Jul 22 2023

Shippensburg Festival Celebration Series, Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Enjoy one show or all three!
Thursday, July 13        A Festival Celebration featuring classical violinist Sarah Chang
The Shippensburg Festival returns featuring one of the most celebrated and gifted violinists of our time, Sarah Chang, performing Bruch’s triumphant violin concerto followed by the massive 77-piece Shippensburg Festival Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Symphonic Dances.
Thursday, July 20        Jurassic Park in Concert
The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.  Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before:  projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.
Welcome… to Jurassic Park! | © Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Saturday, July 22         Broadway Lovers:  Stars of stage and screen Richard Troxell and Melissa Errico
The festival culminates with an exceptional evening to remember when the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra is joined by “Broadway Lovers” Metropolitan Opera Tenor Richard Troxell and the beloved Broadway star Melissa Errico.  Critics rave about this dynamic musical couple, “Errico’s voice shines, and Richard Troxell turns his numbers into pure gold.” (NY DAILY NEWS) Enjoy well-loved musical selections from famous Broadway classics like ShowboatWest Side StorySouth PacificMy Fair LadySweeney Todd and more.
This concert is presented in honor of Dr. Blaine F. Shover, former Artistic Director of the Shippensburg Festival. 
Packages are available. The three-show package is $120 for front orchestra/front balcony, $90 for upper orchestra or $80 for upper balcony.  Call 717-477-SHOW for assistance with packages or purchase here. Discounted tickets are available for Youth (17 & under).
You will receive a discount when purchasing a three-show package and also support the return of the Shippensburg Festival Celebration Series, which is made possible by the Dr. Jean V. Johnston Memorial Fund established with the Shippensburg University Foundation. Dr. Johnston recognized Shippensburg University’s important role in setting the cultural tone of the region.  Her interest in promoting the cultural arts and her love of classical music led her to serve as a board member of the Festival Chamber Orchestra Association for many years and establish an endowed fund to benefit the Shippensburg University Festival Orchestra summer concert series to bring world-class musicians and programming to the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *