$130 Adult / $40 Youth
Now in its 54th year of operation, the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) returns to presenting orchestral performances this 2021-22 season, with four unique concerts taking place at the Confederation Centre’s Mainstage Theatre, under the direction of Maestro Mark Shapiro.
October 17th’s opening concert will feature a programme of strings, with the addition of guest soloist and past PEISO Music Director, Dr. James Mark, clarinet. Works by Elgar, Respighi, Copland, Coleridge-Taylor, Piazzolla, and Mendelssohn will be performed.
On November 21st, Antonín Dvorák’s New World Symphony is the major work, along with his Carnival Overture. Additionally, Dale Sorensen will be featured on Nino Rota’s Trombone Concerto.
Guest Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser takes up the baton at March 6th’s concert, leading the orchestra through works by Franz Strauss, Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Gounod, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Halifax-based composer Dinuk Wijeratne.
Finally, April 24th’s season finale will be titled Ode to Earth, as the orchestra pays tribute to Earth Day. The programme includes Beethoven’s popular Symphony no. 9 as well as Darius Milhaud’s “La création du monde” and Indigenous Composer Andrew Balfour’s Kiwetin-acahkos (North Star).
For more information on all PEI Symphony events, visit www.peisymphony.com.