2003-04 Performing Arts Series brings world-class music to Goshen College

GOSHEN, Ind.  Goshen College offers another great series for the seventh year of the Performing Arts Series. Continuing in the commitment to bringing accomplished performers from a wide variety of music genre to our stage, this year’s line-up ranges in musical styles from orchestral to Cuban to bluegrass to Scottish.

This year’s lineup, with individual event ticket prices, includes:

Sept 30, 7:30 p.m. ‘ Canadian Brass. This quintet of five of the most talented musicians wows audiences with its unique arrangements for pieces that range from Gabrieli to Gershwin. Their nimble playing style and witty interaction with the audience make the Canadian Brass a fantastic group. They have performed around the world, with many of the major orchestras and have made over 50 recordings. Hall A$35, B$30, C$15

Oct.25, 7:30 p.m. ‘ Sweet Honey In the Rock. Award-winning and critically acclaimed Sweet Honey in the Rock creates a unique sound that has it roots in the tradition of African-American choral style. The concert of soul-stirring songs, includes spirituals, hymns, love songs and songs about current events and issues of daily life. Started in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon, the group is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2003. A$35, B$30,C$15

Nov. 16, 4 p.m. ‘ Toledo Symphony with Goshen College Choirs. Goshen College choirs will join the renowned Toledo Symphony and guest soloists to perform Verdi’s Requiem. Conductor is Marco Parisotto, Principal Conductor of the Shanghai Symphony. A pre-concert lecture will be given at 3 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall.

A$30, B$25, C$10

Jan. 17, 2004, 7:30 p.m. ‘ Del McCoury and Band. Del McCoury has a long history of making bluegrass music with various bands through the years. His sharp tenor voice awakens all the soulful images of traditional bluegrass. When his sons joined him in the late 1980s, he formed the Del McCoury Band, which has garnered many International Bluegrass Music Association awards, winning the 2003 Bluegrass Band of the Year. A$25, B $20, C$10

Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. ‘ Jose White String Quartet. The Jose White String Quartet of Cuba has quickly become one of Latin America’s leading quartets, having recently won Mexico’s premiere Chamber Music Festival. The quartet, named after Cuba’s leading violinist of the 19th century, will perform classical repertoire as well as Latin American compositions. A$20, B$15, C$10

Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. ‘ Bonnie Rideout and The Scottish Trio with piper Jerry O’Sullivan. One of the finest and most fiery Scottish fiddlers of our time, Bonnie Rideout, along with The Scottish Trio, brings to the stage the evocative music of the Highlands in a vast array of dance tunes, bagpipe marches and ancient Gaelic melodies. She is joined by Jerry O’Sullivan, one of the Celtic world’s most celebrated pipers in an unforgettable program. A$20, B$15, C$10

March 12, 7:30 p.m. ‘ (Add-On) Greg Brown. Winner of the Association for Independent Music’s award for Best Contemporary Folk Album of 2000 and declared “one of the best singer-songwriters in America” by the Washington Post, Iowan Greg Brown delivers a concert in his trademark sonorous, deep throated style with tunes about life’s predicaments and pleasures and family, home and nature. A$20, B$15, C$7

All concerts will be held in the Sauder Concert Hall, one of the best acoustical venues in the Midwest and a great setting for the campus and community to enjoy nationally-known artists. Last year all concerts sold out and with this year’s line up, the same is anticipated.

Performing Arts Series season ticket holders are guaranteed the same seat for every performance in Sauder Hall. Season tickets are $165 for A section, $135 for B section or $70 for the C section, available on a first-come, first-served basis until Sept. 5, when individual event ticket orders will be assigned. For tickets or more information, contact the Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or joannp@goshen.edu or log on to http://www.goshen.edu/events/performingarts.

Goshen College is a national liberal arts college known for leadership in international education, service-learning and peace and justice issues in the Anabaptist Mennonite tradition. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program and exceptional educational value, GC serves more than 1,000 students in both traditional and nontraditional programs. The college earned citations of excellence in U.S.News & World Report and Barron’s Best Buys in Higher Education. For more information, visit the college’s Web site at www.goshen.edu

Ð Tim Nafziger

Editors: For information, contact Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or mailto:jodihb@goshen.edu. Photos of performers are available.

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