Season Schedule

University of Maine Singers Spring Tour Concert

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Recently home from their annual Spring Tour the University of Maine Singers, under the direction of Francis John Vogt, will share the program they performed in high schools and churches throughout Central Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The concert pairs selections from Handel’s Messiah (they will perform the complete work on April 28) with modern […]

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The Met: Live in HD – Die Walküre

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. Adult […]

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Dreamers’ Circus

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

Dreamers’ Circus is a Nordic band consisting of Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr and Nikolaj Busk. In their own words: “We met by chance one night in 2009 during a folk festival in Copenhagen. Ale and Rune were standing in the corner of a pub jamming some folk tunes. Nikolaj just came in, sat at […]

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Masterworks V: Candide

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor Amy Maples, soloist Christopher Sanders, soloist University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society William Grant Still, Can’t You Line ‘Em Lucas Richman, World Premiere Joan Tower, Made in America Leonard Bernstein, Selections from Candide We celebrate American composers in April with a program anchored by Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece of operetta, Candide. Works by William Grant Still, Lucas Richman, and […]

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – NT Live Broadcast

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, […]

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Beijing Guitar Duo

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

Composed of guitarist Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. This past season took them to countries such as Germany, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Poland, China, Panama, and the United States. The duo has toured extensively with their mentor Manuel Barrueco, appearing in such countries as Germany, Finland, Spain, Russia, as well […]

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University of Maine Singers presents Handel’s “Messiah”

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

The University of Maine Singers, under the direction of Francis John Vogt, will perform George Frideric Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah. They will be joined by an orchestra of School of Performing Arts faculty, students, and regional professionals. Featured as soloists will be undergraduate Vocal Performance majors Kayla M’Lynn Gayton, soprano and Zachary Fisher, tenor; guest […]

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Masterworks VI: Viennese Masters

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 33, K. 319, B-flat major Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, E-flat major, ‘Romantic’ Music from Vienna by Mozart and Bruckner concludes the BSO’s 123rd season. Mozart’s charming Symphony No. 33 makes way for the grandeur of Bruckner’s epic Symphony No. 4, ‘Romantic.’  Subscriptions on sale now!

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Boston Trio

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

Since their formation in 1997, the trio has quickly become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire. The program includes: Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio Korngold: Piano Trio, […]

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