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Portland Symphony Orchestra

magic of
christmas

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    • 2PM

      PREVIEW Performance

      $27
      Merrill Auditorium
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    • 7PM
      $27 – $92
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    • 2PM
      $27 – $92
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    • 7PM
      $27 – $92
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    • 11AM

      Family-Friendly 60 min program

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    • 3PM
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    • 2PM
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    • 1PM
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    • 5PM
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Eckart Preu, Music Director
Magic of Christmas Chorus
PSO Children’s Chorus

This beloved Maine holiday classic brings a delightful combination of nostalgic traditions and unexpected surprises. Experience perennial favorites like the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah and “Sleigh Ride” (performed in a distinctly unique PSO fashion—and yes, pun intended for those in the know), new traditions like The Maine Christmas Song and specially selected brand-new selections heard for the first time each year.

Fun Fact: The PSO’s first performance of Magic of Christmas was narrated by Margaret Hamilton, best known for portraying The Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. Fortunately this choice didn’t land the PSO on the naughty list that year!

ADULT, SENIOR 65+, and CHILD & STUDENT prices are available online for this event.
GROUP 10+ is available via phone & in-person only.
Ticket prices include a per ticket service fee, varying from $3 – $11 depending on ticket price.

December 13 – 22, 2024

Tickets

$92 / $72 / $62 / $47 / $27
*before fees

Venue

Merrill Auditorium

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Special performances

Friday 12/13 2pm PREVIEW
Sunday 12/15 11am FAMILY FRIENDLY

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.

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Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101

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Assisted Listening Devices
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Nearby Parking
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Experience the joy of live performances with your friends and family. Groups of ten or more receive a discount on tickets and flexible reservation options.

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