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

Written by, | Jun 9, 2014 7:38 AM

WITF is partnering with the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University to promote the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series at the Grove Theatre in Shippensburg, PA:

- Concert I: Shippensburg Festival Symphony-Stephen Hough, Pianist; Robert Treviño, Conductor - Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 PM

- Concert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony-Joshua Bell, Violinist; Robert Treviño, Conductor - Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 PM

- Concert III: Shippensburg Festival Symphony & Chorus-Opera with Guest Soloists, "Fidelio"; Robert Treviño, Conductor - Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 PM

You can enter to win a pair of tickets to see all 3 concerts PLUS dinner for two at CJ's American Pub & Grill located at 487 East King Street in Shippensburg!

It’s easy! Just fill out the form below to register to win.

Deadline to enter is midnight, Sunday June 29, 2014.

Click here to register!

The Shippensburg Festival Symphony 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 is under the artistic direction of Dr. Blaine Shover, professor of music at Shippensburg University.

Stephen Hough, pianist

Concert I: Shippensburg Festival Symphony
Stephen Hough, pianist

Robert Treviño, conductor

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:30 PM

Stephen Hough is regarded as a renaissance man of his time.  Over the course of his career he has distinguished himself as a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist but also as a writer and composer.  Mr. Hough is commended for his mastery of the instrument along with an individual and inquisitive mind which has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.


Joshua Bell, violinist

Concert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony
Joshua Bell, violinist

Robert Treviño, conductor

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:30 PM

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell’s stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim.  An Avery Fisher Prize recipient, Bell received the New York Recording Academy Honors in June, 2013. Recently appointed Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Bell is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. Their first recording under Bell's leadership of Beethoven’s 4th and 7th symphonies from Sony Classical debuted recently at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart and they will next record the Bach violin concertos.


Concert III: Shippensburg Symphony & Chorus-Opera,

Robert Treviño, conductor

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:30 PM

Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera.  Performed in German, this opera will be presented with super-titles during the Luhrs performance.  The opera tells the story of Florestan, a man who is deprived of his liberty when he is wrongly imprisoned and left to die.  His wife, Leonore, searches for her husband, eventually locating him in prison; and disguises herself as a prison guard by the name of “Fidelio” in an effort to free him from captivity.  Leonore (Fidelio) frees her husband and both rejoice in his renewed liberty, teaching us that we should always fight for our liberties.



Robert Treviño, 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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