Robert Moody’s Farewell Event

Join the Portland Symphony for a variety show to celebrate Robert Moody’s tenure as Music Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and thank him for all that he has brought to our community. This farewell event takes place on Monday April  30 at Aura. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the ...more

Happy 333rd birthday to Bach!

Why did numerology mean so much to Bach? Lewis Kaplan, director of the Bach Virtuosi Festival, explains more:   Johann Sebastian Bach would have been 333 years old on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  There is great significance to the number 333 for Bach. He was a strong believer in numerology ...more

Be the first to preview Portland Ovations upcoming season

Portland Ovations is hard at work preparing their upcoming season. We can’t reveal the upcoming shows just yet but you can get all the details at their Member Preview Party. Members also get first dibs on purchasing tickets and picking out seats before the general public—all at a special Member discount! ...more

Celtic Thunder Returns

Celtic Thunder will celebrate 10 years of music at Merrill Auditorium when their    X Tour comes to Portland, Maine on September 27th at 7:00 PM. Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) will perform ensemble numbers ...more

And now… David Byrne!

Not only is David Byrne coming to Merrill Auditorium he is also bringing art-rock-indie-superheroes Tune-Yards with him!  Tickets will go on sale Friday March 16th at 10 am online and 12 pm at the box office.   You can find more info about his appearance in Portland Maine here; And also… ...more

Lyle Lovett Returns!

  Yes, his large band will be with him on tour!  Lyle Lovett tickets go on sale Friday March 16th at noon.  The performance is August 1st at 8:00 pm. There is no presale for this event but if you would like to get more info on his appearance in ...more

Videos with the Virtuosi

The Bach Virtuosi Festival will soon be coming to Portland. In the interview below flutist Emi Ferguson shares her passion for playing Johann Sebastian Bach and gives some historical background about Bach’s composition.   ...more

Check Out Lindsey Stirling’s Oscar-Worthy Covers!

Lindsey Stirling and her electric violin are coming to Merrill Auditorium in August, and we can’t wait to dance along to her pop-tastic original music and her creative covers.   In the meantime…still riding that Oscars high from Sunday night? Give in to your movie fever and listen to Lindsey ...more

James Kennerley at Merrill Auditorium

  Friends of The Kotzchmar Organ will present the debut of  James Kennerley, the 11th Municipal Organist of Portland, Maine. James will take us on a tour of some of the greatest music of the world, including celebrated orchestral overtures by Wagner, Rossini, and Bernstein transcribed for organ solo. We’ll ...more