Performances & Tickets

Special Event

Swan Lake with Great Bay Academy of Dance
Prescott Park · September 8 & 9, 2017 · 7pm

Join the PSO for a performance under the stars by the Piscataqua with the Great Bay Academy of Dance.



2016-17 Mainstage Series

Sunday
November
5
3:00 PM
Wed & Thu
December
20&21
7:30 PM
Sat & Sun
March
25
3:00 PM
Sunday
June
10
3:00 PM

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

William Kraft Kennedy Portrait with Jerome Meadows

Barber Essay No. 2

Debussy La Mer

Family Holiday Pops

Special Guests

Guest Choirs TBA!

Grieg Piano Concerto with Dr. Rick Miller

Mahler Symphony No. 4

Beethoven Coriolan Overture

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis

Competition Winners

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Get Cozy Chamber Series

Our monthly chamber music series on Sundays at The Dance Hall in Kittery

Sunday, October 15, 2017 3:00 PM

An Unlikely Combo - Horn and Violin Masterpieces

Presenting the Brahms Horn Trio, a Romantic masterpiece written for piano, violin and French horn.

Featuring PSO consertmaster Zoia Bologovsky, Violin; Orlando Pandolphi, French Horn; Paul Dykstra, Piano.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Prevailing Winds - Featuring the Enescu Dixtuor

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra wind section will be performing music for winds from various time periods that show the depth of sound and character wind chamber music can portray, highlighting the elegance of Mozart to the haunting melodies and use of folk music by Enescu.

Featuring PSO principal clarinest John Ferraro; David Young, clarinet; Sarah Krebs, Molly Sorensen, oboe; Laurel Crawford, Brendan Ryan, flute; Janet Polasky, Melissa Grady, bassoon; Sue Williams, Steve Blake, horn.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:00 PM

Seacoast Flute Ensemble - A Holiday Celebration

A Celebration of Holiday Music with the Seacoast Flute Ensemble, performing traditional and contemporary pieces including Handel's Overture from "Messiah" and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Featuring Laurel Crawford, Karen Marceau, Roseanna Drysdale, Kibbie Straw, Colleen Rosenthal.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 PM

Piano Quintet Masterpieces - Brahms & Schubert

The phrase "chamber music" usually brings one of these two jewels to mind. The lush, turbulent work by Brahms, written first as a string quintet, transformed into a two-piano sonata, and culminating in its final version of one of the most beloved chamber works of all time is set off by the gentle Schubert quintet with the famous theme and variations that brings nature right into your living room.

Featuring Hannah Reitz, violin; Mary Beck, piano; Ryan Shannon, violin; Jesse MacDonald, violin; Robert Hoffman, bass; Dorothy Braker, cello.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:00 PM

The French Influence - From Neoclassical to Impressionist

An exploration of French Music for Violin, Trumpet, and Piano. Enjoy a recital ranging from the impressionistic music of Debussy and Ravel to a neoclassical Septet by Camille Saint-Saens.

Featuring Adam Gallant, trumpet; Hannah Reitz and Andrea von Oeyen, violin; Autumn Riley, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello; Joe Annicchiarico, bass; Erica Driscoll, harp; Audrey Craft, piano.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:00 PM

7 Rivers Wind Quintet - Music From Latin America

The music of Latin America is well suited for wind quintet. Enjoy the beauty of this luxurious and evocative music expressed so well on the wind instruments.

Featuring Karen Marceau, flute; Jonathan Tefft, oboe; Katrina Veno, clarinet; Susan Williams, horn; Rick Shepard, bassoon.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:00 PM

MyPSO Student Chamber music

MyPSO – Musical Youth of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra was formed to focus on encouraging and educating young players and students. This educational project introduces the very finest of the classical literature to young outstanding musicians in junior high and high school, to foster their appreciation for years to come and to nurture their growth in the musical field.

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