Monthly Archives: March 2018

Happy 333rd birthday to Bach!

Why did numerology mean so much to Bach? Lewis Kaplan, director of the Bach Virtuosi Festival, explains more:   Johann Sebastian Bach would have been 333 years old on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  There is great significance to the number 333 for Bach. He was a strong believer in numerology and the number 333 would… Read more »

Celtic Thunder Returns

Celtic Thunder will celebrate 10 years of music at Merrill Auditorium when their    X Tour comes to Portland, Maine on September 27th at 7:00 PM. Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) will perform ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The… Read more »

And now… David Byrne!

Not only is David Byrne coming to Merrill Auditorium he is also bringing art-rock-indie-superheroes Tune-Yards with him!  Tickets will go on sale Friday March 16th at 10 am online and 12 pm at the box office.   You can find more info about his appearance in Portland Maine here; And also… please enjoy this collaboration between… Read more »

Lyle Lovett Returns!

Lyle Lovett will be at Merrill on August 1st at 8:00 pm.   And yes, his large band will be with him on tour! Tickets are on sale now. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards,… Read more »

Videos with the Virtuosi

The Bach Virtuosi Festival will soon be coming to Portland. In the interview below flutist Emi Ferguson shares her passion for playing Johann Sebastian Bach and gives some historical background about Bach’s composition.  

Check Out Lindsey Stirling’s Oscar-Worthy Covers!

Lindsey Stirling and her electric violin are coming to Merrill Auditorium on August 2, and we can’t wait to dance along to her pop-tastic original music and her creative covers.     In the meantime…still riding that Oscars high from Sunday night? Give in to your movie fever and listen to Lindsey Stirling’s covers of… Read more »