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PSO: The New World

Dvorak moved from Prague to New York City in 1892 and his experience of folk music in the New World greatly inspired his Symphony no. 9 "From the New World". The PSO's own expedition of the New World begins with compositions influenced by Dvorak's work - Morawetz's "Carnival Overture" and Copland's Old American Songs featuring baritone Michael Nyby - before tracing their roots back to the titular Symphony.

This first concert of the PSO's 50th anniversary season is dedicated to Peterborough businesswoman and PSO champion, Erica Cherney. Her death this summer created a loss felt deeply by the PSO's staff, musicians and board, so the organization would like to honour the enduring contributions Erica made to the orchestra with this dedication. Erica's daughter, Karen Cherney, will open the concert with a few words about her mother's connection to the PSO.

Tickets are available now from the Showplace box office. Adult tickets cost $20, $38.50 or $48.50. Student tickets cost $10. Ticket holders are reminded that they are welcome in the Showplace theatre at 6:40pm for "Meet the Maestro", a free pre-concert chat about the evening's program with PSO Music Director, Michael Newnham.

Earlier Event: November 5
Fleming College Fall Open House
Later Event: November 6
Scratchboard workshop