March 1, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Justin Adams, Maureen Butler, Courtney Moors and Sarah Lord in the opening moments of Portland Stage Company’s production of “Hidden Tennessee” by Tennessee Williams, opening this week and continuing through March 18.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“The Reader” by Rockwell Kent, from “The Art of the Book,” an exploration of the museum’s collection of rare books, continuing through April 1 at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.

Courtesy of Farnsworth Art Museum

TODAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with bassoon player Wren Saunders and flutist Nicole Rabata, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, selections by Haydn, Mozart and Ries, Freeport Community Center. Free/donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, selections by Haydn, Mozart and Ries, State Street Church, Portland. Free/donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, selections by Haydn, Mozart and Ries, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free/donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m.

Longfellow Choral Festival, Arve Tellefsen performs violin pieces by Ole Bull, First Congregational Church, South Portland. $10; $5 for students and seniors. longfellowchorus.com. 4 p.m.

Longfellow Choral Festival, performance of Edward Elger's "Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf," First Congregational Church, South Portland. $20; $10 for seniors and students. longfellowchorus.com. 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m.) Saturday; 3 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m.) Sunday.

SUNDAY

Vancouver Chamber Choir, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38; $34 for members; $10 for students. portlandovations.org. 3 p.m.

Longfellow Choral Festival, winning songs and choruses from fifth annual international chorus competition with guest Arve Tellefsen, First Congregational Church, South Portland. $5; free for seniors and students. longfellowchorus.com. 1:30 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, sing with the chorale as it rehearses music by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel; Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m.

MONDAY

Longfellow Choral Festival, recital of music by Bull and Grieg by Henning Kraggerud, First Congregational Church, South Portland. $10; $5 for seniors and students. longfellowchorus.com.  7:30 p.m.

"Brass Blast Off!" Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert Series for ages 4 to 7, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $4. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

TUESDAY

"Brass Blast Off!" Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert Series for ages 4 to 7, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, encore screening of Verdi's "Ernani," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27. 1 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

250th Anniversary Celebration, University of Maine Singers concert, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. Free/donation. 282-0633. 7 p.m.

MARCH 8

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Robert Lehmann and pianist Sayuro Miyamoto, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

"Brass Blast Off!" Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert Series for ages 4 to 7, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

• DANCE

Seventh Annual F.A.B. Dance Showcase, featuring dancers and choreographers from around New England, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $14 in advance; $16 day of show ($10 in advance; $12 day of show for seniors and students). francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m.

• THEATER

Tennessee Williams' "Hidden Tennessee," an evening of short pieces, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 to $19.50 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 8. Through March 18.

"Sex in the Sixties," an evening of four plays about sex in the 1960s, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $12; $10 for members. 563-3424. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 11.

Shakespeare's "The Tempest," epic play, Lucid Stage, Portland. $15; $10 for seniors and students. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets," staged recitation, Stonington Opera House. $15; free for island students. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. today.

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