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Miwa Matreyek Performance Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear Friends, I first saw Miwa perform several years ago in LA, her home base. I was immediately mesmerized by the imagery, soundscape and her presence on stage. I was captivated then and remain so. Miwa works at the intersection of performance and media. Her art exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal [...]

Malpaso Dance Company Performance Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear Friends, Inspired by dance lovers in our community, about a year ago we began to think about how to increase our commitment to the presentation of contemporary dance. This comes after more than a decade of consistently bringing to Maine no fewer than three high-caliber companies expressing a variety of aesthetics, styles, traditions, production scale and cultures. Collaborating [...]

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us for New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. From Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong and Fats Domino all the way up to the revered Allen Toussaint – this performance is about the  music and musicians that make New Orleans great. One of the things that stands out about NOJO is their ability to [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|Categories: Shows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Avi Avital & Bridget Kibbey Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear Friends, After three attempts and at least as many years, it is a thrill to finally bring to Portland Grammy nominated mandolinist Avi Avital. We are doubly fortunate to have with us his equally stellar collaborator Bridget Kibbey, credited as the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp.” We are grateful you’ve chosen to spend your evening with [...]

MOMIX: ‘Viva Momix’ Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear Friends, Dance is one of the most beautiful, visceral and expressive art forms. It can also be one of the most intimidating. Viewers often lament “I don’t get it” or “dance is too abstract” or that dance’s embodied form of storytelling doesn’t resonate with our verbal, linear brains. Or finally, “I don’t know how to [...]

We should welcome applause whenever it comes

by: Aimée M. Petrin So says, Emanuel Ax, a proponent of classical music audiences applauding whenever they have an emotional response to the music, regardless of whether that occurs at the end of a movement or the complete work. He’s written about this subject on his blog, invited dialogue by his peers, and been quoted [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Shows|0 Comments

#SaveTheNEA

Dear Friends, By now you’ve likely heard the President’s proposed federal budget calls for elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. NEA funding is vital to Ovations and the entire arts sector here in Portland, [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

BalletX

October 21, 2016 By: Aimée M. Petrin What a night for dance in Maine. Philadelphia’s BalletX graced the Merrill Auditorium stage last night with four astounding works: Slump, It’s Not a Cry, Gran Partita, and The Last Glass. The program was rich in its diversity and expertly showcased the dancers’ virtuosity. To have a full [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Shows|5 Comments