>Our Stories

Portland Ovations is your Maine nonprofit home for the performing arts.
We use dance, music, and theater to share stories, conversations, and experiences from around the world.
We also create opportunities to share powerful arts experiences through Ovations Offstage (O2),
which offers performing arts education for all ages, including School-Time Performances, Masterclasses,
and free Pre-Performance Lectures, panels, and community events.
And now, we invite you to join these conversations through “Our Stories:”
blogs, videos, and podcasts to connect us all more deeply to Ovations’ artists, their stories, and the magic between us.

BLOG: O2, The Air We Breathe

brings you original context for our artists and performances. Whether pre-performance preparatory notes, post-performance after glow’s making connections to broader issues, or arts integrated learning activities for home schooling, we’ve got all this and more right here.
Subscribe, respond, and become a part of the conversation!

New York Philharmonic String Quartet Program Notes by Linda Russell

    Quartet in G Major, K. 387 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Mozart’s musical genius soon became apparent [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Everybody Do

With students at home and caregivers balancing work and school, everyone is adjusting and learning. We want to offer a [...]

Russian National Ballet Performance Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear friends: As we mark the time we would have been regaling in the majestic beauty of the Russian National [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Theater & Vocabulary

With students at home and caregivers balancing work and school, everyone is adjusting and learning. We want to offer a [...]

Health, Safety & Event Updates

Portland Ovations brings people together to strengthen community well-being. We are committed to your health and safety as our #1 [...]

To Your Health & Well-Being

To Your Health & Well-Being Our community’s health and well-being is always our concern, particularly during flu season. The novel COVID-19 virus re-confirms this [...]

PODCASTS: POV

NEW! Portland Ovations’ launched its POV Podcast Series in late 2019. Tune in to hear directly from artists, audiences, community members, and other commentators in episodes that take their cue from one of Ovations’ unique performance experiences.
Subscribe today to not miss an episode!

VIDEOS

Portland Ovations IS performing arts: we’ve got the best videos!
Whether you’re curious to watch previews of upcoming artists or look back’s to events in which you participated or ones you may have missed,
subscribe to our YouTube channel to explore all the ways
Ovations is Everywhere.

2019-2020 Moments to Remember

 

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