Events downtown

Jun 18

Symphony & Spirits: A Pride Month Celebration with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Equality Maine, and Flask Lounge
Location: 117 Spring Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Symphony & Spirits is back with a Pride month collaboration with Equality Maine and celebration at Portland’s #1 LGBTQ bar, Flask Lounge!

Symphony & Spirits is a series of Portland Symphony Orchestra events designed to bring music lovers together. We partner with local bars and restaurants to create an accessible space to build a community of friends surrounding our love of classical music and local culture.

This month, Symphony and Spirits and Equality Maine will be collaborating to celebrate LGBTQ voices and composers of classical music. We will be hosting our event at Flask Lounge, locally voted the #1 LGBTQ bar in Portland two years in a row. For only $25, you will receive a signature cocktail or mocktail at Flask Lounge prior to the concert, snacks at the event, and entry into that evening’s PSO concert, Rise Up, which features music by LGBTQ composers, performed by the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are limited- get yours before they’re gone!

This event is for age 21+; please bring valid ID to the event.

Event Timeline:
5 pm- Gather at Flask Lounge at 117 Spring Street
Enjoy a special signature cocktail or mocktail with friends! Complementary light snacks will be served.
6 pm- Heide Lester, Development Director at Equality Maine, will address the crowd
7:00 pm- Head to Merrill Auditorium for the PSO concert Rise Up
7:30-9:30pm- PSO Concert

THE PROGRAM:
Ethel SMYTH Overture from The Wreckers

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor

Leonard BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story