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 Celebrate Independence Day with PSO! If you missed the Fourth of July Summerfest ME Special on CBS13 never fear! The online version of the PSO’s program is here (with a bonus musical performance not included in the original TV broadcast)! Your Portland Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to have been invited to perform at SummerFest… Read More

What is a concerto and how is knowing the definition going to increase your enjoyment of the PSO’s spectacular season finale: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, May 12 & 13 at Merrill Auditorium. Join host Charlotte Gill (MA in Music Theory, Yale University and PSO’s own Corporate and Foundations Relations Manager) as she shares her wildly appropriate… Read More

Join PSO’s new Music Director Eckart Preu and PSO Graphic Designer Sarah McCullough as she interviews (and meets) Eckart on Skype. She poses the question that may be on the minds of many this 4th of July on the Eastern Prom. While fireworks are blasting, Portland’s very own BRAND NEW Music Director will be conducting…. Read More

The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of a piece commissioned by the orchestra and titled The Telling Rooms, written by Michael-Thomas Foumai, on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m. The concert will be repeated on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.    Foumai is a leading contemporary composer known for composing works inspired by film, art, literature, poetry… Read More

The Happiest Color       The Happiest Color  Aubrey Duplissie    It was the jacket  That defended the boy  From cascading rain, while  Mother observed from foggy windows    It coated the bus  He rode for the first time  While his parents watched,  Hand in hand    It was there on sweltering summer days,  Within… Read More

Dressed In Red       Dressed in Red  Husna Quinn     The tapping of her scarlet  pin heels  fills the family room.  Her radiant red   dress illuminates  the faded gray shapes  of objects surrounding her.  My gaze   from just outside the door  follows her coal black eyes.    Glimpsing at the art  attached to the… Read More

Ink Wash       Ink Wash  Eliza Rudalevige    She knew how every color tasted and blue was her favorite.  Blues like moistly misty mornings,  mosquitos dancing in a haze of left-over campfire and condensation.  Blue settled softly over sloped tents  then fading into husky, grass-fed violet  the same color as lavender fields at dawn … Read More

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Coming in 2025… The Portland Symphony Orchestra partners with Carnegie Hall to present Link Up: The Orchestra Sings! Link Up is a fully participatory, school-day concert program. Students will fill Merrill Auditorium to sing, play recorders, move, and listen along with the symphony from their seats. This program is designed for students in grades 3-5 but all are welcome and encouraged to participate!

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