Posts Categorized: Featured

Eckart Preu conducts Arturo Marquez

Sunday, April 2, 2023 2:30PM & Tuesday April 4th, 2023 at 7:30PM  Eckart Preu, Music Director Ina Zdorovetchi, harp PROGRAM INFO ENRICO CHAPELA | Rotor ARTURO MÁRQUEZ | Máscaras Concerto for Harp & Orchestra ANA LARA | Angels of Fire and Ice  

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra Performs!

Around the World with the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra | A Discovery Concert for Families Sunday, March 26, 2023 2:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Eckart Preu, conductor Portland Youth Orchestra Led by Robert Lehmann Buckle your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position as the PSO and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra take you… Read more »

Bach Birthday Bash 2023!

James Kennerley, Portland Municipal Organist Join James Kennerley, Portland’s Eleventh Municipal Organist, as we celebrate the birthday of the greatest composer for organ, Johann Sebastian Bach. According to contemporary accounts, he was able to play music with his two feet that many musicians struggled to do with their ten fingers. Born on March 21, 1685, Bach’s… Read more »

Portland School of Ballet Events!

Building Ballets | Coppélia Saturday, March 18, 2023 12:00PM | Westbrook PAC Coppélia is a comedic, classical story ballet about a young girl and her troubles with a realistic life sized doll, set to beautiful music by Leo Delibes. It gives us great joy to not only share this ballet with our students, but also… Read more »


Story, Book, Lyrics by Kerem Durdag & Music by Andy Happel | WORLD PREMIERE & Portland Ovations Commission Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:00PM | Westbrook PAC Two immigrants, one first generation and one second, find themselves in the U.S. and, over the course of lives fully lived, make it their home. Theirs is a story… Read more »

The PSO Brings the Music of Louis Armstrong and Friends

Saturday, March 18, 2023 7:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Byron Stripling, conductor & trumpet Carmen Bradford, vocalist The charismatic and hugely popular Byron Stripling returns to your PSO with an electrifying tribute to the great Louis Armstrong and his famous friends including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and so many others.  

Miró Quartet with Karen Slack

Saturday, March 18, 2023 3:00PM | Hannaford Hall Recognized by The New Yorker as “furiously committed” and noted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity,” the Miró Quartet is regarded as one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets. For twenty-five years the Miró has performed a wide range… Read more »

Ravel’s Boléro

Sunday, March 12, 2023 2:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Nir Kabaretti, conductor PROGRAM INFO SHERIFF | Akeda MOZART | Violin Concerto No. 3 STRAUSS | Death and Transfiguration, op. 24 RAVEL | Boléro RUN TIME: 1 hr 45 min including intermission

Heather McMahan comes to Merrill!

Friday, March 10, 2023 8:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Named to Variety’s Comedy Impact Report following the unprecedented success of her debut, THE FAREWELL TOUR, Heather McMahan is back on the road bringing the giggles nationwide. A beloved standup comedian, storyteller, and the best friend everyone wants, Heather has seen her popularity skyrocket with fans and… Read more »

Peking Acrobats with the Shanghai Circus

“In their graceful efforts these brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns provide 90 minutes of family fun that infuses springtime in New York with an extra measure of joy.” – New York Times Defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control —The Peking Acrobats push the limits of human ability…. Read more »