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Collins Center for the Arts

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

February 2019

Masterworks IV: Schumann and Shostakovich

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Nicholas Canellakis, cello Mikhail Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor with Nicholas Canellakis Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 A pair of Russian gems and a favorite from Schumann are featured in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's February concert. Glinka’s sparkling Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture kicks things off before up-and-coming cellist Nicholas Canellakis takes the stage for Schumann’s beloved Cello Concerto in A minor. Shostakovich’s spirited Symphony No. 9 concludes the program with a burst of brightness. For more information, to view…

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Tap Dogs

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This is not just tap. Experience high voltage, rugged, raw talent in the tap dance phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs returns to the stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance as you’ve never seen before. The New York Observer called it “Positively electrifying.” Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, the show is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance and music performed by the cast…

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The Sound of Music

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of "The Sound of Music" is coming to the Collins Center for the Arts. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning score. Inspired by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp, the show features music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets,…

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March 2019

I’m Not Running – NT Live Broadcast

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"I’m Not Running" is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?…

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The Met: Live in HD – La fille du Régiment

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks — including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Accepted Student Day

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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Peg + Cat Live!

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS Kids show Peg + Cat (produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment), this musical features wild comedy and countless favorite songs from the show. On their adventure to solve a problem, Peg and Cat will need math — bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing and a lot of counting. They’ll also need to count on each other, and the audience too. Free tickets will be available for all children…

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Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience" is a live, multimedia spectacle that takes you on a musical journey through the constantly metamorphosing career of rock and roll’s most celebrated innovator. David Brighton and his amazing band deliver a stunning note-for-note theatrical concert event, transporting today’s audiences back in time through some of the most exciting moments in the history of rock music, backed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase…

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Danú

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Its standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Winner of numerous awards from the BBC and…

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The Four Tops and The Temptations

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Temptations and The Four Tops bring Motown to Orono! For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Accepted Student Day

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty”

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"The Sleeping Beauty" is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s "La belle au bois dormant." The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1890. The work has become one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets. For more information,…

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Inauguration of President Joan Ferrini-Mundy

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The inauguration of Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy as president of the University of Maine and president of the University of Maine at Machias will take place on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. The inauguration will be celebrated throughout the week of March 24. For additional information or to RSVP, visit umaine.edu/inauguration.  

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University Singers

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Tickets are $9 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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The Met: Live in HD — Die Walküre

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Dreamers’ Circus

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

“We met by chance one night in 2009 during a folk festival in Copenhagen. Ale and Rune were standing in the corner of a pub jamming some folk tunes. Nikolaj just came in, sat at the piano and began to play along. The three of us ended up playing together all through the night. Since then we have been working hard, traveling around, playing tons of concerts and the support has been amazing. We are on an exciting journey and…

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April 2019

Accepted Student Day

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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Masterworks V: Candide

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Amy Maples, soloist Christopher Sanders, soloist University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society William Grant Still "Can’t You Line ‘Em" Lucas Richman "World Premiere" Joan Tower "Made in America" Leonard Bernstein "Selections from Candide" The Bangor Symphony Orchestra celebrates American composers in April with a program anchored by Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece of operetta, "Candide." Works by William Grant Still, Lucas Richman and Joan Tower open the concert before turning to "Candide." Based on the political satire by Voltaire, Bernstein transforms the work into…

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Accepted Student Day

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – NT Live Broadcast

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. For more…

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Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Band and Concert Band

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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University Singers presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Tickets are $9 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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May 2019

Masterworks VI: Viennese Masters

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 33, K. 319, B-flat major Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4, E-flat major, "Romantic" Music from Vienna by Mozart and Bruckner concludes the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 123rd season. Mozart’s charming Symphony No. 33 makes way for the grandeur of Bruckner’s epic Symphony No. 4, "Romantic."  For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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June 2019

The Met: Live in HD – Dialogues des Camélites

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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