Posts Categorized: Family

Staying in touch with the Kotzschmar Organ

  WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS WEEK’S ROUNDUP OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND A LITTLE FUN! April 24, 2020 These items appear each week in our social media accounts. Links below.   James Kennerley and the Mighty Kotzschmar! This selection is making us look even more forward to when Merrill Auditorium is open once again. Enjoy… Read more »

What to watch this week from our friends at Portland Ovations

  PERFORMING ARTS AT HOME Laura Stauffer, Ovations’ Associate Director of Programming, is back with curated recommendations for online arts experiences in true Ovations multidisciplinary style. Here are her picks for dance, classical, theater and more in the coming days: MUSIC – NYC’s Joe’s Pub hosts both rising stars and luminaries across performance genres. Ovations artists… Read more »

What to Watch, Ovations Style

PERFORMING ARTS AT HOME As we all head into a holiday weekend, Laura Stauffer, Ovations’ Associate Director of Programming, curates some recommendations for online performance experiences in true Ovations multidisciplinary style. Here are her picks for dance, classical, theater and more: DANCE PICK – Ovations’ RAISE THE BARRE dance series faves (they’ve been here at least… Read more »

Ovations at Home with New York Philharmonic

  This weekend, Ovations was to bring you the glorious New York Philharmonic String Quartet in a live performance at Hannaford Hall. Live performances put us in the same room as these talented musicians, and allow us to connect you to them. Today, we’re bringing you a New York Philharmonic house concert instead. Scroll down… Read more »

Don’t Forget The Blue Man Group

  Portland Ovations brings people together to strengthen community well-being, and we’ll be here with you even while our live performances are canceled. This week at Ovations would have brought us a brand new show by the zany and fabulous Blue Man Group. There’s nothing like joining with hundreds of others in a dark theater… Read more »

TIME FOR A LAS CAFETERAS HOME DANCE PARTY!

  Ovations’ presentation of the joyous dance-party band from Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras, at Port City Music Hall has, like all other gatherings in the nation, been cancelled. But that’s not going to stop us from helping you enjoy a Las Cafeteras dance (or listening) party at your home! Scroll down to find a Las… Read more »

New England Fights line up is not to be missed!

New England Fights is coming to Merrill on February 8th at 7pm. Check out this amazing line up! PROFESSIONAL 155*Title Manny Bermudez 14-2 (SSSF) vs Bruce Boyington 17-11 (Titan) 155 Josh Harvey 7-0-1 (VisionQuest) vs Jesse Erickson 9-8 (CMBJJ/Recon) 265 Ras Hylton 4-3 (First Class) vs Brad Lee 0-0 (Paladin) 205 Buck Pineau 1-6 (Independent)… Read more »

GuGu Drum Group has been cancelled

Due to the worldwide public health concerns surrounding coronavirus, after many conversations Portland Ovations is cancelling its upcoming performance by Shanghai-based artists GuGu Drum Group on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The artists have not left China. Given the lengthy incubation period of this virus, we do not want to do anything to put our community… Read more »

Trolls – A Fun, Family Friendly Movie Event

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4 PM Please join The City of Portland for a screening of Trolls on the big screen at Merrill Auditorium. Trolls is a colorful movie with a fantastic soundtrack that includes two of its stars, Portland native Anna Kendrick, and Justin Timberlake.This event is open to everyone and free to… Read more »

2nd Annual Hear Here concert is back!

  Hear Here is at Merrill Auditorium on Sunday, January 26th at 4pm This year’s show features:  Lindsey Bourassa, Bri Lane, Ikirenga cy’Intore, The Jason Spooner Band, USM Chamber Singers, Angelikah, Dominic Lavoie, Shy & Pihcintu Chorus Video, Franchely Benazo leading a drum circle with other special guests. Creative Portland presents Hear Here 2020, a… Read more »