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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...more
 

Dvořák’s “New World”

Dvořák’s “New World” Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Eckart Preu, our new music director! It will also feature a Portland favorite, violinist Benjamin Beilman. First we’ll have Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. This is his only concerto. It is symphonic in scope, with the solo violin and ...more
 

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Jeffrey Kahane and will feature soprano Inna Dukach, tenor Dominic Armstrong, baritone Craig Irvin, and the ChoralArt Masterworks. We will hear many classics. Such as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 which became an important display piece for the young Beethoven as ...more