The Sault Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will kick off the upcoming concert season with a virtual presentation this Saturday at 7 p.m.
A news release issued by the symphony states that the Fall Colours concert will be available to view for free on the its Facebook page and YouTube channel.
On Oct. 22, the SSO will host an intimate, limited seating in-person event at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.
Full text of the release follows:
As we start to prepare for a return to in-person concerts, the Sault Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present a virtual concert to kick off the 2021/2022 season.
The Fall Colours concert will be presented on the SSO’s Facebook page and Youtube channel at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. Both can be watched without creating an account for the sites, and links will be posted online on Saturday.
We are very excited for the Fall Colours concert, which will feature a greater number of our musicians than our past virtual concerts, though border closures have still prevented us from coming together as a whole orchestra. Instead, a large ensemble of Canadian SSO musicians will perform: Overture - Dieci alprezzo di uno (arr. P. Martin), Vivaldi’s Concerto in A Major for Strings RV 158, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104
A smaller group of our American musicians will perform: Overture Contrappuntistico Opus 1 by Aurora.borealis and Somewhere Over The Rainbow (arr. Bob Phillips).
Although we will not be ticketing for the event, the SSO encourages supporters to make a donation of any size to the Symphony in lieu of admission fees. Those donations will ensure that the SSO is able to go forward with in-person concerts again as planned for the remainder of the season.
All donors will receive a charitable receipt, and donations can be made online, or via cheque sent to:
Sault Symphony Orchestra
c/o Kimlan Bell, Treasurer
23 Great Northern Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Y4
If virtual concerts aren’t for you, join the Sault Symphony Orchestra live and in-person at the Sault Museum on Oct. 22 instead. The intimate concert will feature opening entertainment from MD Dunn and Trevor Tchir, followed by a selection of pieces performed by an ensemble of SSO string musicians. Refreshments will be provided by Broers Jansen. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase at the Sault Museum, so pick up your ticket today!