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More with Midcoast

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More with Midcoast is MSO's series of education and community engagement programs. They are supported by grants and donations from businesses and individuals.

Featured are these free events on the days of our concerts:

  • Intermission Saturdays: local youth music groups and others entertain during intermissions at the Gendron Franco Center
  • Pre-Concert Sundays: 30-minute programs inform and inspire before MSO concerts at Orion Performing Arts Center

We also do special events for students and the community, including:

  • After-School Music: MSO musicians visit after-school programs and preschools to demonstrate music being played "live"*
  • Small-group performances in varied venues, from retirement communities to the Portland Sea Dogs! See our Facebook page for examples.
  • Judith Elser Concerto Competition for Maine college music students (see more.)


Most of these events were paused for 2020-21, to provide the safest possible environment for all of us. We'll resume them as health and safety considerations permit.

For more info see our Facebook page, call (207) 846-5378, or email


* photo taken at Meet the Instruments, January 2020