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

Written by witf | Jun 22, 2012 6:47 PM

witf is partnering with the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University to promote the Festival 2012 Celebration Series:

- Concert I: Festival Celebration Orchestra featuring violinist Sarah Chang Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 PM

- Concert II: Festival Celebration Orchestra featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein Thursday, July 19 at 8:00 PM

- Concert III: Festival Celebration Orchestra & Chorus featuring mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 PM

You can enter to win a pair of tickets to see all 3 concerts PLUS dinner for two at The Ship Wreck Pub & Inn located on King Street in downtown Shippensburg. It’s easy! Just fill out the form below to register to win.

Deadline to enter is Monday July 9, 2012.

Click here to register!

The Festival Celebration Orchestra is an ensemble of professional musicians from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.  The orchestra was formed to provide regional audiences with top-quality professional orchestral performances.  The Festival Celebration Chorus is 26 professional singers from Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia.  The Festival is under the artistic direction of Dr. Blaine Shover, professor of music at Shippensburg University.

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Concert I:  Festival Celebration Orchestra
Sarah Chang, violinist

David Amado, guest conductor

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8 PM

Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades.  Ms. Chang has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma, and the late Isaac Stern; has received numerous honors and awards; and has even been named the US Embassy’s Artistic Ambassador from 2011.


Concert II: Festival Celebration Orchestra
Simone Dinnerstein, pianist

David Amado, guest conductor

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 8 PM

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein has been called “a throwback to such high priestesses of music as Wanda Landowska and Myra Hess,” by Slate magazine, and praised by TIME for her “arresting freshness and subtlety.”  The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  Ms. Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Julliard School where she was a student of Peter Serkin.  She was a winner of the Astral Artist National Auditions, and has twice received the Classical Recording Foundation Award. 

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Concert III: Festival Celebration Orchestra & Chorus
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano

David Amado, guest conductor

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8 PM

Recognized worldwide as one of today's most exciting vocal stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. She has become particularly well-known to operatic audiences for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila, which have brought her to the world's great opera houses and concert halls. The combination of her expressive, rich vocalism, elegant stage presence and exciting theatrical abilities allows her to pursue a wide breadth of operatic portrayals as well as delight audiences in concert and recital appearances.  And as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution exclaims, "If the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves."


David Amado, guest conductor

Philadelphia native David Amado has been praised by the media, audiences and fellow musicians for his deep insight, visceral energy and imaginative programming. These qualities have allowed him to reinvigorate the Delaware Symphony, turning it into a premier regional orchestra as demonstrated by the January 2010 release of a CD with the DSO, Maestro Amado and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, a project which was nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy Award.


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