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PSO in the Community
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! These noon time events provide an in-depth look at musical topics from the PSO concert season. Talk with Robert Moody and special guests over a delicious lunch! These luncheons are presented in partnership with the Cumberland Club in Portland, located at 116 High Street in Portland. All luncheons begin promptly at 12:00 noon and last approximately 1.5 hours. Lunch is $25 for all attendees. Reservations are required in advance. To register please contact Lindsay Stanley at (207) 773 6128 ext. 318 or lstanley(at)portlandsymphony.org
Event Dates 2013-2014 Season
- Friday, November 1st - Join Maestro Robert Moody in discussing the Brubeck Brothers Quartet POPS! concert, and PSO musician Tony D’Amico (bass) as he discusses his life as a jazz musician!
- Friday, February 7th - Join PSO musicians Don Rankin (tuba), Betty Rines (trumpet), and Assistant Conductor & Community/Education Liaison Norman Huynh in discussing the upcoming concert, Dvořák Symphony No. 8.
- Friday, March 14th - Join Jamie Bernstein, daughter of Leonard Bernstein, in discussing the upcoming concert, Bernstein by Bernstein.
- Friday, June 13th - Join Maestro Robert Moody, Assistant Conductor & Community/Education Liaison Norman Huynh, and guest artist Pascal Rogé (piano) in discussing our final classical concert of the season, An American in Paris.
Meet the Maestro
When he’s not on the podium, 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.
Join the artists for Concert Conversations an hour and 15 minutes prior to each classical concert and an informal PostConcert Q&A session held on stage at Merrill Auditorium after the conclusion of the concert. (free for ticket holders)
Artist & Composer Workshops
Listen and learn as visiting artists and composers share their insights and experience with students of all ages.
Musicians in the Classroom
Students and community groups meet the musicians and instruments of the PSO up close and learn about the elements of orchestral music. (grades K-12)
NEW! Music and Wellness Program:
“Music & Stress: A sensory based wellness program”
PSO bassist Lynn Hannings, partnering with Occupational Therapist Dr. Judith Kimball of the University of New England, developed a program that combines live classical music with resistive muscle movement using exercise bands for long-lasting stress-reduction. This effective program, based on scientific research, helps individuals develop skills and take personal responsibility for maintaining healthy levels of stress in their lives. PSO musicians perform at every program.
To date, programs have been scheduled for the employees at Maine Health and Maine Medical Center.
Should your organization, workplace or institution be interested in sponsoring or hosting a seminar, please contact Rose Kue, Education & Community Engagement Manager 207-773-6128 ext. 308, or at education(at)portlandsymphony.org