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P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra conductor James Mark
Conductor James Mark is retiring from the P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra at the end of this season. Mark has been music director for the PEISO for more than 12 years.
A news release announcing Mark's retirement was posted to the symphony's Facebook page this morning.
Mark will continue as music director for the remainder of the season; his retirement is effective October 2013.
"Dr. Mark will retain a strong connection to the orchestra and will return for special engagements from time to time," states the release.
"The rest of this 45th season of the P.E.I. Symphony will be a celebration of the incredible contribution Dr. Mark has made since becoming music director in 2000, and the wonderful music created under his direction."
The symphony's next concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown.