The 7th edition of Ritornello Fest is over! Ritornello Fest is the only chamber music festival in Saskatoon, which I co-founded and co-direct with my partner in crime Jacqueline Woods (pictured with me above). It takes place annually the last weekend of May in downtown Saskatoon.
Striving to bring the chamber music concert experience into the 21st century, the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival showcases exciting, Canadian musicians who are currently pursuing professional careers across the country and around the globe. Our goal is to provide Saskatchewan audiences the opportunity to hear innovative, fresh concerts performed by young, engaging musicians of the highest quality, with special attention to those who were born and raised in the Prairies.
This year, we were proud and honoured to have special guest violinist Lara St. John join Ryan Davis (viola), Katherine Dowling (piano), Simon Fryer (cello), Jim Legge (viola), Krista Martynes (clarinet), Jennifer McAllister (flute), Scott McKnight (cello), Dean McNeill (trumpet), Heather Morrison (narration), Sofia Mycyk (piano), and composer Lia Pas. Read about the artists here.
Video will appear on our festival YouTube channel soon; check out the photo slideshow below: