Music

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Pass It On 60th Anniversary Musical Celebration

“Between the casual athleticism of these musicians –– breezing through intricate music, trading solos throughout the ensemble, tearing through soulful jazz vocals –– they extend a warm invitation of camaraderie to the audience, a shared reverence that connects artisan and fan.” CHARLESTON CITY PAPER Celebrate 60 years of New Orleans jazz with the revered Preservation … Read more

Jessica Vosk

“Dazzling audiences with her talent, energy, sincerity and humor.” BROADWAY WORLD Experience one of Broadway’s biggest voices soar to the rafters of Merrill Auditorium. Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress known for her stirring roles in musical theater and on concert stages. Perhaps most recognized for her Broadway portrayal of the iconic Elphaba … 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

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

“[Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra] has never wavered from its commitment to jazz’s thickest roots.” NEW YORK TIMES Jazz giant, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the illustrious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble of virtuosos credited for re-imagining and contemporizing the notion of the “big band.” Simultaneously honoring the rich heritage of Duke Ellington, … Read more

“The Simon & Garfunkel Story”

“Authentic & exciting.” THE STAGE The internationally acclaimed hit bringing audiences to their feet worldwide, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Ovations on its coast-to-coast U.S. tour. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings … Read more

The Four Phantoms: A Holiday Concert

“Sterling voices. Beautiful songs. Pure emotion. This was a kind of spontaneous combustion for the ear and heart.” WE ARE GREEN BAY It’s the most wonderful time of the year to join The Four Phantoms for a joyous holiday concert, “Phantoms’ style.” An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, The Four … Read more

Samuel James

“Samuel James is as enigmatic as they come.” DISPATCH MAGAZINE WORLD PREMIERECommissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations Already Home Recordings Volume 2, Samuel James’ newest work, challenges traditional notions of authenticity in American roots music. The name of the project refers to James’ own biracial family, filled with musicians of multiple American traditions. With the … Read more

Dan + Claudia Zanes

Dan & Claudia Zanes

“The family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate.” – TIME MAGAZINE Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far in a style that’s been called “All-Ages Social Music.” In other words, when they perform it’s a party! Fun for the whole … Read more

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

“A marvelous ensemble.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Read program Notes for New York Philharmonic String Quartet by Philip Carlsen The unparalleled New York Philharmonic String Quartet provide the opportunity to luxuriate with some of the world’s best string players in works that brought the prestigious quartet form to prominence in the 18th century and beyond. … Read more