The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra (MSO), conducted by Rohan Smith, opens its 30th season with "Delight and Despair," two concerts that will take listeners on a roller-coaster of emotions from Dvorak's fun “Carnival Overture” to Prokofiev's tragic “Romeo and Juliet, Suite 2” and the highly emotive and popular “Fifth Symphony” by Tchaikovsky.
The MSO, which includes numerous Lincoln County musicians, will perform in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Gendron Franco Center and in Topsham on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Orion Performing Arts Center.
As part of its “More with Midcoast” enrichment program, MSO will offer audience members in Lewiston an intermission performance by the Lewiston High School Jazz Ensemble led by Jenna Nelson. Orion audience members are invited to attend a free demonstration of how orchestras work with MSO's Mary Hunter (Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Bowdoin College) from 1:15-1:45 p.m. on Sunday.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit MidcoastSymphony.org or one of these tickets outlets: Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick; Now You’re Cooking, Bath; Book Review, Falmouth; and Gendron Franco Center. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the concert, free for ages 18 and under and free at the door for college students with ID.
The Midcoast Symphony is made up of volunteer musicians living in Maine. String players who are interested in joining the orchestra can request an audition by contacting orchestra manager orchestra Ray Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 315-1712.