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December 2017

The Nutcracker

December 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 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 Oak Ridge Boys — Christmas Celebration Tour

December 19 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Masterworks IV: Winter Dreams

February 25, 2018 @ 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 Orli Shaham, piano Bedřich Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride Bela Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Orli Shaham, piano Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” Acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham joins the BSO for Bartok’s thrilling Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”, paints the perfect picture for Maine in February. Smetana’s sparkling Overture to The Bartered Bride opens the program. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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March 2018

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead — NT Live Broadcast

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire portray Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two hapless minor characters against the backdrop of Hamlet. As they stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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La Bohéme — The Met: Live in HD

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. 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. Feb. 27 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. March 1 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For more information, to view the…

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live" guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, "Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live’s" puppets are extraordinarily…

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NT Live — Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ "thrilling revival" (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round…

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Semiramide — The Met: Live in HD

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. 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. March 6 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. March 7 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. March 8 — Orono…

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Cirque Eloize: Saloon

March 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Wild Wild West comes alive with Cirque Éloize’s newest creation Saloon. Swing open the saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Enter a mythical world where theatre and circus collide for 85 minutes of non-stop live folk music combined with strength, agility and original choreography. Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off in a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns for an action-packed theatrical thrill-ride. For more information, to view the full…

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Goitse

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The popular and award-winning quintet has made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music. They have won numerous awards and have released four critically acclaimed recordings. Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.” For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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The Wonderful Music of Oz

March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Fans of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, and The Wiz, this one’s for you. With hits spanning Broadway, Hollywood, and the Top 40, The Wonderful Music of Oz offers a stellar cast bringing all things Oz to life in this unique and exciting concert. Perfect for the entire family. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Young Marx — NT Live Broadcast

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:40 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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The Bible Abridged

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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It’s apocalypse now as the three cultural guerrillas of The Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sights on the good book with The Bible (abridged). Can bolts of lightning be far behind? Yes, it’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the boys tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Vegetarian, you…

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Così fan tutte — The Met: Live in HD

March 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. 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. March 27 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. March 28 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. March 29 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For…

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April 2018

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way … and be done in time for tea. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Masterworks V: Mozart and Beethoven

April 8, 2018 @ 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 University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Mozart Mass in C Minor , K 427 The Bangor Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Richman continues its multi-year Beethoven cycle with the composer’s First Symphony, followed by Mozart’s glorious Mass in C Minor, a beloved work that will feature the University of Maine Singers and Oratorio Society in our annual collaboration. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The orchestra was formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, but the first gig was an instant sell-out, and they’ve been performing ever since. The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become something of a national institution. This will be the 2nd appearance by this group at the CCA. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Celebrating Scholarship

April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, is pleased to announce that Celebrating Scholarship will be held on April 19, 2018 from 5–7 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. Celebrating Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievements of University of Maine faculty in terms of research, scholarship and creative activities.  

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — NT Live Broadcast

April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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On the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Steep Canyon Rangers

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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What does North Carolina sound like? In a state that’s also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers. A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony. For more information, to view the full…

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Palaver Strings

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Palaver Strings, a musician-led string orchestra with Maine connections, is dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical masterworks. Each member is passionate about taking classical music beyond the concert hall to engage with diverse and new audiences. Patrons and artists are invited to attend a post-concert reception, where they can meet up with other chamber-music lovers for delicious treats and delightful conversation. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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UMaine Symphonic and Concert Bands

April 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Symphonic Band in collaboration with Concert Band will perform their annual Spring concert. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com. 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.

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Macbeth — NT Live Broadcast

April 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway) and BAFTA Award-winner Kenneth Branagh, this unique production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.…

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Cendrillon — The Met: Live in HD

April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
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For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with soprano Joyce DiDonato starring in the title role. 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. April 24 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. April 25 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. April 26 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For more information, to…

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May 2018

Masterworks VI: Pines of Rome

May 6, 2018 @ 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 Frank Almond, violin Gioachino Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville Ferruccio Busoni Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, featuring Frank Almond, violin Giacomo Puccini Capriccio Sinfonico Ottorino Respighi Pines of Rome The Masterworks season will conclude in spectacular style with Italian masters: Rossini, Busoni, Puccini, and Respighi! The program starts with Rossini’s iconic Barber of Seville Overture and Busoni’s rarely performed Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring the incomparable Frank Almond as soloist. Then we return to the passionate music of Puccini with his Capriccio…

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Cabaret

May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Cabaret comes to the CCA.  Please note: Cabaret is for mature audiences. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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June 2018

Julius Caesar – NT Live Broadcast

June 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. For more information,…

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Luisa Miller — The Met: Live in HD

June 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
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James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. 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. May 29 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. May 30 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. May 31 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For more information,…

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