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 Samantha Scarf at (207) 773 6128 ext. 306 or sscarf(at)

March 11
Rachmaninoff’s Third
Andrew von Oeyen, pianist

April 29
Beethoven’s Fifth
Christoph Koncz, violinist

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.

Concert Connections

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)

Symphony & Spirits

Symphony & Spirits is a series of events offered by the Portland Symphony Orchestra and local area bars/restaurants/event spaces, designed to drive attendance to PSO performances by people aged 21-39. Symphony & Spirits offers a combined ticket to the symphony plus a pre- or post-event drink ticket at a place where folks can drink, mingle and generally have a great time.

Merril Auditorium – 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME 04101 



Thank you to our Season sponsor the Maine Arts Commission, POPS! Series Sponsor, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Official Hotel, Holiday Inn by the Bay, and Education Partner, IDEXX.
Maine Arts Commission Holiday Inn by the Bay Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram IDEXX