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Get Ready for Mardi Gras: Celebrating Maine’s Acadian Connections to New Orleans, and the Birth of Jazz Free conversation and lecture before New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Join Portland Ovations for 1 or both of these exciting events ahead of the performance of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Both events take place in the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall. 5 - 6PM   JUST ADDED! A Conversation and Demonstration: Celebrating Acadian Culture, Where Maine and Louisiana Meet: Food, Conversation, History and Music with Robert Sylvain [...]

CANCELLED – GuGu Drum Group

Due to the worldwide public health concerns surrounding coronavirus, Shanghai-based artists GuGu Drum Group has cancelled their upcoming tour and Ovations performance on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The artists have not left China. Given the lengthy incubation period of this virus, we do not want to do anything to put our community at risk or create unnecessary [...]

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

CANCELLED – Pre-Performance Lecture: “Lyrical Expressionism of Chinese Drumming” CANCELLED

Due to the worldwide public health concerns surrounding coronavirus, Shanghai-based artists GuGu Drum Group has cancelled their upcoming tour and Ovations performance on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The artists have not left China. Given the lengthy incubation period of this virus, we do not want to do anything to put our community at risk or create unnecessary [...]

Songhoy Blues

https://youtu.be/ODjF7a9LzGc “Songhoy Blues puts its own exuberant take on African sounds.” - The Washington Post Sons of Mali, musical refugees, groundbreaking artists, virtuoso performers, survivors. Steeped in the deep traditions of classic Malian music and desert blues infused with youthful and supercharged sounds of today, Songhoy Blues makes music that is unique, exciting, contagious [...]

By | April 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Beyond the Music with Deputy Director Linda Nelson

Let’s talk about the VISION in the music. "Voices Appeared," The Orlando Consort January 24 at 7:30 pm, Hannaford Hall Joan of Arc was one of my heroes growing up. Was she one of yours? (Feel free to post your responses below.)   Whether the extremely young, visionary, cross-dressing French freedom fighter (and later canonized [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Shows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Beyond the Music

Let’s talk about the mission in the music. Alsarah and the Nubatones January 17 at 8 pm at Port City Music Hall   As a nonprofit organization here to charitably serve community needs, Portland Ovations is guided by our mission: as part of providing so many great, entertaining performances each year, we work to inspire [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Shows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments