Season Schedule

Tuesday, August 1, 2017-Monica Czausz – Orgelfest17

Tues. August 1st, 2017 @ 7:30pm Monica Czausz, recognized by The Diapason as one of top 20 organists under 30 for her “superior accomplishments, leadership, creativity, and innovative thinking.” Currently the Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Houston, TX, Monica Czausz is one of America’s leading young concert organists.  She received first prizes at the...

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

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017-Open Console Day | Tour and Play the Kotzschmar

  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Demonstration Concert and Tour Ray Cornils, organist Join Ray as he performs a short demonstration concert followed by a tour 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:12:00pm
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017-Richard Elliott – Orgelfest17

Tues. August 8th, 2017 @ 7:30pm Principal Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott at the Mormon Tabernacle comes to play the Kotzschmar! A native of Baltimore, Maryland, and former student at the Peabody Conservatory and the Catholic University of America, Richard Elliott earned a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and master’s and doctoral degrees...

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

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Saturday, August 12, 2017-Kotzschmar Organ Day – 2017

Sat. August 12th, 2017 10:00am-5:00pm Celebrate the Kotzschmar Organ with us and come for one of the scheduled tours and hear the Kotzschmar! Free and open to the public, all ages welcome - donations greatly appreciated. Organ Tours: 12:30pm-1:30pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm (no reservations required, just show up!) TIME                ...

Start Time:10:00am-5:00pm
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017-Nathan Avakian – Orgelfest17

Tues. August 15th, 2017 @ 7:30pm “Nathan Avakian is the most creative and technically-versed theatre organist I’ve ever heard.” - Kerry O’Quinn producer, Creative Velocity Productions   Renowned for his tasteful blending of twenty-first century virtual instrument technology with theatre organ music, Nathan creates performances that satisfy contemporary musical tastes and pay tribute to the historical...

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

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017-Ray Cornils – Orgelfest17

Tues. August 22nd, 2017 @ 7:30pm Portland's very own Municipal Organist, Ray Cornils, wraps up the Orgelfest17 summer series with the Kotzschmar Festival Brass!   [embed]https://youtu.be/dVJhYbNlC0M[/embed] Concert Details 6:30pm Kotzschmar Conversation with Ray (in Merrill Auditorium's Rehearsal Room, further down Myrtle Street past Merrill's entrance) 7:30pm Concert Tickets: Currently are not available for sale at this...

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

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017-Open Console Day | Tour and Play the Kotzschmar

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Demonstration Concert and Tour Ray Cornils, organist Join Ray as he performs a short demonstration concert followed by a tour 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 Kotzschmar...

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

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Saturday, September 16, 2017-Nathan Laube

Sat. September 16th, 2017 @ 7:30pm A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers. Assistant Professor of Music at the Eastman School of Music since fall semester 2013, Nathan J. Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers.  His...

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

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017-Halloween Silent Film Night – The Phantom of the Opera

Tues. October 24th, 2017 @ 7:30pm The Film: The Phantom of the Opera: Christine Daaé, an understudy at the Paris Opera, is guided to stardom by a mysterious and compelling voice that emanates from behind the walls of her dressing room. The voice eventually summons her to a meeting, and she discovers a sinister man whose face is...

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

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017-Kotzschmar Christmas with Cornils 2017

Tues. December 19th, 2017 @ 7:30pm Join a Kotzschmar Organ family tradition that features holiday music from throughout the centuries — festive, reflective, fun, and inspiration for the ears! This performance features Ray Cornils' final performance as Municipal Organist, celebrating 27 years at the helm of the Kotzschmar. Come celebrate the holiday season with us! [embed]https://youtu.be/nR1hDEB7f78[/embed]...

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

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