Posts Categorized: PSO

How much do you know about conductor Eckart Preu?

  Why did the Portland Symphony Orchestra choose Eckart Preu to be its musical director? In part, it was because of the strong relationships he forged with other Symphonies around the country. Take a look below to find out more about his musical journey that eventually led him here to Portland Maine. Spokane Symphony –… Read more »

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 Women Rock Performance Canceled

Our Sunday performance of Women Rock, scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm on January 20, 2019 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM is going on as scheduled. We encourage ticket holders to call PortTIX at (207) 842-0800 from Noon – 6:00 PM, Monday – Saturday, to exchange… Read more »

Mozart & Tchaikovsky

Mozart & Tchaikovsky Presented by the Portland Symphony Conductor Jeffrey Kahane will start the evening with Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague”. The piece got its name when it premiered in Prague on January 19, 1787, during Mozart’s first visit to the city. Next you’ll hear Liebermann’s Flute Concerto performed by PSO’s principal flute, Lisa Hennessey. Liebermann is one… Read more »

Mozart with Kahane

Mozart with Kahane Presented by the Portland Symphony Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano PROGRAM INFO MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 Conductor Jeffrey Kahane will begin the evening with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, which was written in 1784. The work is orchestrated for solo piano, flute, 2 oboes, 2 basoons, 2… Read more »

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 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 »