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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 »

Last Girl WORLD PREMIERE!

Thursday 20th October 2022, 7:00pm | Westbrook Performing Arts Center Contains Mature Content Ovations is honored to share the first full-length staged reading of dee Clarke’s memory play, The Last Girl, based in part on Clarke’s 2014 testimony on sexual trafficking to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The Last Girl tells, in three acts, Clarke’s personal story of… Read more »

PSO’s 2022-23 Season Opens with DANCE!

Portland Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night | DANCE Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 | 7:30pm Eckart Preu, Music Director Inbal Segev, cello Celebrate the start of your PSO’s new season with gorgeous works by William Grant Still, Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Anna Clyne’s smash hit DANCE for cello and orchestra (named one of NPR Music’s “Favorite Songs of 2020”)…. Read more »

Violins of Hope come to Maine

Violins of Hope is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These instruments, 60 in total, have survived concentration camps, pogroms, and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience, and survival. Owned and restored by father-and-son violin-makers Amnon and Avshi Weinstein, the collection travels to concert… Read more »

PortTIX and Merrill Celebrate 25 Years

PortTIX was founded in February of 1997 and opened as the box office for the newly renovated (and renamed) Merrill Auditorium. The Auditorium (formerly known as City Hall Auditorium) was in desperate need of renovation, struggling with issues such as outdated seating arrangements, no formal box office, and even an issue with pigeons getting backstage… Read more »

Portland Ballet’s 2022-23 Season!

Portland Ballet are excited to announce their 2022-23 season!  Giselle Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 7:30PM & Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 2:00PM Westbrook PAC 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… Read more »

Samuel James: Already Home Recordings Volume 2 WORLD PREMIERE

  Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:00PM | Brick South Beer Garden Already Home Recordings Volume 2, Samuel James’ newest work, challenges traditional notions of authenticity in American roots music. The name of the project refers to James’ own biracial family, filled with musicians of multiple American traditions. Featuring traditional songs presented in differing arrangements, both… Read more »

Firebird at Westbrook Performing Arts Center

Friday 29th April 2022 at 7:30pm Saturday 30th April 2022 at 2:00pm   Portland Ballet’s season closes with Nell Shipman’s Firebird. Based on the classic Russian folktale, the Firebird is a powerful ballet set to the music of Stravinsky that will delight ballet audiences of all ages. Full of dynamic performance, beauty and magic, Portland Ballet’s… Read more »

“Weird Al” Yankovic w/Emo Philips

  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:30PM | Merrill Auditorium “Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back.  For the second time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and five-time Grammy winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody)… Read more »

From Bamako to Birmingham | Featuring Amandou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday, April 29, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium While they may appear worlds apart, the music of Mali’s Amadou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama share something that is undeniable: deeply felt music of the soul that transcends cultures, nations and musical styles. For the past 40+ years, Amadou & Mariam have combined… Read more »