Performances & Tickets

Special Event

Season Launch Party: Music Building Community
The Music Hall Loft · Sunday, November 13, 2016 · 5-7pm

Join the PSO for hors d'ouevres and cash bar directly after our first concert across the street at The Loft. Enjoy a special performance by this season's Artist in Residence, Taylor O'Donnell and bid for a chance to conduct the PSO during our Family Holiday Pops concert! Tickets are $10 and are limited! Buy Tickets »



2016-17 Mainstage Series

Sunday
November
13
3:00 PM
Tue & Wed
December
20&21
7:30 PM
Sat & Sun
March
18&19
7:30 & 3:00 PM
Sunday
June
11
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

Quintessence wind quintet

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

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

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:00 PM

Baroque Christmas

What could be a cozier way to express the holiday cheer? Baroque favorites, a hand-built harpsichord, and a holiday singalong.

Featuring the string players from the Portsmouth Symphony.

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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 12, 2017 3:00 PM

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.

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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; Erica Driscoll, harp; And a surprise guest.

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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

MyPSO and PMAC perform string quartet classics. The newest generation of string players in their end-of-year performance.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Seven Rivers Wind Quintet

Seven 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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