Adult Learning

The PSO is committed to reaching out to the community in new and meaningful ways.


Music Lovers’ Luncheons

Make Music Lovers’ Luncheons your new tradition! Talk with Robert Moody and special guests over a delicious lunch at the Portland Country Club. Lunch is $30 and lasts around 1.5 – 2 hours.
Reservations are required in advance.

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Meet the Maestro

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When he’s not on the podium, Music Director and Maestro Robert Moody can be found visiting schools, libraries, and other community centers throughout northern New England to discuss music with students of all ages.

Click here for more information and how to schedule a visit.

Concert Connections

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One hour and 15 minutes before each classical concert, join the maestro and artists for Concert Conversations in Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall.

Immediately after each classical concert, join the maestro for an informal Q&A session held on stage at Merrill Auditorium.


Inside the Music


Get an in-depth view of classical music with PSO Violinist Yasmin Craig Vitalius. These events are a round table discussion where Yasmin provides a historical, social, cultural and political context to the composers, painting a vivid backdrop for the listeners to gain deeper insight.

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Artist & Composer Workshops

Listen and learn as visiting artists and composers share their insights and experience with students of all ages.

Pictured: Norwegian Hardanger fiddler Loretta Kelley delivering a workshop at 317 Main Community Music Center in June 2016 to celebrate the PSO’s all-Norwegian concert Peer Gynt.

Musicians in the Classroom

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Musicians from Portland Symphony Orchestra go in to classrooms to connect with students of all ages.

Visits range from masterclasses and talks to demonstrations and meet-and-greets.

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Open Dress Rehearsals

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See the Symphony in an intimate setting as they prepare for their next concert! Students and their families are invited to attend Portland Symphony Orchestra dress rehearsals at Merrill Auditorium.

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Symphony & Spirits

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Portland Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with local bars to offer a fun night out for people aged 21-39. Symphony & Spirits offers a combined ticket to the symphony plus a pre- or post-event drink. Great opportunity to meet like-minded people, enjoy a drink and talk about the music.

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Thank you to our Season Sponsors the Maine Arts Commission, Top of the Old Port Parking managed by Dirigo Management Company; PSO Pops! Series Sponsor Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram; Official Hotel Holiday Inn by the Bay; and Education Partner IDEXX.
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