The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) is 10 years old! To celebrate this milestone, the orchestra is delighted to present its first-ever Broadway Pops concert on November 17 at 7:00 P.M. in Eastport at the Arts Center; on November 18 at 3:00 P.M. in Machias at the Centre St. Congregational Church; and on November 19 at 3:00 P.M. in Calais at the Calais Congregational Church. Receptions will follow each performance.
The program includes music from the original scores of My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Carousel, and A Connecticut Yankee. In addition, the orchestra will accompany PBSO player Gene Nichols in his own arrangement of Italian composer Amilcare Ponchielli’s Concerto for Euphonium, the first concerto ever written for this resonant and mellow brass instrument of the tuba family.
Since 2007, the PBSO has performed 72 concerts in Washington County, Maine and Charlotte County, New Brunswick, hosted 24 soloists and featured 5 new compositions of Maine composers. The orchestra provides musical and teaching outreach to schoolchildren and the elderly through small instrumental ensembles and has reached more than 2,000 children with Music for Children performances.
A constituent member of the Eastport Arts Center, the PBSO provides a place for musicians to share their love of music with each other and the community and to improve their skills under the inspirational leadership of Conductor Trond Saeverud and Assistant Conductor Gregory Biss.
A $15.00 donation is suggested for adults’ admission to PBSO concerts; children are welcomed free. Nobody is turned away.