The PEISO Fruit Sale is back! Beat the winter blues by biting into a taste of sunshine! Help support live orchestral music in PEI by purchasing some juicy naval oranges, or perfect pink grapefruit from us this year.
Still only $10 per bag, or pick up a half box $30 or full box $50 to really beat the blues! You can pick up your fruit order at any of the following locations:
On Brackley Point Road, right beside Chucker’s Trophies and across the street from Birt’s Furniture. The mailing address is 161 St. Peter’s Road, but the actual storefront is right on the Brackley Point Road in the old Canada Revenue building just before the mall. Many thanks to Fruit Sale sponsor R. Birt & Associates for donating the depot.
Our depot will be open on Fridays from 12pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.
Confederation Court Mall:
Our booth is located by the TD Canada Trust and we’ll be there on:
Charlottetown Farmer’s Market:
Our volunteers are at The Doctor’s Inn booth across from Island Taylored Meats, on:
Fruit will also be available for sale in the lobby during our concert Sunday February 10th at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
To order by phone please call 892-4333 and leave a message, or send us a message to email@example.com
For more information call Dan at 388-6042, or Natalie at 892-4333.
These two great concerts for only $75 (adult), $70 seniors, and $20 children and students!
Call 892-4333 to order, or visit the Confederation Centre website.
The PEI Symphony Orchestra presents “Celebrate New Directions” , February 10th 2:30pm, at the Homburg Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Our program for this concert:
The PEI Symphony is delighted to partner with Cedar’s Eatery with the latest edition of our popular “Symphony and Supper” special offer. Bring two ticket stubs from the February 10th concert, order two entrées, and receive 50% off the second entrée. Offer valid Sunday February 10th from 4pm to 11pm or Monday February 11th all day, at Cedar’s Eatery at 81 University Avenue.
On Sunday afternoon February 10th the PEI Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Mark Shapiro as he leads the orchestra to perform the third concert of this 45th season. A resident of New York, Mark Shapiro’s work has been praised by the New York Times for its “virtuosity and assurance,” with “uncommon polish,” and has been characterized by the New Jersey Star-Ledger as “erudite and far-reaching.” Dr. Shapiro is currently music director of the St. Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra in New York, Artistic Director of Cantori New York, and principal guest conductor of the chamber orchestra Nova Sinfonia in Halifax.
For the concert Dr. Shapiro has chosen Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in e minor, written in 1906. “Romantic music doesn’t come any more romantic than Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony,” wrote musicologist Barry Fogden in 2008. “. . . There is an epic grandeur to this long work which almost overwhelms the listener. The sweeping melodies – what Rachmaninov called his ‘big tunes’ – come thick and fast…” and the famous third movement inspired the 1976 Eric Carmen song, Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.
Dr. Richard Covey teaches music theory, composition and counterpoint at the University of Prince Edward Island. He is the recent winner of the P.E.I. Symphony’s Call For Scores competition in which P.E.I. resident composers were invited to submit works that demonstrate skills in writing for orchestra. His new work entitled Arise is the result, and the PEISO is truly delighted to present the world premiere performance. Dr. Covey explains “…during one of the coldest and darkest times of year, this piece seeks to awaken, motivate and inspire, drawing upon and developing brief motives from inspirational popular music, including Christian contemporary songs…”
The concert will also highlight another young PEI talent Adrian Irvine performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto #1 in g minor. Adrian is this year’s recipient of the Suzanne Brenton Award, given each year to deserving advanced students who have performed exceptionally in the PEI Kiwanis Provincial Music Festival. Bruch’s famous concerto is a beautiful piece to enjoy so close to Valentine’s Day, with its romantic and sweet melodies.
February also features the return of the annual PEI Symphony Fruit Sale fundraiser. A popular tradition for more than thirty years, the Fruit Sale is one of the PEISO’s most important fundraisers and a bright spot in the winter for the people who buy the high quality fruit. Symphony supporters will be able to purchase fruit on Saturday’s at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market, on Sunday February 10th in the lobby at the PEISO concert, on Thursdays and Fridays at the Confederation Court Mall, or at the main fundraiser depot at 161 St. Peters Road on Fridays and Saturdays. Please check the PEI Symphony website for details and the final schedule.
To help make it easy for families to enjoy the beauty and power of live orchestral music, the PEI Symphony continues to offer discounted tickets for children and students at $15 for any seat in the house.
Come Celebrate your PEI Symphony!
Come Celebrate your PEI Symphony as we celebrate an exciting performance with New York’s newest violin sensation, and PEI’s own Christina Bouey!
“Classic Fireworks” , November 25th 2:30pm, at the Homburg Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
With PEI’s Christina Bouey as featured soloist for the demanding and beautiful Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Stravinski’s Firebird on the program, this is sure to be a highlight concert for the PEI Symphony Orchestra this year!
After more than twelve years of inspired music direction and leadership, and many more years of inestimable contributions to the PEISO, Dr. James Mark has decided to retire as Music Director of the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
This current season of the PEI Symphony will be Dr. Mark’s last full season as Music Director, but Dr. Mark will retain a strong connection to the orchestra and will return for special engagements from time to time. The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Dr. Mark will become ‘Conductor Emeritus ‘ for the PEI Symphony Orchestra, effective October 2013.
In the next month the PEISO will be issuing a request for applications for Dr. Mark’s successor. In the meantime, the rest of this 45th season of the PEI Symphony will be a celebration of the incredible contribution Dr. Mark has made since becoming Music Director in 2000, and the wonderful music created under his direction.
For more information please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-892-4333.