Performances & Tickets

2016-17 Mainstage Series

3:00 PM
Tue & Wed
7:30 PM
Sat & Sun
7:30 & 3:00 PM
3:00 PM

Elgar Cello Concerto with Dorothy Braker

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

Family Holiday Pops

Special Guests

St. Thomas Aquinas Choir (Dec 20th)

Spaulding High Choir (Dec 21st)

Beethoven's Ninth Community Event
Portsmouth High School Auditorium

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice

Competition Winners

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Get Cozy Chamber Series

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00 PM

Inextinguishable Brass

The Inextinguishable Brass quintet brings listeners on a journey through time, from Bach to Bernstein.

Featuring Adam Gallant and Greg Bechtold on trumpet; Jennifer Larson on horn; Claude Fried on trombone, and Ben Stadelmann on tuba.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:00 PM

Hebraic Rhapsody

Celebrating Judaism, music inspired by the High Holy Days

Featuring PSO Principal Clarinetist John Ferraro; David Ripley, bass-baritone; David Hirsch, tenor; Ryan Shannon and Hannah Reitz, violin; Jessica Valentino, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:00 PM

Brazilian Bach

J.S. Bach represents in Brazilian and original German style, along with some favorites from one of our woodwind quintets.

Featuring PSO Principal Flutist Brendan Ryan, Also featuring: Virginia Macdonald, clarinet; Janet Polasky, bassoon; Maria Sheppard, French horn; Sarah Krebs, oboe; Kibbie Straw, flute

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:00 PM

Baroque Christmas

What could be a cozier way to express the holiday cheer? Celebrate the season with ‘Sinfonia of Sound’

Portsmouth Symphony string players will reprise their popular “Baroque Christmas” program, which celebrates the holiday season with a ‘Sinfonia of Sound’ that will bring you back 300 years. Pieces by Bach and other light baroque fare will highlight combinations of harpsichord, strings and winds and will summon the season with elegance.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 3:00 PM

Stravinsky octet – brass/winds

PSO's winds and brass get together for Igor Stravinsky’s famous octet, along with several other favorites for this high-octane performance

Featuring: Brendan Ryan, flute; John Ferraro, clarinet; Rick Shepard, bassoon; Kate Kern, bassoon; Adam Gallant, trumpet; John Cardin, trumpet; Mark Schneider, trombone; Jim Griswold, trombone; John Page, conductor.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:00 PM (NEW DATE)

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra double reeds

Double reeds! Come join members of the PSO's oboe and bassoon section for an evening of works that explore the unique sonorities of these colorful instruments. (Please note this concert was originally scheduled for Feb 12 but has been rescheduled due to weather.)

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 3:00 PM

Flute and Harp

Harp and flute in modern style: A contemporary program featuring snapshots of time and place.

Featuring: Ellen Rondina, flute and Erica Driscoll, harp

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:00 PM

Chamber music featuring the French horn and string quartet

The nuance of the string quartet is offset by the sonority of the French horn in classics of Mozart and Beethoven.

Featuring PSO Horns Sue Williams and Steve Blake; Stephen Poirier and Brooke LaMonica, violins; Jan Heirtzler, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:00 PM

Youth Strings at St. John's

MyPSO and PMAC perform string quartet classics. The newest generation of string players in their end-of-year performance at St. John's Church in Portsmouth.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:00 PM

7 Rivers Wind Quintet

7 Rivers Wind Quintet returns to the Dance Hall to perform three 20th century masterworks for Mother's Day. The program will include Paul Hindemith's Kleine Kammermusik, Darius Milhaud's Cheminee du Roi, Renee, and Five Frogs by Jenni Brandon.

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

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:00 PM

A silvery experience for your ears!

Founded in 2012, the Seacoast Flute Ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire.

Featuring: Karen Smith, flute; Colleen Rosenthal, flute; Roseanna Drysdale, flute & piccolo; Laurel Crawford, flute & piccolo; Kibbie Straw, flute.

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