The Portland Symphony Orchestra will film and release five new digital concerts this winter 2021, featuring beloved works from the classical world, famous tunes from Louis Armstrong and local folk legends Schooner Fare, as well as internationally-renowned guest artists Byron Stripling and Anna Shelest. Each of the three classical and two POPS! concerts will be available to watch on demand for 30 days through the PSO TV video platform, with Pay-What-You-Can digital access starting at $10. Individual tickets are on sale starting today. For tickets and more information, visit

February 3 – March 5, 2021
La mer
PSO Music Director Eckart Preu conducts; Ina Zdorovetchi, PSO principal harp
This classical concert features Debussy’s gorgeous and ground-breaking La mer, as well as a stirring performance of Arturo Márquez’s harp concerto Máscaras.

February 17, 2021 – March 19, 2021
Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky
PSO Music Director Eckart Preu conducts; featuring guest pianist Anna Shelest, and Joseph Foley, PSO principal trumpet
This classical concert features towering works from some the greats – including Shostakovich’s virtuosic Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, & Strings No. 1, a shimmering homage to Mozart by Tchaikovsky, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s transcendent Lyric for Strings.

March 3, 2021 – April 2, 2021
POPS! concert: Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Tribute
Guest conductor Byron Stripling, who will also appear on trumpet
Byron Stripling helms this magnificent medley honoring the great Louis Armstrong.

March 17, 2021 – April 16, 2021 
POPS! concert: Schooner Fare
PSO Music Director Eckart Preu conducts; guest artists Steve Romanoff; Chuck Romanoff
Renowned Portland folk band Schooner Fare revisits their iconic tunes with the PSO.

March 24, 2021 – April 23, 2021
Charles Dimmick Plays Mozart
PSO Music Director Eckart Preu conducts; Charles Dimmick, PSO concertmaster, violin
This classical concert features PSO Concertmaster Charles Dimmick’s radiant interpretation of Mozart’s final violin concerto and a dazzling performance of the majestic “Haffner” symphony.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1923, is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Maine and is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. Made up of more than 80 professional musicians, the PSO is renowned for its critically acclaimed performances and broad community engagement. The symphony’s mission is to serve its community by enriching lives through music. More information can be found at

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