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Portland Symphony

Portland, ME
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Ranked #14 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Type: Symphonies
Description: Portland orchestra often performing at the Merrill Auditorium.
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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In my mind the best place to see and hear the symphony is at the Merrill Theater in Portland Maine, there isn't a seat in the house that is bad and the acoustics are great. We love the Portland Symphony and Merrill Theater

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Alfred, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We've subscribed (at modest cost) to the Portland Symphony for years and been delighted with the variety and quality of musical offerings. We go to the pre-concert lecture on Sunday afternoons, have gone to both classical and pop series concerts. We are very fortunate to be able to hear, learn from and enjoy the PSO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My wife and I attended the concert at the Merrill Auditorium. First of all the Merrill Auditorium is a charming facility, good acoustics, with nary a bad seat in the place. It is a great place to view any concert or other event. The Magic of Christmas was a great concert. They did a splendid job performing many of the... More

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Garnerville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were delighted with the performance. The director and assistant director are crowd friendly and the performance of orchestra and chorus was really magical. Friendly staff and not too much time waiting for tickets. Great seats.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This was my first symphony experience and they were absolutely beautiful to hear. The level of talent was overwhelming and the singing from Susan Nance brought tears to my eyes. Worth the trip from Chicago!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I'm lucky to be a subscriber to the PSO and sometimes buy extra tickets to performances from another series. Yesterday afternoon we were treated to an outstanding concert of Baroque music, including Bach's cantata "Sleepers Wake". It made braving the 20 degree temperature with powerful winds well worth it.

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Poland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I've seen the PSO on the 4th of July this year and two years ago. I've also been to see The Magic of Christmas the last two years. The PSO is amazing and worth every penny we spent (free on the 4th, but not at Christmas). I would recommend seeing the PSO for any occasion.

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Temperance, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were thrilled to see and hear the Portland Symphony in concert during the July 4th fireworks. They were amazing, and I highly recommend if you get the chance to see them, GO.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The last concert of the year was spectacular. We are Mahler fans, so greatly enjoyed the 5th Symphony.

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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Portland Symphony has a relatively new music director, Robert Moody, who is devoted to exquisite classical music performances. He's young and energetic, describes the upcoming performance to the audience and takes questions afterward. We saw PSO perform Mahler's 5th symphony and it was superb. Definitely come out to see this wonderful group if you are in Portland.

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