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Leaps of Faith with Ovations’ Deputy Director Linda Nelson

  Ovations is proud to be presenting Azam Ali and the Montreal-based music ensemble Niyaz tonight at PortCity.  At a reception last night for her, her husband Loga Tarkian and their son at Coffee by Design, I was once again reminded of and lifted up by the life-saving power of art. Art saved my life growing [...]

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Ovations Offstage, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Ranky Tanky, Gullah Music And The Rocky Coast Of Maine

Written by Ovations' Artistic and Executive Director, Aimée Petrin   Deep in the crowded lower level of the now-closed Webster Hall in NYC, I was among a throng of people on a cold January night dancing, singing, rejoicing to the sounds of Ranky Tanky. By the time they reached their song with its eponymous refrain, [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beyond The Trocks with Deputy Director Linda Nelson

  The Trocks are Coming. The Trocks are Coming! The Trocks are coming to Maine via Portland Ovations! March 28 - 29   Sunday night I got to do something I love to do: sit in the dark, surrounded by (mostly) strangers, watching a movie. It is especially lovely to do this -- what feels like such a [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Ovations Offstage, Things to do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beyond the Music with Deputy Director Linda Nelson

Let’s talk about the VISION in the music. "Voices Appeared," The Orlando Consort January 24 at 7:30 pm, Hannaford Hall Joan of Arc was one of my heroes growing up. Was she one of yours? (Feel free to post your responses below.)   Whether the extremely young, visionary, cross-dressing French freedom fighter (and later canonized [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Shows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Beyond the Music

Let’s talk about the mission in the music. Alsarah and the Nubatones January 17 at 8 pm at Port City Music Hall   As a nonprofit organization here to charitably serve community needs, Portland Ovations is guided by our mission: as part of providing so many great, entertaining performances each year, we work to inspire [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Shows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Portland Ovations Offstage and Portland Recreation Partner to Put Your Child on Stage

Fill your child’s February break with creativity, growth, play and the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of their imaginations with Portland Ovations Offstage and Portland Recreation’s first Theater Camp. Through the five-day camp, led by esteemed Chicago theater company Compass Creative Dramatics, children grades 3 - 7 will enjoy games, activities and rehearsals designed to highlight their [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fierce Females

  Ovations’ 2018-19 season features some truly inspiring women and we want you to experience all of them. From now until February 28th *save 15% on tickets to see any of our upcoming FIERCE FEMALE performances with the promo code FIERCE. To access this discount and experience one (or more) of these amazing women, click here to [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s the final count up..

  We're counting up to the new year. We're counting on you. And right now your gift can count DOUBLE.   Make a donation between now and midnight on New Years Eve and your donation will have double the impact as anonymous donor has offered to match gifts up to $5,000 between now and the new year. [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Gifts|0 Comments

Ovations Welcomes Two New Board Members

  Supporting the arts as a Board Member is a labor of love. The board members of the non-profit performing arts organization Portland Ovations know this first hand. Soon, newest board members Ted Walworth and Amy Regan Gallant will know as well. This fall, Ovations welcomed these arts enthusiasts to our team of dedicated Board [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inon Barnatan Program Notes

Portland Ovations presents Inon Barnatan - Classical Pianist Performing in Portland at Hannaford Hall on Saturday, October 13 at 2 pm   Program notes by Linda Russell   Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) French composer Maurice Ravel began composing at age twelve; he studied piano at the Paris Conservatory. Major influences on Ravel’s [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Classical Performance Notes|0 Comments