PSO will present classical works by Brahms, others

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PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Tuesday Classical concert on March 13 will feature pieces by Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Featured guest artists are the Masterworks Chorus of the Choral Art Society and soprano Jessica Cates.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium.

The program opens with Brahms’ “Schicksalied” (Song of Destiny), a work based on a poem chronicling the suffering of mortality juxtaposed with the pleasures of godliness.

Poulenc’s “Gloria” explores the rhythmic movement of both joyful and somber melodies and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” is an imaginative orchestral tale of mythical fantasies.

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A Concert Conversation with Choral Art Society conductor Robert Russell will be held in the Rehearsal Hall at 6:15 p.m. A question-and-answer session with the artists will follow the performance.

This concert is part of the annual Orchestras Feeding America campaign, in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank. People may attend the dress rehearsal on March 12 for free with the donation of nonperishable food items or a financial contribution, which will also be encouraged and accepted at the March 13 concert.

The concert will be broadcast on MPBN’s Maine Stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.

Tickets, $20 to $70, are available through PortTIX.com, by calling 842-0800 or at the box office at 20 Myrtle St. between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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