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Singing, Dancing, Plays on Tap at UMaine this Fall

Music, theatre and dance performances by accomplished faculty, students and guest artists are among the fall events to be presented by the University of Maine School of Performing Arts.

The season opens Sept. 20 with a “Dear Darwin” concert with music faculty members Nancy Ellen Ogle and Ginger Yang Hwalek.

On Oct. 27, for the first time, the Jazz Ensemble will join the University of Maine Symphonic band for a concert at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Mary Zimmerman’s November play “Metamorphoses” promises to be a splash; much of it will take place in a large swimming pool on the Hauck Auditorium stage. The play is based on the classic Ovid poem, “Metamorphoses.”

More than 100 vocalists will sing in the annual Yuletide Choral Concert on Dec. 8 at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Ludlow Hallman, music department interim chair and longtime professor, will conduct his last oratorio, “Ein deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms, on Dec. 15 at the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center.

In addition, ensemble concerts, a Reader’s Theatre series and several dance performances, including the featured Fall Dance Showcase Dec. 12–14, will be held. The School of Performing Arts marching and pep bands also play at UMaine athletic events.

Admission prices vary. Events are free for UMaine students with a valid MaineCard. For more information or to request disability accommodations, visit

The School of Performing Arts fall schedule is available online.

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