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Our Orchestra

 

Members of the orchestra are all based in the Peterb0r0ugh & Kawarthas region and come from all walks of life, from retired lawyer to internationally-renowned bassoon builder!  Membership in the Peterborough Symphony requires a short audition process usually scheduled in the Spring and Fall.

However, the PSO also accepts new members throughout the season.  Auditioners should prepare two contrasting pieces and be prepared to do some sight-reading.

Contact the office at (705) 742-1992 or email info <at> thepso.org to arrange an audition time.  Learn more about audition requirements on our Volunteer page.

Visit highlighted names below to learn more about our talented musicians, whose time and talents bring music to life!

Violin I

Michael Hughes
Joan Sutherland
Gerry Haywood
Sarah Thomson
Alice  Sharpe
Luba Cargill

Violin II

Sona Kaltagian, principal
Luba Berezuk-Klama
Ian VanZyl
Rheanna Leckie
Mary-Ellen Abberger
Jana Farell
Pat Wade
Sam Coxwell
Auriel Creighton

Viola

Elizabeth Morris, principal
Blair Mackenzie
Kathleen Mackenzie
Siannon Plaatjes

Cello

Zuzanna Chomicka-Newnham, principal
Deanna Bourne
Hilary Hodgins
Peter Harris
Odette Burgess
Jennifer VanLeeuwen
Joy Simmonds

Bass

Lech Straczynski, principal

Flute/Piccolo

Tom Regina, principal
Sarah Thomson

Oboe

Tori Owen, principal
Chris Brown

Clarinet

Scott Wight, principal
Lisa Quackenbush

Bassoon

Ben Bell, principal
Elis Schroeder
Leslie Bailey

French Horn

Leah Bell, principal
Liz Spang
Ann Millen

Trumpet

Doug Sutherland

Trombone

Peter Hanmore
Ruth Alton

Timpani

Lorne Grossman