PSO’s Notes From Home featuring Mark Manduca on trombone

PSO trombonist Mark Manduca and his wife perform Vaughan Williams’ “Six Studies in English Folk Song: Lento (‘The Lady and the Dragon’)” in the first video of our new digital series PSO: Notes From Home. Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and ...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 ...more

From our friends at the PSO – Solo Together

A night of performances you don’t want to miss, Solo Together is a virtual “un-gala” experience that will bring performances of our world-class PSO musicians to your home.   Proceeds from this fundraiser, scheduled in place of the canceled Wine Dinner, support PSO programs that enrich the lives of over 100,000 children ...more

Staying in touch with the Kotzschmar Organ

  WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS WEEK’S ROUNDUP OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND A LITTLE FUN! April 24, 2020 These items appear each week in our social media accounts. Links below.   James Kennerley and the Mighty Kotzschmar! This selection is making us look even more forward to when Merrill Auditorium ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...more

The Snowy Day at Home

  Who in Maine doesn’t remember our first snow(y) day? When we’d be home from school and in and out of the house, sliding around in and shaping the cold snow, then running inside and warming up. Now it is as if we are all home on extended snow days ...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 ...more