Mahler’s First

Mahler’s First Presented by the Portland Symphony Conductor Bruce Hangen will be the conductor this evening and the concert will feature cellist Matt Haimovitz. We’ll be starting with Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo”, which was the final work of Bloch’s “Jewish Cycle”. Bloch started writing this cycle in 1915 and it premiered on May ...more
 

The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines Presented by the Portland Symphony Conducted by Jayce Ogren, this concert will feature classical jazz that feeds the heart and soul, making old sounds new again. With two albums released to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally, The ...more
 

The Schumann Circle

Schumann’s Circle Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Ruth Reinhardt and will feature pianist Diane Walsh. We will hear Brahms Tragic Overture. Brahms chose the title “tragic” to emphasize the turbulent, tormented character of the piece, in contrast to the mirthful ebullience of a companion piece ...more
 

Dvořák’s “New World”

Dvořák’s “New World” Presented by the Portland Symphony Orchestra This concert will be conducted by guest conductor Marcelo Lehniger,  and will also feature a Portland favorite, violinist  Benjamin Beilman. See below to hear Benjamin Bellman play selections and discuss his debut album.   The concert will feature Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony ...more
 

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff Presented by the Portland Symphony This concert will be conducted by Jeffrey Kahane and will feature soprano Inna Dukach, tenor Dominic Armstrong, baritone Craig Irvin, and the ChoralArt Masterworks. We will hear many classics. Such as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 which became an important display piece for the young Beethoven as ...more
 

A message from our friends at The Bach Virtuosi Festival

Planning of the Bach Virtuosi Festival for 2019 has begun and we wanted to share with you that it will be earlier next year: June 2-9. We also wanted to share even more good news with our supporters. Our friends at Maine Public Radio have asked us to participate in their Maine Stage program to ...more
 

It was a great Disney Junior Dance Party!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Disney Junior Dance Party! For those that were there and for those that just love Disney Junior, here is a very special playlist for all to enjoy.  Don’t forget to check out the other great shows coming soon! Official Ticket Outlet ...more
 

Thank you Gaither Vocal Band!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and The Gaither Vocal Band on September 16. It was truly a show to remember. For those that were there and for those that just love The Gaither Vocal Band, here is a very special playlist for all to enjoy.  Don’t forget to ...more
 

We love David Byrne!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the David Byrne Concert on September 11. It was an incredible night!   For those that were there and for those that just love David Byrne, here is a very special playlist for all to enjoy.  Don’t forget to check out the ...more
 

Portland Ovation Staff Picks

What Ovations’ Insiders Can’t Wait For This Season Who better to give performance recommendations than the people on the inside? With an incredible line up for 2018-19 ranging from an intimate, classical performance by the admired pianist Inon Barnatan to the maple syrup sugar rush of holiday spirit that is ...more