Ovations Offstage

Community Read: Writing Workshop

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Community Read: Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Community Read: Parable of the Sower

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Community Read: Parable of the Talents

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Wabanaki Stories

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the School-Time Performance of Wabanaki Stories, a second performance has been added at Noon. The land and waters known as Maine have been home to Wabanaki peoples for over 12,000 years. This vibrant exploration of Wabanaki histories and cultures spotlights three Wabanaki storytellers coming from three different nations and … Read more

The Romantic Masters: Reflections on Three Piano Quartets by Brahms, Fauré and Mahler

Melissa Reardon, violist of the Borromeo Quartet, artistic director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, and artist-in-residence at Bard College, highlights the aesthetic and dynamic aspects of these 19th century works for strings and piano. https://youtu.be/C1-eNzCyXdY About the Speaker Grammy-nominated violist Melissa Reardon is an internationally renowned performer whose solo and chamber playing spans all musical genres.Melissa is … Read more

German Romanticism and the Baroque

Composer and scholar Jan Swafford looks at the evening’s program through the lens of its period; with an eye to the art and ideas that surrounded some of Europe’s greatest musical minds. This recorded pre-performance lecture is available to view now through October 18. This recorded pre-performance lecture is available to view now through October … Read more

A Tuba to Cuba

A Tuba To Cuba follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba and in turn discover a connection that runs much deeper than could have been imagined. The leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks … Read more

SOLD OUT – An Introduction to Flamenco Dance with Lindsey Bourassa

Join us as we kick off our 22-23 Raise the Barre series with an introduction to the art of Flamenco. In this workshop, students will explore foundational movements and rhythms of flamenco dance, as well as learn about the origins and conversational nature of this beautiful art form. No prior experience in flamenco or dance … Read more

The Peking Acrobats featuring the Shanghai Circus

In their graceful efforts these brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns provide 90 minutes of family fun that infuses springtime in New York 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 … Read more