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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Portland Symphony

Portland Symphony
Ranked #50 of 146 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: Portland orchestra often performing at the Merrill Auditorium.
Portland, ME
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

The Portland Symphony has a relatively new music director, Robert Moody, who is devoted to exquisite classical music performances. He's young and energetic, describes the upcoming performance to the audience and takes questions afterward. We saw PSO perform Mahler's 5th symphony and it was superb. Definitely come out to see this wonderful group if you are in Portland.

Visited May 2013
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Maine
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Not a huge fan of symphony activies but had a great time. The auditorium is great, you can sit in the lowest priced seats and still have an amazing view. I'd reccomend to anyone interested.

Visited March 2013
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Kennebunk, Maine
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58 reviews
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“small city orchestra with big city quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Since moving to southern Maine, I have enjoyed many performances by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. I did not expect the high quality of the musicians nor the terrific talent of the resident conductor, Robert Moody. The concerts are professional, yet welcoming. Moody programs seemingly eclectic pieces, yet manages to make each performance cohesive. His conducting style is clean and expressive - traits not always in evidence with maestros of greater reknown. Buy your tickets early for performances featuring great music in a great venue (Merrill Auditorium).

Visited December 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Portland Symphony is a nice symphony. I have heard many world class symphonies, and they rank in the top ten. They have a very high opinion of themselves as well. It's a pleasant way to spend a winter afternoon in Portland.

Visited December 2012
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Westbrook, Maine
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Free admission for dress rehearsals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Every seat at Merrill Auditorium is a good seat, and the performance is always great. Few people know you can attend some of the dress rehearsals for free--there were fewer than 50 people there. There is stop and go because it's a rehearsal, but I enjoyed the music nonetheless. Go do some digging on their website.

Visited March 2013
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