Peterborough Symphony Concluding 50th Season With Out-of-this-World Journey

On Saturday, May 27th at a spectacular season finale concert sponsored by Scotiabank, the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra will take audience members on a vivid musical adventure.

Through the music of Grieg, Liadov and Stravinsky, the classical elements of earth, water and fire will be explored before leaving Terra firma for outer space. Holst’s large-scale orchestral suite The Planets will be the guide for a melodic tour of the galaxy featuring the Women’s Chorus of the Peterborough Singers.

This concert marks the first time in over a decade that the PSO and members of the Peterborough Singers have performed together. Both organizations are looking forward to collaborating again.

General admission tickets for The Planets are available from the Showplace Performance Centre box office at a cost of $38.50 for adults, $10 for students. Visit the box office in-person (290 George St. N, Peterborough), online or call 705.742.7469 to purchase tickets.

Note that this concert will not take place at Showplace, but at Emmanuel United Church East—formerly known as George Street United Church (534 George St. N, Peterborough).

Concert ticket holders are invited to attend Meet the Maestro, a pre-concert chat with PSO Music Director & Conductor, Michael Newnham, in the church at 6:40 p.m. before the concert at 7:30 p.m.

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Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Presents Russian Fire This Saturday

The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents Russian Fire this Saturday at Showplace. Check out the Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite with music director Michael Newnham.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Peterborough Pop Ensemble Will Rock You

Check out the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and the Peterborough Pop Ensemble as they perform the music of Queen with the rock band Jeans 'n Classics at Showplace Performance Centre this Saturday (June 11, 2011). Tickets are $50.


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Stuff to Do in Peterborough This Weekend


Juke Box Mania 2011, Trentwinds International Centre, 6 p.m.


Canadian Canoe Museum hosts "How to Weave a Woodland Pack Basket", 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 

Ducks Unlimited presents Peterborough Chapter's 24th Annual "World's Largest Greenwing Gathering", 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trent Severn Waterway underneath the Peterborough Liftlocks

Trent University presents Spring Thaw Open House, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

8th Annual Green Expo, Evinrude Centre, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., $7/Adults, $5/Seniors, Free/Children Under 12

Peterborough Speedway kicks off their 2011 season, gates open at noon, first race at 6 p.m. 

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents East Meets West, Showplace Performance Centre, 8 p.m. 


2011 Walk for Kids Help Phone, Jacksons Park, Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Hike for Hospice, Millenium Park, Registration begins at 10 a.m. 

Silver Bean Café NOW OPEN for the season


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Stuff To Do In The Patch This Weekend (Including Watching A Polar Plunge!)


Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents Latin Heat featuring Marion Newman - Showplace Performance Centre - 8 p.m.

Africville Productions presents Celebrating Difference - The Venue - 8 p.m., Tickets $25 at the door


Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club - 9 a.m., meet at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. An opportunity to track and trail local wildlife (map) - FREE 

Family Sundays at Art Gallery of Peterborough - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., FREE

31st Annual Polar Plunge (see graphic at right), Rotary Park, Ennismore - 2 p.m.

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Stuff to Do in the Patch This Weekend

Looking for something to do in Peterborough this weekend?


Fashion District Block Party

The Rankins at Showplace Performing Centre (8 p.m. - Tickets $50)


Fashion District Block Party

Santa Claus arrives at Lansdowne Place (9:30 a.m - 6 p.m.)

Fleming College Open House (9 a.m - 2 p.m.)

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents Duelling Bassoons at Showplace Performance Centre (8 p.m.)

Trent Athletics Centre Community Open House (11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - free)


Fashion District Block Party

13th Annual Kawartha Sledarama Snowmobile Show at the Morrow Building (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Santa Claus at Lansdowne Place (11 a.m - 5 p.m.)

Have a great weekend Peterborough! Bring it.

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