PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Symphony Orchestra is debuting its 98th season with its fall POPS! concert series.
Here's a snapshot of upcoming performances according to a PSO release:
The Music of Queen, October
"Chart-busting songs from albums such as Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic, The Works and more."
Violins of Hope: Verdi's Requiem, October
"Violins of Hope is a concert project featuring a private collection of violins, violas and cellos, housed in Israel. All of the instruments were owned by Jews during the Holocaust, and were collected following World War II."
Get Happy! A Judy Garland Celebration, November
"In honor of Judy Garland’s 100th birthday, PSO will present a celebration of the legendary performer, featuring her original symphonic arrangements."
Thomas Wilkins Conducts Your PSO
"Thomas Wilkins, guest conductor. George Butterworth A Shropshire Lad."
The Magic of Christmas
"Twelve performances at Merrill Auditorium."
Check out the full video for a conversation about the upcoming season with PSO's Music Director and Conductor, Eckart Preu.