International

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

“…impressive sophistication and complexity of phrasing, elegant articulation and an impeccable sense of balance… What sets the Academy apart from other ensembles is its exceptional musical intelligence.” SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Lauded as one of the great classical ensembles of the day, Academy of St Martin … Read more

The Peking Acrobats

In their graceful efforts these brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns provide 90 minutes of family fun that infuses [life] with an extra measure of joy.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control — The Peking Acrobats push the limits of human ability. Daring maneuvers … Read more

CANCELLED – Héritier Watanabe

CANCELLED Due to unresolved visa issues, the concert with Héritier Watanabe has been cancelled. Thank you for your patience as we had hoped to find a new date to present Héritier and his band. All current ticket holders will be contacted regarding their tickets. Since the early age of 10, Congolese dancer/singer/songwriter, Héritier Watanabe has … Read more

Fauré Quartett

“There’s such a passionate involvement about their playing.” THE GUARDIAN PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY A highlight of Ovations’ 2020-21 virtual season, the Fauré Quartett returns live with a program of works composed by Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms all specifically for piano quartet instrumentation. Founded in 1995 and … Read more

Janice Carissa

“A fleet-fingered touch that is particularly impressive.” PHILIDELPHIA INQUIRER PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Carissa is lauded for playing that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Born in Indonesia, … Read more

Bridget Kibbey: “From Persia to Iberia”

“…she made it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” THE NEW YORK TIMES From the Islamic Golden Era through the African Maghreb, leading up to 16th century Andalusian Spain and touching upon Sephardic culture, harpist Bridget … Read more

Cirque Alfonse: “Animal, A Farm Story”

“The show’s unpretentious warmth and good humour are immensely refreshing.” STAGE DOOR Ovations audience favorite Cirque Alfonse returns with Animal, a series of surreal fables for the young and the young at heart. Journey through a reinvented land where a gentleman farmer surrounds himself with familiar, yet crazy creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks … Read more

Farruquito: “Flamenco Íntimo”

“Farruquito dances as if he has every answer at his fingertips.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Called “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century” by The New York Times, Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya) is hailed by critics and audiences alike for his prodigious artistry, incredible stage presence, profound poetry and captivating beauty. Heir to … Read more

Ballet Hispánico – Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years

Portland Ovations dedicates this performance to the life and memory of our dear friend Jane C. Wellehan. “A cutting edge crowd pleaser.” WASHINGTON POST The nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, brings audiences together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latinx culture. Equal parts artistic excellence and catalyst for change, Ballet Hispánico is … Read more

Amadou & Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama

“Amadou and Mariam infuse blues riffs and melodic pop hooks into traditional Malian music, creating rich sonic tapestries that are intensely joyful while retaining the muted cool of indie rock.” THE WASHINGTON POST “Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience…the best moments come when the … Read more