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Address: Portland, ME
Phone Number: +1 978-358-7426
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Portland orchestra often performing at the Merrill Auditorium.

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Pops concert

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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 music for the orchestra is a genius. This was a great afternoon and I just... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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 "conductors corner". The tickets for these concerts are very affordable - only $10!! The Portland... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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 so many dining options right around the corner (way to many to name them all).... More 

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York, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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 wonderful evening enjoying the blend of music. The person that did the score for most... More 

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Boston, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 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. The Symphony, as usual, was terrific; but it was really lacking in the additional acts... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 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 music this year was divided into Traditional favorites, religious selections, as well as those requesting... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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 director each directed the orchestra on different songs.The Portland Symphony chorus was quite large and... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the performance. As always, the sleigh ride piece was a highlight of the afternoon. We are already looking forward to celebrating Christmas season with the Portland Symphony Orchestra again next December!

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

The Magic of Christmas is a must see. You will not be disappointed. The performance was eclectic. This symphony is superb. I know musicians that play in the Symphony and they are top notch.

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Acton MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Attended the Magic of Christmas concert concert. The Merrill Auditorium was beautifully decorated and all aspects of the concert, including the theme, staging and performers will give us fond memories for a long time. We plan on returning to the 2015 concert.

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