Symphony Sunday

Sundays at 3:00 pm

Welcome to Maine Public's Symphony Sunday

Symphony Sunday is a new Maine Public Classical on-air series featuring past concerts courtesy of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

Every Sunday afternoon this spring and summer at 3:00, we'll broadcast some of the most beautiful classical music — made right here in Maine.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Epic Mahler

Mahler: Titan Symphony No. 1
Lucas Richman, conductor

Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet in E major
George Vosburgh, trumpet

Richman: Until the Circle is Unbroken

Portland Symphony Orchestra

The Blue Danube

Zemlinsky Die Seejungfrau, (48:00)

Brahms Concerto in A minor for Violin, Violoncello, & Orchestrar, op.102, Double Concerto (32:00)
Caroline Goulding, violin
Joshua Roman, cello

Strauss An der schonen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), op.314 (9:00)

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Bach, Handel and Haydn

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3

F. J. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Noreen Silver, cello

G. F. Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 1, F major

This performance is from January 22, 2017 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

La Mer

Bach Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and String Orchestra, BWV 1043 (17:00)...from January 15, 2017
Amy Sims, violin
Sasha Callahan, violin

Debussy La Mer (23:00)
Chopin Concerto No.2 in F minor for Piano & Orchestra, op.21 (32:00)
Diane Walsh, piano

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Brahms & Prokofiev

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Benjamin Hochman, piano

Lucas Richman: Polonaise for Podge

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3

This performance is from November 10, 2019 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Mozart & Strauss

Mozart: Placido e il Mar From Idomeneo (3:00)
Elisabeth Marshall, soprano
Andrea Graichen, alto
Jesse Wakeman, tenor
John David Adams, bass

Mozart: Concerto No. 20 in D minor for Piano & Orchestra, K.466 (30:00)
Henry Kramer, piano

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating Lucas

Lucas Richman, conductor
SooBeen Lee, violin
Kathryn Bostic, composer

Kathryn Bostic: Tovaangar: Coronation and Chaos [World Premiere]
James Newton Howard: The Village Romance, SooBeen Lee, violin
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasie, SooBeen Lee, violin
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven's Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Violin Concerto — (30:00)
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 (The Great C major), op. 35 — (48:00)

Eckart Preu, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Goldstein Plays Ravel

Lucas Richman, conductor
Alon Goldstein, piano

Leonard Bernstein: Simple Song
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G with Alon Goldstein & featuring Frank Almond, violin
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

This performance is from October 7, 2018 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Foumai: The Telling Rooms, PSO Commission and World Premiere — (12:00)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture — (21:00)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, op. 35 — (42:00)

Eckart Preu, conductor

Concert Date: January 27 & 29, 2019
Broadcast Date: February 13, 2019

Total running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Pines Of Rome

Lucas Richman, conductor
Frank Almond, violin

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Ferruccio Busoni: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, featuring Frank Almond, violin
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Giacomo Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico
Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome

Portland Symphony Orchestra

The Schumann Circle
Brahms: Tragic Overture, op. 81 — (13:00)
(Cut Clara Schumann piano concerto due to copyright)
Sibelius: Concerto in D minor for Violin & Orchestra — (27:00)

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Showcase
Arnold Schoenberg: Notturno for Harp and Strings
Conni Ellisor: Conversations in Silence
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Samuel Barber: Capricorn Concerto
Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite

This performance is from January 28, 2018 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Laredo
Bach: Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and String Orchestra, BWV 1041 — Jaime Laredo, violin — (15:00)
Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C major — (27:00)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op.56 (Scottish) — (40:00)

Jaime Laredo, conductor and violin
Concert Date: March 10, 2019
Broadcast Date: March 27, 2019

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

W.A. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Sergei Babayan, piano
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

This performance is from February 12, 2017 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.