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Our Stories – Seeking Belonging

The more than year-long pandemic has taught us much to take into the future together. One of the things many Ovations' Members have mentioned to us is how our human need to gather and to belong — to groups, to communities, to a place and to each other — have been made more visible by our social [...]

By | April 16th, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – The Intersection of Art, Food and Culture

Community suppers. Church potlucks. Festive receptions. Learning how to cook traditional dishes then sitting down together to enjoy. Gathering to exchange art, food, culture and community is on the menu at Portland Ovations. Throughout the years, our welcoming Portland communities have opened their hearts and cookbooks to Ovations artists visiting us from away. Fondly we [...]

By | April 8th, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – POP 90’s Impact

What an unforgettable night! Being back on stage at Merrill, reveling in the beauty of that space with artists working together LIVE ... and you were there, too, only not in your usual red velvet seats. And still: your dedicated support as well as the enthusiasm of so many local businesses and others made POP 90 [...]

By | April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – The Making of POP 90

We're hoping you're joining us next Thursday, March 25 for Ovations' big, live-and-virtual kickoff celebration of our 90th anniversary year. When you do, you'll be experiencing Ovations through the looking glass of our digital realms: we will be live at Merrill Auditorium, but you, our audiences, are not quite able to be with us there [...]

By | March 21st, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – Staying Home with Samuel James

Usually Samuel James is on the road many weeks of the year, but since March of 2020 he has been spending all his time, like most of us, in Maine. This has been lucky for Ovations and our audiences, as it allowed us to invite him to participate as one of our five Commissioned Maine [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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

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