PORTLAND – In a musical time capsule tribute to the bygone radio days of the 1940s, guest conductor Charles Latshaw will lead the Portland Symphony Orchestra and guest ensemble Five By Design in a PSO POPS! retro concert.

Titled “Radio Days,” the concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Merrill Auditorium.

Five By Design, based in Minneapolis, is one of the nation’s leading symphony pops artists and interpreters of the American popular song. Combining its signature harmonies with vintage fashions, stage and lighting design and a captivating story line, the ensemble will perform music by Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey with segments from vintage serials, comedies and quiz shows.

Latshaw is music director of the Bloomington (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and music director of the Columbus Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Tickets, ranging from $17 to $62, are sold through PortTix at (207) 842-0800 or www.porttix.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office at 20 Myrtle St., from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.portlandsymphony.com.


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