March 25, 2017
Canadian Larysa Kuzmenko set out to write a new oratorio to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Ukrainian immigration to Canada. The SSO is proud to be one of five orchestras performing this incredible new work that has a deep meaning to the cultural landscape of the prairies. The performance features Saskatoon’s own Kateryna Khartova in her orchestral debut.
Violinist Carissa Klopoushak grew up playing in the SSO, and we couldn’t be more proud to welcome her for her SSO solo debut. A violinist known for her fearless playing of expressive new music, Carissa will perform a Canadian concerto work for violin and orchestra.
Ukrainian folk music played a central role in many of Tchaikovsky’s great works, none more poignantly than his second symphony. The work shows his clear love for the people and his Ukrainian family roots.