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  • I: October 2022

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    Season Opener

    Rohan Smith, Conductor


    Valerie Coleman: Seven O’Clock Shout

    Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2

    -- featuring Chiharu Naruse, Pianist

    Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 4



          Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. - Franco Center in Lewiston
          Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham


    Concert length approximately 2 hours including intermission. All MSO musicians and staff members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are recommended for audience members.


    Sunday FREE pre-concert event 1:30-2 p.m.: Meet the Soloist, Chiharu Naruse


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  • II: January 2023

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    Favorite Music for All Ages

    Rohan Smith, Conductor


    Hector Berlioz: Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust

    George Kleinsinger: Tubby the Tuba

    -- featuring Douglas Ertman, Tubist, and Denise Shannon, Narrator

    Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2

    Morton Gould, arranger: Yankee Doodle

    -- featuring Joel Preston, “Conduct the Orchestra” Winner

    Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Allegro molto moderato

     -- featuring Mesa Schubeck, Pianist, 2022 Judith Elser Concerto Competition Winner

    Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol


    Performance Dates:

    Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. - Franco Center

    with Intermission Entertainment by Young Fiddlers Beck Welling and Owen Kennedy

    Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

    with FREE pre-concert "Meet the Instruments" 1:30-2 p.m. People of all ages are invited to toot, strum, and squawk on a variety of orchestral instruments with MSO musicians. Adults bringing children may qualify for free tickets! Get info here.


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  • III: March 2023

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    Tried and True, Plus a Newer Crew

    Hiroya Miura, Guest Conductor


    Tanner Porter: Propellers in the Sun

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, “Haffner”

    Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 4

    Florence Price: Symphony No. 3


    Concert length with intermission: approximately 2 hours


    Performance Dates:

          Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. - Riverfront-Franco Center

    with intermission performance by Bates piano student Alek Zelb, in Heritage Hall (downstairs)

          Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

    with FREE pre-concert youth performance by 13 students from the Maine Suzuki Association, in Mt. Ararat Gym (next to Orion) from 1:30-2 p.m.


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    Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins by Johannes S. Bach, featuring violinists Eva Gruesser and Rohan Smith, was originally planned for this concert.  Its performance has been postponed to a future date.

  • IV: May 2023

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    French Impressions

    Hiroya Miura, Guest Conductor


    Lili Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps

    Jean-Philippe Rameau/arr Paul Dukas: Les Indes Galantes, Suite No. 1

    Maurice Ravel:  La Valse

    Modest Mussorgsky/orch. Maurice Ravel: Pictures at Exhibition


    Performance Dates:

          Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. - Riverfront-Franco Center
          Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center


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  • V: June 2023

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    Classical Night Fever


    MSO will team up with Motor Booty Affair, Maine’s own 70s disco/funk tribute band. You’ll leave this show with a big smile on your face and a new appreciation for this great era of popular music, where dance music and the symphony collide to create something special.

    These special concerts are not part of MSO's 2022-23 Classical Season.


    Performance Dates:

          Saturday, June 10 2023 - 7:00 p.m. - Riverfront-Franco Center
          Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center


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