“Eckart Preu hasn’t had a disruption-free season since he was hired as music director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in 2019, but he’ll get at least four more seasons to try to remedy that,” writes Eric Russell in Monday’s (4/11) Press Herald (ME). “The orchestra announced Monday that it has extended Preu’s contract and also released its schedule of concerts for the 2022-23 season…. The orchestra will feature a diverse mix of eight classical music shows, five Pops! concerts … three Discovery concerts aimed at younger audiences and 12 performances of the ‘The Magic of Christmas.’… Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Portland Symphony Orchestra…. The 2022-23 season will open … with … guest cellist Inbal Segev [in] Anna Clyne’s ‘DANCE.’ It also will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4…. The season … will feature works by contemporary, Black and female composers along with works by … Verdi, Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Brahms…. Byron Stripling … will conduct and play the trumpet in the Pops! presentation ‘Louis Armstrong & Friends.’ ” For a “Violins of Hope” concert featuring Verdi’s Requiem, PSO musicians will perform on string instruments that were owned by Jewish people during the Holocaust.