Loading Events

← Back to Events

Collins Center for the Arts

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

September 2022

Step Afrika School Show

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

An abridged version of the full show will be available free of cost for K-8 students. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves…

Find out more »

Step Afrika!

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 50 countries across the globe.  Step Afrika! now ranks as one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the United States. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an…

Find out more »

October 2022

Comedian Bob Marley

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 1, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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 CDs and DVDs. 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 on over…

Find out more »

Brooklyn Rider

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

With their gripping performance style and unquenchable appetite for musical adventure, Brooklyn Rider has carved a singular space in the world of string quartets over their fifteen-year history. Defining the string quartet as a medium with deep historic roots and endless possibility for invention, they find equal inspiration in musical languages ranging from late Beethoven to Persian classical music to American roots music to the endlessly varied voices of living composers. Adult $45 | K-12 free with accompanying adult |…

Find out more »

Dvorak’s Cello Concerto

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello Dvorák’s "Cello Concerto" is brought to life by a rising young star at the opening concert of the BSO’s 127th season. What’s Interesting About This Concert Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing came to fame via her own TedX Talk and NPR Tiny Desk Concert after winning the 2017 Sphinx Competition’s Junior Division Composer Nancy Galbraith’s use of percussion in her piece "Fantasy for Orchestra" from 2003 is explosive, persistent, and highly energetic In addition to being one of the most…

Find out more »

‘The Future of the Humanities’: A Discussion with Dr. Heather Cox Richardson and Brian Naylor in Celebration of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center’s First Decade

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Interested parties are invited to attend a discussion about the role of the humanities in our current social, cultural and political moment. Literature, art, music, history, and the other disciplines within the humanities offer students of all ages valuable tools for understanding, connection, and empathy. Whether it’s discussing a movie, reading a novel, or listening to a favorite tune, our appreciation for the humanities occurs daily yet too often passes unnoticed. Brian Naylor, the veteran National Public Radio correspondent, will…

Find out more »

Spamilton: An American Parody

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway, has created a new musical parody, Spamilton! It’s the fictitious story of a very famous writer / director / star trying to save Broadway from mediocrity and oblivion. Along the way, this sharp and lovable genius not only takes aim at Broadway’s current mega-hit, but manages to make hysterical mince meat out of many classic and new Broadway shows. Countless film and stage stars drop by to add to the…

Find out more »

Combined Concert: Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Two of the University’s outstanding auditioned groups, the University of Maine Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble are dedicated to performing challenging, significant, diversified, and contemporary literature within their respective repertoire. General admission $12, all fees included.  Free with a student MaineCard To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts Events visit umaine.edu/spa.  Tickets obtainable here. This is a Homecoming event. For full events schedule, click here. 

Find out more »

Theatre at Monmouth on Tour: As You Like It

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Welcome to Arden. This is the story of Rosalind. Oppressed and exiled from Court under threat of death, she escapes with her cousin, cross-dressed and gartered, into the wild and unpredictable Forest of Arden. Disguised as a boy, she creates a world of her choosing, reveling in her newfound agency and self-discovery. But chance encounters with the love-struck Orlando complicate her new adventure. All the world’s a stage in As You Like It, Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy, where poetry, mistaken identities,…

Find out more »

Jay Leno

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – after the first two years Jay Leno never lost a single ratings year in which he served as host. This fall Jay Leno brings back the classic game show You Bet Your Life. This comedy show wrapped in a game show will feature two strangers paired up to play for prize money by answering trivia questions correctly.…

Find out more »

The Met: Live in HD — Medea

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance, kicking off the highly anticipated 2022–23 Live in HD season. Joining Radvanovsky in the Met-premiere production of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband, Giasone; soprano Janai Brugger as her rival for his love, Glauce; bass Michele Pertusi as Medea’s father, Creonte, the King of…

Find out more »

NT Live Broadcast — Frankenstein

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental…

Find out more »

November 2022

The Met: Live in HD — La Traviata

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Soprano Nadine Sierra Stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta — one of opera's ultimate heroines — in Michael Mayer's vibrant production of Verdi's beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover, Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium. Tickets obtainable here.

Find out more »

Blind Boys of Alabama with special guest Charlie Musselwhite

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years. The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable…

Find out more »

Documentary Film: Hungry Now

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

We’ve all driven right by them. We’ve all walked on by, crossing to the other side out of caution. Who are they? What do they want? How did children grow up only to climb through a dumpster for half-eaten food, and end their winter days in a tent in the richest country in the world? “Hungry Now” hopes to connect a few dots, connecting the kids being cared for by teachers, to the sketchy shadows off the road. Voices you’ve…

Find out more »

The Right to Food: ‘Hungry Now’

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Screening Schedule “Hungry Now” Collins Center for the Arts Nov. 13; 3 p.m. University of Maine at Machias Dec. 2; 7 p.m. Contacts Nancy Ghertner: Director voicesfromthebarrens@gmail.com voicesfromthebarrens.com Ph: 585.732.6047 Alan Kryszak: Director UMM Downeast Documentary crew Alan.Kryszak@maine.edu Ph: 716.597.4335 Jennifer Isherwood Event Manager Assistant Coordinator of Native American Student Outreach and Development University of Maine Wabanaki Center and UMaine at Machias Ph: 207.949.2691 The second film in The Right to Food series is Alan Kryszak’s 2022 “Hungry Now.” This…

Find out more »

National Theatre Live Broadcast – Prima Facie

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game: defending, cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and…

Find out more »

Masterworks II — Tchaikovsky’s 6th

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Vijay Venkatesh, piano Hidden gems from history combine with Tchaikovsky’s stirring Symphony No. 6 for a full program of Romantic-era passion What’s Interesting About This Concert Pianist Vijay Venkatesh makes his BSO debut, having recently recorded the piano music of Lucas Richman Composer Augusta Holmès was a French/Irish contemporary of Tchaikovsky’s, and her music has only recently been re-discovered Clara Schumann was one of the most celebrated pianists of the 19th century, though her own compositions were often…

Find out more »

Legally Blonde — The Musical

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be BOTH legally blonde AND the smartest person in the room. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back,…

Find out more »

December 2022

Symphonic Band

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts Events visit umaine.edu/spa. General admission $12, all fees included.  Free with a student MaineCard Tickets obtainable here. 

Find out more »

NT Live Broadcast — Straight Line Crazy

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Straight Line Crazy a new play by David Hare directed by Nicholas Hytner Ralph Fiennes ("Antony and Cleopatra") leads the cast in David Hare’s ("Skylight") blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and…

Find out more »

Yuletide Celebration

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University’s major choral ensembles collaborate to perform their annual holiday concert. An afternoon of festive music and fun for the whole family. General admission $12, all fees included. Free with a student MaineCard To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts Events visit umaine.edu/spa. Tickets obtainable here. 

Find out more »

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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. Tickets obtainable here.

Find out more »

Nutcracker

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor Area Youth Choirs A holiday tradition for all ages, the BSO’s annual production of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine. Come for 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…

Find out more »

The Doo Wop Project: A Doo Wop Christmas

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning: tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through the vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern hits from…

Find out more »

January 2023

The Met: Live in HD — The Hours

January 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Soprano Renee Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s "The Hours", adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s "Mrs. Dalloway" and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. The exciting premiere radiates with…

Find out more »

NT Live Broadcast — Henry V

January 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

by William Shakespeare  Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones") plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.  Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war. Captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London, this exciting modern production directed by Max Webster ("Life of Pi") explores what…

Find out more »

The Met: Live in HD — Fedora

January 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiance's murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Beczala. Soprano Rosa Feola…

Find out more »

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

January 20, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

“Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll is not only a highly entertaining look at the history of iconic music, using the best musicians and authentic Broadway/Rock and Roll artists in the world, but also tells the story of America since the 1930s, and all the incredible influences and cultures that make up our “melting pot,” which is poured into the fabric of our music, which influenced generations around the world.” — Neil Berg, creator of “50 Years of…

Find out more »

Masterworks III — Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

January 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor Area Youth Choirs A holiday tradition for all ages, the BSO’s annual production of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine. Come for 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…

Find out more »

February 2023

NT Live Broadcast — Jack Absolute Flies Again

February 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

by William Shakespeare directed by Simon Godwin Katherine Parkinson ("The IT Crowd") and John Heffernan ("Dracula") lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single…

Find out more »

Menopause The Musical

February 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Come join our sisterhood. Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what more than 17 million women and fans worldwide have been laughing about for over 20 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of…

Find out more »

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

February 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. Orchestra $35/$30 | Balcony $30/$25 | K-12 $15 | All fees included Tickets obtainable here. 

Find out more »

March 2023

NT Live Broadcast — Much Ado About Nothing

March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean ("One Man, Two Guvnors") and Oliver Chris ("Twelfth Night"). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining…

Find out more »

Concert for a Cause

March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Concert Band’s annual concert to benefit a local charity doing good work in our community. Admission is by donation. To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts Events visit umaine.edu/spa.  

Find out more »

Masterworks IV — Epic Sounds: Strauss and Rachmaninoff

March 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Gabriela Martinez, piano Kenneth Fuchs, composer The BSO has never been bigger: don’t miss this chance to experience a concert of epic proportions. Tickets available here.

Find out more »

The Met: Live in HD — Wagner: Lohengrin

March 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of "Parsifal", director Francois Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczala in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess…

Find out more »

UMaine Singers and Alumni Spring Concert: Celebrating Dennis Cox

March 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Current ensemble members and alumni come together for a concert honoring Professor Emeritus and long-time University Singers conductor, Dennis “DC” Cox. General admission $12, all fees included. Free with a student MaineCard Tickets obtainable here. 

Find out more »

April 2023

Jazz at Lincoln Center ‘Songs We Love’

April 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. Under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, 3 guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers to be explored include Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank…

Find out more »

The Met: Live in HD — Verdi: Falstaff

April 8, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park Ailyn Perez, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, tenor Bogdan Volkov, and baritone Christopher Maltman. Adult $25 | Senior $20 | Student $10 | All fees included Tickets obtainable here. 

Find out more »

Student Symposium

April 14, 2023
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The 2023 Student Symposium will be held on April 14th, 2023 is at the Collins Center for the Arts. More updates as they become available.   For more infomation: 207-581-3583; um.symposium@maine.edu Click here to view the full 2022–23 Academic Year Calendar.  

Find out more »

The Met: Live in HD — Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

April 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aristocratic Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover, Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Gunther Groissbock returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Bruck is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siecle staging. Adult $25 | Senior $20 | Student $10 | All fees included…

Find out more »

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works

April 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Gary Mullen and The Works perform One Night of Queen, a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. In 2000, Gary Mullen won “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, as Freddie Mercury, with the most votes ever cast in the shows history.  Since 2002 Gary Mullen and The Works have played to sellout crowds in the UK, USA, Europe and New Zealand. This show will ROCK you! “As tribute shows go,…

Find out more »

Masterworks V — Ode to Joy

April 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Firefly, composer & performing artist University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society At long last, Beethoven’s 9th returns to the BSO stage in a burst of joy to conclude the orchestra’s 127th season. What’s Interesting About This Concert Local artist Firefly is a traditional music keeper of the Wabanaki known for his inventive techniques and cutting edge approach to performance art; the BSO has commissioned him to create his first orchestral composition Randall Thompson’s Alleluia is traditionally performed at the opening…

Find out more »

May 2023

The Met: Live in HD — Blanchard: Champion

May 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is…

Find out more »

June 2023

The Met: Live in HD — Mozart: Die Zauberflote

June 3, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years — a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and…

Find out more »

The Met: Live in HD — Don GIovanni

June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana Maria Martinez, and…

Find out more »
+ Export Events