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Pacifica Quartet

October 20, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8OKaXmCgZ4 "...nothing short of phenomenal..." - THE TELEGRAPH Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-five years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Their program of thoughtfully selected works features string quartets written by American female composers during the ratification…

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro – ‘Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret’

October 22, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

NEW PERFORMANCE DATE! October 22, 2021, 7:00PM MERRILL AUDITORIUM If you purchased tickets for the original date (July 15, 2020) or the first rescheduled date (July 15, 2021) your tickets are still valid for the October 22, 2021 performance - no further action is needed. You may use the original tickets to attend. If you…

Broadway National Tour “RENT”

October 28, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBZeKOlYt6Q&t=1s "In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway... and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world." - BROADWAY WORLD   In 1996, Jonathan Larson's masterpiece transformed Broadway. Twenty…

“Cartography” Presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

November 4, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBlEeEEk9Ss "Cartography explores a world alive with transitions and movement by characters speaking their minds; representing those often made purposely invisible by others...A wonder of theater-making." - DC METRO Inflatable rafts on the Mediterranean. Dark holds of cargo trucks. Family photos hidden carefully in a backpack. Hear the stories of young refugees when CARTOGRAPHY asks…

Raise the Barre Series Music from the Sole: ‘Partido’ Presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

November 18, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btTXy46uZNo "Polyrhythmic groove and light, quick mystery. Mr. Sandoval and his five dancers shared a loose athletic grace." - THE NEW YORK TIMES Blurring the line between a dance and music performance, PARTIDO explores the convergence of percussive dance and live music with contemporary urban styles in African-American and Afro-Brazilian culture. Inspired by Leonardo Sandoval’s experience as…

Broadway National Tour “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”

February 9, 2022 - February 10, 2022

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

  "PURE BLISS. An ebullient era in music! It gives the trailblazing songstress her rightful place in pop culture" - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna…

Sphinx Virtuosi Presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

March 31, 2022 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9zl7mb_i-s "True to their name, the Sphinx Virtuosi call up the vision of an iconic mythological feline with its immeasurable power, unwavering command and soulful beauty." - THE WASHINGTON POST The Sphinx Virtuosi are the nation's most dynamic, exhilarating professional chamber orchestra dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. The exquisitely curated…

Raise the Barre Series Step Afrika! Presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

April 7, 2022 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xQYr6P_qBc "Exciting and brilliantly choreographed." - THE NEW YORK TIMES A joyful mixture of songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation make STEP AFRIKA! so much more than a dance concert. The thrilling company of dancers blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances and an array of contemporary dance…

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