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Fall Arts Preview: 20 things to see this season

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD 9/2/2022 BY ERIC RUSSEL & RAY ROUTHER Mark your calendars now for theater, rock concerts, a puppet festival, author events, ballet, art openings and more this fall in Maine.

From Bamako to Birmingham: Blind Boys of Alabama, Amadou and Mariam bring music of heart to Portland

By Jean Noel Mugabo  On April 29, Portland Ovations will host two internationally celebrated musical groups from distinct yet related worlds at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. These are the five-time Grammy Award-winning and Gospel Hall of Fame inductees, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and the renowned Amadou and Mariam, on tour in the U.S. from … Read more

Orchestra of top Black, Latinx classical musicians coming to Maine

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD 3/21/2022 BY ERIC RUSSELL An 18-piece chamber orchestra featuring some of the top Black and Latinx classical musicians in the country is coming to Maine next week. The Sphinx Virtuosi will perform at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, March 31, as part of Portland Ovations’ Seeking Resonance series, a partnership with Indigo Arts … Read more

Portland Ovations previews season centered on theme of ‘home’

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD 9/8/2021 BY BOB KEYES Aimée Petrin, executive and artistic director of Portland Ovations, programmed the 2021-’22 performance season around the idea of coming home. “I keep thinking of the season ahead as a welcome back, or a welcome home,” she said. “I think COVID has made the idea of home more pronounced. … Read more