Our second concert in the prairies takes NYO Canada to Saskatoon for a performance at the Sid Buckwold Theatre, located within TCU Place. Home to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, this will be the first time NYO Canada has performed in the province since…
Originally named the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium, TCU Place opened on April 1, 1968 with its first concert being a performance of Oriff’s Carmina Burana by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Situated in Saskatoon’s Central Business District, the 104,000 square-foot centre was built to be a convention centre and arts hub for the city as a part of a major redevelopment of Saskatoon’s downtown core. Today, its mission is to exists to enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing excellent facilities and services for business, arts, cultural and educational experiences
While there are over 21 different spaces within the centre that can accommodate numerous conferences and speaking engagements, it is the Sid Buckwold Theatre that is the crowning jewel of the venue. The three tiered hall has hosted some of the top international performers in music and is known across the country for its superior acoustics and expansive stage area.
TCU Place went under a drastic renovation in 2006, which resulted in the venue changing its name entirely. Still known as the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium, TCU Financial Group was the largest financial contributor towards the multi-million dollar renovation, which included giving the financial group naming rights to the centre. In 2013, TCU renewed their naming rights to the venue until the 2026.
During our fall recruitment tour, we received some of the most positive responses from our concert partners in Saskatoon. While it has been some time since we have performed in the city, we’re excited to make the trip back to Saskatchewan as we cross the country for the orchestral event of the summer.