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April 2017

Annie

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” For a full schedule of…

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SPA and CCA Pre-Performance Lecture: Philip Edelman on the Combined Band Concert*

April 27 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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 The SPA and CCA pre-performance talk will be given by Philip Edelman, assistant professor of music education and the concert band director. During the talk, he will familiarize the audience with the historical, social, and musical contexts surrounding An American Elegy and Grant them Eternal Rest, two pieces which will be performed by the University of Maine Concert Band. Further, Dr. Roy Magnuson, composition professor at Illinois State University will provide special insight into his piece Houseplants in Terra Cotta…

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Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Band and Concert Band

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For more information, including a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit umaine.edu/spa.

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Hedda Gabler — NT Live

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free … Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther,…

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La Traviata — The Met: Live in HD

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire.…

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May 2017

Celebrating Women

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Jenny Lester, soloist Kelly Lester, soloist Helen Richman, soloist Fanny Mendelssohn, Overture in C Lucas Richman, World Premiere Amy Beach, Symphony No. 2 “Gaelic” The BSO’s 121st season closes with a program celebrating women, featuring Amy Beach’s 1896 symphony and a new work by Maestro Richman paying tribute to women of the “greatest generation.” For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events/.

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Pippin

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production of Pippin. Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen. Come experience Pippin, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. For a…

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Rusalka — The Met: Live in HD

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. The only one of Dvorák’s operas to gain an international following (so far), Rusalka is in many ways a definitive example of late…

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June 2017

Der Rosenkavalier – The Met: Live in HD

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. Set in an…

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