December 1, 2013

Audience Calendar

Events in the arts, music, theater, books, dance and more

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Maine State Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

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The indie-pop band Lucius is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Wednesday.

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Kate Nevius, Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. Author of children’s book “Penguina’s Bedtime Story,” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

USM School of Music presents “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” the USM Chamber Singers, the university’s premiere a cappella ensemble, will perform their spirited annual tradition, Williston-Immanuel United Church, portland, $12. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. Karger Scholars and aspiring artists, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Symphonic Band Concert, University of Maine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts, $12. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: Old World/New World, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, under 21 free. daponte.org. Works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cellist Jan Muller-Szeraws and pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, program will include pieces by Johannes Brahms and Samuel Barber, Hebron Academy Lepage Center for the Arts, free. 966-5266. Intimate evening of premier chamber music, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: Old World/New World, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20, under 21 free. daponte.org. Works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin Department of Music Chamber Ensemble, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Allen Wong, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. Student piano recital, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Choral Arts Society presents “Christmas at the Cathedral,” Portland Brass Quintet will join in on some pieces and will play some holiday favorites, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, $12, $5 for 21 and under. choralart.org. Works include Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” Noon and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: Old World/New World, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, $20, under 21 free. daponte.org. Works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Ovations presents Richard Stoltzman, David Deveau and Sarah Shafer; clarinet, piano and operatic singing; Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $10-$40. portlandovations.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Early Music in the Chapel Series, with tenor Timothy Neill Johnson-Tenor, soprano Erin Chenard-Soprano and lute player Timothy Burris, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $15, $10 students and seniors, free for under 17, baroquelute.com. Carols from the Baroque period, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sheepscot Valley Chorus Holiday Concert, Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, $12 advance, $15 door. sheepscotvalleychorus.org. Features the Christmas Oratorio of Camille Saint-Saens, 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin Chamber Choir, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. Scottish-themed music with guest fiddler Bonnie Rideout and pianist George Lopez, 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Bowdoin Chorus presents “Black Nativity,” a retelling of the classic Christmas story with traditional carols sung in gospel style, created by Langston Hughes, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

Christmas Prelude: 1854 Hook Organ Candlelight Concert, reception with refreshments follows the concert, First Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, donations accepted. firstchurchkennebunkport.com. Christmas music with a medley of musicians, 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

Yuletide Choral Concert, University of Maine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts, $12. umaine.edu/spa. 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: Old World/New World, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, under 21 free. daponte.org. Works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Dvorak, 3 p.m. Dec. 8.

“The Journey to Bethlehem” Advent vespers program, First Congregational Church UCC, South Portland. fccucc.org. Evening of music by solos and small groups, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

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Swedish classical guitarist Goran Sollscher performs at Bates College in Lewiston on Dec. 8.

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