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.

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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

Scheherazade
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

Scheherazade
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.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's First
Bloch: Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello & Orchestra — Matt Haimovitz, cello — (20:00)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major (Titan) — (53:00)

Bruce Hangen, conductor
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Concert Date: October 16, 2018
Broadcast Date: October 31, 2018

Total running time: 1 hour, 13 minutes

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Brahms & Dvorak
Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, B minor, featuring Rachel Lee Priday, violin
Lucas Richman: World Premiere
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7

This performance is from November 11, 2017 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Preu Conducts Bruckner
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor, op. 64.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic"

Eckart Preu, conductor (this was his first appearance with PSO
Tai Murray, violin
Concert Dates: March 8, 2011
Broadcast Date: April 13, 2011

Total running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie Fantastsique
Modest Mussorgsky: "Night on Bald Mountain"
Franz Liszt: "Totentanz," featuring William Wolfram, piano Hector Berlioz: "Symphonie Fantastique"

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

Lucas Richman, conductor
William Wolfram, piano

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Eckart's Inaugural: Alpine Symphony
Sibelius: Finlandia, op. 26.
Elkington: Out of the Mist
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (Alpine Symphony), TrV 233, op.64

Eckart Preu, Conductor
Concert Dates: September 22 & 23, 2019
Broadcast Date: October 9, 2019

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

The Romantics
Ludwig van Beethoven: "King Stephan Overture
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Robert Schumann: "Symphony No. 4
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Johannes Brahms: "Concerto for Violin"

This performance is from November 20, 2016 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

Lucas Richman, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Mozart and Tchaikovsky
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano
Lisa Hennessy, PSO Principal Flute

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