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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy after Shakespeare Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia in 1840 and died in St. Petersburg in 1893. He composed Romeo and Juliet in 1869, revised the score extensively in 1870 and reworked the ending in 1880. The first performance took place in Moscow in 1870 with… Read More

Ernest Bloch Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello & Orchestra Ernest Bloch was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1880 and died in Portland, Oregon in 1959. He composed this work in 1915-1916, and led the first performance in Carnegie Hall, New York with Hans Kindler the soloist. The score calls for solo cello, 3 flutes, piccolo,… Read More

Lisa Hennessy has been the PSO’s principal flutist since 2000.  She is also principal flutist with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and performs regularly with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Pops, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and others.  She also enjoys performing with Inside Out, her woodwind quintet.  Lisa teaches at… Read More

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, “Prague” Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (he never used “Amadeus” except when making a joke) was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756 and died in Vienna in 1791. He composed his Symphony No. 38 in Vienna in December 1786, and it was first performed in Prague… Read More

Who: The Portland Symphony Orchestra, led by PSO Music Director finalist Daniel Meyer with guest soloist soprano Lisa Vroman. This is Vroman’s first time singing with the PSO; her Broadway experience includes a several year run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera.  What: “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Broadway” is part of the PSO’s Pops Series. The concerts feature some of the… Read More

Who: The Portland Symphony Orchestra, led by PSO Music Director finalist Daniel Meyer with guest violinist Chee-Yun. Chee-Yun performs regularly with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh and National symphony orchestras. She was the winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher… Read More

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