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Pottstown, PA – ArtFusion 19464 is proud to announce the return of one of their most popular fundraisers. Jazz Nite returns on Saturday, June 27. Guests will enjoy an amazing concert by The Jazz 5 Pack in ArtFusion’s beautiful main gallery. The music will play from 7-9:30pm. Light refreshments will be available for purchase, and the event is BYOB for those over 21.
The Jazz 5 Pack is comprised of musicians from the Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Reading areas. Trumpeter Rob Diener and trombonist John Loos form the front line and co-lead the group. The rhythm section includes pianist John Clionsky, Ryan Leaver on bass and Paul Gallello on drums.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at artfusion19464.org, or at ArtFusion’s 254 E. High St. location during regular business hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm. As this event has sold out in the past, they do recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible. On the night of the performance, visitors are asked to use ArtFusion’s back entrance and arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain time. If you need specific directions, please call them at 610-326-2506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jazz 5 Pack performs many of the beautiful and timeless melodies from the Great American Songbook, as well as bebop from the 1940s. The music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Miles Davis, Benny Golson, Duke Ellington and many other prolific composers from this exciting era are staples of The Jazz 5 Pack’s repertoire. Whatever is being performed, the emphasis is always on traditional jazz harmonies and improvisation.
The Jazz 5 Pack has been together for the past two years and collectively, the members have performed together in many other groups for the better part of the last decade. They have performed concerts at The Miller Center for the Arts in Reading, PA to benefit the Reading School district music department, and was very well received at The Reading Planetarium Jazz Under the Stars Series.
ArtFusion 19464 is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center located at 254 E. High St. in downtown Pottstown. The school offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. ArtFusion’s gallery hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem,
Bach Festival Orchestra
& Caroline Goulding
in her Bethlehem debut
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The original “Girls Night Out” group that started it all celebrates 25 years of fan favorites with their signature heavenly harmonies and classic killer comedy! It’s the BEST estrogen fueled musical review EVAH from the BEST of the 4 Bitchin Babes!
“The traveling Oprah Winfreys” – The Boston Globe
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The Bach and Handel Chorale, founded in 1984 and based in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, will celebrate 30 years of bringing choral and orchestral music to Carbon County and surrounding area. The program will feature music for orchestra and choir by Telemann, Bach, Handel, and will conclude with the first public performance of “We Sing of God” written by founder and conductor, Randall Douglas Perry. During the intermission, the chorale members will host a reception with light refreshments for patrons and audience members in the Great Hall of the church.
This year the Chorale is proud to celebrate it’s 30th year with it’s Anniversary Concert featuring the talented Festival Orchestra. The Chorale now has singers ranging from 15 to 70 years in age representing Carbon, Lehigh, and Schuylkill Counties. These singer’s voices culminate with stunning orchestral sounds to create a feast for the ears!!!
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Back by popular demand – Charlie Zahm – Friday, March 21, 2014 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Charlie Zahm is one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast. Those who attended last year really enjoyed his concert.
Admission is $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for ages 5-14. Tickets can be obtained at the library or purchased at the door the night of the concert.
The Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 East High Street, Pottstown PA 19464
Tonight Pottstown “rocked out” with the holiday sounds of Twelve Twenty Four at the Sunnybrook Ballroom. If you have never heard of this group here is a synopsis in their own words:
“Established in 2002, 12/24 performs its Christmas music with a theatrical, rock edge and combines it with a narrated storyline to create a family friendly holiday show suitable for all ages. They are the first and foremost recreation of TSO and are making a name for themselves now with goals that aren’t stopping here.”
TSO stand for Trans-Siberian Orchestra if that acronym is unfamiliar to you. I had the pleasure of attending TSO’s holiday show last year at the Giant Center in Hershey, so I was interested in seeing how well Twelve Twenty Four took on the legendary Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Between the music and the light show, that’s a tall order.
The 22 member group did not disappoint! The large and enthusiastic crowd was very vocal in their appreciation of the stellar performance. Sunnybrook’s wonderful acoustics lend themselves very well to concerts. If you live anywhere near Pottstown, you should really take advantage of the concerts there. Tickets are very reasonably priced, the restaurant has excellent food and the parking is free and plentiful.
The group appears to be Luzerne County based, from what I could gather on their website, so they are not far away. They play many venues around Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond. This was their first trip to Pottstown. They complimented the crowd which leads me to think they might come back again :) We can only hope!
In addition to covering TSO songs, they did some original material. They have just released their second CD, “Light in the Dark”. They also drifted away from the holidays for a few minutes and did an amazing version of “Barracuda” by Heart and “Hotel California” by the Eagles. We were also asked to take part in a sing-along of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Evidently, we did a good job based on the band’s comments. It was recorded so we might get put on their website.
The musicianship was first-rate. The instrumentalists and singers were superb. Co-founder Jason Santos is the principal composer and arranger for the group’s original material in addition to playing keyboards, guitar and singing. With a group this size, it is noteworthy to mention that everyone stood out in some way.
Here is a link to Twelve Twenty Four’s website: http://twelvetwentyfour.net/ There are music samples, videos and pictures on the website. In addition, you can order their CD’s or buy downloads.
Their Facebook fan page is: https://www.facebook.com/twelvetwentyfour
What a great way to celebrate Christmas! Thanks for coming to Pottstown!
I attended the 4:00 pm Trans-Siberian Orchestra show at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA this afternoon. I have always been a big fan of TSO but have never been to one of their concerts. Now I am an even bigger fan!
The concert lasted two hours and 35 minutes. It’s divided into two parts. Their new Christmas production, The Lost Christmas Eve and then after an introduction of the band and singers, they played a string of their songs from previous albums. They ended with their Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen mash-up (which gets played on the radio a great deal this time of year).
Musically, I think they are superb. Their level of talent is phenomenal and the music speaks for itself. What you miss out on by not seeing them live is their incredible stage production. All is can say is, WOW! Lasers, strobes, fog, fire, pyrotechnics, elevated platforms and musicians running through the audience playing, is just some of what you can expect. It is sensory overload, but in a good way. I just saw Australian Pink Floyd at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA last month. They have an amazing stage production and laser light show but it was nothing like what we were treated to by TSO! This was Pink Floyd on steroids!
The crowd was into it and TSO really fed off of our energy. They were doing a second show at 8:00 pm! People were waiting to get in as we were leaving. I bet they get an equally great show. You can tell this group of musicians loves what they do! They were having a great time entertaining us.
The tickets were very reasonably priced and my friends and I felt we got great value for our money based on the length of the show, the stage production and quality of the music.
I give two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to TSO and highly recommend you go to one of their concerts if you are a fan. You won’t be sorry!
To check out TSO tour dates or learn more about the group, you can visit their website here: http://www.trans-siberian.com/
For just over a quarter-century, Farm Aid has used pop music to try to help fix some of the problems in American agriculture: the disappearance of family farms, the corporatization of food, and the widening gap between producers and consumers.
The nonprofit organization will bring its annual fundraising concert to Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, to once again share its message in a very public way. Performers will include founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, as well as Dave Matthews, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Pegi Young & the Survivors, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
The show came to Pittsburgh in 2002, and organizers say they are excited to be bringing it back to Pennsylvania.
“We looked at Hershey before,” said Carolyn Mugar, Farm Aid’s executive director. “It’s right in the middle of some the best farm country in the region, and the size is perfect. We’re going to change out all the concessions to be homegrown and regional, and it is really going to feel like the venue is ours that day.”
The success that comes with being an “American Idol” finalist hasn’t gone to Skylar Laine’s head. She still enjoys the simpler things in life, like hanging out with friends, hunting and getting toasty by a bonfire.
But that doesn’t mean the 18-year-old native of Brandon, Miss., isn’t fired up about being on tour as part of American Idol Live!, which takes center stage at the Sovereign Center in Reading on Saturday night.
“It’s been awesome and a lot of fun,” said Laine about touring the country with the other top 10 finalists from Season 11 of “American Idol.” “It’s a really great experience.”
Lambert will play at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at F .M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, the center has just announced.
Tickets, at $35, $45 and $60 will go on sale to Kirby members and a special online sale by Wyoming Valley radio station WKRZ-FM 98.5 at 10 a.m. April 20, and to the public at 10 a.m. April 23 at the Kirby Center box office at 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, by phone at 570-826-1100 or online at www.kirbycenter.org. To become a Kirby member, call 570-823-4599, ext. 225.
MUSIC AT EMMANUEL
Andrew Megill, conductor
Special Guests: The Select Choir of Daniel Boone High School, Birdsboro, PA
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
150 N. Hanover Street – Pottstown,PA 19464
Andrew Meade – Minister of Music
The Glory and the Dream
Westminster Kantorei – Sunday, April 29, 2012 4:00pm
Founded in 2004, Westminster Kantorei is an auditioned chamber choir from the renowned Westminster Choir College specializing in early and contemporary music. The ensemble, which is composed of approximately 24 graduate and undergraduate students, performs regularly with some of America’s leading specialists in Baroque music, including collaborations with violinist Nancy Wilson and vocal ensemble Fuma Sacra. Recent seasons have included performances of Bach’s Missa brevis in G Minor, cantatas, and passions, including the St. Matthew Passion at Avery Fisher Hall, with the Westminster Choir and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Kurt Masur. The ensemble has also performed works by Monteverdi (Vespers of 1610, Sestina and Lamento della Ninfa), Buxtehude (Membra Jesu nostri), Schütz, Schein, Telemann, Zelenka, Victoria, and Palestrina, as well as a concert of Latin American Baroque music.
Westminster Kantorei has also commissioned and premiered many works by such composers as Caleb Burhans, James Blachly, Doug Helvering, Philip Rice, Nathan Jones and Stefan Young. This year, the ensemble premieres new works by Blake Henson, Daniel Elder, and the internationally acclaimed Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström, commissioned for the ensemble by the Soli Deo Gloria Foundation and the Westminster Choir College Department of Sacred Music.
The concert program will include: “Musikalische exequien” by Heinrich Schutz, “The Glory and the Dream” by Richard Rodney Bennett, and “Psalm 67” by Sven-David Sandström. The stunningly beautiful funeral music of Schutz’s Musikalische exequien is considered one of the masterpieces of the early Baroque period. William Wordsworth’s poetic masterpiece “Intimations of Immortality” provides the text for Bennett’s The Glory and the Dream, who, in addition to a 50-year career performing and writing jazz, has composed many classic film scores. Sandström’s Psalm 67 is a newly-commissioned work that received its world premier by this ensemble in October of 2011. Our special guests for this concert will be the select choir from Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro,PA. Led by their conductor, Erin Benn, this outstanding high school ensemble will open the concert with performances of “I’ve Got the Music in Me” arranged by Deke Sharon and “With a Lily in Your Hand” by Eric Whitacre,.
MUSIC AT EMMANUEL is dedicated to bringing the live music of the highest calibre to the Pottstown community. We are also dedicated to supporting young artists from our region as they develop their performing careers. All concerts on our 2011-12 season are offered free of charge to the public, and are funded by the generous support of individuals in our church and community who believe that great music has an essential place in our culture and community. For additional information about the concert series please visit the church’s website: www.emmanuelpottstown.org or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/music.at.emmanuel
Daughtry will play the main SteelStage at SteelStacks in south Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. The festival runs Aug. 3-12.
Tickets, at $34 to $49, go on sale to ArtsQuest members at 10 a.m. Tuesday and at 10 a.m. March 30 to the public at http://www.artsquest.com and 610-332-1300.
Diana Krall, the pianist and singer who has sold more than 6 million albums in the United States — she’s the only singer to have eight albums (her last eight) debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums — and won three Grammy Awards, will play the center on July 8.
That’s according to a tour itinerary sent out by Krall’s publicist. Neither her website nor the event center’s lists the show yet.
Gerald R, Deifer, one of the founders of the event center, said only, “that would be a big show.”
The lead singer of a classic rock band that is among the biggest-selling of all time – and who also had six Top 20 solo hits — will complete the lineup for the opening week of the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, the venue just announced.
Glenn Frey, who sang The Eagles’ breakthrough hit “Take It Easy” and No. 1 songs “New Kid in Town” and “Heartache Tonight,” then topped the charts solo with “The Heat is On” and “You Belong to the City,” will play the event center on May 18, the venue announced on its website, www.sandseventcenter.com.