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“Nice Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portland Symphony

Portland Symphony
Portland, ME
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Ranked #12 of 66 Activities in Portland
Type: Symphonies, Performances
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Owner description: Portland orchestra often performing at the Merrill Auditorium.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Portland Symphony is a nice symphony. I have heard many world class symphonies, and they rank in the top ten. They have a very high opinion of themselves as well. It's a pleasant way to spend a winter afternoon in Portland.

Visited December 2012
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Westbrook, Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Free admission for dress rehearsals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Every seat at Merrill Auditorium is a good seat, and the performance is always great. Few people know you can attend some of the dress rehearsals for free--there were fewer than 50 people there. There is stop and go because it's a rehearsal, but I enjoyed the music nonetheless. Go do some digging on their website.

Visited March 2013
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Gorham, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“top-notch performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Portland Symphony is marvelous. Each performance is accessible to the traditionalist and the progressive listener.

Visited November 2012
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Port Clyde, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great regional orchestra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Outstanding quality for a small city orchestra,or any city for that matter. Proximity to Boston and a superb and ambitious director attracts excellent players. The acoustics are really good and the hall is intimate with no bad seats. Looking forward to Beethovan's Fifth next week!

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Maine
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Always professional, often surprising.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A truly surprising quality orchestra for the city's size, many of the musicians also play in the Boston Symphony etc. Wonderful acoustics, terrific architecture immaculately preserved.

Visited October 2012
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