Héritier Watanabe

Friday, September 30, 2022 8:00PM | Vendredi 30 Septembre 2022 – 20H00 State Theatre Since the early age of 10, Congolese dancer/singer/songwriter, Héritier Watanabe has been singing and electrifying audiences with his mix of Congolese Ndombolo, soukous and rumba music. Captivating and charismatic, Watanabe’s high energy dance music is backed ...more
 

Carmina Burana with the Kotzschmar Organ

Orff’s Carmina Burana | With James Kennerley, ChoralArt, and Local Choirs Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:30PM | Merrill Auditorium Join the Kotzschmar Organ for a performance of Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana, in a new arrangement for organ and percussion accompaniment by Municipal Organist, James Kennerley. First performed in 1937, ...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 ...more
 

Impractical Jokers’ Joe Gatto Comes to Portland!

Saturday, September 17th, 2022, 7:00pm | Merrill Auditorium Joe Gatto, a well-known comedian, actor, and producer, is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index.” He is one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe who has toured with a live comedy show ...more
 

John Weaver Memorial Concert with Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott, Principal Organist at Mormon Tabernacle Join renowned organ virtuoso, Richard Elliott, for our first annual John Weaver Memorial Concert, celebrating the late John Weaver (1937-2021), who concertized annually on the Kotzschmar for half a century and whose performances and personality were treasured by all. One of John’s finest students ...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, ...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 ...more
 

Joe Bonamassa at Merrill

August 18th, 2022 at 8:00pm Joe Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers. His enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World ...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 ...more
 

Kotzschmar Season On Sale!

The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are pleased to announce their 2022-23 season!  The Romantics | Saturday , July 16th, 2022 at 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Municipal Organist James Kennerley launches the 2022-23 season with a concert of music from the Romantic era. The nineteenth century saw a marked departure ...more