Orff’s Carmina Burana | With James Kennerley, ChoralArt, and Local Choirs Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Join the Kotzschmar Organ for a performance of Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana, in a new arrangement for organ and percussion accompaniment by Municipal Organist, James Kennerley. First performed in 1937, Carmina Burana takes its title… Read more »
Monthly Archives: August 2022
PSO’s 2022-23 Season Opens with DANCE!
Portland Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night | DANCE Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 | 7:30pm Eckart Preu, Music Director Inbal Segev, cello Celebrate the start of your PSO’s new season with gorgeous works by William Grant Still, Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Anna Clyne’s smash hit DANCE for cello and orchestra (named one of NPR Music’s “Favorite Songs of 2020”)…. Read more »
Impractical Jokers’ Joe Gatto Comes to Portland!
Saturday, September 17th, 2022, 7:00pm | Merrill Auditorium Joe Gatto, a well-known comedian, actor, and producer, is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index.” He is one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe who has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across the… Read more »
John Weaver Memorial Concert with Richard Elliott
Richard Elliott, Principal Organist at Mormon Tabernacle Join renowned organ virtuoso, Richard Elliott, for our first annual John Weaver Memorial Concert, celebrating the late John Weaver (1937-2021), who concertized annually on the Kotzschmar for half a century and whose performances and personality were treasured by all. One of John’s finest students at the Curtis Institute in… Read more »
Violins of Hope come to Maine
Violins of Hope is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These instruments, 60 in total, have survived concentration camps, pogroms, and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience, and survival. Owned and restored by father-and-son violin-makers Amnon and Avshi Weinstein, the collection travels to concert… Read more »
PortTIX and Merrill Celebrate 25 Years
PortTIX was founded in February of 1997 and opened as the box office for the newly renovated (and renamed) Merrill Auditorium. The Auditorium (formerly known as City Hall Auditorium) was in desperate need of renovation, struggling with issues such as outdated seating arrangements, no formal box office, and even an issue with pigeons getting backstage… Read more »
Joe Bonamassa at Merrill
August 18th, 2022 at 8:00pm Joe Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers. His enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world’s biggest… Read more »