Chamber music for piano and strings



Enjoy our exciting new season

Welcome to a new season of concerts featuring music for cello and piano with guest artist Philip Hansen as well as two full concerts of trios for violin, cello and piano, performed by Elixir artists in a dynamic trio collaboration.  Elixir will be presenting three live concerts at our usual venue of beautiful Emmanuel Church, Saskatoon. We look forward to performing some heart-warming favourites as well as an exquisite work by early 20th Century French composer Germaine Tailleferre. Enjoy trios by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Ukrainian composer Vasyl Barvinsky and a new work by  Yellowknife-based Carmen Braden. We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting season!

Kathleen Solose, Artistic Director

Our talented


2022-2023 SEASON

Upcoming Concerts  

Season tickets available here!

Concert 1

Duo Cellissimo is back!

Principal cellist of the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Philip Hansen teams up with pianist Kathleen Solose for a dynamic concert of Brazilian music and some traditional favourites!

Friday, January 20, 2023, 7:30pm

Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 5 no 2 in G minor for violoncello and piano
Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
“Stolen Sisters” by Robert Brooks
“Suite Brasileira” by André Mehmari

Guest artist Philip Hansen,cello
Kathleen Solose, piano


Concert 2

Inspiring music by one of Ukraine’s most important composers, and heart-warming melodies by Brahms

Saturday, March 11 (note change of date), 2023, 2:30pm
Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon

Vasyl Barvinsky: Trio for violin, cello and piano
Johannes Brahms: Trio Op. 8 in B major for piano, violin and cello

Oxana Ossiptchouk, violin
Peter Hedlin, cello
Kathleen Solose, piano


Concert 3

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2:30 pm

Stunning works by Women Composers!

Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon

Germaine Tailleferre: Trio for piano, violin, and cello
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio
Encore performance:
Rebecca Clarke Trio – Andante molto semplice

Oxana Ossiptchouk, violin
Peter Hedlin, cello
Kathleen Solose, piano


Tickets will also be available at the door.


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