Virtually Enjoy the PSO

In response to the need of our audiences and our communities, we at the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to be able to offer you our brand new “Virtual Experiences”.  Responding immediately to the need of our neighbors to have access to live and uplifting music during isolation, we have created 4 distinct series of educational lectures, concerts and moments of peaceful enjoyment for our listeners.

Dinner and Dessert is a series of short delightful music presentations to be enjoyed while you gather round the dinner table or wind down after a long day. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 LIVE

Midday Maestro Lunch-in: Symphony 101 is 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! Wednesday and Sunday at 12:00

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. Sunday at 3pm LIVE

Sounds Good! PSOrchKids For the younger audiences who wish to learn about the instruments of the orchestra, composers, and all things music, and who get inspired by seeing other children and students perform for them. Truly unique mix of LIVE and videos by children and professional musicians alike. M-W-Fr 2pm, Sat 10am & 10:30 concert by MyPSO students

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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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