Posts Categorized: PSO

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 »

PSO announces their new Music Director

News from our friends at the Portland Symphony Orchestra:    It is with great excitement that we announce Eckart Preu (pronounced EK-ART PROY) as Music Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, beginning a three-year contract with the 2019-20 season. He won the position after a comprehensive search that included over 240 highly-qualified candidates. His artistry… Read more »

Tickets to the Magic of Christmas

Magic of Christmas is back!   Conductor Bruce Hangen returns to the stage for Maine’s favorite holiday tradition – The Magic of Christmas! This is the 39th year that Portland Symphony Orchestra is bringing this family-friendly concert to Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. The Portland Press Herald praised last years show with “soaring instrumental and vocal music,… Read more »