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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.


Want to appear with the MSO? We are seeking youth musicians to be a part of our educational and outreach series next season. Please email us at for more information.


These events accompany MSO's classical concerts:

  • Intermission Saturdays: local youth music groups and others entertain during intermissions at the Franco Center concerts
  • 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!
  • Free outdoor summer concerts in nearby communities. See our Facebook page for examples.
  • Judith Elser Concerto Competition for Maine college music students (see more.)


For more info see our Facebook page, call (207) 315-1712, or email