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Las Cafeteras

https://youtu.be/jzqank4QSIg “Live, they’re magnetic.” – Los Angeles Times Taking the music scene by storm with infectious live performances that cross genres and musical borders, Las Cafeteras embodies a sound that represents a fusion between Spanish, African, and indigenous musical elements. Using traditional son jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima [...]

Raising the Barre Series Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty” Family Friendly Time

Raise the Barre Series One of the most famous works of the classical ballet repertoire, The Sleeping Beauty is a sumptuous delight for all ages. Artistic Director Elena Radchenko – a legendary dancer of the Bolshoi – and her Russian National Ballet bring the timeless fairy tale to life with a company of 50 set [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Avi Avital and Bridget Kibbey

https://youtu.be/1Ea5YO6C58w   “Bridget Kibbey makes 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 “Much as Andres Segovia brought the classical guitar into the concert hall, the Israeli virtuoso Avi Avital is [...]

Raising the Barre Series MOMIX: “Viva MOMIX” Family Friendly Time

The show goes on! MOMIX is in town and loaded into Merrill and waiting for you for their 7PM performance! https://youtu.be/2JIfbXK_5Xo “MOMIX is a tension between illusion and reality, apprehension and excitement” – The New York Times Raise the Barre Series Long live the magic of MOMIX. The miraculous dance company balances whimsy with [...]

Improv on Immigration: Gabriela Montero Rocks Maine

By Linda Nelson, Portland Ovations Deputy Director Immigration. It is the hottest and most critical issue of our era. Pianist and Venezuelan ex-pat Gabriela Montero knows this dearly enough to have built a performance around what she called "a very emotional theme." Montero's unique program, "Westward," was presented by Portland Ovations as part of an [...]

By | January 27th, 2020|Categories: Shows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

ANNUAL BENEFIT BASH Rizo with guest Ari Shapiro Emcee & Auctioneer Christine O’Leary

“[Shapiro is] a scene stealer, not just with his singing but his humor.” - The Seattle Times A once-in-a-lifetime pairing in an intimate club setting for Ovations audiences only, the charismatic Rizo returns with her very, very special guest Ari Shapiro. A provocateur with a razor sharp wit, Grammy Award-winner Rizo transforms cabaret standards and [...]

Bicentennial and Raising the Barre Series Sara Juli: “Burnt-Out Wife” – SOLD OUT Co-commission and world premiere co-presented with SPACE

An Ovations co-commission and world premiere. A world premiere of Maine based artist Sara Juli’s latest feminist solo, Burnt­-Out Wife. Taking on topics such as monogamy, intimacy, loneliness, and other marital taboos, Juli employs her physical and comedic talents to explore autobiographical issues of importance to all women. This full length, multimedia work defies genre and will [...]