From the President — Winter 2019

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] This is the time of year that anticipation builds for the holiday season. Last year we were preparing to say goodbye to Ray Cornils and his last performance as the municipal organist. Now we are all looking forward to the 1st Christmas with Kennerley. Anyone who has experienced James Kennerley’s performances will … Read more

Christmas Concert with the Kotzschmar Organ and Sock Drive at Merrill Auditorium

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Christmas Concert with the Kotzschmar Organ and Sock Drive at Merrill Auditorium November 2018 For Immediate Release PORTLAND, Maine – The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are excited to announce this year’s holiday concert, “Christmas with Kennerley,” which will be held one night only, on Dec. 18, 2018. The city of Portland’s … Read more

Article: 11 things to do before the 12 days of Christmas

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Article: 11 things to do before the 12 days of Christmas The holiday arts calendar is filling up. CHRISTMAS WITH KENNERLEY 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $19 to $56, (207) 842-0800, porttix.com Newly installed as municipal organist, James Kennerley performs his first holiday concert on the magnificent Kotzschmar Organ at Merrill Auditorium, … Read more

Concert review: Portland’s new organist showed his silly side – and serious skill – in Halloween tradition

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Concert review: Portland’s new organist showed his silly side – and serious skill – in Halloween tradition Dressed in costume, James Kennerley played along with the Dracula film ‘Nosferatu.’ In the four years I’ve attended these concerts, the accompaniments have been supplied by guest organists who include scoring silent films among their … Read more

Maine Public Interview: Nosferatu Part 2

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Nosferatu “A Symphony of Horror” with organist James Kennerley part 2 The second part to Robin Rilette’s Maine Public interview with James Kennerley on Nosferatu. [/two_third_last]

Maine Public Interview: Nosferatu Part 1

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Nosferatu “A Symphony of Horror” with organist James Kennerley The first part to Robin Rilette’s Maine Public interview with James Kennerley on Nosferatu. [/two_third_last]

Now Accepting Applications for Scholarship Auditions

The Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarships is accepting applications. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Deadline for applications is on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This scholarship was established in 1911 to provide financial aid “in the musical education of such pupil or pupils, of marked musical … Read more

BOGO at Sur Lie this Wednesday

  A night out in Portland with tapas and jazz, did we just plan your next date night? On Wednesday, September 26, we will be hosting the Jean-Willy Kunz Jazz Quintet at the Merrill Auditorium from 7:30- 9 p.m. One of the many highlights of this evening is that we’ve partnered with Sur Lie to offer a special on … Read more