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Allen ends the SSO season with a bang … literally

Allen ends the SSO season with a bang … literally

May 15, 2017
National

"A year’s worth of rehearsal time is about to pay off for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s principal percussionist. Bryan Allen has been spending months driving between rehearsal spaces preparing for the concert of a lifetime playing Vincent Ho’s Shaman with the SSO as part of its season finale O, Canada!

“I haven’t been able to put all the movements together yet, it’s just the reality of being a percussionist.” Allen explains, “I don’t own all the instruments I have to play. Percussionists have to mooch rehearsal space. I go the University of Saskatchewan where I practise the marimba, I use the drum station at TCU Place or the SSO office and I have to practise the vibraphone and the other small instruments at home..."

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