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December 2016

Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a Steampunk inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society.  In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces.  He creates wondrous machines that come to live and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk. Creative Director Chris Lashua spent most…

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War Horse — NT Live

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches…

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A Christmas Carol

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.  Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, The Boar’s Head Carol and…

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Classes end

December 9

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Final exams begin

December 12

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Final exams end

December 16

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Windham Hill Winter Solstice Ensemble

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie, guitarist Sean Harkness (East Coast/Midwest dates), Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne (West Coast dates) and fiddler Darol Anger and guitarist and singer/songwriter Emy Phelps (East Coast/Midwest Dates) have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. This ensemble in various forms has toured nationally for the past 10 years in support of the recording series that sold over 8 million copies.…

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January 2017

Test

January 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nabucco — The Met: Live in HD

January 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people. The success of Verdi’s third opera, a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), catapulted the 28-year-old composer to international fame. The music…

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Classes begin

January 17, 2017

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Last day to add classes

January 23, 2017

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Romeo et Juliette — The Met: Live in HD

January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.…

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Danish String Quartet

January 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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As a string quartet, the quartet is at the core of the classical music world. On a daily basis they delve deeply into works by great masters such as Beethoven and Mozart, but also play the occasional folk gig. Over the years they have studied in many different places in masterclasses with renowned teachers and have had opportunities to perform in major concert halls across the world. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events/.

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Last day to drop classes

January 30, 2017

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February 2017

The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor

February 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O’Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the…

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Once

February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to…

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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America in the 1960s, an era that encouraged love, was populated by “Mad Men” and “Mod Women” trying to navigate the new normal. In this freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip sixties looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation, again and again. Barney Cashman is middle-aged, married, overworked and overweight. It’s finally his turn to…

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Classes dropped on or before this date will not appear on transcript

February 16, 2017

Deadline: 4:30 p.m. For the full 2016–2017 Academic Year Calendar, click here.

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2017 International Dance Festival: An Evening of Dance from Around the World

February 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The International Dance Festival (IDF) is a student-led initiative which started in 2005. Today, it is one of the biggest and most anticipated events on campus by the whole UMaine community and the broader Bangor area. IDF showcases an array of traditional music, dance and costumes of our diverse student body at UMaine. It is held annually on the third Saturday of February at the Collins Center for the Arts. Two free performances of dances from around the world are…

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2017 International Dance Festival: An Evening of Dance from Around the World

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The International Dance Festival (IDF) is a student-led initiative which started in 2005. Today, it is one of the biggest and most anticipated events on campus by the whole UMaine community and the broader Bangor area. IDF showcases an array of traditional music, dance and costumes of our diverse student body at UMaine. It is held annually on the third Saturday of February at the Collins Center for the Arts. Two free performances of dances from around the world are…

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