March 5: Sirens and Beethoven

Looking forward to this performance coming up next month!

Sirens

The Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) will perform its third concert of the season, entitled “Beethoven and Sirens” at Charlottetown’s Zion Presbyterian Church, at 2:30 pm on March 5. Under the baton of guest conductor Karem J Simon, the concert will feature masterworks by two contemporaries, Gioachino Rossini and Ludwig v. Beethoven. The guest artist is the award-winning Charlottetown-based women’s choir “Sirens,” named after the singing femmes fatales of Greek mythology.

The performance will begin with Rossini’s An Italian in Algiers Overture, a work that, according to Maestro Simon, is “among his most widely recorded works, known for its comedic character.” The voices of Sirens, will then collaborate with the PEISO in performing Randall Thompson’s cantata, The Place of the Blest—a work known for its beautiful melodies, harmonies and simple textures.

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Sirens has developed a strong following of supporters. As recipient of several awards at the local and provincial…

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