December 8, 2013

Audience Calendar

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The Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “The Magic of Christmas” at Merrill Auditorium from Friday through Dec. 22.

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Lyric Music Theater in South Portland presents the musical “Annie” through Dec. 21.

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Kelly Braffet and Owen King, Falmouth Memorial Library. Authors of “Save Yourself” and “Double Feature,” 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Scott Nash, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. Author of young adult book “The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Doiron, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Author of “Massacre Pond,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Catherine Gentile, Bonobo’s Wood Fire Pizza, Portland. 347-8267. Author of “The Quiet Roar of a Hummingbird,” 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Classical Music

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

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. Works include Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Yuletide Choral Concert, University of Maine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts, $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

“The Journey to Bethlehem” Advent vespers program, First Congregational Church UCC, South Portland. Evening of music by solos and small groups, 5:30 p.m. 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. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

Voxx Choral Ensemble, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, $10. Featuring selected works from “Mary, Mother and Child,” 1 p.m. Sunday.

Chamberfest: Bowdoin College Student Chamber Ensemble, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra “Magic of Christmas,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31-$61. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Through Dec. 22.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir presents Ceremony of Lessons and Carols; carols and anthems, both old and new, interspersed with readings from poetry and scripture, Second Congregational Church Newcastle, $15, students free. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tri-City Community Chorus “A Yuletide Celebration,” First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, selected choruses from “The Messiah” and other seasonal favorites. $8-$10 advance, $10-$12 door. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Conservatory of Music’s 2013 Holiday Student Concert, a holiday craft fair will follow the concert, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, donations accepted. 775-3356. 3 p.m. Saturday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, Second Congregational Church Newcastle, free. Annual Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 15.


Eugene Mirman, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20-$25, $30 VIP, 18-plus. With Kurt Braunohler and Derrick Brown, 9 p.m. Sunday.


Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” cast of nearly 300 dancers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$60. Cast of nearly 300 dancers, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Family Contra Dance and Winter Spiral, Belfast Dance Studio, $4, $2 children. 408-903-3710. Live music by John Pranio and Toki Oshima and caller Chrissy Fowler, 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Songs of Solomon, a young adult gospel choir, will sing at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday in a Bay Chamber Concerts performance.

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