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Historical Items

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Item 6822

Venetian Dance choral program, 1912

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1892 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 6230

Handel oratorio program, Portland, 1883

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: 1883-04-23 Location: Portland Media: Paper

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Item 6325

Choral program for 'A Paderewski Evening,' 1895

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1895-11-19 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.


The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.


Music in Maine - Opera, Orchestras and Stages

"… such performance included Portland’s first Maine Choral Association festival in 1897, where they billed Blauvelt as, “America’s favorite Concert…"

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

"… minstrel and vaudeville shows, oratories, chorales and dramatics were all available on a regular basis by nationally known stars as well as local…"

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

"He invited his Zen students, members of local choral groups, and anyone with interest to join him in performing Verdi’s Aida and Mozart’s The Magic…"

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

"… that William Rogers Chapman, a famous choral conductor who founded and directed Maine Music Festivals (1897-1926), had with famous opera singer…"