Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra to Host Haiti Relief Benefit Concert (UPDATED)

UPDATED: DUE TO THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY NIGHT (JAN. 18TH) AT 8PM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY FEBRUARY 1ST AT 8PM.

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a silent vigil and Benefit Concert on Monday January 18th, 2010 at the North Church (2 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH). ADDITIONAL DETAILS HERE

I’m sure that everyone has heard news of the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday earlier this week. With the quake being the worst that the struggling country has seen in 200 years, and as many as 50,000 feared dead, Americans have come together to raise funds to support the relief efforts to minimize the continued loss of life and aid the recovery of the island country.

The silent vigil will begin at 7:30pm with the concert to begin at 8pm.  Donations will be accepted for admission, with all proceeds to benefit the Haiti relief work through the American Red Cross.  Please follow the PSO’s lead and help with the relief efforts, let’s bring a ray of light to the situation (and enjoy some great music in the process).

An Afternoon with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Sunday was the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra‘s November show at The Music Hall.  The 3pm show was titled “American Landscapes“, and in addition to featuring pieces written by American composers, it featured a few photographs from local photographers on the backdrop behind the orchestra.  I was fortunate have TWO pieces selected for the show, which you can see below!

Many thanks to the wonderful folks at the symphony – and kudos on what was a great show to all the members of the Orchestra and to special guest, cellist Mihai Marica.  A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon – I’ll be back!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to enjoy a 2 minute snippet of Harris’ Symphony No. 3.