Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Polar Express at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad

Presale starts on August 27th at noon. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is the largest annual event at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad (MNGRR) drawing over 14,000 passengers each year! The fun begins at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center, which serves as our train depot. Holiday decorations inside the train add to the festive atmosphere as guests… Read more »

PSO announces their new Music Director

News from our friends at the Portland Symphony Orchestra:    It is with great excitement that we announce Eckart Preu (pronounced EK-ART PROY) as Music Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, beginning a three-year contract with the 2019-20 season. He won the position after a comprehensive search that included over 240 highly-qualified candidates. His artistry… Read more »

FOKO events at Merrill

The Friends of The Kotzschmar Organ have a wide variety of events coming up.  Impressions – Wednesday, September 26  7:30 p.m. Jean-Willy Kunz is the organist with the Montreal Symphony, and he and his jazz ensemble will combine the versatility of the pipe organ with the smooth sounds of jazz for an unforgettable evening of music! The… Read more »

Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker is adding a third weekend of shows!

Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker is back and they are adding a THIRD weekend of shows! Tickets are on sale for all shows, including the new dates, Dec. 8 & 9. Maine State Ballet’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite of Portland Maine’s holiday season and the performance at Merrill Auditorium… Read more »