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November 20, 2019 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Wednesday, November 20th • 7:00 pm

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National Public Radio’s From the Top returns to Portland Ovations to elevate and celebrate the amazing talent and captivating personalities of virtuosic young musicians from Maine and beyond. A favorite of longtime classical musical enthusiasts and newcomers alike, From the Top combines serious music, light-hearted skits and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert. Join us to cheer on some of our most outstanding young musicians as they perform for two live national broadcasts on NPR. Special guest host to be announced.


“Young musicians that will knock your socks off.” – TODAY SHOW, NBC


Portland Ovations is excited to bring back From the Top on November 20th to showcase the best young musicians in Maine on the nationally syndicated radio program. All music styles are accepted with a particular interest in music that combines western classical tradition with other non-classical forms. Are you interested? Have you always dreamed of performing at Merrill Auditorium? Know someone who might be? Creating your audition materials is as easy as using a smart phone or other recording device. For more information please visit https://fromthetop.org/apply/

Audition materials must be submitted by July 1, 2019

If you need assistance or resources in creating your audition, please contact Portland Ovations at

207-773-3150 x 3.


Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).