Syncopation Sensation

PEISO with guest conductor Kira Omelchenko

The PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) will return to stage at Confederation Centre of the Arts on November 19 with their 2023–24 season’s second concert: Syncopation Sensation. Featuring guest Conductor Kira Omelchenko at the podium, the concert will begin at 2:30 pm in the Sobey Family Theatre.

Omelchenko, celebrated for her creativity and innovative interpretation of classical music, is a finalist in the search for the next PEISO music director. She has put together a diverse program that spans cultures and eras, including: Georges Bizet’s “Farandole” from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2; Liu Tieshan and Mao Yuan: Dance of the Yao People; Claude Debussy’s Tarantelle Styrienne & Sarabande (orch. Maurice Ravel); Kevin Lau’s Sea of Blossoms (2007); Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2 (arr. Trevor Wagler); Satchmo! A Tribute to Louis Armstrong (arr. Ted Ricketts); Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” Rodeo Ballet; Alla Pavlova’s Thumbelina Ballet Suite (Mvt. 5); Astor Piazzolla: Libertango, arr. James Kazik, for strings; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34.

PEISO season subscribers gain not only access to the performances, but also a chance to shape the orchestra’s future. After each concert, subscribers will receive an email survey to share their feedback on the performance and the guest conductor.