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.

"Live in HD," satellite broadcast of London's National Theatre's "Frankenstein," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15 to $23. www.rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. today.

"Triumph of Love," musical comedy about a princess who falls in love with her assassin, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $10 to $21. 780-5151. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

"The Late Henry Moss," Maine premier of Sam Shepard drama by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18, $20. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Alice in Wonderland," drama club presentation of classic children's story, South Portland High School. 767-3266. $2 to $5. 7 p.m.

"A Chorus Line," classic drama about dancers competing for a spot in a Broadway chorus line, Portland Players, South Portland. $18, $20. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Humble Boy," comedy about family relationships following the death of a beekeeping patriarch, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $16, $18; $5 ages 18 and younger. www.thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington," one-woman play, University of Maine (Jewett Hall Auditorium), Augusta. $5 to $13. 453-6004. 7 p.m. Friday.

"My Mother, My Father and My Mother," with humorist and storyteller Mike Harris, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $5/donation. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Cupid and Psyche," Figures of Speech Theatre presentation for all ages, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $4 to $8. www.figures.org. 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Edges," Maine premier of musical about four young adults asking coming-of-age questions, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. www.citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Shift," Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. www.theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Learned Ladies," 1672 satire by Moliere, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $3, $6. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Death by Disco," mystery dinner theater production by Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Spring Meadows Golf Club, Gray. $29; $219 for table of eight. 657-3880. reservations@goodshepumc.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Holes," A Company of Girls production based on the Newbery Award-winning novel, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $5; limited seating. 874-2107. 7 p.m. Friday; 1:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Out of the Hat," play reading series, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. Free. Audience members welcome to participate; rehearsals at noon. "How I Learned to Drive," 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 18.

"Wizard of Oz," Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science production, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $6 to $9 at door. www.fiddleheadcenter.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Lights! Camera! Murder!", murder mystery dinner theater, Events on Broadway, South Portland. $34.95 (includes meal, tax and gratuity). 699-5855. 7 p.m. (doors at 6:15 p.m.) Saturday.

Bold Face Play Reading Series with Harbor Light Stage, Kittery Art Association. $10. harborlightstage.org. "Off the Map," 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"Muse of Fire," comedic one-man show about a young conductor learning the secrets of great music, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20. 775-5568. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• AUDITIONS

PORTopera, male and female singers for large chorus in "La Fille du Regiment"; perform a song or aria, in French if possible, Portland High School. 879-7678. By appointment Sunday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Sailors' Valentines: Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art," Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. www.kporthistory.org. Opens Sunday. Through April 14.

CONTINUING

"Characters," ink drawings by faculty member Scott Reed, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Sunday.

"Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008," artist retrospective, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

"Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library," Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

"Dialogue: A Video Series," artists' videos rotate throughout the exhibit's run, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

"Selections from the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art," modern and contemporary art, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

Winter Exhibits: "Fear and Play," paintings by Jonathan Lux; "The Gesture Contained," sculpture by Joshua Enck; and "New York, New York," photographs from the museum's collection; University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through March 26.

"Strangers," portraits by Natalia Martinez of contemporary South Africa, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through March 30.

"The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley," exhibit of items related to or recovered from the Nottingham Galley, Maine State Museum, Augusta. www.mainestatemuseum.org. Through March 31.

Youth Art Month Exhibit, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through April 3.

"Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso," photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. Through April 4.

"Andrew Wyeth: Winter Exhibition," paintings, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

"Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth," Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

"Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show," Saco Museum and Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Through April 22.

"Waldo County Through Eastern's Eye," black-and-white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum's Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. Through April 30.

"Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine," Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. Through May 2.

"The Lay of the Land," work from the museum's permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through May 8.

"First People: Miikmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy," exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. Through May. 31.

"Displaced Persons," black-and-white photographs of World War II refugees by Clemens Kalischer, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

"Joan Whitney Payson Collection," works on loan from the Portland Museum of Art with pieces from the permanent collection, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

"Susan Hiller: The J Street Project," photographs of places in Germany that still show evidence of Jewish inhabitants, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

"James Fitzgerald and The Elizabeth Howard," paintings by Fitzgerald of the schooner Elizabeth Howard and its crew, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through June 26.

"Cold Waters, Cold War: The 20th Century Navy in Maine," artifacts and photos of U.S.-Soviet naval operations, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. 443-1316. Through Aug. 7.

"Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk's Schools," replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 6.

"Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection," objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning," paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Alex Katz: Drawings," ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. Through Dec. 6.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

John Andrews: "Art Reflections," and Shoshannah White: "Encaustic Works," Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

"Local Color," works by Sally Loughridge, Prentiss Weiss, Kevin Mizner and Karen Dominguez-Brann; Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through April 16.

"Cherished Spaces," group exhibit, Haley Art Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. Reception, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

"Yes, You CAN Make a Living in the Arts," presentation by metalsmith and jewelry artist Judith Barker, Yarmouth Town Hall. Free. 846-9036. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

CONTINUING

Paula Dougherty, life and figure drawings, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Machias. 255-1279. Through Friday.

"Area Artists 2011," group show with paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and works in clay, glass, fiber and mixed media; University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. Through Saturday.

"Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past," photographs from 75 to 100 years ago of Maine's agricultural industry, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. Through Monday.

Student Art Exhibition, works by Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through March 25.

"March Forth," selected Maine art, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through March 25.

"Burn the Lot," print show by Cannonball Press, Space Gallery, Portland. www.space538.org. Through March 26.

"Journeys to the Interior," paintings by Robert Nason, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. Through March 26.

Southern Maine Clay Guild Pottery Show and Sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through March 26.

"A Conference of Birds II," work by Scott Kelley, Jeff Barrett, Andreas von Huene and others, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through March 26.

"Young at Art," work by elementary and middle school students, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Through March 26.

"44N 69W: Radius Belfast," Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through March 27.

"The Colors of Winter," works by Spindleworks artists, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. www.thorntonoaks.com. Through March 29.

"Aerial Views of the Maine Coast in Wax" by encaustic artist Rick Green, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. 773-8396. Through March 30.

"Bio-Geo Luminescence," drawings by Josh Dallaire, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through March 31.

"Hardware," black-and-white analog photography by Wayne Frederick, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Through March 31.

"Spring Light," hand-blown glass by Terrill and Charlie Jenkins of Tandem Glass in Dresden, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through March 31.

Faculty exhibit, works by Stephen Burt and Sarah Gorham, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. www.une.edu. Through March 31.

"Pop-ups! They're not JUST for kids!," pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. Through April 1.

"The Jar Project," installation of 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Whitney Art Works, Portland. www.jarproject.net. Limited dates through April 2.

"The Feathered Hand," installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through April 3.

"Think Spring!", Maine Women in the Arts exhibit, Hallway Gallery, North Dam Mill, Biddeford. Through April 9.

"Audition," group exhibit, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through April 9.

"Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning," work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. Through April 10.

"Jerry Day Mason: A Backwards Look," retrospective of works by Maine artist, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. 442-8455. Through April 16.

"The Orb and the Octopus," black-and-white drawings by Amy Ray and John Jennison, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. 780-5008. Through April 28.

"Celebrate Artists from Freeport," group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. Through May 14.

 

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