Posts Categorized: PSO

Broadway Romance

Broadway Romance Presented by the Portland Symphony Join us for a performance, conducted by Ted Sperling, that weaves the story of romance through all its ups and downs, using music from many different Broadway shows including West Side Story, Follies, Carousel, Company, and more. Performed by the brightest talents from the Great White Way, including… Read more »

Women Rock

Women Rock Presented by the Portland Symphony William Waldrop will be conducting this evening of women in music. A trio of Granny-nominated singers from TV and Broadway celebrate Carole King, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon and other women who changed rock and roll forever. Discover More about the… Read more »

Magic of Christmas

Magic of Christmas Presented by the Portland Symphony Conductor Bruce Hangen will return to the stage for Maine’s favorite holiday tradition. This year will be our 39th year of Magic! Bruce Hangen was Portland Symphony Orchestra’s first Magic of Christmas conductor and he is back to bring Maine’s biggest tradition to the stage! Stay tuned for the… Read more »

Scheherazade

  Scheherazade Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by PSO’s new Music Director Eckart Preu! First we’ll hear a piece by Foumai, which is being especially commissioned for the Portland Symphony Orchestra. You won’t want to miss this one! That will be followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Scheherazade is a symphonic suite based… Read more »

Jamie Laredo

Jamie Laredo Presented by the Portland Symphony BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor BIZET: Symphony in C MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish Conductor Jamie Laredo will be conducting a great evening of Bach, Bizet and Mendelssohn.  First up is Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. In the final movement Bach relies… Read more »

The Sinatra Swing

The Sinatra Swing Presented by the Portland Symphony   Conductor Christopher Lees will be regaling the audience by playing standards made popular in the 1950s by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin, and others. Michael Andrew, who has been praised on Larry King Live as “one of the greatest singers of all… Read more »

Mahler’s First

Mahler’s First Presented by the Portland Symphony Conductor Bruce Hangen will be the conductor this evening and the concert will feature cellist Matt Haimovitz. We’ll be starting with Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo”, which was the final work of Bloch’s “Jewish Cycle”. Bloch started writing this cycle in 1915 and it premiered on May 3, 1917. We’ll end the… Read more »

The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines Presented by the Portland Symphony Conducted by Jayce Ogren, this concert will feature classical jazz that feeds the heart and soul, making old sounds new again. With two albums released to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally, The Hot Sardines stand apart for… Read more »

The Schumann Circle

Schumann’s Circle Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Ruth Reinhardt and will feature pianist Diane Walsh. We will hear Brahms Tragic Overture. Brahms chose the title “tragic” to emphasize the turbulent, tormented character of the piece, in contrast to the mirthful ebullience of a companion piece he wrote the same year,… Read more »

Dvořák’s “New World”

Dvořák’s “New World” Presented by the Portland Symphony Orchestra This concert will be conducted by guest conductor Marcelo Lehniger,  and will also feature a Portland favorite, violinist  Benjamin Beilman. See below to hear Benjamin Bellman play selections and discuss his debut album.   The concert will feature Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, entitled From the… Read more »