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Spring Dance Showcase

Hauck Auditorium

The dance showcase has long been one of the most popular events on the School of Performing Arts calendar, with scores of dance students and faculty coming together to create brand-new moving works of movement.  Tickets are $12; admission is free to students with MaineCard.

Spring Dance Showcase

Hauck Auditorium

The dance showcase has long been one of the most popular events on the School of Performing Arts calendar, with scores of dance students and faculty coming together to create brand-new moving works of movement.  Tickets are $12; admission is free to students with MaineCard.

Spring Dance Showcase

Hauck Auditorium

The dance showcase has long been one of the most popular events on the School of Performing Arts calendar, with scores of dance students and faculty coming together to create brand-new moving works of movement.  Tickets are $12; admission is free to students with MaineCard.

Black Bear Mens’ Chorus Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

These guys sure can sing! But don't take our word for it - join one of UMaine's most beloved vocal ensembles as they put on the sort of show that […]

Concert Band/Symphonic Band Combined Concert

Collins Center for the Arts

This combined concert is one of the highlights of every SPA semester - expect more of the same this time around as two of UMaine's powerhouse instrumental ensembles come together […]

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Hauck Auditorium

This one will be tough to beat! Enjoy an evening of percussion-based music from SPA's dedicated ensemble!

Collegiate Chorale

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

More great music from this phenomenal vocal ensemble!

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

The School of Performing Arts shares some of its most talented student jazz performers with you! It's going to be one heck of a night - you won't want to […]

Brass Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Get bold and brassy with the School of Performing Arts - trumpets, trombones, tubas and more!

University Orchestra Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Enjoy the University of Maine's orchestra as they offer up an afternoon of beautiful music. Tickets are $12; admission is free with student MaineCard.

The Maine Masque presents: Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

The University of Maine's student-run theatre group's annual offering takes a turn toward the existential and absurd this year, thanks to the classic piece "No Exit." Tickets to this performance […]

The Maine Masque presents: Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

The University of Maine's student-run theatre group's annual offering takes a turn toward the existential and absurd this year, thanks to the classic piece "No Exit." Tickets to this performance […]

The Maine Masque presents: Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

The University of Maine's student-run theatre group's annual offering takes a turn toward the existential and absurd this year, thanks to the classic piece "No Exit." Tickets to this performance […]

The Maine Masque presents: Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

The University of Maine's student-run theatre group's annual offering takes a turn toward the existential and absurd this year, thanks to the classic piece "No Exit." Tickets to this performance […]

Chamber Music Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

An evening of classical excellence, courtesy of the School of Performing Arts!

Anything Goes: Laura Artesani, Dan Barrett & Friends

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

It might be April Fools Day, but this concert is no joke! Join two of SPA's most talented music faculty - Laura Artesani and Dan Barrett - along with some […]

Jazz Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join the various jazz ensembles of the School of Performing Arts for an evening of killer tunes. All hep cats welcome!  

University Singers Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join one of SPA's most talented vocal ensembles for an evening of song! Tickets are $12; students get in free with a student MaineCard!

University Singers Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join one of SPA's most talented vocal ensembles for an evening of song! Tickets are $12; students get in free with a student MaineCard!

Emerging Works – Dance

Hauck Auditorium

Join students and faculty from the Division of Theatre and Dance as they preview some of the dance pieces that may be coming your way at the Spring Dance Showcase at semester's end!

Concert for a Cause

Collins Center for the Arts

That's right - we had such a good time that we're running it back! The School of Performing Arts is joining forces with the Bangor Humane Society to once again bring […]

Flute Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

You want flutes? We've got 'em! Join us for an evening of talented flautists making beautiful music!

Collegiate Chorale Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join one of the UMaine community's most beloved vocal ensembles for an engaging and entertaining evening of song!

Cadenzato

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join members of the UMaine music faculty as they perform favorite works old and new!

Byrne:Kozar:Duo

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Created by New York City and Boston based soprano Corrine Byrne and trumpeter Andy Kozar, the Byrne:Kozar:Duo presents historically informed performances of Baroque music for natural trumpet and soprano in addition to commissioning […]

Fall Dance Showcase

Hauck Auditorium

One of the most eagerly anticipated events from the School of Performing Arts every fall semester is the Dance Showcase. It's the magic of movement, right there for all to see! Tickets are $12 for the public or free with a student MaineCard, but be aware that this show WILL sell out.

$12

Fall Dance Showcase

Hauck Auditorium

One of the most eagerly anticipated events from the School of Performing Arts every fall semester is the Dance Showcase. It's the magic of movement, right there for all to see! Tickets are $12 for the public or free with a student MaineCard, but be aware that this show WILL sell out.

$12

Fall Dance Showcase

Hauck Auditorium

One of the most eagerly anticipated events from the School of Performing Arts every fall semester is the Dance Showcase. It's the magic of movement, right there for all to see! Tickets are $12 for the public or free with a student MaineCard, but be aware that this show WILL sell out.

$12

Yuletide Concert

Collins Center for the Arts

A highlight of the season every year, a variety of UMaine ensembles come together to offer music of the yuletide for all to hear! Tickets are $12 or free with […]

$12

Opera Workshop (Scenes)

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Opera Workshop gets after it again, presenting scenes from some classic works from the operatic canon!

Opera Workshop (Scenes)

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Opera Workshop gets after it again, presenting scenes from some classic works from the operatic canon!

Symphonic Band Concert w/Hampden Academy

Collins Center for the Arts

The University of Maine Symphonic Band takes the stage to deliver an evening of musical delights. They'll be joined by their special guests and good friends from Hampden Academy. Tickets […]

$12

Jazz Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Time to get your jazz on courtesy of some of UMaine's most talented musicians!

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

The beat goes on with UMaine's percussion ensemble!

Brass Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Come enjoy some of UMaine's most talented instrumentalists as they get bold and brassy!

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – The Post Office

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

A new adaptation of a beloved Indian play, this is the story of a young man confined to his uncle's house due to an incurable disease and the world he sees through the windows. THE POST OFFICE, written by Rabindranath Tagore, is directed by Rosalie Purvis. Tickets are $12 for the general public; UMaine students get […]

$12

Black Bear Men’s Chorus

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Come check out one of the campus's most beloved vocal ensembles as they do what they do! Tickets are $12 or free with student MaineCard and can be purchased here.

$12

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – The Post Office

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

A new adaptation of a beloved Indian play, this is the story of a young man confined to his uncle's house due to an incurable disease and the world he sees through the windows. This play, written by Rabindranath Tagore, is directed by Rosalie Purvis. Tickets are $12 for the general public; UMaine students get in […]

$12

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – The Post Office

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

A new adaptation of a beloved Indian play, this is the story of a young man confined to his uncle's house due to an incurable disease and the world he sees through the windows. This play, written by Rabindranath Tagore, is directed by Rosalie Purvis. Tickets are $12 for the general public; UMaine students get in […]

$12

Collins Center for the Arts Jazz Series: Melissa Aldana Trio w/ UMaine Jazz Ensemble

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has garnered international recognition for her visionary work as a band leader, as well as her deeply meditative interpretation of language and vocabulary. She was recently signed with Blue Note Records and released her debut album with the historic label titled 12 Stars in March 2022. “Melissa Aldana is […]

$30

Chamber Music Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Sweet and soothing classical sounds delivered by some talented musicians!

Oratorio Society

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Listen as this talented ensemble brings beautiful choral music to life!

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – The Post Office

Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre Orono, Maine

A new adaptation of a beloved Indian play, this is the story of a young man confined to his uncle's house due to an incurable disease and the world he sees through the windows. THE POST OFFICE, written by Rabindranath Tagore, is directed by Rosalie Purvis. Tickets are $12 for the general public; UMaine students get […]

$12

University Singers Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Come hear what some of the campus's best vocal talent has to offer! Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard and can be purchased here.

$12

Jazz Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join some of UMaine's talented musicians as they take to the stage to give you a jazzy good time!

University Orchestra Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join the University Orchestra for an autumn afternoon of beautiful music! Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard and can be purchased here.

$12

Workshop for Music Teachers with Moira Smiley

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

The School of Performing Arts Division of Music is proud to offer a workshop for music teachers with Moira Smiley on October 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Participants […]

Emerging Works Dance Concert

Hauck Auditorium

Few School of Performing Arts events are as popular as the Dance Showcases each semester. This one-night-only presentation offers you a chance to see what UMaine's finest movers and shakers are working on ahead of their sure-to-be-excellent-as-always performance in December. Admission is free.

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – Rabbit Hole

Hauck Auditorium

The Division of Theatre/Dance in the School of Performing Arts presents Rabbit Hole, written by David Lindsay-Abaire. In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident, a young husband and wife find themselves drifting perilously apart. This is a beautiful and challenging piece about the weight of trauma and the many ways in which it can impact […]

$12

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – Rabbit Hole

Hauck Auditorium

The Division of Theatre/Dance in the School of Performing Arts presents Rabbit Hole, written by David Lindsay-Abaire. In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident, a young husband and wife find themselves drifting perilously apart. This is a beautiful and challenging piece about the weight of trauma and the many ways in which it can impact […]

$12

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – Rabbit Hole

Hauck Auditorium

The Division of Theatre/Dance in the School of Performing Arts presents Rabbit Hole, written by David Lindsay-Abaire. In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident, a young husband and wife find themselves drifting perilously apart. This is a beautiful and challenging piece about the weight of trauma and the many ways in which it can impact […]

$12

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – Rabbit Hole

Hauck Auditorium

The Division of Theatre/Dance in the School of Performing Arts presents Rabbit Hole, written by David Lindsay-Abaire. In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident, a young husband and wife find themselves drifting perilously apart. This is a beautiful and challenging piece about the weight of trauma and the many ways in which it can impact […]

$12

Manolis Neophytou Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

The School of Performing Arts is proud to present a concert by guest artist Manolis Neophyte. This pianist is one of the shining stars of the classical music world and […]

School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre presents – Rabbit Hole

Hauck Auditorium

The Division of Theatre/Dance in the School of Performing Arts presents Rabbit Hole, written by David Lindsay-Abaire. In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident, a young husband and wife find themselves drifting perilously apart. This is a beautiful and challenging piece about the weight of trauma and the many ways in which it can impact […]

$12

Jazz Ensemble/Symphonic Band Concert

Collins Center for the Arts

Join two of the Division of Music's biggest and brightest musical ensembles for this tandem concert as they grace the stage at the Collins Center for the Arts. An instrumental […]

$12

UMaine Alumni Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

It's a musical celebration for alumni and their families as the School of Performing Arts Division of Music plays host to an alumni concert. Join us on Homecoming Weekend for […]

Resinosa Ensemble Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

The Resinosa Ensemble is a chamber trio formed in 2016 featuring Joëlle Morris, mezzo-Soprano; Bridget Convey, piano; and Eliza Meyer, cello. This ensemble came together out of a love for […]

Cadenzato

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Everyone's favorite faculty recital is back for the fall semester! Sit back and enjoy some of the Division of Music's best doing what they do! Free admission.

Faculty Jazz Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

The Division of Music gets up to get down with a jazz concert featuring the talented faculty! Free admission.

Silver Duo

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Division of Music faculty members Phillip and Noreen Silver bring their unique talents together for a tuneful September evening. Free admission.

Artesani & Burt Faculty Recital

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join School of Performing Arts Division of Music faculty Laura Artesani and Jack Burt for an evening of music to kick off the fall semester! Free admission.

Lab Ensemble Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Come listen as a multitude of UMaine music students share what they've been working on over the course of the semester.

Collegiate Chorale/Bangor Band Combined Concert

Peakes Auditorium 885 Broadway, Bangor

The conductors of the Bangor Band (Scott Burditt and Dr. Philip Edelman) and the UMaine Collegiate Chorale (Dr. Rebecca DeWan) invite you to attend a concert showcasing the music of […]

Musicians Wellness Workshop

Maria Wagner will be with us to present a number of sessions about musicians' wellness. Click here for more info  Maria Wagner’s website Free for all SPA students; email Dr. DeWan (Rebecca.DeWan@maine.edu) for more information.

Jazz Night

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono
$12

Concert Band/Symphonic Band Combined Concert

Collins Center for the Arts

Two of the University's biggest and boldest instrumental ensembles come together for one massive evening of marvelous music!

$12

Vocal Health Screenings

All School of Peforming Arts students, faculty, and staff are welcome to sign up for a vocal health screening provided by graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program […]

Opera Workshop

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Opera Workshop

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Guest Artist: Aubrey Logan w/UMaine Jazz Ensemble

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Trombonist extraordinaire Aubrey Logan will be joined by the University of Maine's Jazz Ensemble for a bold and brassy performance! Jazz is the great leveler as an art form and […]

$12

Guest Artist: Aubrey Logan w/UMaine Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Trombonist extraordinaire Aubrey Logan will be joined by the University of Maine's Faculty Jazz Ensemble for a bold and brassy performance! Jazz is the great leveler as an art form […]

Free

Guest Artist Recital: Oystein Baadsvik

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Tuba player Oystein Baadsvik will perform on April 11 with UMaine's own Laura Artesani accompanying on piano. Born in Trondheim, Norway, Øystein Baadsvik’s international reputation was established in 1991 when he […]

Free

Brass Ensembles Concert

Minsky Recital Hall University of Maine, Orono

Join the University of Maine's brass ensembles as they open up for the recital of internationally-acclaimed guest artist Øystein Baadsvik! The performance will kick off at 6:30 PM, with the UMaine […]

Free