Musical performances set at Shippensburg University

A variety of musical events is planned at Shippensburg University this fall. The programs, all free and open to the public, are:

Oct. 29: Chapel Series, Trio La Milpa, 7:30 p.m., Old Main Chapel. Selected movements from Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 arranged for two oboes and English horn will be performed along with Shippensburg University String Ensemble. The second half of the concert will feature works performed solely by the trio. trioThe members of Trio La Milpa are Katherine Needleman, Michael Lisicky and Sandra Gerster.

According to their website, they originally served as the oboe/English horn section of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia before they broke away to perform chamber music written for two oboes and English horn. The group has worked in conjunction with the Baltimore Symphony's “BSO On-The-Go” community and has been involved in a multi-visit residency project in the Montgomery County, Md., school district. They also spent a residency at the University of Delaware and performed on tour in Greenland.

Nov. 9: Chapel Series, “Duo Claritare”—3 p.m., Old Main Chapel.  Clarinetist Michael Hoover and classical guitarist Candice Mowbray will perform a program of diverse modern works with influences from jazz and world styles. The sound is further enhanced by Duo Claritare's unique, international program of works from France, Brazil, Argentina, England and Ireland. 

duoAccording to the group’s Facebook page, Hoover, who has a bachelor of science degree in music education from West Chester University, is the principal second clarinet with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and principal first clarinet with the Luhrs Performing Arts Center Festival Orchestra. He is an instructor of clarinet and saxophone at The St. James School, The Mercersburg Academy and for Music and Arts Centers in Hagerstown.

Mowbray, active as both a solo artist and chamber, has appeared as a guest performer and lecturer on many concert series including the Bethlehem Guitar Festival, the Ibero American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian, Austin Peay State University GuitarFest, and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society series. She earned a doctorate of musical arts degree in classical guitar performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. In addition to performing, she has taught for Shenandoah Conservatory, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Shepherd University, and Hagerstown and Frederick community colleges.

Nov. 10: Woodwind Ensembles Concert, 3 p.m., Old Main Chapel.

Nov. 17: Brass Ensemble & Women’s Chorale concert, 7:30 p.m., Old Main Chapel.

Nov. 24: SU Community Orchestra concert, 3 p.m., Luhr’s Performing Arts Center.

For information on any of the events, call the music and theatre arts department at 477-1638.