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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

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, Seeking Resonance|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

Program Notes for FLEX AVE. by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends,    It’s January 10, 2015 and I’m headed uptown to New York City’s hallowed hall, the Park Avenue Armory. I remember it was a bright winter day and the walk from Midtown to the Upper East Side was glorious. Going to the Armory, an 1880’s Gothic-Revival grand space, is always an experience, but today promises to [...]

By | November 10th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee, Seeking Resonance|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

What Resonates With You? Program Notes for “Welcome Home by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends, Portland Ovations started the Seeking Resonance series in 2016 as an exploration and celebration of performance inspired by religious and spiritual life. Over time, the series evolved to embrace a larger desire to find and make meaningful connections. To resonate. Today, Seeking Resonance is about our deep need to find “home”: a space [...]

By | September 15th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee, Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In Solidarity

Portland Ovations stands in solidarity with Black and brown artists, colleagues, and citizens in our communities and around the world. We join those who express outrage and grief for the killing of George Floyd, the too many who came before him and the centuries of injustice perpetrated upon people of color. As an organization that [...]

By | June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Arts Integration at Home – Freeze Dance

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Our last activity is a way to celebrate the school year that is wrapping up. While it might not feel like a celebratory time, dancing is important for a few reasons. As an art form, it has been a form of resistance for many oppressed cultures. Dance also asks us [...]