Posts Categorized: PSO

Romantic Composers for Valentine’s Day!

The Romantics | Rachmaninoff & Schumann Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Eckart Preu, Music Director George Li, piano PROGRAM INFO HENSEL | Overture in C major RACHMANINOFF | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 SCHUMANN | Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 RUN TIME: 90 min including intermission George Li:

The Rite of Spring with Jennifer Frauschi

Sunday, January 29, 2023 2:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Eckart Preu, Music Director Jennifer Frautschi, violin PROGRAM INFO OSVALDO GOLIJOV | Sidereus MENDELSSOHN | Violin Concerto in E minor STRAVINSKY | The Rite of Spring  

The Magic of Christmas 2022

Eckart Preu, Music Director Celebrate the Magic of Christmas with your Portland Symphony Orchestra! This beloved tradition (now in its 43rd year!) will feature brilliant renditions of holiday classics new and old! PROGRAM INFO* Bruce BROUGHTON | Overture from Miracle on 34th Street  John WILLIAMS | Music from Home Alone 1. Somewhere in my Memory 2. Merry Christmas… Read more »

PSO’s 2022-23 Season Opens with DANCE!

Portland Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night | DANCE Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 | 7:30pm Eckart Preu, Music Director Inbal Segev, cello Celebrate the start of your PSO’s new season with gorgeous works by William Grant Still, Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Anna Clyne’s smash hit DANCE for cello and orchestra (named one of NPR Music’s “Favorite Songs of 2020”)…. Read more »

Violins of Hope come to Maine

Violins of Hope is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These instruments, 60 in total, have survived concentration camps, pogroms, and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience, and survival. Owned and restored by father-and-son violin-makers Amnon and Avshi Weinstein, the collection travels to concert… Read more »

PortTIX and Merrill Celebrate 25 Years

PortTIX was founded in February of 1997 and opened as the box office for the newly renovated (and renamed) Merrill Auditorium. The Auditorium (formerly known as City Hall Auditorium) was in desperate need of renovation, struggling with issues such as outdated seating arrangements, no formal box office, and even an issue with pigeons getting backstage… Read more »

Schooner Fare with the PSO

Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:30PM | Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach Beloved Maine folk band SCHOONER FARE reunites with your PSO to revisit their iconic songs of the sea. Please note, the first half of this concert will feature a symphonic exploration of New England performed by your Portland Symphony Orchestra. Schooner Fare will then… Read more »

The Music of Star Wars!

Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:30PM | Seaside Pavilion Old Orchard Beach Morihiko Nakahara, conductor Travel to a galaxy far, far away with your PSO! Experience the epic score of one of the most iconic film franchises of all time in this summer concert perfect for the whole family! Don’t miss The Music of Star Wars!

Girl Power! | Celebrating Women in Music. A Discovery Concert in Old Orchard Beach!

Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:30PM | Seaside Pavilion Join your PSO and guest conductor Erin Freeman for a concert celebrating female friendship that is so joyful it would make Leslie Knope proud. Discovery Concerts are designed for families with children ages 4-12, but are enjoyable for all. Keeping You Safe at Concerts: For your PSO Summer… Read more »

PSO Subscriber Announcement: Renewal Deadline Extended

Hello Subscribers! We are doing everything we can to make sure we present a wonderful and safe 2020-21 season for you. To better accommodate our subscribers and patrons during the upheaval and uncertainty around COVID-19, we will be extending the 2020-21 Subscription Renewal Deadline to July 31, 2020. To those of you who have already… Read more »