Events downtown

Feb 21

Portland Ovations Presents” American Contemporary Music Ensemble, “Strumming Music” Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event website

Described as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying,” by The New York Times, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is a force for new music, dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble’s instrumentation is flexible, and includes some of today’s most soughtafter composer musicians such as pianist Timo Andres and Pulitzer-Prize winner Caroline Shaw. From Carnegie Hall to Le Poisson Rouge, their eclectic appeal opens doors to a broad range of the world’s leading venues. For this very special project — this unique performance will be sited within and responsive to a contemporary illustration exhibit displayed at the Institure of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art making for a one time only experience — audience members are immersed in stunning visual art and encompassed with thrilling music by noted composers Charlemagne Palestine, Philip Glass, Clarice Jensen and Morton Feldman.