The second concert of the PEI Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 concert season, under the direction of Mark Shapiro, centres around Antonín Dvořák’s popular Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, better known as his New World Symphony. Having recently performed with only two dozen musicians in October, this concert will mark the return of the PEISO’s full-size orchestra—nearly two years since its last appearance.
In addition to the New World Symphony, the programme includes Dvořák’s Carnival Overture and the seldom played Trombone Concerto in C by Italian film composer Nino Rota, which will feature PEISO Principal Trombonist, Dale Sorensen.
Sorensen is a versatile musician with extensive experience in classical, popular, and musical theatre genres. A frequent soloist, he is passionate about commissioning new music, and has recorded an all-Canadian album of music for trombone. As an orchestral musician, Sorensen performs regularly with the PEISO, the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, and Symphony Nova Scotia. He has held orchestral positions and/or freelanced in Ontario, Winnipeg, and Japan. A dedicated educator, Sorenson has taught at universities in five Canadian provinces, teaches privately, and serves as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals and workshops throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. He is currently Assistant Professor of Brass at UPEI, and a proud Yamaha Artist.
The concert takes place at 2:30 pm on November 21 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Season subscriptions and single-show tickets are available at the box ovffice. Partial subscriptions are being offered for those wishing to subscribe mid-season. Subscribers gain access to the lowest available pricing, invites to members-only events, and guaranteed seating should a show sell out.