Wednesday, March 12, 2014
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
South Portland painter Paul Black shows nearly two dozens paintings during his annual holiday show at Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland. This year’s show is a little different than in the past: Black has limited his subject to the streets of Portland. He is showing snow scenes of the Old Port, as he always does, and also includes paintings of other streets in the city under various kinds of weather, times of day and in all seasons. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and the show is on view through Jan. 7. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily. Info: (877) 874-8084.
Courtesy of the artist
Joel Leffert is Scrooge in The Public Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” which opens its three-night, four-performance run on Friday in Lewiston.
Courtesy of The Public Theatre
DaPonte String Quartet: "Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!", celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the USM Chamber Singers, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
Down East Singers & St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble: "A Russian Christmas," works by Bortniansky, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Stravinsky, Chesnokov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle. $20; free for students ages 18 and under. downeastsingers.org. 7:30 p.m.
Dana Cunningham and May Dyer, holiday concert with piano and cello, Ocean View at Falmouth. Free. 781-4460. 3 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: "Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!", celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $20. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, 19th-century Russian sacred and secular songs, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.
Joille Morris, mezzo-soprano performs classic Christmas carols from France and Quebec with pianist Bridget Convey, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors and students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m.
St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, seasonal program, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport. $15; $12 for seniors and students; $40 family cap. stmaryschola.org. 7:30 p.m.
Mosiac: "Comfort and Joy," Christmas music from the 15th to 21st centuries a cappella and with guitar and mandolin, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise. $7. 985-3745. 7 p.m.
Casco Bay Concert Band: "The Many Moods of Christmas," symphonic wind ensemble, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $10; $8 for seniors; free for children and students. cascobayconcertband.org. 3 p.m.
Downeast Brass Quintet, Christmas concert with organist Jay Zoller, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m.
"Winterscene," Tri City Community Chorus holiday concert, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. $10 in advance; $12 day of show; $8 in advance and $10 day of show for seniors and students; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. 282-9543. 7 p.m.
St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, 19th-century Russian sacred and secular songs, Christ Church, Kennebunk. $10; $7 for students and seniors. 985-4494. 7 p.m.
Seaglass Chorale: "Music For a Winter's Night," seasonal favorites including a carol sing-a-long and choruses from part one of "The Messiah," South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $12 for seniors. 985-8747. 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Un Ballo in Maschera," Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $23 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Un Ballo in Maschera," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday; encore presentation at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
DaPonte String Quartet: "Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!", celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. $20. daponte.org. 3 p.m.
Boy Singers of Maine: "Sound of the Season," classical seasonal selections, First Parish Church, Brunswick. $10; $8 for seniors and students. 797-6354. 2 p.m.
Choir of Casco Village United Church of Christ, classical Christmas favorites and contemporary selections, Casco Village Church. Free. 627-4282. 4 p.m.
Renaissance Voices Christmas Concert, a capella chorus concert features works by Palestrina, Lasso, Praetorius and Weelkes plus 20th-century carols, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. $15; free for ages 21 and under. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m.
Down East Singers & St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble: "A Russian Christmas," works by Bortniansky, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Stravinsky, Chesnokov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, Camden Opera House. $20; free for students ages 18 and under. downeastsingers.org. 2:30 p.m.
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The St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble performs two holiday shows in the week ahead: on Friday in Kennebunkport and Tuesday in Portland.