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Kawartha Land Trust & Peterborough Symphony Orchestra team up for “Fresh Airs”

24 Jun 2014, Posted by admin in Concert Announcement, News

For immediate release:

June 24, 2014

Contact: Tori Owen, General Manager: 705-742-1992

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“Ben Sämann, General Manager of Viamede Resort and Mike Hendren, Executive Director of Kawartha Land Trust and the natural beauty of Stoney Lake”:

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“Fresh Airs on Stoney”

There’s a new partnership on the lake – one that promises to enhance the sights and sounds on Stoney. Kawartha Land Trust and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra have come together with the support of Viamede Resort to bring you an exciting new concert experience – “Fresh Airs on Stoney”.

Ben Saaman, General Manager of Viamede Resort and Mike Hendren, Executive Director of Kawartha Land Trust and the natural beauty of Stoney Lake

Ben Saaman, General Manager of Viamede Resort and Mike Hendren, Executive Director of Kawartha Land Trust and the natural beauty of Stoney Lake

This unique event will pair the ‘fresh’ natural ambiance of Stoney Lake and with exquisitely performed classical chamber music that will remind audiences of the popular “Festival of the Sound” in Parry Sound.

Deanna Guttman, Development Coordinator at Kawartha Land Trust hopes the beautiful backdrop for the performance will inspire Stoney residents to consider how they’ll protect the land they love. “For the last year we’ve been laying the groundwork for a connected wildlife corridor around the lake. This concert will be a great way for us to share the work we’ve done and meet new people who may be interested in getting involved”, says Guttman.

Both organizations are excited about the partnership and see their causes as a natural fit. “We look forward to sharing our love of music and nature with everyone at Fresh Airs, especially friends we haven’t met yet!” says PSO General Manager, Tori Owen.  “Our excitement about performing is equal to the satisfaction we get at working with our new friends at Kawartha Land Trust and Viamede Resort.  What better way to enjoy a summer day than by the lake?”

Symphony musicians will be presenting Beethoven’s Septet in Eb, Op. 20, which became so popular in Beethoven’s time that the enigmatic composer became infuriated!  It has remained a perennial favourite with musicians and audiences ever since, and PSO’s Music Director Michael Newnham will offer his take on this special work with a “Meet the Maestro” pre-concert chat.

The concert is open to the public and will be followed by a cocktail reception. Admission is by donation only ($20 is recommended) and attendees can also enter a free draw to win symphony tickets, works of art and more!  Proceeds will go toward protecting the land you love and supporting our region’s finest orchestra.

Event Details:

Title: Fresh Airs on Stoney

What: an open-air concert on the shore of Stoney Lake

When: August 17 at 2:30pm

Where: the exquisite shoreline at Viamede Resort*, 595 Mount Julian Viamede Road

Contact: Tori Owen, General Manager at (705) 742-1992 | gm@thepso.org | www.thepso.org

*In the case of inclimate weather the concert will take place in the Viamede Dining Room.

 

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The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 47 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
Nexicom
Bryston
Peterborough Inn & Suites