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Portland Ovation Presents: “Rock of Ages” National Broadway Tour

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards ®, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. “Know What Love Is”, “Feel the Noise”, and “Take Your

Portland Ovations Presents: “Finding Neverland” Broadway National Tour

Date: May 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at heart,” says Time magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony® winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of

Portland Ovations Presents: “Finding Neverland” Broadway National Tour

Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at heart,” says Time magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony® winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of

Portland Ovation Presents: “Me… Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall”

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  to  1:00 pm

Based on Patrick McDonnell’s Caldecott Award-winning book, this brand new musical from the Kennedy Center explores the world of young Jane Goodall and her childhood adventures in the outdoors. With her faithful companion — toy chimpanzee Jubilee — Jane learns all about the miracles of nature around her, inspiring her to spend the rest of

Portland Ovations Presents: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm

A company of dancers boasting a “nonchalant virtuosity” that “routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone” (The Washington Post). Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s (AAADT) diverse, dynamic and timeless repertory evokes a broad range of human emotion and experience: you don’t just see an Ailey performance — you feel it. Is it any wonder

SpringSong: Songs of the Lights

Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm  to  5:30 pm

Featuring: ChoralArt Camerata Anastasia Antonacos, pianist Director’s Notes, Robert Russell: The ChoralArt Camerata presents Songs of the Lights: A Salute to Canada. The Canadian choral tradition came alive to me 30 years ago in performances by The Elmer Iseler Singers at a national convention of the American Choral Directors Association and, subsequently, in two visits

Portland Ovations Presents: Alexi Kenney with Renana Gutman

Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney is hailed as “a talent to watch” by The New York Times, which also noted his “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” His win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition

Portland Ovations Presents: “Air Play”

Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:45 pm

“A joy from start to finish” (Sydney Morning Herald), Air Play reveals the adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Circus and science collide as fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky,

National Geographic Live! “Wild Seas, Secret Shores” with Thomas Peschak

Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

National Geographic Live speakers share their journeys of exploration from being on assignment around the world. Illustrated with award-winning photography and video, each evening concludes with a speaker-led audience Q&A session. To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren’t a reason to get out of the water. They’re a reason to get in. Following his lifelong obsession, he’s

Duruflé Requiem

Date: March 31, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm  to  4:30 pm

Featuring: ChoralArt Singers Randall Mullin, organist Christy Comeau-Pierce, mezzo-soprano Director’s Notes, Robert Russell: Many choral aficionados give Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem” pride of place on a Top 10 List. Deeply refreshing Gregorian melodies receive Duruflé’s special harmonic treatment in a work that ChoralArt has not sung in more than a decade. Two of my favorite Britten