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Concerts

  • I: October, 2019

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    Delight and Despair

    Prepare to be moved by a celebration of the Carnival season, the tragedy of a love story, and every emotion in between.

    Conductor:  Rohan Smith

    Program:

    Dvořák: Carnival Overture

    Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite 2

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

     

    Performances:

    Saturday, October 19, 7 pm at Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

    Sunday, October 20, 2:30pm at Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham

    Performances

    1. Saturday, October 19th, 2019 — 7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
    2. Sunday, October 20th, 2019 — 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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  • II: January, 2020

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    Children's Tales and Cartoon Classics

    All ages will enjoy this timeless music written for kids or featured in classic cartoons. Our narrators are MSO’s own Caroline Cornish (formerly of WCSH television’s “207”) and daughter Eleanor Kmack.

    Conductor:  Rohan Smith

    Program:

    Rossini: Overture to William Tell 

    Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

    narrator: Caroline Cornish

    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (“Kill the Wabbit”)

    Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (“Rhapsody Rabbit”)

    Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

     narrator: Eleanor Kmack

     

    Performances:

    Saturday, January 11, 7 PM at Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

    Sunday, January 12, 2:30 PM at Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham

        

    Performances

    1. Saturday, January 11th, 2020 — 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
    2. Sunday, January 12th, 2020 — 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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  • III: March, 2020

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    Two Great 5ths

    You are invited to experience symphonies of great contrast. The briefer, light-hearted Schubert work is a fine pairing with Mahler’s highly dramatic expression.

    Guest Conductor:  Jinwook Park

    Program:

    Schubert: Symphony No. 5

    Mahler: Symphony No. 5

     

    Performances:

    Saturday, March 14, 7 PM at Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

    Sunday, March 15, 2:30 PM at Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham

    Performances

    1. Saturday, March 14th, 2020 — 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
    2. Sunday, March 15th, 2020 — 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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  • IV: May, 2020

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    Remembering Old Russia

    MSO favorite George Lopez will likely ignite the stage with music by Russian composer Rachmaninoff. Also, a new work reminisces a nation changed forever, and an older work walks us through a virtual museum of Russian artwork.

    Conductor:  Rohan Smith

    Program:

    Ugay: To the Lost World

    Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

    guest artist: George Lopez

    Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

     

    Performances:

    Saturday, May 16, 7 PM at Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

    Sunday, May 17, 2:30 PM at Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham

    Performances

    1. Saturday, May 16th, 2020 — 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
    2. Sunday, May 17th, 2020 — 2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

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