March 17, 2011

Art and Theater: Listings

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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The Oratorio Chorale presents two concerts this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Morse High School in Bath and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The program, with Portland soprano Devin Dukes, features Gilbert & Sullivan's one-act comic opera "Trial By Jury," which caps off a presentation that also features Ivor Davies’ “Prayers from the Ark,” Hugo Wolf’s “Six Sacred Songs” and Arthur Sullivan’s “The Long Day Closes.” Tickets cost $25 for adults and $12.50 for students. Children ages 11 and younger get in free. For details, visit www.oratoriochorale.org.

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Portland vocalist John McVeigh joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Merrill Auditorium. The program, "Three B s: Brahms, Britten, and the Beatles," pays tribute to composers who have had major artistic impact on their eras. Tickets range from $23 to $62. Call Port Tix at 842-0800 or visit www.porttix.com. For information about the concert, visit www.portlandsymphony.org.

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TODAY

Noonday Concert with Kalia Ingraham and Christopher Stachnys, piano, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY

Chamber ME Music Series: Dvorak Piano Quintet with musicians Robert Enman, Jon Poupore, David Spencer, Julia Eiten and Marshunda Smith; Freeport Community Center. Free/donation. 865-3985. 12:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Chamber ME Music Series: Dvorak Piano Quintet, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free/donations. 967-9120. 11 a.m.

Oratorio Chorale: Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial by Jury" and works by Ivor Davies, Arthur Sullivan and Hugo Wolf; with soloists Devin Dukes, Andrew Fenniman, Jason Phillips, John D. Adams, Tim Badgley and John Todd; Jesse Feinberg on piano; Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, Bath. $20 in advance; $25 at door; students half-price; free for ages 11 and younger. 725-1420. www.oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m.

Robin Jellis, cellist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsproutscooperative.com. 7 p.m.

Bates College Orchestra, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m.

Back Bay Chorale: "All-Night Vigil" (Vespers) Opus 37 by Sergei Rachmaninoff with Stefan Reed, tenor, and Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor; Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $20, $30 ($5 student/senior discount). backbaychorale.org. 8 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Series, live performance in HD, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $18 students; $26 adults; $23 seniors. 935-9232. Met Opera's "Lucia di Lammermoor," 1 p.m.

"Live in HD," satellite broadcast of Met Opera's "Lucia di Lammermoor," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15 to $23. www.rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra: "Spring the Light Fantastic," Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15; free for ages 18 and under. www.midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Brahms, Britten and The Beatles," Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $23 to $62. www.porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.

USM Chambers Singers Concert, conducted by Robert Russell, benefits the group's upcoming tour of Spain; Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham. $5 to $10. 839-3111. 2 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale: Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial by Jury" and works by Ivor Davies, Arthur Sullivan and Hugo Wolf; with soloists Devin Dukes, Andrew Fenniman, Jason Phillips, John D. Adams, Tim Badgley and John Todd; Jesse Feinberg on piano; Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $20 in advance; $25 at door; students half-price; free for ages 11 and younger. 725-1420. www.oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.

Blue Hill Concert Association's Sunday Afternoons Concert Series with the Bennewitz Quartet, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill. $20; free for children and high school students. 359-2353. 3 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra: "Spring the Light Fantastic," Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $15; free for ages 18 and under. 846-5378. www.midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Bach Birthday Bash, celebrating the anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's birth with organist Ray Cornils and guest performers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17; free for ages 12 and under (must have ticket). www.porttix.com. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concerts at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Noonday Concert with classical pianist Kelia Ingraham, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 12:30 p.m.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School. $4. 773-6128. "Brass: Brought to You By the Letter 'B,' " 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Dyer Library, Saco. $4. 773-6128. "Brass: Brought to You By the Letter 'B,' " 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

• THEATER

"The Center of Gravity," comedy about what the Wright brothers would have tried if they hadn't invented the first manned flying machine, Portland Stage Company. $16.50 to $37. portlandstage.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Bedroom Farce," comedy about four couples presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. www.goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. Through April 3.

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