Municipal district: the music is back with the return of the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

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For the first time in three years, the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is pleased to offer a full season of five concerts in 2022-2023.

“The PSO musicians and I are thrilled to be able to return and share the musical creation live with you at our home at the Showplace Performance Center,” said Michael Newnham, PSO Music Director and Conductor.

“Our goal continues to be to bring you music that entertains, inspires and enriches all of our lives, performed at the high level you expect from us, with that extra bit of magic that defines a PSO gig.”

The first concert of the season, entitled “Welcome Back, takes place on November 5 and features Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with guest soloist Snow Bai performing a Canadian composition on the traditional Chines erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument.

“A Holiday Welcome” is slated for Dec. 10 and features a mix of classical and popular seasonal music featuring baritone James Westman.

February 4 is “An Intimate Welcome” and April 1 is “Welcome Spring”, with virtuoso pianist Alexander Panizza.

The last concert of the season, “Welcome to the Dance”, takes place on May 27.

The PSO will share the stage with winner Sarah Lewis for an evening of words and music including symphonic dances from West Side Story.

All PSO performances are at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Showplace Performance Center; Tickets are on sale now. Season passes are available with prices ranging from $105 to $235 depending on seating and only $10 per concert for student passes. Regular single tickets are also available with prices ranging from $33 to $55 and student single tickets at just $12. This year, peak tickets will also be available on the day of the concert only, subject to availability, and can be purchased online for $20.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thepso.org or call 705-742-1992.

Movies at the library

Enjoy a free movie and popcorn on Fridays at the Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. Family Movies on the Big Screen takes place at 10:30 a.m. with the movie “Luca” (rated G). Children under 5 must be accompanied by an accompanying person.

Friday Feature Films will take place at 2 p.m. and the film “House of Gucci” (rated PG) will be screened. These events take place in the air-conditioned community room on the lower level of the library. For more information, including upcoming film events in August, visit ptbolibrary.ca or call 705-745-5382 ext. 2340.

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