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This program is a snapshot of the richness of London musical life in the years before the First World War. The British Empire, upon which the sun never set, was at its zenith, and its capital basked in its diversity and wealth. The country’s artists looked abroad for inspiration, but also, finally, searched England’s history… Read More

Max Bruch Kol Nidrei for violoncello and orchestra, Adagio on Hebrew Themes This work by the German composer Max Bruch (1838-1920) remains one of his most popular, along with his first violin concerto and his Scottish Fantasy. Three symphonies, two additional violin concertos, numerous choral and chamber works are largely unheard today, though curious listeners… Read More

Music Director Eckart Preu announced the upcoming season at the Romantic Tchaikovsky program on Sunday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 21. See each program for the PSO’s 96th season below or click here to download the full brochure. Benefits of being a subscriber: SAVINGS Save up to 20% off of single ticket prices! Subscribing automatically saves… Read More

Rachel Carson (1907 –1964), the American marine biologist, environmentalist and author, built a cottage on Southport Island, Maine in 1953. She spent countless summer hours exploring tidal pools, the evolving shoreline, the woods, plants and animals at all hours of the day and night, the ever changing patterns of life – all touched by the… Read More

Florence Price Dances in the Canebrakes Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1887 and died in Chicago, Illinois in 1953. She completed her work Dances in the Canebrakes in 1953, and it was later orchestrated by William Grant Still. The score calls for 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons,… Read More

Daniel Sonenberg First Light – A Fanfare for Maine I was quite honored when the Portland Symphony Orchestra commissioned me, a transplanted New Yorker (but one who has now lived almost a third of his life in Maine) to compose a fanfare celebrating the state’s 200th birthday. In contemplating how to approach the piece, I… Read More

Jean Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26 Jean Sibelius was born in Tavestehus, Finland in 1865 and died in Järvenpää in 1957. He composed Finlandia in 1899 and led the first performance at a benefit concert for the Press Pension Fund at the Swedish Theater in Helsinki the same year. Finlandia is scored for 2 flutes, 2… Read More

Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61             Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770 and died in Vienna in 1827. He composed this concerto in 1806, and it was performed the same year in Vienna with Franz Clement as soloist. The score calls for solo violin,… Read More

Purchase Tickets Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770 and died in Vienna in 1827. Though we can’t be sure, he seems to have composed this concerto in 1795; it also seems likely that the first performance was… Read More

Jean Sibelius Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47 Jean Sibelius was born in Tavestehus, Finland in 1865 and died in Järvenpää in 1957. He composed his Violin Concerto between 1902 and 1904, and conducted the first performance with violinist Victor Nováček and the Helsingfors Philharmonic the same year. The concerto is… Read More

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Violins of Hope Maine will include a month of education and community events in collaboration with many community partners and will culminate with two PSO performances of Verdi’s Requiem, under the baton of PSO Music Director Eckart Preu.

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