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Special Family Concert: Celebrate the Joy of the Season!

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This Sunday November 20th, the Joan & Regis Duffy Foundation presents the PEI Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the season, offering a program of seasonal orchestral music for PEI families to share in celebrating the upcoming holiday season.

The PEI Symphony is putting the focus on youth for this family-themed concert.  Entitled “Celebrate the Joy of the Season”, the event begins at 1pm in the Concourse of the Confederation Centre of the Arts with a series of pre-concert activities for the young at heart:

  • 1pm  Meet The Conductor with PEISO Conductor James Mark in the Concourse
  • 1pm  Musical Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by Long & McQuade in the Concourse – everyone welcome to see, touch and try instruments provided by Long & McQuade, and PEISO musicians giving demos
  • 1:15pm  PEISO Conductor James Mark will host our regular  Pre-Concert Talk’ in Studio One.  UPEI musicologist Annette Campbell and PEISO Composer-In-Residence Jim O’Leary join Dr. Mark to discuss the music of the afternoon concert, along with interesting aspects of its composition, performance and history
  • 2pm  Singing Strings, enjoy a performance by PEI’s renowned string ensemble
  • 2pm  Cake served by DDC Catering

The concert begins at 2:30pm in the Homburg Theatre, featuring:

  • Tchaikovksy’s Nutcracker Suite, with members of PEI’s dance umbrella 
  • The Toy Symphony with special PEI guests from the audience using toy instruments
  • Carnival Overture, an early work by Canadian composer Oscar Morawetz.
  • Le Ragazze Girls Vocal Ensemble, and I Ragazzi Junior Children’s Chamber Choir will present the Christmas Overture by Otto Nicolai and several other works, led by Sung Ha Shin-Bouey.

Tickets at the Confederation Centre Box Office, or online.  Students and children tickets are only $15 for any seat in the hall.

Come Celebreate the Joy of the Season, with your PEI Symphony.