Season Schedule

All-State BOC Music Festival

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

The Maine Music Educators Association is pleased to present the 2022 All State BOC Music Festival Ensembles and the return to in-person festival! This year they welcome 380 of the top student musicians from across the state to perform in the honors Band, Orchestra, SSAA Choir, and SATB Choir.  There will be general admission seating […]

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Lott String Quartet

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

The Lott Quartet was founded around a mutual love of chamber music and a deep desire to reach audiences with engaging and insightful programming. Based in New Orleans, the Lotts are committed to contributing towards and building on the storied musical history of their hometown. The Lott Quartet takes their name from 19th-century violinmaker John […]

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Hamlet

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with […]

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruci?ski […]

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Giselle – MCI Bossov Ballet

Friday, July 29, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Betrayal, madness, supernatural horror – no, this isn’t an episode from Game of Thrones, but one of ballet’s most exquisite and powerful love stories. Based on a story by Theophile Gautier and Jules Henri Vernoy de St. Georges, Giselle tells the tale of lost innocence and love’s eternal power to forgive, with a dash of gothic ghosts to […]

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Jay Leno

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the […]

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