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Learn about the ins and outs of being a professional musician.

The Practice Cabin: Episode 3: Articulation Rascal

In this episode, Rachel practices to get the articulation on an Irish tune just right.


The Practice Cabin: Episode #2: Le Tremolo

In this video, Rachel tries to see how much of one piece she can learn in one hour.


The Practice Cabin: Episode #1: Getting Ready

In this video, PSO flute and piccolo player Rachel Braude takes you through a typical week as she practices her parts and prepares to record a challenging piece.


Warm Up with Joe Foley

PSO Principal Joe Foley talks about warming up, one of the most important rituals involved in being a professional brass player. Follow along with Joe as he walks you through the steps he takes each day to make sure that he is always ready to play at his best.


An Introduction to Auditions with Joe Foley

PSO Principal Trumpet Joe Foley introduces you to the orchestral audition process that is used at professional ensembles and major universities all across the world.


Thank you to our Education Everywhere Sponsor: Machias Savings Bank

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2425 chamber series

Announcing the all new Chamber Series

In honor of its 100th anniversary season, the Portland Symphony Orchestra steps beyond Merrill Auditorium and brings the music to you.

This all-new Chamber Music series celebrates the intimate and artistically vibrant nature of small musician led groups as they perform on stages throughout the state of Maine.


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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!

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Bring your class to a youth concert

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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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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