ORONO – The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine is offering a variety of performances throughout the 2018—19 season.

October events will include a string quartet, a comedy show, an award-winning musical and more.

The Calder String Quartet will perform at the CCA at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The group performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Their distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform. The concert is a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series. A reception for patrons and artists will follow.

Bob Marley returns to the CCA at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Celebrating 16 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. A Maine native, he uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines.

The “Rock of Ages” 10th Anniversary Tour will be performed at the CCA at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Rock of Ages” captures the iconic era that was the big, bad 1980s Hollywood. This 10th anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than-life characters and exhilarating story that turned “Rock of Ages” into a global phenomenon.

The Portland Cello Project will take the CCA stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The equally unorthodox Portland Cello Project and Radiohead’s “OK Computer” will coincide in a thrilling performance of the album Rolling Stone magazine called a “stunning art-rock tour de force.”

The month concludes with “The Nature of Forgetting” at the CCA at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Through physicality and compelling live music, it tells the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. It’s a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, in which broken does not have to mean defeated. The show is a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real-life experiences. Ultimately, the piece is about the fragility of life and that eternal “something” we all share that is left when memory is gone.

For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events.


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