Listen: Portland Symphony Orchestra Honors Bowdoin’s Elliott Schwartz (MPBN)

Who needs an off-key warbling of “Happy Birthday” when you can have the Portland Symphony Orchestra trumpet your birth with your own composition? The PSO did just that last night, performing the world premiere of Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus Elliott Schwartz’s “Diamond Jubilee” in commemoration of the composer’s 75th birthday in a special concert to honor his achievements.

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