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Program Notes for Fauré Quartett by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends With 90 years of bringing the finest classical music to Portland-area audiences, who would ever have imagined we’d be doing so virtually?     Despite the changes in the world this past year, what hasn’t changed is Ovations’ dedication to classical and other chamber music forms; connecting our audiences LIVE with extraordinary performers from around [...]

By | April 13th, 2021|Categories: From Aimee, Program Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for globalFEST by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends Each January when I go to NYC for the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, one event always stands out for its vastness, variety and promise to surprise: globalFEST. With programming across three stages and four bands on each stage over the course of the evening, the result is an experience of [...]

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

CANCELLED – Family Activity: ‘The Snowy Day’ Storytime Theater Free, family activity

Join Portland Ovations to read the classic children's book The Snowy Day and act out the story at the Portland Public Library. This activity is free and suited for all ages. This activity takes place at the Portland Public Library in the Sam L. Cohen Children's Library. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 [...]

By | March 3rd, 2020|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 [...]

Gabriela Montero: “Westward”

https://youtu.be/9zoWBomGGpk "Montero's playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism … and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity." – The New York Times   Award-winning pianist Gabriela Montero, lauded for her monster technique and thrilling tone, is equally known as an inspired improviser. Her unique program pays homage [...]