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.

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
Robert Schumann: "Symphony No. 4
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

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Rhapsody In Blue
Peter Re: "Celebratory Overture"
Christopher Theofanidis: "Dreamtime Ancestors"
Leonard Bernstein On the Town: "Three Dance Episodes"
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue: "Andrew Staupe, piano"

This performance is from October 9, 2016 at Collins Center for the Arts in Orono
Lucas Richman, conductor

Andrew Staupe, piano

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Robert Moody's Farewell
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection; Auferstehungssymphonie
Robert Moody, conductor
Twyla Robinson, soprano
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
ChoralArt Masterworks