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