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Masterclass with Dover Quartet Masterclass for select Bowdoin Students

December 6, 2018 • 9:00 am

Bowdoin College

The award-winning Dover Quartet leads a strings masterclass for selected music students at Bowdoin College. This class will be open to observers but all student spots have been filled. Time subject to change. Please check back for further details.

Pre-performance Lecture: “Time and Proportion in Tchaikovsky, Schubert and Dvorák.” Free, public lecture before Dover Quartet

December 6, 2018 • 6:30 pm

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Dover Quartet : Offstage Activities Composer and performer John Mehrmann will explore the elements of time, proportion and space, and how they are evoked through musical elements of rhythm, harmony, melody and texture in three great works by Tchaikovsky, Schubert and Dvorák. The pre-performance lecture takes place in the Abromson Community Education Center. For more…

Pre-performance Lecture: “Living Voices: Giving Voice to Joan of Arc” Free, public lecture before The Orlando Consort: "Voices Appeared"

January 24, 2019 • 6:30 pm

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Join cofounder and Baritone of The Orlando Consort Donald Greig for a pre-performance lecture about giving voice to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc. Free and open to the public. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.  

Queen Nur – LIMITED AVAILABILITY “Sweet Potato Pie and Such”

February 12, 2019

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along! Incomparable storyteller Queen Nur and her percussionist partner dish up a tasty treat of multicultural stories, songs and dance, featuring the influence of the African Diaspora. This highly energetic and interactive performance delights, as well as enlightens, young audiences. Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik presents a rich…

Living Voices – LIMITED AVAILABILITY “The Right to Dream”

February 28, 2019

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

Witness the struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America in this compelling story presented by Living Voices, who return by popular demand for the fourth consecutive year to our School-Time Performance Series. The Right to Dream follows a young student named Raymond, recreating his coming of age as an African-American in Mississippi during the…

Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition

This multi-media adventure, based on the novel by Jack London, mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a Saint Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold…

Pre-performance Lecture: “Dancing Queens: How the Trocks Satirize Classical Ballet” Free, public lecture before Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

March 29, 2019 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

As a seasoned Master Instructor in Classical Ballet, Bryan Matluck (founder of Exchange Street Studios) will examine the ways in which the Trocks adhere to and depart from the classic works in the ballet cannon.   The pre-performance lecture takes place in the Rehearsal Hall at Merrill Auditorium.   For more information about Offstage activities,…

National Geographic Live: “Wild Seas, Secret Shores” with Marine Biologist and photographer Thomas Peschak

“Science and art are not poles apart for me, they go hand in hand in a life dedicated to exploring, studying, and documenting our extensive oceans.” — THOMAS PESCHAK To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren’t a reason to get out of the water. They’re a reason to get in. Following his lifelong obsession, he’s found himself…

SOLD OUT: “Air Play” – School Time Performance

SOLD OUT This performance is sold out. Tickets are still available to our April 11, 7 PM family series performance. Click here for more information.   Please note that latex balloons are used onstage and in the audience during this performance. Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life…

Violin Masterclass with Alexi Kenney Masterclass for select Bowdoin Students

April 12, 2019 • 4:30 pm

Bowdoin College

Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Alexi Kenney leads a violin masterclass for select Bowdoin Students. This class will be open to observers but all student spots have been filled. Time subject to change. Please check back for further details.

Pre-Performance Lecture: “From Dispensable Servant to Diva: The Violin in Chamber Music” Free, public lecture before Alexi Kenney with Renana Gutman

April 13, 2019 • 1:00 pm

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

The violin has had many roles in chamber music over the centuries. Mary Hunter, the A. Leroy Greason Professor Emerita at Bowdoin College, and active violinist's lecture explores its rich history in this genre. Free and open to the public.   The pre-performance lecture takes place in the Abromson Community Education Center.   For more information…

Pre-Performance Lecture: “Alvin Ailey’s Reinvention of American Dance” Free, public lecture before Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

May 1, 2019 • 6:30 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

This tour marks Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th anniversary. Myron Beasley, Ph.D, Associate will discuss the company and its continued and significant role in reinventing American Modern Dance. Free and open to the public. The pre-performance lecture takes place in the Rehearsal Hall at Merrill Auditorium. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150…

Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

“I love the book, and I am sure that the live action will inspire children of all ages to pursue their dreams and to realize if Jane did it, they can do it, too.” — JANE GOODALL Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with…

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