Alsarah & the Nubatones brings East-African Retro-pop to Portland, Maine “The new princess of Nubian pop” (The Guardian), Alsarah first graced Ovations’ series in 2015 as part of the pan-African music extravaganza, the Nile Project. In 2019, the stunning Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, bandleader and ethnomusicologist returns with her band, the Nubatones. The band is percussionist Rami… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin invite you to take your “Places Please!”
Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin will dance into hearts with “Places Please!” In this intimate new production, Places Please, award-winning dancers Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin invite audiences behind the scenes to experience the anxiety and playfulness inherent in the life of a performer. Co-founders of the celebrated Keigwin + Company — who perform around the world… Read more »
Voctave is Acca-Awesome!
Voctave brings a cappella music to a whole new level Sophisticated arrangements marked by impeccable harmonies set Voctave apart from the a cappella field. Group members honed their vocal chops as part of Disney World’s famed a cappella group, Voices of Liberty, while performing all over the globe and on countless recordings. And the world has… Read more »
Spend the Holidays with ELF The Musical!
ELF THE MUSICAL IS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON’S MUST-SEE! ELF the Musical on tour is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to… Read more »
Rock of Ages is coming to Ovations!
The Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Broadway’s best party is turning up the volume to ten! Nominated for five Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big, bad 1980s Hollywood. “Absurdly enjoyable! About as guilty as pleasures get!” raves The New… Read more »
Inon Barnatan will tickle the ivories in Portland, Maine
INON BARNATAN IS A PIANIST NOT TO BE MISSED! Israeli native Inon Barnatan is in demand across the globe. He is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Barnatan is the very first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic, and the newly named music director of the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest. Barnatan’s superior playing and… Read more »
Finding Neverland will make your heart soar!
Discover how to never grow up with Finding Neverland Finding Neverland is the Broadway musical that tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, (starring Johnny Depp) it has been brought to extraordinary life by the team behind Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and Pippin. Packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible… Read more »
The Orlando Consort joins Ovations 18-19 season
The Orland Consort brings medieval and renaissance vocal music to Portland, Maine! Voices Appeared is a live multimedia performance and historical reconstruction of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc. Curated and performed by the UK’s celebrated Orlando Consort, the project uses vocal works from the early part of the 15th century — coinciding… Read more »
Manheim Steamroller Returns!
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH MANHEIM STEAMROLLER! The beloved holiday tour returns to Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday, December 04 at 7:30 pm. Mannheim Steamroller, now in its 31st year, is still met by sold-out audiences. It was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. This year Mannheim Steamroller’s two touring ensembles… Read more »
Tickets to the Magic of Christmas
Magic of Christmas is back! Conductor Bruce Hangen returns to the stage for Maine’s favorite holiday tradition – The Magic of Christmas! This is the 39th year that Portland Symphony Orchestra is bringing this family-friendly concert to Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. The Portland Press Herald praised last years show with “soaring instrumental and vocal music,… Read more »