Symphony Launches Fundraising Campaign with Scottish Flair!

14 Nov 2013, Posted by admin in News

For immediate release:

November 14, 2013

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Tori Owen, General Manager: 705-742-1992

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  (Michael Newnham) https://www.dropbox.com/s/kvh58zl4c8kfr2l/IMG_8780%20Michael%20with%20Feeling.tiff

(Violin Soloist, Tak Kwan) https://www.dropbox.com/s/d2rx4irqq1icmzh/IMG_9323%20Tak.jpg

Violin Thermometer

Peterborough, ON – On Saturday, November 16th the Peterborough Symphony shares Scotland’s love affair with the violin as Concertmaster Tak Kwan features with Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony.  This concert is also the launch of their Today and Forever Annual donor campaign, and they’re doing it with a Scottish flair!

 “Of course we love the violin,” comments Board Chair Ian Crawford.  “We even use a picture of one for our campaign thermometer board!”  Crawford goes on to say that donors will enjoy a tartan ribbon to accessorize their outfit on Saturday night when they make a gift.  “We’ve invited anyone in the audience to come decked out in tartans and kilts if they’ve got them to set the mood, including some friends with the Peterborough Scottish Country dancers.”  Crawford goes on to say that this year’s goal is $50,000 and is confident they’ll reach it.

St Andrew’s Day falls on November 30, according to many Christian churches and is also bank holiday in Scotland. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.  To celebrate the day, he Scottish flag, or Saltire, is flown on public buildings in Scotland and there is a week of celebrations, concentrating on musical entertainment and traditional ceilidh dancing.  The U.K. Shoppe will also help celebrate with some Scottish treats at the reception after the concert.


Highland Romance

November 16, 2013 at 8:00pm, Showplace (290 George St. North)

GUEST ARTISTS: Tak Kwan, violin

Tickets: $39.50/36.50/28.50 for Adults | $15 for Students & Rush Seats | $15 for Tweet Seats (#psolive) | $5 for eyeGO

The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Music Director Michael Newnham celebrates his 13th season with the orchestra.  Maestro Newnham begins each concert evening at 7:10pm with fascinating and engaging pre-concert chat, which can include guest appearances and multi media presentations.



The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 46 years as a cultural cornerstone of our community, and has developed a reputation as being one of the best community orchestras in Canada.

Learn more at www.thepso.org or by calling (705) 742-1992.


The Peterborough Symphony is generously supported by:


Glen Colbourne Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation

City of Peterborough

Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

The Pilkington-Henniger Charitable Trust

The Dawe Family Foundation

The Barns Donation Fund

The Peterborough Foundation

RBC Emerging Artists Program

Glen Colbourne Fund/Toronto Community Foundation

The Ontario Arts Council

The Peterborough Examiner

The New Classical 103.1

Peterborough Inn & Suites Hotel