LSM Newswire

Friday, November 13, 2009

PSO Announces Grants in Support of Equipment and Instruments

PORTLAND, Maine The Portland Symphony (PSO) announced today grants and gifts from foundations, corporations and individuals towards the purchase of new equipment and instruments.

As part of Robert Moody's vision to broaden the concert experience by adding visual elements, the Symphony has purchased a new high power long-throw projector. The following donors provided generous funding towards the purchase of the projector: Acadia Insurance, the George A. Ramlose Foundation, Dr. Michael and Barbara Shapiro, and Dr. Nicholas Nelson. The projector allows the PSO to project text and images on a screen over the stage which can serve both artistic and educational functions.

The Davis Family Foundation provided funds for the purchase of a new marimba made by Bill Youhass of Fall Creek Marimbas.

The PSO's 2009-10 season is sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories. For complete season information, including artist biographies; program notes; and Online Insights, provided with support from season Enrichment Sponsor Fairpoint Communications; visit