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Portland Symphony Orchestra

fantastic beasts
and where to hear them

Side-by-Side with the Portland Youth Orchestra

Mythical creatures have existed for as long as stories have been told. From fearsome dragons and ethereal elves to cheerful hobbits and fiery beings, these otherworldly beings capture the imagination and inspire tales of heroism.
Storytellers were not the only ones influenced by these fantastic beings; composers also found inspiration from legends. The PSO is joined by the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of music inspired by fantastic creatures, real and imagined, including selections from the Firebird Suite, How to Train Your Dragon, Lord of the Rings, and Reindeer Variations.

Eckart Preu, Music Director
Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Led by Robert Lehmann

Join your PSO for an afternoon of family-friendly music and fun! Discovery Concerts are designed for families with children ages 4-12, but are enjoyable for all.

Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 PM, and the lines for the Instrument Petting Zoo and Podium Hero will close at 1:45 PM.

ALL AGES ticket price is available for this performance.
Ticket price for this event includes a $2.00 per ticket fee for all sales.

Sunday, April 6, 2025 2:30PM

Tickets

$10 all ages *with fees

Venue

Merrill Auditorium

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merrill
auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and close to plenty of restaurants to grab a bite before the show.

Merrill Auditorium is owned and operated by the City of Portland.

Plan your visit
Address

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101

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