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Concerts

  • I: October 2021

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    Welcome Back!

    Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Program:

    Tania León: Fanfare

    George Walker: Lyric for Strings

    Ottorino Respighi:  Pines of Rome

    Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5, in E Flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”

    -- featuring George Lopez, Pianist

     

    Performance Dates:

          October 23, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - Gendron Franco Center
          October 24, 2021 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

     

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  • II: January 2022

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    A New World

    Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Program:

    Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out

    Philip Carlsen: Rowing in Eden

    Johannes Brahms: "I. Allegro non troppo" from Violin Concerto

    -- featuring Anne McKee, Violinist

    -- Anne is the winner of MSO's 2020 Judith Elser Concerto Competition

    Antonín Dvoƙák:  Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

     

    Performance Dates:

          January 15, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. - Gendron Franco Center
          January 16, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

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  • III: March 2022

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    Family Classics

    Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Program:

    Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith: The Star-Spangled Banner

    Jessie Montgomery: Banner

    George Frideric Handel: "Hornpipe" from Water Music

    Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "I. Allegro" from Piano Concerto No. 23

    -- featuring Wayne du Maine, Piano Soloist

    Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto

    -- featuring Wayne du Maine, Trumpet Soloist

    Edvard Grieg:  Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

    John Phillip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

     

    Performance Dates:

          March 19, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. - Gendron Franco Center
          March 20, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

     

    Concert length:  about 2 hours including intermission

    Read about guest artist Wayne du Maine.

    Topsham audience members are invited to attend a free pre-concert performance by the Peterson Family String Band from 1:30 – 2 p.m. Sunday. This accomplished family will perform in a variety of music styles, including classical and fiddle.

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  • IV: May 2022

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    Conductors Galore

     

    Program:

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture

    -- Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, pas de deux

    -- Jan Roberson, "Conduct the Orchestra" winner, Guest Conductor

    Colin Britt:  Storm, for Orchestra

    -- Rohan Smith, Conductor

    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5

    -- Jinwook Park, Guest Conductor

     


    Performance Dates:

        May 21, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. - Gendron Franco Center
        May 22, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. - Orion Performing Arts Center

     

    Concert length:  about 2 hours including intermission

    Read more about maestro Jinwook Park.

    Topsham audience members are invited to attend a free pre-concert talk, “Meet the Music,” with Dr. Mary Hunter, Bowdoin Music Professor, Emerita, from 1:30 – 2 p.m. Sunday.

     

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  • V: now June 2023

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    Classical Night Fever

    (Special Performances, not part of MSO's Season Subscription.)

     

    MSO Teams up with Motor Booty Affair, Maine’s own 70s disco/funk tribute band. You’ll leave this show with a big smile on your face and a new appreciation for this great era of popular music, where dance music and the symphony collide to create something special.

     

    Originally scheduled for June, 2022, these concerts have been postponed until June, 2023

    Watch for more details as our 2022-23 season opens!

     

     

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