The University of Scranton has announced its lineup for its fall semester concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public and take place in the university’s Houlihan McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street. Visit scranton.edu/music for more information.
Here is the lineup:
In Recital: Organist Dan Ficarri: Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Ficarri is organ scholar at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan and performs new music and classical songs.
Family Weekend Concert: Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.; features the Aaron Diehl Trio with the University of Scranton Concert Choir; Diehl is a Grammy-winning, 32-year-old classically trained pianist and composer.
In Recital: Pianist Carlos Avila: Sunday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Avila has performed in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s All-Access Chamber series and the New York Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein salon series; he is pianist for the Boreal Trio, is part of the Collaborative Piano Faculty at the Heifetz Institute and is studio pianist for Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School.
In Concert: Dan Levinson’s Palomar Jazz Band with vocalist Molly Ryan: Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Levinson has been a member of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks since 1993, performing at Carnegie Hall, on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and on “A Prairie Home Companion.”
In Recital: Baritone Wil Kellerman: Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.; Kellerman recently portrayed the Secret Police Agent in Menotti’s “The Consul,” the title role in “The Mikado” and Colline in “La Bohème.”
University of Scranton Performance Music student musicians recital: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; students will perform vocal and instrumental pieces on their own and in duos, trios, quartets and small ensembles.
In Concert: The University of Scranton Jazz Band: Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.; The 28-member group features big band-style instrumentation and includes student musicians from a variety of majors.
In Concert: The University of Scranton String Orchestra: Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; the group features more than 30 members of the university community, including students, faculty and staff.
The Vaclav Nelhybel Centennial Concert: Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.; the University of Scranton Symphonic Band performs with special guests to be announced; Nelhybel was composer in residence at University of Scranton when he died in March 1996, and the school now houses the Nelhybel Collection, which includes published and unpublished compositions, personal papers and more.
52nd annual Noel Night: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. (prelude begins at 7 p.m.); the University of Scranton Singers and Chamber Ensembles perform the 52nd annual concert, featuring student and community musicians and readings of the Nativity Martyrology and St. Luke Nativity Narrative; seating is first-come, first-served.
Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert: Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Ken McGraw performs with Brass and Ivory in a show featuring holiday favorites and a Christmas carol sing-along; guests are asked to bring a new toy, new toiletry items or a monetary donation to help children of local families in need.
In Concert: The Scranton Brass Orchestra: Sunday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.; the professional 27 member ensemble includes brass and percussionists from across Northeast Pennsylvania.
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