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MESSAGE TO PATRONS, 3/20/2020:

CANCELLED: Jazz Goes the Symphony

In response to coronavirus, COVID-19, the PSO regretfully announces the decision to cancel our upcoming concert, Jazz Goes the Symphony on April 4.

We at the PSO have always put the well-being of our patrons and our orchestra above all else, so have made the considered decision to cancel the performance. This decision also aligns with the recommendations of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public.

Please see below for ticketholder options.

CANCELLED: The Sound of Beyond

The PSO regretfully announces the decision to cancel our upcoming concert, The Sound of Beyond on May 23.

Please see below for ticketholder options.


Visit the YouTube channel of PSO Artistic Director, Michael Newnham, for a personal message to friends of the PSO.

Stay healthy, and find comfort in the music!


PSO @ Home

PSO @ Home a new space for for you to connect, find comfort and keep the spirit of classical music alive during this challenging time of social distancing, and beyond.

Ways to Support Us

The generosity of our friends is greatly appreciated by our musicians and everyone at the PSO. But there continues to be an urgent need for funds as, even in months when the PSO is not performing, there are on-going expenses. Despite past balanced budgets and aggressive cost-cutting, our current cash reserves will not be sufficient to carry the PSO through until we return to the stage.

There are a number of ways you can support us, to help us through this challenging time.


The following options are available to ticketholders.

Subscriber Options: Please note that the PSO will be calling all Subscribers to discuss the following options.

  • Support the PSO by donating your ticket for a charitable tax receipt. Your generous support is vital in helping the PSO fulfill its mission, and is especially appreciated during this challenging time.
  • Receive a subscription credit. No further action is necessary should you wish to apply the cost of your ticket(s) to your 2020-21 season subscription.

Single Ticketholder Options: Please note that the Showplace Box Office will be calling all ticketholders regarding these options.

  • Support the PSO by donating your ticket for a charitable tax receipt. Your generous support is vital in helping the PSO fulfill its mission, and is especially appreciated during this challenging time.
  • Receive a refund to your original form of payment.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause. Please refer back to this webpage, as well as our social media channels, for up-to-date information regarding the status of Showplace and our May concert. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PSO at (705) 742-1992 or info@thepso.org.

On behalf of the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, we wish you good health, and look forward to welcoming you back to Showplace Performance Centre soon. 
 
Blair Mackenzie
Chair of the Board


The following are resources that you can use to keep updated:

Peterborough Public Health
Public Health Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Health
Government of Canada
World Health Organization