Posts Categorized: Featured

Christmas with Kennerley Returns!

Monday, December 19, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium James Kennerley, Portland Municipal Organist Join Municipal Organist, James Kennerley, the Mighty Kotzschmar organ, and special friends for this most Christmassy of musical celebrations. James is joined by renowned soloists and instrumentalists, including the Kotzschmar Festival Brass & Percussion ensemble. The program will include a variety of holiday… Read more »

Janice Carissa at Hannaford Hall

Saturday, December 10, 2022 3:00PM | Hannaford Hall Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Carissa is lauded for playing that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Born in Indonesia, Carissa began her studies at the age of 5 with… Read more »

A Nutcracker Full of Portland History!

December 17th & 18th | Westbrook PAC December 22nd & 23rd | Merrill Auditorium Portland Ballet’s A Victorian Nutcracker returns to the stage this holiday season with newly designed backdrops and set pieces inspired by Portland’s Victoria Mansion. A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream,… Read more »

The Magic of Christmas 2022

Eckart Preu, Music Director Celebrate the Magic of Christmas with your Portland Symphony Orchestra! This beloved tradition (now in its 43rd year!) will feature brilliant renditions of holiday classics new and old! PROGRAM INFO* Bruce BROUGHTON | Overture from Miracle on 34th Street  John WILLIAMS | Music from Home Alone 1. Somewhere in my Memory 2. Merry Christmas… Read more »

Maine State Ballet Nutcracker 2022

November 25th – December 4th, 2022 | Merrill Auditorium Maine State Ballet presents six performances of its critically acclaimed classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, over two weekends November 25th through December 4th. This family tradition ushers in the holiday season and is Northern New England’s largest and most spectacular Nutcracker. Thirty professional ballet company members comprise the… Read more »

The Four Phantoms with Kaley Ann Voorhees

The Four Phantoms | A Holiday Concert Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium It’s the most wonderful time of the year to join The Four Phantoms for a joyous holiday concert, “Phantoms’ style.” An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broad­way and more, The Four Phantoms brings together four Phantoms from the Tony Award-winning The… Read more »

Preservation Hall Jazz Band 60th Anniversary

Pass It On 60th Anniversary Musical Celebration Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Celebrate 60 years of jazz with the revered Preservation Hall Jazz Band. On their anniversary nationwide tour, the band’s mission remains focused on welcoming audiences into the ineffable, almost religious experience of channeling the artists’ ancestors through the music and… Read more »

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Saturday, October 29, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium James Kennerley, Portland Municipal Organist Hailed by critics as the first true horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was released worldwide in 1920. Directed by Robert Wiene, it is now considered the quintessential example of German Expressionist cinema. The fantasy-like graphic style, with high-contract images, twisted landscapes,… Read more »

Portland Ballet presents Giselle

Portland Ballet opens its season with Giselle, a story of love and betrayal, life and death, vengeance and forgiveness. Follow the story, as passionately told by the dancers of Portland Ballet, of the peasant girl, Giselle, as she falls in love with the nobleman, Albrecht, whose betrayal condemns her to the unearthly realm of the… Read more »

Dirty Dancing IN CONCERT!

Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Join us for DIRTY DANCING IN CONCERT, the classic film’s first live film-to-concert experience. Enjoy the digitally remastered hit film like never before on a full-size cinema screen, with a live band and singers performing the film’s iconic songs. With a soundtrack that marked a generation, DIRTY… Read more »