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Ice Dance International Performance in your Parks

Portland Ovations is excited to announce the return of Performances in Your Parks. Working closely with the City of Portland to ensure everyone’s health and safety, on Saturday, February 6 Ovations will present four 15-minute outdoor pop up performances by Ice Dance International. All attendees are asked to dress warmly, to wear masks and practice [...]

By | January 29th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – The Bridge We’re Building

This year, we’ve been building a Bridge. And now that Bridge, with its strong Towers and gleaming Trusses, is standing solid. The story of this Bridge began last March, when, along with the rest of the world, Ovations found ourselves teetering on the edge of a perilous precipice. On Friday, March 13, 2020, as we [...]

By | February 4th, 2021|Categories: Maine Artists, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – How Do We Ensure Kids Can Still Experience the Performing Arts?

There’s nothing better than a Merrill Auditorium full of young people chatting and wiggling in their seats as they wait for one of our Family Performances to begin. We so miss these moments. We know it’s important for Ovations to continue to offer young people and their families chances to enjoy the performing arts during [...]

By | January 28th, 2021|Categories: Maine Artists, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for Paige and Friends! by Sarah Coleman

Dear Friends,   Paige Hernandez returns to Portland Ovations! It just looks a lot different than 2012 when she performed her one-woman show Paige in Full for our School-Time Performance Series. That was before my time at Ovations, but I have known Paige for a long time – almost 20 years. We met at Arena Stage [...]

By | January 26th, 2021|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – Celebrating Our Maine Artists

Last week we held a series of conversations around the five projects Ovations is commissioning by Maine-based artists. From dance to music and theater, from traditional to the contemporary – these five projects deeply explore a wide range of the creativity that makes Maine such a special and innovative place. You can still experience these conversations [...]

By | January 21st, 2021|Categories: Maine Artists, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

VOCES8 “Winter Tales” Virtual Performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2t0JMqNLAc “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” - GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE This elegant eight-voiced choral ensemble offers a beautiful holiday program, “Winter Tales,” from their London home. This event includes a concert, and Q&A with [...]

By | October 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for VOCES8 by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends, Over the years, Ovations has presented many holiday concerts with artists such as Chanticleer, Natalie MacMaster, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and others. Earlier this month, we, the Ovations staff, were talking about how much we were looking forward to the concert with VOCES8 and how singing, choral music in [...]

By | December 10th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for KENNEDY CENTER ARTS CROSS AMERICA by Marcia Minter & Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends, Indigo Arts Alliance and Portland Ovations are delighted to share with you Sacred Resonance, a program of new performance by Maine-based artists conceived as part of Indigo and Ovations’ ongoing partnership. Sacred Resonance is a collection of visual, spiritual, and emotional journeys led by Maine based artists Firefly, Maya Williams and Atiim Chenzira. [...]

By | November 30th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee, Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Kennedy Center Arts Across America “Sacred Resonance” – ON DEMAND In Partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Arts Across America: Sacred Resonance. Portland Ovations, in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance, is honored to produce an original performance event featuring three Maine artists to be featured in this Kennedy Center national series. Part of the Washington, D.C.-based John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Social Impact [...]

FLEX AVE. Virtual Performance In Partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

READ PROGRAM NOTES BY AIMEÉ M. PETRIN Following breakthrough performances at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Manchester International Festival, a residency for the inaugural season of The Shed in New York City, FLEX AVE. is the brand-new creation of Flexn dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray. Featuring group choreography and solo [...]

By | October 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments