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Share in the pride of knowing you are helping Maine’s premiere Symphony thrive.

Volunteering for the Portland Symphony Orchestra offers the opportunity to become more engaged in the Symphony and its service to the community. Interact with our musicians and staff, fellow Symphony volunteers, and learn how the Symphony works behind the scenes.

Our volunteers are comprised of men and women from a diverse array of ages and backgrounds. We have a variety of important tasks that appeal to varying levels of skill and time commitment.

If you would like to volunteer at the PSO, or if you would like any further information, please contact us at or (207) 773-6128. We look forward to your involvement in our volunteer activities!


Ushering for PSO

The PSO has a long history of dedicated ushers, and the volunteer position is extremely popular.

If you are interested in exploring ushering for the PSO, think ahead! You must first be certified by the City of Portland as a Merrill Auditorium usher. Contact Merrill’s usher coordinator, Leslie Wolf at and ask to be notified of the next usher orientation program (which always takes place in the fall). Everyone must complete this program in order to be eligible to usher for any program at Merrill. After you have been certified you can choose to sign up for any performance at Merrill Auditorium, including any PSO performances!

Please note: The list of available ushers increases every year, and it is likely that your time on the waiting list may be even longer than one year. In order to remain eligible to usher, all ushers, active or not, must take the Merrill refresher course every fall. In order to adequately staff Magic of Christmas performances, all regular ushers must work at least three Magic performances to remain eligible to usher other PSO performances.

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Sun, Apr. 2 @ 2:30 PM
Tues, Apr. 4 @ 2:30 PM
Eckart Preu, Music Director
Ina Zdorovetchi, Principal harp

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Meet the PSO’s Music Director


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Join your pso for a night of fundraising 

Now in its third year, Forte combines an artistically-rich live fundraising event and a week-long online auction to help us thrill our supporters while raising crucial funds to support both our main stage concerts and education programs.

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