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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 »

Portland Ovations Presents: Performance in Your Parks: Ice Dance International

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 »

Bob Marley New Year’s Eve Streaming Event

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 »

City of Portland Blood Drive

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 »

What’s Next: Take a Chance and Join Ovations’ Conversation

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 »

Portland Ovations FREE Virtual Concert!

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 »

Portland Ovations Raffle Starts Today!

A Fun & Easy Way to Support Ovations: Buy Your Raffle Tickets Today! OVATIONS’ ANNUAL PRE-SEASON RAFFLE IS LIVE NOW Every year at this time, prior to our new season reveal, Ovations holds our popular RAFFLE — and of course we’re doing it again! You never know individual titles or dates when you enter, but one… Read more »