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Canadian pride and talent on display from SSO

Canadian pride and talent on display from SSO

May 15, 2017

"When percussionist Bryan Allen walked onstage wearing a long orange-and-black patterned shirt – and with bare feet – the audience seemed to know they were in for something special.

By the time he was perched on one leg with a small smile on his face, controlling a timpani pedal with his free foot and rapping his mallets across small metal bowls and cymbals at a breakneck pace, they were enraptured.

Allen’s virtuosity was the crown jewel in the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s O Canada!, a powerful celebration of Canada’s 150th. A citizenship ceremony for 20 new Canadians was an early capstone to a program featuring all Canadian composers..."