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Earth, Sound, Motion, & Emotion

March 10, 2018 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Offstage Activities Oscar Mokeme, Founding Director of the Museum of African Culture, discusses how Ladysmith Black Mambazo—with great love and compassion—has used its songs as prayers to bridge the barriers of hate, ethnic divisiveness and other challenges in South Africa and around the world. He also explores the essence and significance of…

The Ukulele Family and How to Grow an Ensemble

April 12, 2018 • 6:30 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain : Offstage Activities Nina Allen Miller, head of the Falmouth Library Ukulele Society, discusses the different instruments in the ukulele family and how a successful ensemble form, develops, and grows. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Ballet in the 20th and 21st Centuries II

April 14, 2018 • 6:45 pm

Jessica Lang Dance : Offstage Activities Bryan Matluck, head of the Exchange Street Studio and ballet instructor, continues the discussion of the history and development of ballet in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as answering a few common questions behind the training of dancers, differences in modern versus ballet technique, pointe shoes etc.…

Strings Quartets as Conversation

April 18, 2018 • 6:30 pm

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

Ariel String Quartet : Offstage Activities The metaphor of conversation has long been used to describe the ways the instruments in a string quartet relate to each other. Mary Hunter, Professor of Music at Bowdoin College, discusses different kinds of “conversation” from today’s repertory. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email…

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