December 12, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Dustin Tucker as the disgruntled department-store elf Crumpet in “The Santaland Diaries,” which concludes its holiday run at Portland Stage Company on Sunday.

Todd Brian Backus photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“Bay Studio” by Maurice Freedman, from “The Holiday Show,” continuing through Jan. 18 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

Courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

THURSDAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, holiday sing-a-long, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Southern Maine Children's Choir, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Pianist George Lopez, Cellist Walter Gray and Violinist John Sherba, chamber works by Brahms, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra: 10th Annual Messiah Sing-Along, High Street Congregational Church, Auburn. $10; free for children and students. asomaine.org. 7 p.m.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Magic of Christmas," annual holiday concert with master illusionist Lyn Dillies, the Windham Chamber Singers and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $31 for preview; $31 to $61 for all other shows; discounts for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. porttix.com. 2 p.m. (preview) and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

SATURDAY

Boston String Quartet Christmas Concert, "Christmas in Paris," Saint David's Church, Kennebunk. $20; free for those under 18. stdavidskennebunk.org. 7 p.m.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra: 10th Annual Messiah Sing-Along, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester. $10; free for students and children. asomaine.org. 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi's "Adia," live broadcast, 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: Verdi's "Adia," live broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.

"Christmas with Renaissance Voices," 21-voice a cappella ensemble performs music of the 16th and 17th centuries, traditional English carols and more; Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. renaissancevoices.net. 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

DaPonte String Quartet, annual Christmas concert, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. Free. DaPonte.org. 3 p.m.

St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, seasonal program, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Falmouth. $15; $12 for seniors and students; $40 family cap. stmaryschola.org. 4 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," North Parish Congregational Church, Sanford. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $12 for seniors. 985-8747. 3 p.m.

Piscataqua River Brass, Christmas favorites accompanied by pipe organ, Christ Church, Kennebunk. $10/donation; $7/donation for children and seniors. 985-4494. 2 p.m.

TUESDAY

"Christmas with Cornils: A Kotzschmar Christmas," with Ray Cornils, the Festival Brass, Renaissance Voices and the Parish Ringers, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 at door; $10 in advance and $15 at door for students. 553-4363. 7:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Un Ballo in Maschera," encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.

DEC. 20

"Irish Christmas in America," Irish musicians, singers and dancers, Camden Opera House. $40; $30 for ages 21 to 35; $10 for ages 21 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m.

• DANCE

"The Magic Toy Shop," family-friendly, one-act ballet, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $13 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

• THEATER

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," holiday favorite returns, Portland Stage Company. $44; $40 for seniors; $20 for students; $15 per child with adult ticket. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday to Dec. 20. Through Dec. 23.

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