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Events at Shippensburg University


May

June

The McCartney Years
Saturday, June 3, 2017 7:30 PM
Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Hailed by the original Beatles promoter as 'THE BEST ON THE SCENE', The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert show that performs the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings. Songs include hits like "Hey Jude," "Jet," " Let It Be," "Band On The Run," "The Long And Winding Road," "Live And Let Die," "Lady Madonna" and many, many more, plus some of the deep cuts that McCartney wrote during the 1960's and 1970's; all performed to their original arrangements by a band that has entertained audiences worldwide and even has a personal accolade from former Wings Guitarist Denny Laine. Guaranteed that you will jump out of your seat to clap, sing and dance to the music by one of the most prolific artists of all time in this authentic, timeless live concert experience!

More details about The McCartney Years (Luhrs Performing Arts Center on June 3, 2017)


July

Sunday, July 9, 2017 3:00 PM
Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Robert Trevino, guest conductor Simone Lamsma, violinist 

This season will feature the last numbered Symphonies of some of the most remarkable and connected composers of the classical and romantic age. The season also features works which were inspired by other composers. 

The old saying "all roads lead to Rome" could be used when saying "all roads lead to Mozart."  Mozart, the great titan of classical music, closes Concert I.  His Jupiter Symphony is often regarded as the apex of the Classical Symphony, a true masterpiece of power, lyricism, and classical structure.

We pair Mozart with the Beethoven Violin Concerto and returning violinist Simone Lamsma; structured, clear, and adheres in many way to the classical aesthetic. It is not an overtly romantic work but represents in many ways the natural progression of what perhaps Mozart's own music would have evolved into. This work uses the fullest measure of technical performance from a violinist, and we've brought one of the best in the world to showcase this style. Please Note:  soloists and performers for all Festival Series performances are subject to change.

More details about Concert I: Shippensburg Symphony (Luhrs Performing Arts Center on July 9, 2017)


Friday, July 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Robert Trevino, guest conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Pianist

  Concert II features Dvorak's last symphony written in large part in the U.S.A. Dvorak was a composer who held Brahms in the highest regard, and in fact, owed much of his own fame to the well-known composer, whom we will feature in Concert III. We have invited back Jean-Yves Thibaudet to perform the dazzling Liszt 2nd Piano Concerto, and like the Ravel Tzigane, this work requires the maximum technical virtuosity of the pianist; and we have engaged perhaps the fastest fingers in the world to perform this exciting concerto. www.jeanyvesthibaudet.com

PLEASE NOTE: soloists and performers for all Festival Series performances are subject to change.

More details about Concert II: Shippensburg Symphony (Luhrs Performing Arts Center on July 14, 2017)


Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Luhrs Performing Arts Center

The Shippensburg Festival Symphony The Shippensburg Festival Chorus The Towne Singers, Chambersburg Concert III will feature the last numbered symphony of Robert Schumann, who was the major inspiration to our final feature composer Johannes Brahms. Brahms, like Dvorak, owed much of his fame to another composer.  For Dvorak it was Brahms who was patron and supporter.  For Brahms it was Schumann who was his guiding champion. We culminate our season with the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.  Many regard this Requiem not as a Requiem for the dead, but rather an affirmation of life for the living.   We will close our 2017 season with its message of love, forgiveness, truth, and peace.

Robert Trevino, conductor

 Brian Kontes, bass

 Amanda Pabyan, soprano

    PLEASE NOTE: soloists and performers for all Festival Series performances are subject to change.

More details about Concert III: Shippensburg Symphony & Chorus (Luhrs Performing Arts Center on July 16, 2017)


August

September