Posts Categorized: Featured

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 »

Want to find out more about Taylor Mac?

Are you intrigued by Taylor Mac…but are still trying to figure out what exactly the performance is all about? Are you a huge fan who just can’t get enough of his trailblazing performances? Either way we have you covered. The Portland Press Herald has an interview discussing fashion, performances and how life has changed since… Read more »

Do you want to know what a Wagnertuben is?

  Trust us, you do want to know what a Wagnertuben is… and what it sounds like. Thanks to the Lauren Winter, Kevin Owen and the whole Portland Symphony Orchestra for providing the answers!   You can get tickets for the Portland Symphony Orchestra Here.  

How much do you know about conductor Eckart Preu?

  Why did the Portland Symphony Orchestra choose Eckart Preu to be its musical director? In part, it was because of the strong relationships he forged with other Symphonies around the country. Take a look below to find out more about his musical journey that eventually led him here to Portland Maine. Spokane Symphony –… Read more »

A closer look at Carole King

Can’t wait until the National Broadway Tour of Beautiful comes to Portland Maine? Get more information about the amazing life of Carole King. Carole King – by The Numbers 4  Age that she started playing the piano. As if that wasn’t enough, she was also only 4 when she was moved to the 2nd grade… 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 »