Season Schedule

Tuesday, July 31, 2018-Open Console Day | Tour and Play the Kotzschmar

  12:00 PM Demonstration Concert and Tour Join a FOKO organist as they perform a short demonstration concert followed by a tour, led by FOKO docents, of the Kotzschmar Organ. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Donations appreciated.   Followed by you on the Kotzschmar Organ Have you ever wanted to play the...

Start Time:12:00 PM
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018-Chelsea Chen

Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, Kishinev’s National Organ Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. Ms. Chen is known for her...

Start Time:7:30pm
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Saturday, August 11, 2018-Kotzschmar Organ Day

Celebrate the Kotzschmar Organ with us and come for one of the scheduled tours and hear the Kotzschmar played by local organists! Free and open to the public, all ages welcome - donations greatly appreciated. Organ Tours: 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM (no reservations required, just show up!) Line-up of area organists TBA.   TIME   ...

Start Time:10:00 AM
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018-Nathan Avakian

Back by popular demand, Nathan Avakian is a modern theater organist who combines the artistry of an organ concert, the high energy of rock and roll and the creativity of short modern day silent films to create a multi-media experience that is not to be missed! Renowned for his tasteful blending of twenty-first century virtual...

Start Time:7:30pm
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018-Walt Strony

Walt Strony is one of America's premier concert organists. He made his public debut in 1974 at the age of 18 and has since established himself as one of few organists equally at home playing both theatre and classical organ. Theater organists are known for announcing their program from the stage and adapting their repertoire...

Start Time:7:30pm
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Thursday, August 23, 2018-Open Console Day | Tour and Play the Kotzschmar

  12:00 PM Demonstration Concert and Tour Join a FOKO organist as they perform a short demonstration concert followed by a tour, led by FOKO docents, of the Kotzschmar Organ. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Donations appreciated.   Followed by you on the Kotzschmar Organ Have you ever wanted to play the...

Start Time:12:00 PM
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018-James Kennerley and Kotzschmar Festival Brass

Following his dynamic debut concert, James Kennerley returns to the Merrill Stage to explore the powerful musical combinations of the Kotzschmar Organ and brass.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eRflmp38sM[/embed] Concert Details 6:30pm Kotzschmar Konversation with Mr. Kennerley (in Merrill Auditorium's Rehearsal Room, further down Myrtle Street past Merrill's entrance) 7:30pm Concert with Kotzschmar Festival Brass Tickets: $20 (Seniors $18, Students $15, Kids...

Start Time:7:30pm
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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