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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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October 2017

Masterworks I: Symphonie Fantastique

October 22 @ 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 William Wolfram, piano Modest Mussorgsky "Night on Bald Mountain" Franz Liszt "Totentanz," featuring William Wolfram, piano Hector Berlioz "Symphonie Fantastique" A program of macabre masterpieces opens the season, just in time for Halloween. Guest pianist William Wolfram brings his formidable style and expertise to Bangor for Liszt’s "Totentanz" before Berlioz’s truly fantastic "Symphonie Fantastique." Mussorgsky’s energetic "Night on Bald Mountain" will start the program. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$12

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

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The Jason Bishop Show

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop performs stunning, state of the art magic and illusions. He might read your mind one second or make goldfish appear the next. His combination of modern music, fast paced magic, and audience participation have landed him in several notable venues. He was also named The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts Best Performing Artist of the Year. Each show features amazing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and even close-up magic projected onto huge…

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Peter Pan — NT Live

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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All children, except one, grow up … When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. She soon finds herself in Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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November 2017

The King’s Singers

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The British a cappella vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers want to take you on a new musical adventure to celebrate their 50 years together. Having won two Grammys and an Emmy Award, they savor the amazing diversity of music and musicians in our world today, placing composers, songwriters and singers side by side to create something truly special. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Masterworks II: Brahms and Dvorák

November 12 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 Concert

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$12

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

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UMaine Symphonic Band

November 30 @ 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 @ 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 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$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 @ 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 @ 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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The Nutcracker

December 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 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 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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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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April 2018

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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