Welcome to the Saskatoon Philharmonic Orchestra
Spring Concert: May 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Featuring: Saskatoon's own Kim de Laforest performing in Tunes-a-Plenty!
Kim de Laforest is a fiddle, violin, viola and vocal performer and teacher based in Saskatoon, SK. She enjoys combining many different styles of folk and classical music to create her own unique sound.
Kim was introduced to the violin at the age of 4. By the time she was 6 she had joined her first orchestra in her hometown of Regina. That was the start of a lifetime of learning, creating and sharing her music.
In her classical world, Kim spent 10 years with the Regina Symphony Orchestra before moving to Saskatoon in 2000. As a member of the Saskatoon Symphony, Kim has served as the assistant concertmaster, principal second violin, principal viola and section violin and viola player. Kim has also been very involved in chamber music groups across the province and is currently the first violin player in the MacTalla string quartet.
As well as being a busy performer, Kim is sought-after as an instructor and adjudicator and has been the musical director of the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra for the past 14 years. Kim teaches from her home studio in Saskatoon, mentoring about 50 students and multiple violin/fiddle groups. Additionally, Kim travels to Baffin Island Nunavut twice a year to teach fiddle programs to Inuit youth.
Our Spring Concert will feature:
Iolanthe Overture - Arthur Sullivan
Three Dances from Henry VIII - Edward German
Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" - Franz Schubert
Star Wars Epic, Parts 1 and 2 - John Williams
Hoedown - John Copland
Tunes-a-Plenty - for Orchestra
St. Joseph's High School Theatre
115 Nelson Road.
This is a "mask-friendly" event. Audience members are invited to wear a mask, but it is not required. Please respect each person's choice.
Students and Senior $10.00
Children under 8 admitted free of charge
Tickets available from orchestra members or at the door.
Winter Concert: TBA 2022
The SPO would like to thank the following organizations for their financial assistance:
Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sports, Culture and Recreation
Saskatchewan Orchestral Association