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Portland Symphony

Portland, ME
+1 978-358-7426
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Holiday Magic ... Rivaled Holiday Pops

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

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Magic of Christmas-Portland Symphony Christmas Concerts

My annual visit to Maine is always highlighted by the Christmas concert by the Portland Symphony... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Portland orchestra often performing at the Merrill Auditorium.
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Reviewed 20 December 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

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Reviewed 12 December 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

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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...More

Thank RetiredTravleler
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...More

Thank RCS3rd
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...More

Thank RCS3rd
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...More

Thank shuffles123
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....More

Thank Catharine G
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...More

Thank janbK6058QR
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...More

Thank L H
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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