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How Wilhelm Fitzenhagen “cello-ed up” Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme

By Susan Oliver for Peterborough Symphony Orchestra   Since Tchaikovsky had no hands-on experience as a cellist, he gave the sketches for the piece (arrangement for cello and piano) to Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (who was Tchaikovsky’s colleague on the faculty of the Moscow Conservatory and widely considered the premiere cellist in Russia) for checking and advice….

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Holiday 2018 hours at the PSO office

The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra office at Suite 200 – 159 King St. in Peterborough will be closed from Thursday, December 20 until the afternoon of Monday, December 31. During this time, emails and voicemails will not receive a response, but messages will be returned as soon as possible on December 31. We will be closed…

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Program Notes for Home for the Holidays, December 8

Welcome to tonight’s special concert! “Home for the Holidays” with our special guests, the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, has become a Peterborough tradition since we presented the first of these concerts some years ago. The main purpose of this evening is to have great music making on stage combining the fabulous members of the PSO side-by-side…

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