Posts Categorized: Portland Ovations

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ovations at Home with New York Philharmonic

  This weekend, Ovations was to bring you the glorious New York Philharmonic String Quartet in a live performance at Hannaford Hall. Live performances put us in the same room as these talented musicians, and allow us to connect you to them. Today, we’re bringing you a New York Philharmonic house concert instead. Scroll down… Read more »

Don’t Forget The Blue Man Group

  Portland Ovations brings people together to strengthen community well-being, and we’ll be here with you even while our live performances are canceled. This week at Ovations would have brought us a brand new show by the zany and fabulous Blue Man Group. There’s nothing like joining with hundreds of others in a dark theater… Read more »


  Ovations’ presentation of the joyous dance-party band from Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras, at Port City Music Hall has, like all other gatherings in the nation, been cancelled. But that’s not going to stop us from helping you enjoy a Las Cafeteras dance (or listening) party at your home! Scroll down to find a Las… Read more »

GuGu Drum Group has been cancelled

Due to the worldwide public health concerns surrounding coronavirus, after many conversations Portland Ovations is cancelling its upcoming performance by Shanghai-based artists GuGu Drum Group on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The artists have not left China. Given the lengthy incubation period of this virus, we do not want to do anything to put our community… Read more »

Portland Ovations Staff Picks

  The Portland Ovations Team share with us some of their favorite upcoming shows. Casey Oakes – Waitress – Broadway National Tour January 10 & 11, 2020, Merrill Auditorium, Portland Growing up in Cape Elizabeth, the bright lights of Broadway seemed a world away. It wasn’t until high school that I realized not only could I… Read more »