The Prince George Symphony Orchestra is hosting live chamber music in the city starting this week.
Serenade, featuring love songs, is the first program to be presented at the Hart Community Centre Saturday and Sunday.
Based on the success of the sold-out performances last year the non-profit organization will once again offer these intimate gatherings that feature live music with table seating.
Appetizers are included in the price of a ticket and a cash bar is available.
There are three sessions this fall and people can get reduced ticket prices if purchasing in advance for all three.
“Lovestruck young men would sneak beneath their lover’s window at night to sing or recite poetry,” Ken Hall, PGSO executive director, explained. “Sometimes they wore masks to hide their identities from passersby or protective fathers. Occasionally they would even urge their intended audience to sneak out of the house to join them. Masks are unfortunately back in fashion for the moment, so we hope our own little serenade will convince people to wear theirs and get out of the house.”
This concert features music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Kodály, and Riisager, played by the musicians of the PGSO under the baton of Music Director Michael Hall.
The second performance is called Hallowe’en set for Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Hart Community Centre, and the final performance is the Viennese Classics set for Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Prestige Treasure Cove Resort.
Tickets are $40 for adults, $37 for seniors, and the orchestra has introduced a new reduced ticket price of $30 for those under 30. Children and youth are $15. Subscriptions for all three Chamber Socials are also available at an additional discount. Prices include both appetizers and taxes, although there is a $1.50 processing fee per ticket.
Tickets are available online at https://www.pgso.com/concerts-events/chamber-music-and-more, by phone at 250-562-0800, or in person at
As per provincial guidelines proof of vaccination for Covid-19 will be required for entry.
Check the PGSO website or contact the box office at 250-562-0800 for more details about safety measures.