Posts Categorized: Family

The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines Presented by the Portland Symphony Conducted by Jayce Ogren, this concert will feature classical jazz that feeds the heart and soul, making old sounds new again. With two albums released to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally, The Hot Sardines stand apart for… Read more »

The Schumann Circle

Schumann’s Circle Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Ruth Reinhardt and will feature pianist Diane Walsh. We will hear Brahms Tragic Overture. Brahms chose the title “tragic” to emphasize the turbulent, tormented character of the piece, in contrast to the mirthful ebullience of a companion piece he wrote the same year,… Read more »

Dvořák’s “New World”

Dvořák’s “New World” Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Eckart Preu, our new music director! It will also feature a Portland favorite, violinist Benjamin Beilman. First we’ll have Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. This is his only concerto. It is symphonic in scope, with the solo violin and all sections of the orchestra… Read more »

Wild Kratts LIVE!

Our Friends at Portland Ovations are bringing the Wild Kratts LIVE! tour to Portland Maine with an all new stage show  “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!” This show will combine live action and animation; Martin and Chris will be live on stage with the rest of the Wild Kratts team coming to you… Read more »

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 »

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 their 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 is… Read more »

Portland Ballet returns with The Victorian Nutcracker

The Victorian Nutcracker will return to Merrill Auditorium and to Westbrook Performing Arts Center, just in time for Christmas!   This annual production by Portland Ballet has become a Maine holiday tradition and family favorite, telling a classic tale set in Victorian-era Portland. Over 80 children from the greater Portland community will join the company of… Read more »

Gaither Vocal Band at Merrill

Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band will bring their tour to Merrill Auditorium in Portland Maine on September 16th.  Since the early 1990s, The Gaither Vocal Band has served as a standard-bearer in the world of gospel music.  Founded by legendary gospel songwriter and producer, Bill Gaither, this Grammy-winning vocal group has performed in… Read more »