modern (and Calgarian) work, chamber music, and more...

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Event Title: Angela Hewitt and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $25-120
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/angelahewitt/
Description:

Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists. Hear this great Canadian in two of her specialties: the Spanish flare of Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain plus Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G. Arc of Horizon, by WSO Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis, contrasts his competing passions for metal and classical music. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite completes this exotic program.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Event Title: Angela Hewitt and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $25-120
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/angelahewitt/
Description:

Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists. Hear this great Canadian in two of her specialties: the Spanish flare of Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain plus Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G. Arc of Horizon, by WSO Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis, contrasts his competing passions for metal and classical music. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite completes this exotic program.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Event Title: O, Canada! Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
Description:

O, Canada! The SSO has a passionate love of Canadian music, but with our nation celebrating its 150th birthday, it was essential to bring three great Canadian works to our stage for the first time.

There was a time many years ago when the earth was covered in darkness. Composer John Oliver’s work explores the story of a mischievous raven who tricked an old man and brought light to the world.