Portland Ovations is 90 years old! Since 1931, Ovations has been your nonprofit performing arts organization inspiring a curious and imaginative community where the experience of the performing arts is a vital part of everyday life. Celebrate with us at a virtual, 3-part benefit party filled with Artists, Auctions, & Performances streamed to you LIVE from the Merrill Auditorium stage with esteemed emcees Kerem Durdag &… Read more »
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Portland Ovations is excited to announce the return of Performances in Your Parks. Working closely with the City of Portland to ensure everyone’s health and safety, on Saturday, February 6 between 11:30am and 6:00pm Ovations will present four 15-minute outdoor pop up performances by Ice Dance International. Performances include outdoor pop-up shows at The Rink… Read more »
We’re spreading the word about a safe way to celebrate NYE 2020: one of Portland and Merrill Auditorium’s great Holiday traditions is back in a new online format! Join our friend, Comedian Bob Marley, on New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your own home for an evening of laughter. We look forward to sharing… Read more »
Per recommendation from Governor Janet Mills, and in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many upcoming performances at Merrill Auditorium have been cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. In addition, PortTIX and Merrill are closed to the public. We are available by phone at 207-842-0800, as well as via email. For assistance… Read more »
The City of Portland is proud to sponsor our next blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 30th 2020 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Portland Ocean Gateway. Sign up here An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate… Read more »
Host Robert Mellon speaks with Tony Award winning lighting designer and Portland resident, Christopher Akerlind. Chris has designed lighting and sets for Opera Maine production of The Marriage of Figaro, and lighting for Tosca, and La Boheme.
EXPLORE THE FUTURE WITH US JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL HAPPENING LIVE STREAMED THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 7PM ON YOUTUBE You’re invited to a free, innovative event June 4, a modern “happening” including four original “Living Room Concerts” by upcoming artists, exclusive to Ovations. Plus chances to learn about and discuss what’s next with members of the… Read more »
Click Here for this weeks episode Host Robert Mellon speaks about vocal preparation with Maeve Höglund. Maeve performed with Opera Maine as Frasquita in 2016 and Susanna in 2018.
Host Robert Mellon speaks with Millie Hiibel about designing and creating costumes for opera productions.
TWO WORLD PREMIERE 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) JUST ANNOUNCED! WQXR’S TERRANCE MCKNIGHT AS HOST Join Portland Ovations, the Library of Congress, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and contemporary composers Maine-born… Read more »