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November 2017

Masterworks II: Brahms and Dvorák

November 12, 2017 @ 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 Rachel Lee Priday, violin Johannes Brahms "Tragic Overture" Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3, B minor, featuring Rachel Lee Priday, violin Lucas Richman World Premiere Antonín Dvorák  Symphony No. 7 Great composers of the late 19th century will invigorate audiences when the BSO performs the "Tragic Overture" by Brahms and Dvorák’s majestic Symphony No. 7. Violinist Rachel Lee Priday performs the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Saint-Saëns with her “irresistible panache,” and the BSO brings to life a new work by Maestro Richman, a commission…

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Gobsmacked!

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Direct from sell out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal show "Gobsmacked!" — the latest sensation from the UK. This next-generation a cappella show redefines the limits of the human voice. Featuring the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, "Gobsmacked!" weaves stories through all forms of a cappella from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting edge, multi-track live looping. Heart stopping singing and jaw dropping beatboxing guarantees the audience…

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The Exterminating Angel — The Met: Live in HD

November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Composer Thomas Adés conducts his own adventurous new opera, a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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UMaine Symphonic Band

November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Christopher G. White, director The Symphonic Band is dedicated to playing serious literature written for band and smaller wind and percussion groups. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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December 2017

Follies — NT Live

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Yuletide Concert

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

For a full schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit umaine.edu/spa/fall-calendar-2017/.

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy Present: A Celtic Family Christmas

December 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Since marrying in 2002, two of Canada’s brightest stars have been captivating audiences all over North America with their exceptional musical skills and obvious joy at playing the fiddle together. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have received both industry acclaim and a loyal fan base by combining their magnificent individual talents, giving audiences an unforgettable musical experience every performance. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Kinky Boots

December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Kinky Boots" is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, "Kinky Boots" takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price and Son. With the…

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Dan Tepfer

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Critically acclaimed jazz pianist, Dan Tepfer, brings a fresh musical exploration of Bach’s Goldberg Variations performing the 30 Variations, from memory, each followed by an improvisation that is different every time. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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The Nutcracker

December 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor Area Children’s Choir A holiday tradition for all ages, the BSO’s annual production of "The Nutcracker" with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine.  Enjoy a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life. Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts,…

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The Nutcracker

December 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor Area Children’s Choir A holiday tradition for all ages, the BSO’s annual production of "The Nutcracker" with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine.  Enjoy a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life. Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts,…

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The Nutcracker

December 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor Area Children’s Choir A holiday tradition for all ages, the BSO’s annual production of "The Nutcracker" with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine.  Enjoy a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life. Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts,…

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The Oak Ridge Boys — Christmas Celebration Tour

December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Every year The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses across North America. This year the group’s widely acclaimed holiday show, “The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour 2017,” will be coming to Orono for an incredible night of holiday favorites and Oak Ridge Boys hits. The nearly two-hour extravaganza will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs — religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes — as well as some of the Grammy Award-winning quartet’s classic Country-Pop…

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January 2018

Salomé — NT Live Broadcast

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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The Opera House — The Met: Live in HD

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in…

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Yamato Drummers

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Heart-thumping rhythm, thunderous sounds and explosive beats, the drummers of Yamato — the Drummers of Japan — push their limits in this staggering display of physical strength and ferocious skill. In this high-energy performance, the unmistakable sound of the traditional Taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by Yamato as they use their entire bodies to produce their breathtaking beats. With drums that weigh up to half a tonne, the drummers’ remarkable physical strength and trademark infectious energy leaves…

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Joey Alexander

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Joey Alexander is an Indonesian jazz pianist and child prodigy who taught himself to play jazz at age six. He won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Master-Jam Fest. In 2014, Wynton Marsalis invited him to play at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which, according to The New York Times, made him an “overnight sensation.” He released his first album, My Favorite Things, in 2015 at age 11. Joey Alexander played at the Montreal and Newport Jazz Festivals in 2015, and…

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Masterworks III: Orchestral Showcase

January 28 @ 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 Michael Dressler, oboe Kristen Finkbeiner, clarinet Jonathan Laperle, flute Mo Nichols, harp William Whitener, trumpet Arnold Schoenberg Notturno for Harp and Strings Conni Ellisor Conversations in Silence Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro Samuel Barber Capricorn Concerto Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite The Bangor Symphony Ochestra turns the spotlight on its own members in January with a true Orchestral Showcase. Principal Harp Mo Nichols, Principal Flute Jonathan LaPerle, Principal Clarinet Kristen Finkbeiner, Principal Oboe Michael Dressler, and Principal Trumpet Bill Whitener will all shine…

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February 2018

Tosca — The Met: Live in HD

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Extraordinary sopranos Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko share the title role of the jealous prima donna, under the baton of esteemed conductor Andris Nelsons. Learn before you go: Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. Jan. 30 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5 p.m. Jan. 31 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For more information, to view the…

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L’Elisir d’Amore — The Met: Live in HD

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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L’Elisir d’Amore deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today — the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride. Learn before you go: Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet…

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