Ovations’ Bicentennial Series

A message from our friends at Portland Ovations: We honor Maine’s 200th year of independence from Massachusetts by celebrating our state’s artists, environment, and history — both the well-known and the less visible. We began this journey September 19 with the MacArthur Fellow and Guggenheim Award winning Taylor Mac in ...more
 

Listen to our Vince Gill Playlist!

  Vince Gill at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00pm Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill returns to Portland, Maine following the release of his new album, “Okie.”  Vince Gill has sold over 22 million albums, and won 19 Grammy awards,18 CMA Awards and was twice ...more
 

Listen to our Deep Purple playlist!

  Deep Purple at Merrill Auditorium on Sunday October 6th at 7:00pm With a body of work spanning seven decades, Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the hard rock genre while progressively moving into new areas to keep their sound fresh and attract new fans to the legions who ...more
 

Listen to our George Lopez inspired playlist!

  George Lopez was at Merrill on September 28th and it was a hysterical show that everyone enjoyed! Please enjoy our George Lopez playlist that we’ve put together just for you   And don’t forget, Jay Leno is coming to Merrill on Saturday, October 19th! ...more
 

Listen to our Jens Korndoerfer inspired Playlist!

  The Kotzschmar Organ presents Jens Korndoerfer on Friday, September 27th at 7:00pm. Bavarian artist, Jen Korndoerfer will present selections by Reger, Vierne, Ives, Strauss Sr., and Frank. Jens Korndoerfer performs at major music venues and festivals around the world. His repertoire reaches from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Critics ...more
 

Want to find out more about Taylor Mac?

Are you intrigued by Taylor Mac…but are still trying to figure out what exactly the performance is all about? Are you a huge fan who just can’t get enough of his trailblazing performances? Either way we have you covered. The Portland Press Herald has an interview discussing fashion, performances and ...more
 

Do you want to know what a Wagnertuben is?

  Trust us, you do want to know what a Wagnertuben is… and what it sounds like. Thanks to the Lauren Winter, Kevin Owen and the whole Portland Symphony Orchestra for providing the answers!   You can get tickets for the Portland Symphony Orchestra Here.   ...more
 

How much do you know about conductor Eckart Preu?

  Why did the Portland Symphony Orchestra choose Eckart Preu to be its musical director? In part, it was because of the strong relationships he forged with other Symphonies around the country. Take a look below to find out more about his musical journey that eventually led him here to ...more
 

A closer look at Carole King

Can’t wait until the National Broadway Tour of Beautiful comes to Portland Maine? Get more information about the amazing life of Carole King. Carole King – by The Numbers 4  Age that she started playing the piano. As if that wasn’t enough, she was also only 4 when she was ...more
 

What Ovations’ Insiders Can’t Wait For This Season

Who better to give event recommendations than the people on the inside? With an incredible line up for 2019-2020 ranging from an intimate performance by renowned pianist Gabriela Montero to the cerulean covered spectacle of the Blue Man Group, it was nearly impossible for the Ovations‘ staff to pick just one performance that we each ...more