The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) will open its 2022 season with rehearsals in early March and performances the first weekend in June in Eastport, Machias and Calais. The orchestra will rehearse on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in Sunrise Hall (formerly the Calais Congregational Church), 21 Calais Avenue in Calais.

Because of continuing Covid presence and out of deference to the musicians and audiences, the PBSO Board has postponed the previously announced fall 2021 rehearsals and concerts. Orchestra members have not been idle, though, but have been practicing and using pandemic-safe ways to play in small ensembles, and the PBSO board has been Zoom meeting regularly.

The upcoming program includes a Tchaikovsky symphony and a brand new violin concerto, composed and performed by PBSO’s conductor and music director, Trond Saeverud.

A constituent member of the Eastport Arts Center, the PBSO is a multiage, international orchestra comprised primarily of volunteer musicians who work hard on difficult pieces and have fun at the same time. New members are always welcomed. Conductor Saeverud inspires, challenges and encourages the players and is supported by Assistant Conductor Gregory Biss.

For more information, please contact June Gregory or (207) 213-9145.