More with Midcoast
More with Midcoast is MSO's series of education and community engagement programs. They are supported by grants and donations from businesses and individuals.
Featured are these free events on the days of our concerts:
- Intermission Saturdays: local youth music groups and others entertain during intermissions at the Gendron Franco Center
- Pre-Concert Sundays: 30-minute programs inform and inspire before MSO concerts at Orion Performing Arts Center*
We also do special events for students and the community, including:
- After-School Music: MSO musicians visit after-school programs and preschools to demonstrate music being played "live"
- Small-group performances in varied venues, from retirement communities to the Portland Sea Dogs! See our Facebook page for examples.
- Free outdoor summer concerts in nearby communities. See our Facebook page for examples.
- Judith Elser Concerto Competition for Maine college music students (see more.)
After pausing most of these events for 2020-21, we were happy to resume them in 2022.
* photo taken at Meet the Instruments, January 2020