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Portland Symphony Orchestra

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle St.

The modern day Portland Symphony Orchestra can trace its roots back to 1923 when leading musicians in Portland decided to form a new ensemble. Originally, the musicians rejected the PSO title for being too “imposing.” Today, the orchestra lives up to its lofty moniker as an accomplished and well-respected symphonic ensemble.

The orchestra performs a number of series throughout its season, including a Tuesday Classical series, a Sunday Classical series, an entertaining Pops series, holiday concerts, and a series for children. Subscriptions are available in a number of formats and with varying levels of discount and benefits. The orchestra also performs a widely-attended outdoor patriotic summer pops series, which has become a staple in the Portland summer arts scene.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Information

  • Public Transportation: Somewhat accessible
  • Handicapped Accessible: Yes
  • Hours: Most concerts are on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Admission: Single tickets are $26 – $76. Senior and student ticket discounts sometimes available. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
  • Membership: Subscriptions:  6-concert “Tuesday Classical” ($114 – $351), 4-concert “Sunday Classical” ($52 – $168), 4-concert “PSO Pops” ($68 – $218), “Magic of Christmas” ($31 – $61).Subscription discounts available for students, seniors, and children. Compose Your Own subscription allows you to save 10% when you buy tickets to 3 or more concerts.
  • Other Benefits: Flex Passes available for $80 per pair. Subscriber benefits include convenient ticket exchange, discounts on additional tickets, and a benefits card that gets you discounts on local dining and shopping