Individual concert tickets on sale Aug. 8 for the Goshen College Performing Arts Series

GOSHEN, Ind. – Opportunities are still available to secure individual tickets for all concerts in the Goshen College Performing Arts Series. Individual tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 8, at the Goshen College Welcome Center. The 2011-12 season will begin Sept. 10 with Manhattan Transfer.

For the first time, tickets can be purchased online at goshen.edu/tickets.For further information about ticket availability, prices, reservation or more information, contact the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu. The Welcome Center, located at the south end of the Union Building, is open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

The 2011-12 line-up was announced in the spring as follows, with individual ticket prices listed:

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 – 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall
Manhattan Transfer
The Manhattan Transfer vocal quartet has received multiple Grammy Awards and is widely recognized as one of the world’s top jazz ensembles. Making history in 1981, the quartet was the first group to win Grammys in both pop and jazz categories during a single year. Recently celebrating their 40th anniversary, Manhattan Transfer released their ambitious and highly anticipated new album, The Chick Corea Songbook. ($50, $45, $30)

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 – 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold more than 13 million records and won five Grammy awards to date. Her unique hybrid of country, folk and pop ranges from humorous country-rock to slow, introspective ballads about social issues. The New York Times called her recent performance in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series a “spellbinding concert” performed “in the low, steady voice of someone confiding her thoughts in a journal.” ($45, $40, $25)

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 – 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall

Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are the newest and youngest players in a long lineage of Black String Bands and also in the newest class of Grammy winners, having just won for their album Genuine Negro Jig in the Traditional Folk Album. Band members add vocals to their banjo playing and fiddling, along with ceramic jugs, bones, quills and kazoos as their new-time vibe rockets roots music to the stage. ($30, $20, $15)

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 – 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg in Recital
One of the world’s pre-eminent concert violinists, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg combines brilliant technique with passionate emotion to produce consistently stunning performances. Called a “breathtakingly daring and original artist” by The Washington Post, she has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist around the world, as well as being featured on “60 Minutes” and “The Tonight Show.” Her Sauder Concert Hall appearance will be with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. ($40, $35, $20)

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 – 7 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall

Choral Masterpieces With Vance George, Toledo Symphony and GC Choirs
Maestro Vance George will be joined by the Toledo Symphony and Goshen College choirs to perform Gabriel Fauré’s much-loved Requim, in addition to music by Bach, Haydn and Copland.  George has conducted throughout the U.S., as well as Europe, Australia and Asia, and for 23 years he was director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, one of the finest of its kind in the world. ($45, $40, $25)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall

Mark O’Conner Hot Swing
Called a “riveting virtuoso” by the L.A. Times, violinist Mark O’Conner is considered one of the greatest collaborating musicians alive today, having performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss. Here, the two-time Grammy winner and former sideman for the great jazz master Stephane Grappelli will be joined by other musicians for a performance that crosses genres to celebrate some of the best in American swing. ($40, $35, $20)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall

Cherish The Ladies
Cherish the Ladies, the popular and highly acclaimed Irish-American band, combine a spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. Recently celebrating their 25th Anniversary, this all-female band delights audiences with their performances around the world. The Boston Globe writes, “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.” ($40, $35, $20)

Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2012 – 7:30 p.m., Umble Center

Imago Theater – Zoo Zoo
The innovative Imago Theater brings its celebrated Zoo Zoo show to GC’s Umble Center. The Portland (Ore.) based company’s hit show received rave reviews in its recent two-week run on Broadway. See frogs, polar bears, anteaters, penguins and more in this amazing and hilarious production enjoyed by both children and adults. ($30, $20, $15)

Seating for those with disabilities is available and the minimum age of attendees is 5 years old. And tickets are nonrefundable.

The Goshen College Performing Arts Series debuted on Sept. 21, 1997, and featured the Fort Wayne Chamber Orchestra. Since then, the college has hosted almost 90 concerts by some of the worldÕs greatest performers as part of the program.

Editors: For more information about this release, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.

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