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Luhrs Center Presents Festival Celebration 2012

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Jun 20, 2012 7:47 PM

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center in Shippensburg presents their annual Festival Celebration Series with three concerts featuring outstanding guest artists appearing in the area for the first time. 

On July 12, world-renowned violinist Sarah Chang joins the orchestra to perform a suite from West Side Story arranged for violin and orchestra. On July 19, rising star pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who has had a number of recent bestselling recordings, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. On July 26, vocal star mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves sings selections from her two signature opera roles, Carmen and Dalila along with a medley of Gershwin tunes.

Each concert begins at 8 pm and will be conducted by David Amado, currently music director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. There’s more information and tickets available at the Luhrs Center website.

Below you can hear our individual interviews with all three of the guest artists and conductor David Amado.


Hear the interview with Sarah Chang:

Hear the interview with Simone Dinnerstein:

Hear the interview with Denyce Graves:

Hear the interview with conductor David Amado:



 Win a pair of tickets to see three Festival Celebration Series concerts PLUS dinner for two


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