Concerto Competition Poll

Drumroll, please!

Just kidding! Watch the video for the winner’s announcement. Thank you all so much for your participation!

Please watch the videos and vote for your favorite in the poll below.

Please note: Vote once. Doubles will be removed. Voting ends at 6pm. [Due to difficulties in navigation caused by web design, we have given you an extra hour to vote.] We had technical difficulties with our poll. Refresh your screen and it should work. All videos will premier at 3pm and you will be able to watch the rest after the premieres have completed. Voting ends at 6pm. 

Additionally, watch this space at 6pm to discover the results of the judge voting. All four judges are carefully considering the talents of each finalist and will award them the chance to perform with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in the Spring of 2021.

at 6pm we will also announce the Viewer’s Choice and our poll will be closed.

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Maxine Park
Chopin Concerto E minor Op. 11

Sean Jang
Mendelssohn violin concerto in E minor

Jasmine Xi
Saint-Saëns piano concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op 22

Marshall Joos
Chopin Concerto E minor Op. 11

Voting for the concerto competition has closed.


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It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the decision to suspend any concert activity for September, October, and November 2020.

We waited as long as we could, and had a number of scenarios in mind. It became clear, however, that the future, given the directives from the state of New Hampshire, was too much of an unknown, and we wouldn’t be able to plan compassionately, intelligently, and in a timely manner, for the safety and well-being of our musicians and audience members.

We know that all our lives have been turned upside down by this pandemic. This is the only time in 23 years that the Portsmouth Symphony has had to cancel concerts, which is illustrative of the gravity of the current global situation.

Please stay safe, stay in touch, and we hope for a quick and happy return to exciting concerts and to the exceptional joys of music-making that our community has come to expect and love.

We miss seeing you, our audience, and will keep you posted about when it is safe to return to glorious symphonic gatherings!

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