Season Schedule

Rolston String Quartet

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

Rolston String Quartet The acclaimed Rolston String Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 in Alberta, Canada, at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. It takes its name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and longtime director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre. The quartet was […]

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Cinderella

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

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone […]

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Eurydice

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur […]

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Masterworks III – Revolutionaries: Mozart / Saint Georges

Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor Wren Saunders, bassoon Two 18th century composers, both revolutionaries in their own right, created sparkling works that still connect today What’s Interesting About This Concert For the first time in its history, the BSO performs the music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who was born into slavery in the French West Indies […]

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The Choir of Man

Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

THE RUNAWAY INTERNATIONAL HIT IS COMING TO MAINE! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up one hour of indisputable joy for all ages! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s the best pub “lock-in” you’ve ever been to. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, THE CHOIR […]

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Dear Patrons, We regret to inform you that we have received word from the producers of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo that the company has been forced to cancel their US tour because of COVID-19 lockdown conditions in Australia, their home base.  They said, “We apologize to our audiences for the disappointment we all share. We appreciate […]

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Flip Fabrique

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

With only six degrees of separation, we are all connected. That means we, the performers, and you, the audience, are much closer than you think! On the stage, six envelopes contain six mysterious invitations for six strangers. The guests have arrived, but one is missing. What to do while we wait? When renowned performer Jamie […]

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Nobuntu

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim, for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. Nobuntu was nominated […]

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Rigoletto

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Tony Award­–winning director Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to […]

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Masterworks IV – From the Firebird to the Future

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor Pam Weeks, mountain dulcimer Jessica Meyer, composer Stravinsky’s iconic Firebird Suite anchors a program of innovation and merging traditions What’s Interesting About This Concert A world-premiere by Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award winner Jessica Meyer is sure to push boundaries Conni Ellisor’s Blackberry Winter has been featured on NPR and fuses the sounds of mountain folk and American classical, brought to […]

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