Eric Paetkau, Music Director
Godwin Friesen, piano
Thomas Yu, piano
Some stories never grow old. Storytelling plays a big role in this concert featuring a homegrown piano duo.
Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite features vignettes of childhood fairytales in an orchestration that shows off the French master’s understanding of orchestral colours.
In 2015, Saskatoon pianists Godwin Friesen and Thomas Yu made a very big impression on the national music scene. Thomas returns to the SSO since being named CBC’s first Piano Hero. Godwin Friesen placed first at the National Music Festival Finals in 2015 and now studies at the prestigious Glenn Gould School of Music. Carnival of the Animals is a wonderful trip to the zoo.
Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite is considered to be a central work of orchestral repertoire. The composer’s 1919 setting of the work will be a musical high point of the season.