Live Performance


We welcome you to join us in the audience for the School-Time Performance of POLI POP! This performance is ideal for young audience members ages 3 – 8. All tickets are only $8 and are general admission in designated areas of Merrill Auditorium. You will be in attendance along with local school groups on field trips. … Read more

An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

“His incredible vocal control was on display throughout the night as he moved with apparent ease among the warm richness of his lower register, his lilting and intricate falsetto, and his strong, clear upper register at full voice.” REAL WV Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted performer recognized for his work on the Broadway stage, on … Read more


Co-presented by Portland Ovations and Indigo Arts Alliance Stay in touch with this project! Click here to register for emails providing project updates. Add the complimentary tickets to your cart and check out. You will then be on a contact list for future updates. Black, Haitian American composer, violinist and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) … Read more

Bluey’s Big Play

“A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show.” THE GUARDIAN This is Bluey’s Big Play, For Real Life. When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get … Read more


“STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” USA TODAY STOMP returns to Portland! Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages, the international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion … Read more

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

“The sophisticated sound they make – both percussive and melodic – is at once hilarious and heartfelt.” FINANCIAL TIMES An Ovations audience favorite, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain perform on instruments bought with loose change and believe all genres of music are available for reinterpretation — as long as they are played on the … Read more


“The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it’s really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.” NPR Direct from Kyiv, DakhaBrakha returns to Ovations with its self-described “ethno chaos” of folk-pop … Read more

Martha Redbone Roots Project

“A true original; the kind of artist who sets trends, as opposed to following them.” BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Native and African American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educatorMartha Redbone is celebrated for her unique gumbo of folk, blues and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky, infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn, New York. Inheriting the powerful vocal … Read more

CANCELLED “It’s Okay to Be Different” – Stories by Todd Parr

In light of the ongoing situation and out of respect for all, Portland Ovations has cancelled the Monday 6 PM performance of “It’s Okay to Be Different”. The safety and wellbeing of our audiences is our first priority. All tickets will be automatically refunded. Ticket holders will receive direct email communication regarding their tickets. “Mermaid … Read more

Jerusalem Quartet

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” NEW YORK TIMES PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY The Jerusalem Quartet is renowned for their remarkable individual versatility in addition to their exceptional musical teamwork. Their seamless blend and richly characterized performances make them an … Read more