About the PSO

2021-22 Season Program

 

Sunday, October 24th, 2021, 3pm The Music Hall

The Tempest (Russian: Буря Burya), Symphonic Fantasia after Shakespeare, Op. 18, is a symphonic poem in F minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed in 1873.[1] It was premiered in December 1873, conducted by Nikolai Rubinstein.[1]

It is based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Similar in structure to Tchaikovsky’s better-known Romeo and Juliet fantasy-overture, it contains themes depicting the stillness of the ship at sea, the grotesque nature of Caliban, and the love between Ferdinand and Miranda. The love music is particularly strong, being reminiscent of the love music from Romeo and Juliet.

Tchaikovsky was much influenced by Shakespeare: in addition to Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, he also wrote a Hamlet overture-fantasy (1888) and incidental music to Hamlet (1891).

Excerpts from the score were used in the 2005 ballet Anna Karenina, choreographed by Boris Eifman.

Julius Eastman (October 27, 1940 – May 28, 1990) was an American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer whose work fell under minimalism. He was among the first composers to combine minimalist processes with elements of pop music, and involve experimental methods of extending and modifying music in creating what he called “organic music”.[1] He often gave his pieces titles with provocative political intent, such as Evil Nigger and Gay Guerrilla, and has been acclaimed following new performances and reissues of his music.

Allegro con brio
Andante con moto
Scherzo -Allegro
Allegro – Presto

 

 

The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van BeethovenOp. 67, was written between 1804 and 1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies,[1] and it is widely considered one of the cornerstones of western music. First performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as “one of the most important works of the time”. As is typical of symphonies during the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is in four movements.

It begins with a distinctive four-note “short-short-short-long” motif:

{\clef treble \key c \minor \tempo "Allegro con brio" 2=108 \time 2/4 {r8 g'\ff[ g' g'] | ees'2\fermata | r8 f'[ f' f'] | d'2~ | d'\fermata | } }

Violin

Zoia Bologovsky – Concertmaster

Susanne Powers – Assistant Concertmaster

Susan Streiff – Co-Principal 2nd

Oksana Ghorokovskiy – Co-Principal  2nd

Matthew Austin

Becca Bannon*

Jim Bullock

Lorna Ellis

Diana Getman

Brooke LaMonica

Evelyn Laux

Lilia Potter-Schwartz

Lorraine Raleigh

Susie Stevens

Jeffrey Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan

Rachel Swanson

May-Win Thien

Michelle Weber*

Louise Kandle+

Aniko Geladze+

Ashley Offret+

Kimberley Plummer+

Francesca Mellin+

 

Viola

Autumn Reilly – Principal

Theresa Cleary – Assistant Principal

Jan Heirtzler

Eric Salas

Craig Peverley

Michelle Boulanger

Thalia Dain

Karen McConomy+

Ethan Donowitz+

 

Cello

Johnny Mok – Principal

Melissa Ambrose – Assistant Principal

Priscilla Bellairs

Jake Copp

Ian Machemer

Allyson Moore*

Fay Rubin

Michelle Wirth

Lauren Wool

Larry Veal+

 

Bass

John Stewart – Principal

David Hirsch

Robert Hoffman+

Nathan Therrien+

Joseph Annicchiarico+

Flute

Aubrie Dionne – Principal

Laurel Crawford

Rosemarie Hinkle+ – Piccolo

 

Oboe

Sarah Krebs – Principal

Amanda Dorion

 

Clarinet

John Ferraro – Principal

Santiago Baena Flores

Katrina Veno

David Young

 

Bassoon

Melissa Grady – Principal

Rick Shepard

Theresa Meyers+ – Contrabassoon

 

Trumpet

Adam Gallant – Principal

Greg Bechtold

David Shepherd

 

Horn

Susan Williams – Principal

Madeleine Ejdys

Tracy Vigneau

Orlando Pandolfi+

Gray Ferris+

 

Trombone

Brandon Newbould – Principal

Ben Sink

James Griswold – Bass Trombone

 

Tuba

Crystal Metric

 

Timpani

Steve Cirillo

 

Percussion

Timur Rubenshteyn+

Mike Tucker+

Mike Williams+

Christopher Vinceguerra+

 

Keyboard

Seth Hurd


Family Holiday Pops, Saturday December 18, 7:30pm, Portsmouth High School Auditorium


Family Holiday Pops, Sunday, December 19, 3pm, Portsmouth High School Auditorium


New Year's Eve Champagne Pops December 31st, 8pm, The Music Hall


Sunday March 13th, 2022, 3pm, The Music Hall


Sunday June 5th, 2022, 3pm, The Music Hall

Violin

Zoia Bologovsky – Concertmaster

Susanne Powers – Assistant Concertmaster

Susan Streiff – Co-Principal 2nd

Oksana Ghorokovskiy – Co-Principal  2nd

Matthew Austin

Becca Bannon*

Jim Bullock

Lorna Ellis

Diana Getman

Brooke LaMonica

Evelyn Laux

Lilia Potter-Schwartz

Lorraine Raleigh

Susie Stevens

Jeffrey Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan

Rachel Swanson

May-Win Thien

Michelle Weber*

Louise Kandle+

Aniko Geladze+

Ashley Offret+

Kimberley Plummer+

Francesca Mellin+

 

Viola

Autumn Reilly – Principal

Theresa Cleary – Assistant Principal

Jan Heirtzler

Eric Salas

Craig Peverley

Michelle Boulanger

Thalia Dain

Karen McConomy+

Ethan Donowitz+

 

Cello

Johnny Mok – Principal

Melissa Ambrose – Assistant Principal

Priscilla Bellairs

Jake Copp

Ian Machemer

Allyson Moore*

Fay Rubin

Michelle Wirth

Lauren Wool

Larry Veal+

 

Bass

John Stewart – Principal

David Hirsch

Robert Hoffman+

Nathan Therrien+

Joseph Annicchiarico+

Flute

Aubrie Dionne – Principal

Laurel Crawford

Rosemarie Hinkle+ – Piccolo

 

Oboe

Sarah Krebs – Principal

Amanda Dorion

 

Clarinet

John Ferraro – Principal

Santiago Baena Flores

Katrina Veno

David Young

 

Bassoon

Melissa Grady – Principal

Rick Shepard

Theresa Meyers+ – Contrabassoon

 

Trumpet

Adam Gallant – Principal

Greg Bechtold

David Shepherd

 

Horn

Susan Williams – Principal

Madeleine Ejdys

Tracy Vigneau

Orlando Pandolfi+

Gray Ferris+

 

Trombone

Brandon Newbould – Principal

Ben Sink

James Griswold – Bass Trombone

 

Tuba

Crystal Metric

 

Timpani

Steve Cirillo

 

Percussion

Timur Rubenshteyn+

Mike Tucker+

Mike Williams+

Christopher Vinceguerra+

 

Keyboard

Seth Hurd

 

Partners

Charles Schwab

Piscataqua Savings Bank

Meredith Village Savings Bank

Bangor Savings Bank