Posts Categorized: Family

Listen to our Casco Bay Wind Symphony Playlist!

  The Casco Bay Wind Symphony Presents Places We Can No Longer Go at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00pm Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Casco Bay Wind Symphony with the New England premiere of Places we can no longer go by world renowned composer, John Mackey, in addition to other classic and… Read more »

Check out our Battleship Potemkin inspired playlist!

The Halloween Spectaculer: Silent Film “Battleship Potemkin” at Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm. The evening starts with a Family Concert from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m with a special ticket price of $10 requested donation. It includes the showing of child-friendly Halloween silent cartoons, Kennerley performing on the organ and a children’s costume parade… Read more »

Listen to our Tony Bennett playlist!

    Tony Bennett at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm   Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, is returning to Merrill Auditorium right here in Portland, Maine. At the age of 93, Tony Bennett is not slowing down and his latest recording, with long-time… Read more »

Listen to our Jay Leno Playlist!

  Jay Leno at Merrill Auditorium on Saturday, October 19th at 8pm Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Jay Leno’s late… Read more »

Ovations’ Bicentennial Series

A message from our friends at Portland Ovations: We honor Maine’s 200th year of independence from Massachusetts by celebrating our state’s artists, environment, and history — both the well-known and the less visible. We began this journey September 19 with the MacArthur Fellow and Guggenheim Award winning Taylor Mac in a show tailored to this… Read more »

Listen to our Vince Gill Playlist!

  Vince Gill at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00pm Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill returns to Portland, Maine following the release of his new album, “Okie.”  Vince Gill has sold over 22 million albums, and won 19 Grammy awards,18 CMA Awards and was twice named Entertainer of the Year…. Read more »

What Ovations’ Insiders Can’t Wait For This Season

Who better to give event recommendations than the people on the inside? With an incredible line up for 2019-2020 ranging from an intimate performance by renowned pianist Gabriela Montero to the cerulean covered spectacle of the Blue Man Group, it was nearly impossible for the Ovations‘ staff to pick just one performance that we each can’t wait for this season…. Read more »

Listen to our James Kennerley inspired Playlist!

  The Kotzschmar Organ presents James Kennerley and friends on Friday, September 13th at 7:00pm.   James Kennerley presents a variety of pipe organ compositions as well as special presentations by guest artists. Violinist Morgan Peppe is the 2019 FOKO scholarship winner. Pianist Chiharu Naruse is faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music. Soprano Malinda… Read more »

The Polar Express at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad

Presale starts on August 26th 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 »

Check out our “Wings” inspired playlist!

  The Kotzschmar Organ will be showing Wings on Friday, Augst 23rd at 7:00pm at Merrill Auditorium This epic World War I-era silent film was the first Academy Award-winning Best Picture in 1929. Boston organist Peter Krasinski, who specializes in the art of live improvised silent film accompaniment worldwide, will put the music to the film. As… Read more »