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Win a pair of tickets to see 3 concerts PLUS dinner for 2

Written by, | Jun 10, 2013 1:38 PM

witf is partnering with the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University to promote the 2013 Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series:

Concert I: Shippensburg Festival Symphony featuring cellist Joshua Roman Thursday, July 11 at 8:00 PM

Concert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein Thursday, July 18 at 8:00 PM

Concert III: Shippensburg Festival Symphony & Chorus featuring soprano Christine Brewer Thursday July 25 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 midnight, Sunday July 7, 2013.

Click here to register!

Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series 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. Shippensburg Festival 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.


Concert I: Shippensburg Festival Symphony
Joshua Roman, cellist

Robert Treviño, guest conductor

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 8 PM

Joshua Roman has earned national renown as a cellist for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. He's also recognized as an accomplished curator and programmer, particularly in his work as Artistic Director of Seattle Town Hall's TownMusic series, with a vision to engage and expand the classical music audience. For his ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of classical music, Roman was named a 2011 TED Fellow, joining a select group of next generation innovators of unusual accomplishments who show potential to positively affect the world.


Concert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony
Kirill Gerstein, pianist

Robert Treviño, guest conductor

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 8 PM

The multi-faceted pianist, Kirill Gerstein, has rapidly ascended into classical music's highest ranks. Reaching beyond the Classical genre with his unique background in Jazz, coupled with a masterful technique, musical curiosity and an energetic and expressive musical personality, Mr. Gerstein has proven to be one of today's most intriguing musicians. In 2010, Mr. Gerstein was named the recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award. Only the sixth pianist to have been so honored, the Gilmore Award is made to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma and who desires and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist. Mr. Gerstein was also awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in April 2010, and received a 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Award as well as first prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. Mr. Gerstein has worked with such prominent orchestras as the Munich, Rotterdam and Royal Philharmonics, Dresden Staatskappelle, Zurich Tonhalle, and the Finnish and Swedish Radio Orchestras among others. Born in Voronezh, Russia, Mr. Gerstein moved to the U.S. at the age of 14 to study Jazz piano and was the youngest student ever to attend Boston's Berklee College of Music, but also continued his classical studies. At 16, he moved to NYC to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky and earned Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees. He's currently a professor of piano at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgargt.


Concert III: Shippensburg Festival Symphony & Chorus
Christine Brewer, soprano

Robert Treviño, guest conductor

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 8 PM

Grammy award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer's appearances in opera, concert, and recital are marked by her own unique timbre, at once warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past. Her range, golden tone, boundless power, and control make her a favorite of the stage as well as a sought-after recording artist.


Robert Treviño, guest conductor

Since his professional debut in 2003 at the age of 20, Robert Treviño has become an emerging force on the international music scene and is currently the Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony. He has conducted numerous orchestras across North America, Europe, and Asia including the Cleveland Orchestra, New York City Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New World Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and many others. Formerly the Associate Conductor and Guest Conductor for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Robert Treviño has led the world premieres of five operas as part of the annual VOX: American Opera Series. Recently, Mr. Treviño was selected by James Levine to be one of three conducting fellows at the Tanglewood Music Festival where he worked with artists such as Mark Morris, Kurt Masur, and Emanuel Ax. As an avid advocate and performer of contemporary music, Mr. Treviño has worked closely with many leading composers and has been the recipient of numerous grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. He has studied with Maestros David Zinman, Leif Segerstam, and Michael Tilson Thomas.


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