The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is returning to Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough next year with its first in-person concerts since the pandemic began.
The three-concert season, with the theme “Soaring to a New Dawn”, will also feature something new for the orchestra: a matinee and an evening performance for each of the three Saturday concerts.
As always, the concerts will be conducted by the PSO’s music director Michael Newnham, who describes the season repertoire as “music of positivity and light for this time of reopening” with a variety of styles and some exciting guest artists.
The 2022 season begins on February 5 with a winter concert entitled “Wings of Sound”, promising to offer patrons “the chance to fly away from winter.” Renowned bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson will join the PSO to perform Mathieu Lussier’s Odd Bird Concerto.
On April 2, “As The Sun Rises” will welcome spring with music of renewal and hope including Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
On May 28, Canadian comedy legend Luba Goy will host “A Concert of Surprises”, offering a program of laughter and joyous music to herald the summer.
According to the PSO’s new general manager Lee Bolton, the orchestra is accommodating the pandemic with smaller performance ensembles and reduced audience capacity.
Concerts will also be shortened to approximately one hour, with no intermission, and the popular pre-show “Maestro Chat” will now be included as part of each performance.
To give more people the opportunity to enjoy live orchestral music despite reduced audience capacity, each concert will include two performances on the same day, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.
Season subscriptions are now on sale through the PSO office at 705-742-1992.
Single tickets for remaining seats will go on sale in December through the Showplace online box office at tickets.showplace.org. Single tickets are $45 for adults and $10 for students.
For more information about the upcoming season, visit the PSO’s website at thepso.org.
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