Posts Categorized: Featured

Kotzschmar Season On Sale!

The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are pleased to announce their 2022-23 season!  The Romantics | Saturday , July 16th, 2022 at 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Municipal Organist James Kennerley launches the 2022-23 season with a concert of music from the Romantic era. The nineteenth century saw a marked departure from the rationalism of the… Read more »

Flying Dutchman Off the Coast of Maine

Celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial with Opera Maine’s production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. The cursed captain of a ghostly ship comes ashore every seven years in search of faithful love that will set him free. In Opera Maine’s production of this famous legend, the violent storm brings the Dutchman to the coast of Maine. Here… Read more »

Schooner Fare with the PSO

Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:30PM | Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach Beloved Maine folk band SCHOONER FARE reunites with your PSO to revisit their iconic songs of the sea. Please note, the first half of this concert will feature a symphonic exploration of New England performed by your Portland Symphony Orchestra. Schooner Fare will then… Read more »

The Music of Star Wars!

Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:30PM | Seaside Pavilion Old Orchard Beach Morihiko Nakahara, conductor Travel to a galaxy far, far away with your PSO! Experience the epic score of one of the most iconic film franchises of all time in this summer concert perfect for the whole family! Don’t miss The Music of Star Wars!

Portland Ovations Season Preview Party and RAFFLE

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:30PM Celebrate with us at Merrill Auditorium Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30PM and enjoy an exclusive first look at Portland Ovations’ 2022-23 season. Free to attend, this Members-only gathering invites you to an evening of nibbles, drinks and videos highlighting our upcoming season. There are many exciting Broadway National Tours, music, dance, theater and family-friendly performances… Read more »

Girl Power! | Celebrating Women in Music. A Discovery Concert in Old Orchard Beach!

Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:30PM | Seaside Pavilion Join your PSO and guest conductor Erin Freeman for a concert celebrating female friendship that is so joyful it would make Leslie Knope proud. Discovery Concerts are designed for families with children ages 4-12, but are enjoyable for all. Keeping You Safe at Concerts: For your PSO Summer… Read more »

“Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse” | WORLD PREMIERE by Riley Watts and little house dance

Wednesday, May 18, 7:30PM; Thursday, May 19, 7:30PM; and Friday, May 20, 7:30pm. PORTLAND OVATIONS COMMISSION | Mechanics’ Hall Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of the little house dance company.  An iterative performance on states of mourning and the physical mind, Hour Wolf… Read more »

Iliza | Back In Action Tour

Friday, May 13, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Iliza Shlesinger is Back In Action, unveiling a new itinerary and name for her tour originally scheduled for 2020 then postponed due to the pandemic. Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag… Read more »

Samuel James: Already Home Recordings Volume 2 WORLD PREMIERE

  Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:00PM | Brick South Beer Garden Already Home Recordings Volume 2, Samuel James’ newest work, challenges traditional notions of authenticity in American roots music. The name of the project refers to James’ own biracial family, filled with musicians of multiple American traditions. Featuring traditional songs presented in differing arrangements, both… Read more »