May 2, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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“Truck for Hire,” oil on canvas by Colin Page, from the exhibition of his work opening with a reception Thursday and continuing through June 1 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

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Imani Winds, wind quartet presented by Portland Ovations, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $42, $46; $10 for students (limited). portlandovations.org. Pre-performance lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Suzanne Nance, opera singer accompanied by piano, cello and violin, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $28; $25 for seniors and students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, world premiere of Delmar Dustin Small's oratorio "As It Began to Dawn," Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Portland Community Chorus: "A Spring Concert," traditional spirituals and contemporary favorites, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $6 for students; free for children under 12. 370-5320. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Fithian Festival Concert, celebration of Prof. Bruce Fithian's 29 years of service to USM, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, Delmar Dustin Small's oratorio "As It Began to Dawn," Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus: "Everyday People," explores themes of love and loss, joy and sorrow, sin, redemption and heritage, First Parish Church, Freeport. $10; free for children under 12. gfccweb.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, premiere of "Darwin's Dream III," Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: Mahler's Fifth Symphony, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Handel's "Giulio Cesare," encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Fryeburg Academy Spring Concert, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Southern Maine Children's Choir, directed by Paul McGovern, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m. May 9.

Bowdoin College Chamber Ensembles, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 9.

Tribute to Opera Legend Bidu Sayao, recordings of arias, duets and songs hosted by Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. May 9.

• DANCE

Elizabeth Drucker's Ballet School: "Flight," a collection of dances for the ages, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $12; $10 for seniors and children. theballetschool.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"Momix: Botanica," athletic dance with music, costumes and props presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $36 to $50. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. May 9.

• THEATER

"Wittenberg," David Davalos' imaginative comedy about 16th-century college life, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday (preview) and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 9. Through May 19.

Twelfth Annual Playwrights Festival, featuring 18 playwrights and 23 world premiere scripts, presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 to $15; multi-day passes available. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday.

"The Wiz," Tony Award-winning musical based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $10; $8 for students and seniors. 751-2619. 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Oklahoma!", classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School; Falmouth High School. $8; $8 for seniors and students. 871-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. May 9. Through May 11.

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