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From the Maestro

May 2021

Dear friends,

The musicians in our orchestra come from a variety of musical backgrounds and have taken different paths on their way to our stage.

However, what unites us in our journey to become musicians is the role that mentorship played in each of our musical educations. With whom we studied is a credential on par with, or in some cases more important, than from what institution we may hold a music degree.

This is why the Portsmouth’s Symphony embraces education as part of our mission. We recognize our responsibility as an organization and as musicians to pay forward the investment that has been made in each of us. We must entertain, but we must also help educate the next generation of classical musicians.

While the pandemic has hampered our ability to convene as a full orchestra, it has not prevented us from continuing our important work as educators and mentors. We have continued to connect with young musicians and schools using technology most of us didn’t know existed fifteen months ago.

This ongoing work has kept the instruments in our hands and the music flowing for all of us.

John Page
PSO Music Director


Young Artist Competition Winner Announced


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Virtually Enjoy the PSO

Dinner and Dessert Live

A series of short delightful music presentations to be enjoyed while you gather round the dinner table or wind down after a long day.

Midday Maestro Lunch-in:
Symphony 101

Our already wildly popular series of lectures from Music Director John Page. Always charming, always lighthearted and always fascinating Maestro Page will teach you things you’ve always wanted to know but never asked. Learn how to listen with new ears next time you come to the PSO!

Live in your Living Room

Our gift to you is this series of chamber music and solo performances to be enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon from the comfort of your home. The finest works of music performed LIVE , to add that element of excitement as you become part of the performance in real time.

Meet the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

For the younger audiences who wish to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. This year we have created a series of “pandemic friendly” videos introducing the different families of instruments that make up a Symphony Orchestra.