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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

March 2015

Bangor Symphony Orchestra: Russian Masters

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Norman Krieger, piano Lucas Richman, conductor

Schchedrin     Symphonic Fanfares

Rachmaninoff     Piano Concerto No. 3

Shostakovich       Symphony No. 6

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$15 plus $3 booking fee (Students: $10 plus $3 booking fee)

National Theatre: Skylight

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two former lovers attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage.

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The Met: Live in HD ~ Rossini’s La Donna del Lago

March 14 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.

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Moscow City Ballet — Swan Lake

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Moscow City Ballet, founded in 1988 by distinguished Russian choreographer Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, is one of Russia’s most extensively touring ballet companies. Productions share a clearly defined style, ideas and choreographic integrity, setting high performance standards. Moscow City Ballet is renowned for the perfection of its corps de ballet in the best traditions of the Russian school of classical ballet. Its unique style is ensured by the unceasing efforts, in production and rehearsal, of artistic director Ludmila Nerubashenko.

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra: Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experience the music of Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and more.

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Free

Accepted Student Day

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students who will be enrolling starting in the Fall 2015 semester are invited with their families to attend one of the spring Accepted Student Day programs. Hosted at the Collins Center for the Arts, this all-day event will feature presentations on what incoming students need to know about their upcoming college experience at UMaine.

This event will recur on the following dates – time and location will be the same : March 23, 2015 April 13, 2015 April 20, 2015

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The Installation of Susan J. Hunter – 20th President of the University of Maine

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The installation of Susan J. Hunter will be commemorated by a week of events highlighting Women in Leadership in Higher Education, March 23–27, 2015.

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$15 plus $3 booking fee (Students: $10 plus $3 booking fee)

National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage.

 

 

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Incivility and Hyperpartisanship: Is Washington a Symptom or the Cause?

March 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center presents:  The Margaret Chase Smith Lectureship on Public Affairs with U.S. Senator Susan Collins “Incivility and Hyperpartisanship:  Is Washington a Symptom or the Cause?”

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April 2015

Celtic Thunder

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celtic Thunder, a singing group from Ireland, debuted in August 2007 at The Helix in Dublin. The group’s live shows have dramatic lighting effects and choreography, as well as realistic Irish stage sets and authentic Irish instruments. Performances have dramatic solos, compelling ensembles and comedic acts. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra under the direction of David Munro, Celtic Thunder has become a household name around the world.

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Lewis Black

April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra: Serenade to Music

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society Lucas Richman, conductor

Jennifer Higdon     blue cathedral

Brahms     Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn

Vaughan-Williams     Serenade to Music

Bruckner     Te Deum

 

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Free

Accepted Student Day

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students who will be enrolling starting in the Fall 2015 semester are invited with their families to attend one of the spring Accepted Student Day programs. Hosted at the Collins Center for the Arts, this all-day event will feature presentations on what incoming students need to know about their upcoming college experience at UMaine.

This event will recur on the following dates – time and location will be the same : March 23, 2015 April 13, 2015 April 20, 2015

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$9-14. Free with Student MaineCard.

UMaine Symphonic and Concert Bands

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chris White and Dana Ross, directors.

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Free

Accepted Student Day

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students who will be enrolling starting in the Fall 2015 semester are invited with their families to attend one of the spring Accepted Student Day programs. Hosted at the Collins Center for the Arts, this all-day event will feature presentations on what incoming students need to know about their upcoming college experience at UMaine.

This event will recur on the following dates – time and location will be the same : March 23, 2015 April 13, 2015 April 20, 2015

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Celebrating Scholarship: Honoring the creative accomplishments of faculty at the University of Maine

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Featuring displays highlighting works from the past four years by nearly 90 faculty members.

Reception with remarks by University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players using instruments bought with loose change. The concert is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping rock ’n’ roll obituary and melodious light entertainment. It features only the bonsai guitar and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies. Going from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the orchestra takes audiences on “a world tour with only hand…

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Free

Admissions Open House Program

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

A comprehensive, all-day open house program is designed for prospective students and their families. With check-in starting at 8 a.m., presentations will include academic showcases, general campus walking tours and afternoon presentations and tours of various services and programs of the university. All Admissions Open House Programs are held at the Collins Center for the Arts.

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The Met: Live in HD ~ Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.

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Memphis — National Broadway Tour

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Turn up that dial. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s in Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter,…

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