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Portlabnd Symphony Never Disappoints

The quality of the orchestra, the choice of program, and the hall, regardless of our seat, all made... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
Don M
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Portland, Maine
Holiday Magic ... Rivaled Holiday Pops

Absolutely wonderful experience attending the Portland Symphony's Holiday Magic. It was very... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
thomasmV13VW
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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Mar 22, 2018
“Portlabnd Symphony Never Disappoints”
Dec 20, 2017
“Holiday Magic ... Rivaled Holiday Pops”
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

The quality of the orchestra, the choice of program, and the hall, regardless of our seat, all made for an exceptional evening for our recent outing...even with our seats 2/3 up the upper balcony! It's a can't miss evening out. Did the preconcert talk as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience attending the Portland Symphony's Holiday Magic. It was very nearly as good as the Boston's Pops holiday show (attended last two years) for half the cost and a tenth of the hassle getting to and from the event. Merrill Auditorium was more...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

My annual visit to Maine is always highlighted by the Christmas concert by the Portland Symphony. This is probably Robert Moody's last year in Portland but this performances never fail to frame the music of the season. The programs have been very innovative including Cirque...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We attended the Classic Rock concert and it was a lot of rocking fun. All the lights, loud music and accomplished musicians presented a fantastic program. The singers, guitarists, drummer and pianist put us right at a memorable time. The guitarists who arranged all the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Portland Symphony does a fantastic job in engaging kids with their mid day Sunday Discovery Concerts. Before the concert there is an opportunity for the kids to try out instruments at the instrument "petting zoo", or even give the baton a try in the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

We signed up for the concert series this year and our expectations were more than met, not only is the Portland Symphony an excellent orchestra but the programs are also exciting. A big bonus going to this symphony (compared to Boston) is that there are...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

An unusual presentation by the Portland Symphony orchestra. The PSO joined forces with some local Portland musicians and singers. The symphony played the usual classical pieces and also accompanied, a soul band and a beautiful vocalist as they performed contemporary love songs. We had a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was my third annual visit to The Magic of Christmas Concert of The Portland Symphony. I have also attended many other concerts throughout the year of The Portland Symphony and Guest Performers. In my opinion this years Magic of Christmas was not very good....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Catharine G
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We came to this year's 37th Magic of Christmas Concert in the Merrill Auditorium and it was wonderful It put us in the Christmas spirit. The orchestra is truly top notch with many that have played with the Portland group for over 20 years The...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Portland Symphony is excellent! We enjoyed the "Magic of Christmas" concert. It was diverse with groups from other cultures playing in the side entries and third tier of the auditorium. There were also leads from ballet and a contemporary soloist. The director and assistant...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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