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Lifelong Learning For Every Age

The power of music knows no bounds. We use it to express ourselves, process emotions, and relate to others. Our education programs use music to ignite the spark and inspire a continuing quest for knowledge. The path is open to everyone—with programs geared to foster deeper connections between students, families, the community, and the arts. Discover the full range of ways that the PSO bridges the home, classroom, concert hall, and other community venues to inspire musical learning everywhere.

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Family Programs

No matter your age there is something to enjoy at the PSO! Our family programs are geared towards our younger patrons who might not be ready to sit through two hours of Beethoven, but can’t wait to join in for a holiday sing-a-long, or travel the world—meeting new instruments and animals along the way!

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Youth Programs

Not just entertaining and engaging—the PSO’s youth programs are also educational! Geared for students from pre-K through high school, each program is enhanced with teacher’s materials featuring curriculum connections to State of Maine Learning Results and the National Common Core Arts Standards.

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Adult Programs

We’re committed to reaching out to the community in new and meaningful ways. Get an in-depth view of the PSO when you join us for our unique social events that give you behind-the-scenes access to our musicians and connect with you like-minded music lovers.

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THE 2024-25 SEASON


Individual tickets available for sale on June 17.



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Never been to a symphony before? Don’t worry, we’re here to help

Find the answers to all the questions about the orchestra you may be too afraid to ask!

Read our First Timer’s Guide

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Bring your class to a youth concert

This year’s Youth Concert will feature a performance of Carnival of the Animals: Remix, an engaging and reimagined version of Saint-Saëns’ famous work. Featuring local artists including a rapper, a Native American flute player, and an erhu player, this interactive daytime performance is perfect for all elementary students (K-4).

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your gift matters

Ticket sales cover only a portion of what it takes to produce the PSO’s artistic and education programs. Your generous support is vital in helping us deliver music programs that serve children and adult listeners.


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Meet the PSO’s Music Director


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