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Education & Community

Lifelong Learning For Every Age

Music has the power to elevate much more than emotions. Our educational programs use that passion as the spark that inspires a continuing quest for knowledge. It’s a path that’s open to everyone, with a curriculum geared to foster deeper connections between youth, adult, and families—and the art at the center of symphonic life. Discover the full range of ways that the PSO bridges home, classroom, concert hall, and other community venues to inspire musical learning everywhere.

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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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Youth Programs

Beyond entertaining and engaging, the PSO’s variety of programs geared for students from pre-K through high school are educational. Each program is enhanced with Teacher’s Materials featuring curriculum connections to State of Maine Learning Results and the National Common Core Arts Standards (NCCAS).

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Meet the PSO’s Music Director


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Beethoven 250: Eroica

Eckart Preu, Music Director
Andreas Boyde, piano

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Get an in-depth look at how the musicians prepare for a concert.

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PSO Musician Relief Fund

Please consider supporting our artists whose livelihoods have been deeply impacted due the the coronavirus.


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PSO Notes From Home

Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and more from their homes to yours!

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