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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

PSO Presents "Summer Serenades" Series, Beginning July 19


PORTLAND, Maine This July, The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is delighted to present a series of chamber orchestra concerts entitled Summer Serenades, featuring a guest appearance by MPBN's newest voice, Tom Porter. A great way to spend a summer evening with the whole family while enjoying music in enchanting Southern Maine settings, concerts will take place in Boothbay (July 25), Old Orchard Beach (July 27) and Harrison (July 29).

Summer Serenades will showcase Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Tom Porter. The programs also include Rossini's Overture to Barber of Seville, a favorite from the operatic repertoire, and Mendelssohn's delightful Symphony No. 4, also known as "the Italian."

Conducting the Summer Serenades will be Matthew Fritz, who has studied conducting under PSO Music Director Robert Moody.

A native of Birmingham, England, Tom Porter comes from a family of British journalists. He worked for nearly eight years at Bloomberg Television and Radio in London as a reporter and news producer. He is also a trained jazz pianist.

The schedule and ticket information is as follows:

  • July 25, 2008 at 6:00 PM
    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens | 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
    For tickets call (207) 633-4333 or visit
  • July 27, 2008 at 6:00 PM
    Salvation Army Pavilion | 17 Prospect Street, Old Orchard Beach
    For tickets call (207) 934-2024 or visit
  • July 29, 2008 at 7:30 PM
    Sebago Long Lake Music Festival | Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison
    For tickets call (207) 583-6747 or visit

For more information about the Portland Symphony Orchestra call (207) 773-6128 or visit

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