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Collins Center for the Arts

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University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
207.581.1755; 800. 622.8499; TDD/TTY 207. 581.1888collinscenterforthearts.com

Upcoming Events

September 2015

Everyman

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death…

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Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy

September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For four decades, Elton John and Billy Joel they have been a large part of the musical landscape, topping the album charts, playing to sold-out audiences, and receiving heavy airplay on classic rock radio. Since 1994, these two legendary performers have regularly been joining forces selling out their worldwide “Face-to-Face” tours. Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy is a tribute to the amazing songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. The concert combines a four-piece pop group featuring…

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The Beaux’ Stratagem

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the…

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra — The New World

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jeffrey Biegel, piano Lucas Richman, conductor Coolidge: Pioneer Dances Richman: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth Dvorak: Symphony No. 9,  “From the New World” The 2015-16 season opens with a stirring program of American and American-inspired works. Peggy Stuart Coolidge’s Pioneer Dances kick things off, before the Maine premiere of Lucas Richman’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth, written for guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel. Dvorak’s majestic Symphony No. 9,  “From the New World,” concludes the concert led by music director…

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October 2015

Patty Griffin

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bloom Arts & Events and 98.9 WCLZ is proud to present Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin with special guest, Sam Lee. All profits from the concert will go to benefit Alpha One, Center for Independent Living. This is the sixth in an ongoing concert series, featuring artists as diverse as Jewel, Indigo Girls, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, & David Bromberg. We are very excited to welcome Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin to the family. A native of Old Town, ME, Patty Griffin…

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Admissions Open House Program 

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session in Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts.

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Aeolus Quartet

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works to widely diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. Violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson formed the Aeolus Quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in…

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Dracula – L.A. Theatre Works

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bram Stoker’s novel of 1897, Dracula, was published with little popular fanfare. Critics, however, praised the author and put Stoker in the category of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. But audiences didn’t flock to the tale of this otherworldly being that feeds off others to preserve eternal life, until the early-mid 1900s when film versions generated enormous press for the title. Invasion stories, during the height of British colonialism, were made popular by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and…

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42nd Street — Broadway National Tour

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer…

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Otello

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lucic plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Often cited as Italian opera’s greatest tragedy, Otello is a miraculous union of music and…

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Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Combined Concert

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For a full schedule of events, visit umaine.edu/spa/home/events/ Ticket Information Music event tickets: 207.581.1755 Theatre/Dance online ticket order: umaine.edu/spa/tickets Disability accommodation requests: 207.581.1781 Tickets: $9-$25 Free with student MaineCard

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Comedian Bob Marley

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it. He lives in Maine which is the best state in the world maybe even the universe. He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and he even won their Superbowl of Comedy. He has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s. He was inducted into The Guinness Book of World’s Records for “the longest stand up comedy show by an individual” at 40 hrs of straight stand up. He’s been…

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November 2015

Admissions Open House Program 

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session in Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts.

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December 2015

Yuletide Holiday Concert

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For a full schedule of events, visit umaine.edu/spa/home/events/ Ticket Information Music event tickets: 207.581.1755 Theatre/Dance online ticket order: umaine.edu/spa/tickets Disability accommodation requests: 207.581.1781 Tickets: $9-$25 Free with student MaineCard

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Symphonic Band Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For a full schedule of events, visit umaine.edu/spa/home/events/ Ticket Information Music event tickets: 207.581.1755 Theatre/Dance online ticket order: umaine.edu/spa/tickets Disability accommodation requests: 207.581.1781 Tickets: $9-$25 Free with student MaineCard

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January 2016

Spring Orientation 

January 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening session at Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall.

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March 2016

Accepted Student Days — Opening Session

March 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session in Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts.

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April 2016

Accepted Student Days — Opening Session

April 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session in Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts.

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Accepted Student Days — Opening Session

April 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session in Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts.

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Admissions Open House Program 

April 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session in Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts.

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