Peterborough Symphony Launches 2014/15 Season

09 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Concert Announcement, News

 For immediate release:

September 9, 2014
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Tori Owen, General Manager: 705-742-1992


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 Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Launches 2014/15 Season

Peterborough, ON – The Peterborough Symphony launches its 2014/15 season with six exhilarating concerts that bring music lovers the best music this region has to offer.

Ticket holders can look forward to a romantic cello concerto, Tchaikovsky’s passionate 6th symphony, the world music of Pavlo, a true community Christmas concert with the Peterborough Pop Ensemble & the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, and a new Family Matinee, “Stories and Music”.

Bows & BirchbarkThe symphony will begin the performance season with a new event, Bows & Birchbark to be held at the Canadian Canoe Museum on Saturday, October 4th. This kitchen-party style event has a silent auction, finger foods & cash bar, free access to the museum and of course music – from celtic to classic tunes from our own PSO musicians.  Only $40 each, call us for tickets at (705) 742-1992!

Monday, October 6th will begin the business of the PSO season with an Annual General Meeting at Trinity United Church (360 Reid St., Peterborough), starting at 6pm. Subscribers and other members are invited to receive reports on last season’s activity, the plan for the future and elect directors for the year.

PSO's 2014/15 Season!On Saturday, November 8th be swept off your feet by the romance of Schumann and Saint-Saëns’ exquisite cello concerto performed by the symphony’s own enchanting cellist, Zuzanna Chomicka-Newnham in Autumn Enchantment.

The PSO brings together three of the region’s finest performing groups to celebrate the winter season with Home for the Holidays. On December 6th, the PSO brings the nostalgia and feel-good spirit of the holidays in a real community celebration. Last season’s collaborators, Peterborough Pop Ensemble and Kawartha Youth Orchestra will join them onstage again at Showplace.

This show will get the whole family into the spirit of the season with such classics as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and White Christmas! Be prepared to break out in song with our annual carol sing and clap-out with the rousing Radetzky March!

On February 7th,Dark Passion will feature guest artists and members of the Penderecki String Quartet, Jerzy Kaplanek, violin and Christine Vlajk, viola who will weave together a tapestry of light and sound that is divinely Mozart in his Sinfonia Concertante; a perfect counterpoint for Tchaikovsky’s passionate and timeless 6th Symphony.

Also new for the PSO is their Stories and Music Family matinees in a return to Market Hall theatre with two showings at 2pm and 3:30pm on March 21st. Share the magic of stories through music with your little ones as we tell the tales of Babar the little Elephant, Mother Goose and more! A great afternoon treat for the young and young at heart, this show is specially priced at $30 for adults and $10 for youth.

The PSO eagerly anticipate working with the prodigious Jan Lisiecki, a young Canadian pianist who signed on with Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 15 and was nominated for a Juno for classical album of the year in 2013. Peterborough is very lucky to find space in his schedule, which often sees him travelling the world! This exquisite guest artist will join us on Saturday, June 6th at George St. United church as they present Summer in Vienna.

Subscriptions are now available at the Peterborough Symphony office by calling (705) 742-1992 or visiting week days from 10:30-12:30 or by appointment.   Single tickets will go on sale at the end of September.


Bows & Birchbark

October 4th, 2014 at 7:30pm, Canadian Canoe Museum (910 Monaghan Rd.)
ARTISTS: A variety of groups made up of PSO musicians
Tickets: $40

Annual General Meeting

October 6th, 2014 at 6pm, Trinity United Church (360 Reid St.)

Autumn Enchantment

November 8th, 2014 at 8pm, Showplace (290 George St. North)
GUEST ARTIST: Zuzanna Chomicka-Newnham
Tickets: $39.50/36.50/28.50 for Adults | $15 for Students & Rush Seats | $15 for Tweet Seats (#psolive) | $5 for eyeGO

Home for the Holidays

December 6, 2014 at 7:30pm (new start time!)
VENUE: Showplace (290 George St. North)
GUEST ARTISTS: Peterborough Pop Ensemble, Kawartha Youth Orchestra
SPECIAL TICKET PRICES: Adults $30/Youth $15

Dark Passion

February 7, 2015 at 8pm, Showplace (290 George St. North)
GUEST ARTISTS: Jerzy Kaplanek, violin; Christine Vlajk, viola
Tickets: $39.50/36.50/28.50 for Adults | $15 for Students & Rush Seats | $15 for Tweet Seats (#psolive) | $5 for eyeGO


April 25, 2015 at 8pm, Showplace (290 George St. North)
CONDUCTOR: Michael Newnham
Main Series $50 for Adults | $15 for Students & Rush Seats | $15 for Tweet Seats (#psolive) | $5 for eyeGO

Summer in Vienna

June 6, 2015 at 8pm
VENUE: George St. United Church (general seating, reserved seating
area for subscribers)
CONDUCTOR: Michael Newnham
GUEST ARTISTS: Jan Lisiecki, piano
$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 14th 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 over 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
Glen Colbourne Fund/Toronto Community Foundation
The Ontario Arts Council
The Peterborough Examiner
The New Classical 103.1