Monthly Archives: June 2018

Summertime in Maine – This Week from PortTIX

PortTIX has a week of great shows coming up! There’s still time to get tickets to the Bach Virtousi Festival, which is running all this week, the 17th thru the 24th. The Bach Virtuosi Festival is a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire. It brings music to residents and visitors of southern Maine…. Read more »

Merrill Auditorium Seating Chart

Want to find the best seats for your upcoming show? Check out the Merrill Auditorium seating chart!  Get directions and info about merrill policies here. History of the venue. Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine, United States. Originally known as Portland City Hall Auditorium, it is located in the eastern section of… Read more »

A Kotzschmar Adventure

Are you looking for a unique and awesome experience with the Kotzschmar Organ? Our friends at FOKO have a great opportunity for Volunteer Docents. Docents take people of all ages inside the Kotzschmar Organ at Merrill Auditorium for fun and informative tours. They help with activities during family concerts… and will soon be helping people… Read more »

Daughtry is Coming to Merrill Auditorium

  Daughtry will bring its tour to Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Public on sale for the concert is Friday, 6/22 at 10 am online and noon for phone and window sales. As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock… Read more »

Kotzschmar’s Port City Organ Expo is here

FOKO’s Orgelfest is now Port City Organ Expo!   Here are some the featured Performers who will be coming to Merrill Auditorium. Join James Kennerley, Portland’s Eleventh Municipal Organist, for his second concert on the mighty Kotzschmar Organ. James is joined by brass and percussion players from the Portland Symphony Orchestra for this special concert,… Read more »

Opera Maine’s The Marriage of Figaro: By the Numbers

Enjoy trivia about the classical comedic opera, The Marriage of Figaro!   232: The Marriage of Figaro premiered 232 years ago at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Mozart composed the opera, but he only conducted the first two performances. Joseph Weigl took over for the rest of that first run, which lasted a total of nine… Read more »