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The Portland Conservatory of Music’s Noonday Concert Series ONLINE

To keep us all safe, this year’s concert series will be presented online. Starting in November, new concerts will be posted on the first and third Thursdays of each month through May 20. Each concert will be featured on our homepage until superseded by the next concert.

We have changed the online format this season. Each video will be short in duration, 3-5 minutes, and our faculty will talk about and demonstrate their instruments. They will also share interesting aspects about the piece/s they will perform. We hope you enjoy them!

For more information on the Series or the Portland Conservatory of Music, please click here.

  • Ed Pearlman
    April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – April 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • Titus Abbott
    May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – May 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Movies and Film:

Open Culture provides links to over 1500 FREE movies!

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to “save them from being Indian.” In Maine, the first official Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations. Dawnland aired on Independent Lens on PBS in November 2018 reaching more than 2 million viewers. The film won a national Emmy® Award for Outstanding Research in 2019 and made the American Library Association’s list of 2020 Notable Videos for Adults: “a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years.”

To stream via PBS, click here.

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The entire collection of the Louvre has been made available online.

The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.

Visit the Louvre

The Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian’s expansive community of knowledge and learning.

Visit the Learning Lab