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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

Portland Ovations Presents: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Drag meets dance when “the Trocks” take the stage. For over 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have turned the dance world on its head with their (mostly) faithful renditions of classical ballet repertoire. “A company of men who dance on pointe with as much panache and style as any prima ballerina” (Pointe

Portland Ovations Presents: Dreamers’ Circus

Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm

A chance jam session at a 2009 folk festival in Copenhagen led to the creation of the adventurous and talented Dreamers’ Circus. Featuring Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violinist for the Danish String Quartet (a frequent collaborator), along with Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, and Ale Carr on Nordic cittern, this young trio is a driving

Portland Ovations Presents: 600 HIGHWAYMEN: “The Fever”

Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Portland Ovations presents you with this unique opportunity to be a part of an immersive performance on stage at Merrill Auditorium. “One of New York’s best nontraditional companies” (The New Yorker) 600 HIGHWAYMEN makes performances that offer a new way of seeing. Exploring a radical approach to making live art, the company constructs events that

Portland Ovations Presents: 600 HIGHWAYMEN: “The Fever”

Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

Portland Ovations presents you with this unique opportunity to be a part of an immersive performance on stage at Merrill Auditorium. “One of New York’s best nontraditional companies” (The New Yorker) 600 HIGHWAYMEN makes performances that offer a new way of seeing. Exploring a radical approach to making live art, the company constructs events that

Bach Birthday Bash on Kotzschmar Organ

Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

Portland’s Municipal Organist, James Kennerley performs Bach on the Kotzschmar Organ! Johann Sebastian Bach was born in March of 1685. Come and join us as we celebrate the musical legacy of this prolific composer who has created some truly spectacular music, especially for the pipe organ.

Portland Ovations Presents: Niyaz

Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:30 am

Captivating and ethereal, Niyaz takes folkloric sounds and poetry from their native Iran and modernizes them through contemporary technologies and ideas to create a 21st century global trance tradition that is hypnotic and ecstatic. Led by frontwoman Azam Ali’s “rich and precise voice” (NPR Music), Niyaz’s masterful blend of lush acoustic instrumentation with state of-the-art

Portland Ovations Presents: Ranky Tanky

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:30 pm

From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, “[Ranky Tanky] proves that the right musicians can make the past new all over again” (NPR). Trumpeter Charlton Singleton, guitarist Clay Ross, bassist Kevin Hamilton, drummer Quentin Baxter, and vocalist Quiana Parler mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz,

Portland Ovations Presents: “The Sound of Music” Broadway National Tour

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm

The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to Merrill Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®–, Grammy®–, and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. The Sound of

Portland Ovations Presents: “The Sound of Music” Broadway National Tour

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm  to  2:30 pm

The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to Merrill Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®–, Grammy®–, and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. The Sound of