50 Years: Celebrate the journey in 2016/17!

04 Oct 2016, Posted by Sarah Lazure in News

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra opens its 2016/17 concert season with The New World. The PSO’s expedition of The New World explores the influence of Dvorak in Morawetz’s “Carnival Overture” and Copland’s Old American Songs, before tracing their roots back to the titular Symphony.

Hamilton-born baritone Michael Nyby, a performer who has been heralded by The New York Times and Musical Toronto, brings his singing talent along on the PSO’s journey to The New World.

Michael has performed extensively in opera, concert and theatre throughout Canada and the United States. He has appeared on the mainstage with Vancouver Opera, Minnesota Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier and the Caramoor Festival, among others.

The New World begins a thrilling concert season for the PSO, since 2016/17 marks the organization’s 50th anniversary. The concert season is packed with wonderful music, fabulous guest artists, new partnerships and fun events to mark the important milestone.

Although exciting announcements and more information are still to come, subscribers and single ticket buyers are already looking forward to a wonderful 50th season. In addition to The New World, 2016/17 will feature a new take on the PSO’s holiday concert, the world premiere of music commissioned by the PSO and The Canadian Canoe Museum, a performance by Elizabeth Pitcairn on her famous 1720 Red Mendelssohn violin, a performance by acclaimed pianist Janina Fialkowska and an out-of-this world finale including Holst’s The Planets and the Women’s Chorus of the Peterborough Singers.

PSO single tickets are on sale now through the Showplace Box office online, over the phone and in-person.

New PSO season subscriptions are available directly from the PSO office until November 5.