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Bicentennial and Raising the Barre Series Sara Juli: “Burnt-Out Wife” – SOLD OUT Co-commission and world premiere co-presented with SPACE

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019


An Ovations co-commission and world premiere. A world premiere of Maine based artist Sara Juli’s latest feminist solo, Burnt­-Out Wife. Taking on topics such as monogamy, intimacy, loneliness, and other marital taboos, Juli employs her physical and comedic talents to explore autobiographical issues of importance to all women. This full length, multimedia work defies genre and will…

Bicentennial Series NPR’s “From the Top”

November 20, 2019 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

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.…

Bicentennial Series Boston Camerata: “Free America”

December 1, 2019 • 4:00 pm

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

https://youtu.be/6GcC7IzcYN8 “America’s foremost early music ensemble” – Le Monde A favorite of Ovations audiences, Boston Camerata returns with its latest program celebrating 18th and 19th century songs of rebellion and resistance. With works spanning early America including music from Maine’s own Shaker community, the unique instrumentation includes voice, flute, fiddle, cello, fife and drum along…

Bicentennial and Raising the Barre Series Miwa Matreyek: “Glorious Visions in Animation”

https://youtu.be/-91W32JHF-M “Magical...The sheer breadth of the imagery...is unlike anything you’ve seen before” — LOS ANGELES TIMES Merging cinematic vistas with intricate shadow play, multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, surreal, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound. Her latest work, “Infinitely Yours”, included only in the evening performance,…

Bicentennial Series International Contemporary Ensemble

https://youtu.be/iIxZhKQ86Cw “…the new gold standard for new-music…” - The New Yorker Called “extraordinary” by The New York Times and “America’s foremost new-music group” by Alex Ross, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is one of the most exciting ensembles working today. For Ovations audiences only, ICE brings an evening of music drawn from Ashley Fure's The Force…

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