Music

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 on musical theater and concert stages. Perhaps most recognized for her Broadway portrayal of the iconic Elphaba in … Read more

Héritier Watanabe

Since the early age of 10, Congolese dancer/singer/songwriter, Héritier Watanabe has been singing and electrifying audiences with his mix of Congolese Ndombolo, soukous and rumba music. Captivating and charismatic, Watanabe’s high energy dance music is backed by a full band of singers, dancers, percussionists, guitarist, bassist and keyboard player. Originally from Kinshasa Democratic Republic of … 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 theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop by Merrill Auditorium during the 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 as Tom & Jerry to … 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

Anaïs Mitchell

“Mitchell is a skilled storyteller…and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens.” PITCHFORK Anaïs Mitchell, the esteemed singer-songwriter whose Broadway smash “Hadestown” won 8 awards, including Best Musical, at the 2019 Tony Awards, is joined on this one-of-a-kind tour by Bonny Light Horseman, a folk supergroup trio comprised of … Read more