Announcing our 2022-23 Season Programming


Our 55th concert season has just been announced and it’s shaping up to be one of our biggest years yet! Join us at the Confederation Centre of the Arts as we present four stunning orchestral concerts, packed with cherished classics, daring new works, and world-class soloists!

October 16th: Redemption

We open with a performance of Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, and, after much anticipation, soloist Justin Amador will at last be featured in Franz Strauss’s Horn Concerto in C Minor. Additionally the orchestra will perform Hymn for Everyone by acclaimed NYC-based composer Jessie Montgomery, whose profoundly felt works have been described as “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life."

January 22nd: Mahler's Musings

Gustav Mahler met his beloved wife Alma in 1901 while composing one of his best known works. We are delighted to present his Symphony No. 5 (reduction by Yoon Jae Lee), paired with the lighthearted and colourful Baby-Serenade for Orchestra op. 24 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold — one of the most important and influential composers in Hollywood history.

March 5th: Goodnight Moon

PEI’s Karem J. Simon takes up the baton as the Guest Conductor at the March 5th concert, leading the orchestra through works by Bizet, Beethoven, Champagne, and more. The concert will also feature vocalists Hannah O'Donnell and Jillian Clow performing a variety of classic operatic repertoire.

April 16th: Reflections

The season concludes with April 16th’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and star pianist Sarah Hagen performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Having recently performed in Europe and across the US and Canada, Sarah Hagen has emerged from the pandemic at the top of her game, and we are thrilled to finally collaborate with her in this season finale.

This year we are also celebrating Mark Shapiro’s tenth and final season as Music Director and Conductor of the PEI Symphony. 

“Over the past decade, I’ve felt exceptionally blessed to experience the warm embrace of PEI. My partnership with the PEISO has been as magical as it was improbable. I’ll forever treasure the memories of our many excellent adventures, and hold in my heart the names of PEISO players and community members no longer with us. My lasting gratitude goes to PEISO’s dedicated, hardworking board and staff, present and past.

Since 2012, whenever I’ve boarded a plane that was the first leg of my trek to Charlottetown, I’ve felt my spirit open and release. Part of my heart will always be here, and I hope – I know – that, one way or another, my journey will carry me back here someday."

How Do I Purchase a Season Subscription?
Take advantage of our early-bird subscription pricing, which is available until August 31st. If you were a subscriber in 2021-22, we’ve saved your seats! Renew your subscription by August 15, 2022 to secure the same seating placements as last season. Unrenewed subscription seats will be released to the general public beginning on August 16th. 
Choose one of FOUR ways to subscribe:
  • Call the Confederation Centre Box Office over the phone at (902) 566-1267 and pay with a credit card;
  • Visit the Box Office in person during their usual hours;
  • Mail your subscription form to the Confederation Centre at 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 1J1;
  • Or email your subscription form to
How Much Are Tickets?
All four concerts above take place at the Confederation Centre, where they use a tiered pricing system based on which section you're seated in.
  • Tier 1: $60
  • Tier 2: $50
  • Tier 3: $40
  • (Students/kids pay half price)
However, with a season subscription you can select any seat for only $150 total ($130 early-bird, half price for kids) for the entire season! Clearly this is the best seats at the best price if you're intending to catch 3 or 4 concerts. 
When Can I Get Tickets?
Tickets and subscriptions are being released in 4 stages:
  1. The renewal period for past subscribers to reclaim their seats has now closed.
  2. Season subscriptions are now available to all those interested, at the early-bird rate of $130.
  3. On Thursday, September 1st, season subscriptions rise to their regular price of $150. 
  4. Finally, on Thursday, September 15th, individual tickets for each concert will become available for purchase.
Note that students and children now pay half price in all tiers of subscription and single ticket pricing. 
Why Should I Become a Subscriber?
Subscribers get the best deals offered all year long! Need extra tickets? No problem – with a season subscription, you get up to 15% discounts on extra tickets all season long. Applicable discounts on extra tickets are automatically applied when purchasing online or through the Box Office after your initial subscription purchase. Other perks include subscriber-only discounts at local businesses, restaurants, and more. Best of all, you'll be part of the PEISO musical community, a relationship that will develop and flourish for years to come!
What Happens if a Concert is Cancelled?
In today's world, we understand there is always a chance a concert could be cancelled as changes are made by our Chief Public Health Office. In the event a concert is cancelled and can't be rescheduled, we'll simply refund that concert's portion of your subscription, so there is no financial risk to the ticket holder. 
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