Portland Piano Extravaganza
November 2nd | 7:30pm | Meeting House
From the studio of Laura Kargul at University of Southern Maine, young pianists provide a glittering display of virtuoso piano playing. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the piano fund at University of Southern Maine’s School of Music.
Concerts for a Cause: Pianist Mark Rossnagel
October 5th | 7:30pm | Meeting House
Former Music Director, Mark Rossnagel, will be performing the works of Chopin, Ravel, Couperin and Rameau on this season’s first Concert for a Cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood of Portland.
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO:
July 6th | 6pm | Meeting House
The Opera Maine chorus will hold a free, open rehearsal before the upcoming production of Mozart’s THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO as part of First Friday in July. Come enjoy the beautiful music of Mozart with this sneak-peak ahead of performances at Merrill on July 25 and 27, featuring our very own Music Director, Scott Wheatley, in the role of Antonio.
REFUGE in RHYTHM
June 1, 2018 | 7:30pm | First Parish Meeting House
Aarondippidy is a band (featuring First Parish RE teacher, Aaron Pomeranz) that combines world music with folk, funk, hip-hop and old-school music from different cultures around the world. Refuge in Rhythm is about recognizing all the ways we are connected by music, and the ways we can celebrate life by drawing from diversity and deeper awareness of the world around us. Elevating and celebrating each voice and cultural tradition helps us unite and find new ways to create harmony.
Part of the proceeds from this concert will benefit the Portland Refugee Center, a local non-profit organization that aspires to create evolving challenging conversations and engaging experiences that utilize our different talents and abilities, enhance our connectedness and further the effectiveness of human kindness.
Music of Patsy Cline
March 2nd | 7:30pm | Meeting House
Deena Hastings, will be singing the music of Patsy Cline with a band. Proceeds will benefit the organization, 240 Strings, which works to build community and life skills for Portland, Maine youth by providing SUBSIDIZED music lessons, chamber music workshops, and affordable concerts. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 seniors & students.