Glenn Miller Orchestra at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Tuesday December 5th, 2023 * 7:30 PM
The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra is touring the world with a special show just in time for the holiday season.
“In the Christmas Mood” will dazzle audiences with their indelible big band sound on so many holiday favorites including “Home for the Holidays,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” and “I’ll be Home for Christmas.”
The orchestra will also bring their timeless classics to the stage such as “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls,” and “Tuxedo Junction.”
This is a must-see show for jazz and swing fans, the incurable romantics who want to step back in time, and everyone who wants to celebrate the happiest time of the year!
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Shippensburg Festival Celebration Series, Luhrs Performing Arts Center

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.
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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.
Cumberland Valley School of Music Offers Free Concert

Cumberland Valley School of Music Offers Free Concert

A free concert open to the public will be given by the Cumberland Valley School of Music String Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Location of the event is the Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel located on the Wilson College Campus. Audience members will not only hear “famous and well-known” orchestral arrangements as usual during a concert, according to Director Herman Hopple. All attending will also have a chance to increase their musical knowledge, he added.

During a section of the concert that Hopple compiled, called “Music History 101,” listeners will first hear short sections of several famous pieces, and then be given an opportunity to note the composer of each. Herman said that he will “not leave the audience in suspense” too long, but will reveal the correct composer names. In addition to the fun quiz, the orchestra will perform three full pieces.

Hopple selected the following additional pieces: “Da Chiesa Sonata,” by Giuseppe Torelli, arranged by David A. Gordon; “The Lost Chord,” by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Albert Wier; and “Cordoba Paso-doble” by Vicente Lozano, arranged by M. Hirschfeld.

Orchestra members gather twice each year to rehearse and present two free concerts. About 30 string musicians from the Chambersburg area are coming together to be this season’s performers. Many of the musicians return biannually to perform with the group. New members are welcome to join the group. Any string player interested is asked to contact the school at (717)-261-1220 for more information.

Hopple provides double bass and electric bass instructions at CVSM. A former public school string teacher and orchestra director, he has experience in teaching all ages of students.

Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is in its 27th year and s committed to creating a musical community where high quality instruction and performance opportunities are available to all. Over 750 students – newborn through senior citizens – are served by CVSM with instruction provided in music, voice and drama through individual and group lessons, camps and classes. Live performance opportunities are provided through events such as recitals, concerts and the annual student Performathon. Additionally, the school sponsors scholarship programs open to young musicians in the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Hagerstown areas. CVSM strongly believes that the benefits of the study of music and the participation in musical activities extend beyond musical proficiency to academic and vocational performance, social skills and enriching one’s life experiences.

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