Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

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Moving out

At the heart of the cover-band craze that's recently swept Portland is a very simple concept: musicians getting paid.
88 keys, 2 songwriters, 1 grand plan
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 06, 2011

Cooking with steam

While most of us find the clang and bang of old radiators an annoying aspect of living in an old building, composer Travis Ramsey thought they sounded like music.
Radiator music warms up local orchestra
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 26, 2010

Divine operas

USM shows off two Puccini one-acts
USM shows off two Puccini one-acts
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 18, 2009

Holiday favorites

For many of us, the holidays would not be the same without the familiar melodies and musical traditions we’ve grown to love.
Revive the tradition
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  November 28, 2007

Mixing it up with Strauss

Although the works of German composer Richard Strauss rank among my favorites, it was unfair to give him credit last week for Die Fledermaus .
USM performs Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  February 14, 2007

Classical community

In the shadow of symphony orchestras, community bands usually do with less fanfare.
Spotlight on the Casco Bay Concert Band
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  February 07, 2007