About the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra


The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra committed to contributing high quality symphonic music to the seacoast community. We are dedicated to entertaining, educating, and encouraging the audiences of today and tomorrow.

About the PSO

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is committed to contributing high quality symphonic music to the Seacoast community. Founded in 1997, the orchestra is comprised of over 65 local professionals, educators, dedicated amateurs and advanced students. The orchestra presents four main concerts each season at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH, along with numerous chamber music and school concerts throughout the year. In November 2012 the orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall with Jane Seymour. In August 2013 the orchestra was honored to accompany Grammy award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman in the premiere of a work by Lukas Foss at the PARMA Music Festival. In October 2014, the orchestra's live performance of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique was released by Navona Records and is available on iTunes.


We wish to acknowledge the following organizations for the 2016-2017 season. We are grateful for the support we have received from:

  • Riverwoods Retirement Community, Exeter
  • Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, Portsmouth
  • The Music Hall, Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth School District
  • Seacoast Media Group
  • Parma Recordings
  • Prescott Park Arts Festival
  • Great Bay Academy of Dance
  • ArtSpeak
  • Strawbery Banke
  • Portsmouth Athenaeum
  • St. John's Church
  • Dance Hall, Kittery

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.