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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

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 [...]

Performance in Your Parks Featuring Maine Artists & Special Guest Daniel Bernard Roumain

Portland Ovations is back in the streets! See violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain live on Sunday, October 11 for a series of pop-up performances around Portland. These innovative, safely-distanced outdoor experiences will also feature local Maine artists. Did you love our En Masse in 2018? Did you miss it?! Either way, you won't want to [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Performance Notes: AURAL EXPLORATIONS: FARRIN, FURE, AND MESSIAEN

Experience International Contemporary Ensemble, live streamed in your home! Thursday, May 28, 7PM on Youtube FREE REGISTRATION Dear Friends, When we embarked on our work with International Contemporary Ensemble (I.C.E.) we knew it would be wholly unique and unforgettable for Ovations audiences. At that time we imagined a modified version of their [...]

From the Desk of our Board Chair

We hope today’s email finds you, your families, and your communities weathering the storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We hope amidst it all you’ve also seen local and national press coverage on the impact of COVID-19 closures and cancellations on Ovations and all our peer organizations in the country's arts and cultural sectors. As our own Executive & Artistic [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re Here With You

Dear Friends, Ours is one of the most vibrant, unique and culturally rich cities in the country. You, our creative and wholly engaged community – and the work of our many sister organizations, businesses and philanthropic entities – make this so. Ovations is more grateful than ever to be alongside you all. While so many of [...]

By | April 2nd, 2020|Categories: From Aimee|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Blue Man Group

https://youtu.be/v7Z4R2X0b84 “The show is so winsome, so witty, so energetic that it might ensnare you despite yourself.” - The New York Times Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, laughter and surprises at every [...]

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

Support Maine’s Cultural Community

March 23, 2020   Dear Friends and Supporters of Maine's Cultural Community, Like all parts of American society, Maine's museums, libraries, and arts organization are mobilizing to respond to the coronavirus. We are working to keep our patrons, staff, and community safe; creating innovative ways to entertain, serve, and keep you connected; and doing our [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

New York Philharmonic String Quartet Program Notes by Linda Russell

    Quartet in G Major, K. 387 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Mozart’s musical genius soon became apparent to his musician father. At the tender age of six Leopold Mozart took his son on the first of many concert tours to display his prodigious talent. During the next ten years Mozart developed as [...]

Las Cafeteras

https://youtu.be/jzqank4QSIg “Live, they’re magnetic.” – Los Angeles Times Taking the music scene by storm with electric 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 [...]