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Concerts

  • I: October 2022

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    Season Opener

    Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Program:

    Valerie Coleman: Seven O’Clock Shout

    Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2

    -- featuring Chiharu Naruse, Pianist

    Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 4

     

    Performances:

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

     

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  • II: January 2023

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    Favorite Music for All Ages

    Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Program:

    Hector Berlioz: Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust

    George Kleinsinger: Tubby the Tuba

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

     

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  • III: March 2023

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    Tried and True, Plus a Newer Crew

    Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Program:

    Tanner Porter: Propellers in the Sun

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

    Johannes S. Bach: Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins

    -- featuring Eva Gruesser and Rohan Smith, Violinists

    Florence Price: Symphony No. 3

     

    Performance Dates:

          Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. - Franco Center
          Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

     

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  • IV: May 2023

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    French Impressions

    Hiroya Miura, Guest Conductor

    Program:

    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. - 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. - Franco Center
          Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center