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Sault Symphony Orchestra

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The Sault Symphony Orchestra is a Canadian/American orchestra with offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Its primary performance venues include the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre and Central United Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and the Soo Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. An average concert season consists of 4 to 6 concerts, plus a year-end fundraising event called Beer, Bratwurst and Beethoven. The

Music Director and Conductor of the Sault Symphony is John Wilkinson.

      The Sault Symphony Orchestra first was formed in 1956 as the Sault Symphonette by Don Buchan, Ed Shrubsole, and Ed and Katherine Gartshore, among others. With support from Algoma Steel, the Symphonette gave live concerts and radio broadcasts. Don Buchan, and later James Whicher, conducted. In 1969, the group was renamed the Sault Symphony, and was directed by Lajos Bornyi. Within four years, the group had a Board of directors|Board of Directors and had joined the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras as the 25th symphony orchestra of the province.

In the mid-1970s, several important steps were taken by the growing Orchestra and the group emerged stronger than ever. It was renamed the Sault Ste. Marie International Association, to reflect the increasing presence of players from both sides of the border. At a later date the official name of the organization was changed to Sault Symphony Association. A partnership with the Sudbury Symphony developed. There were several joint concerts and the semi-regular participation of musicians from one orchestra to the other. Dr. John Wilkinson was appointed Music Director and Conductor in December, 1977, and still serves in this capacity today.

The Sault Symphony Orchestra continues to work at providing varied and exciting programs, often with internationally recognized soloists. Its continued existence is a tribute to the hard work of Board members, volunteers, musicians, and the support of its audiences.

November 2019

The Canadian Nutcracker

November 23 @ 7:30 pm
Sault Community Theatre Centre, 1007 Trunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A5K9 Canada
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The Canadian Nutcracker Saturday November 23, 2019 Sault Community Theatre Centre @ 7:30pm   Sault Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a true national treasure: Ballet Jorgen's The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition.  Creatively crafted by Artistic Director and choreographer Bengt Jorgen, Tchaikovsky's holiday story will dazzle the senses as graceful dancers bring the beloved tale beautifully to life, with full orchestral score performed by your own Sault Symphony Orchestra! The SSO is proud to once again welcome Ballet Jorgen back to Sault…

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April 2020

Pierre playing Violin

Pierre Schryer and his band

April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Sault Community Theatre Centre, 1007 Trunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A5K9 Canada
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Pierre Schryer Band Saturday April 18th, 2020 Sault Community Theatre Centre @ 7:30 PM   Pierre Schryer is one of Canada's leading traditional fiddlers. A recipient of numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Grand Masters Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Pierre truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old Time, American Swing and more. As leader…

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