Posts Categorized: Featured

Check out the Portland Ovations Podcast!

NEW! Portland Ovations’ launched its POV Podcast Series in late 2019. Tune in to hear directly from artists, audiences, community members, and other commentators in episodes that take their cue from one of Ovations’ unique performance experiences. Subscribe today to not miss an episode! Episode 1 – Celebrating Maine’s Queer History with Taylor Mac and… Read more »

PSO’s Notes From Home featuring Amy Sims, Assistant Concertmaster

PSO Assistant Concertmaster Amy Sims performs J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E major, Preludio, as part of the new digital series PSO: Notes From Home. Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and more from their homes to yours! To donate to our PSO Musician Relief Fund… Read more »

PSO’s Notes From Home featuring Mark Manduca on trombone

PSO trombonist Mark Manduca and his wife perform Vaughan Williams’ “Six Studies in English Folk Song: Lento (‘The Lady and the Dragon’)” in the first video of our new digital series PSO: Notes From Home. Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and more from their homes to… Read more »

JOIN Portland Ovations for an Exclusive Virtual Concert May 28

TWO WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES Thursday, May 28, 7 PM EDT Livestreamed on YouTube FREE FOR OVATIONS’ AUDIENCES plus: Olivier Messiaen’s “Louange a L’Eternite de Jesus” from Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1941) Join Portland Ovations, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and contemporary composers Ashley Fure and Maine-born Suzanne Farrin for exciting new music and… Read more »

From our friends at the PSO – Solo Together

A night of performances you don’t want to miss, Solo Together is a virtual “un-gala” experience that will bring performances of our world-class PSO musicians to your home.   Proceeds from this fundraiser, scheduled in place of the canceled Wine Dinner, support PSO programs that enrich the lives of over 100,000 children and adults each season – including… Read more »

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 »