— Information provided by Michelle McGovern and Jessica Pavelko
The Trust Performing Arts Center is ready to start their new 2015 – 2016 season, featuring world-renowned musicians and vocalists, and involving the community in their “Trust Conversations” series.
The season begins with New York opera stars Jennifer Aylmer and Thomas Meglioranza singing “An American Song Book.” Stunning accompaniment is played by pianist Timothy Long.
2. September 10: Trust Conversations: “Spiritual Friendship”
Writing with deep empathy and with fidelity to historic Christian teaching, Wesley Hill, PhD (author and theologian) retrieves a rich understanding of friendship as a spiritual vocation and explains how the church can foster friendship as a basic component of Christian discipleship.
Local forum with international simulcast featuring Os Guinness, who will be speaking on Getting Along, Despite Differences. Caroline Leaf, PhD will speak on Mental Health.
4. October 4, 5, 11, 12: Opera Lancaster: Dido and Aeneas
Enjoy Opera Lancaster’s collaboration with the incredible Lancaster Bible College Chamber Singers as they present a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, a tragic love story based on Virgil’s Aeneid.
Dr. Anita L. Graham-Phillips, PhD earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, and her PhD from the Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling. Her research interests are at the intersection of ethnicity, spirituality, health disparities, and cultural competency, with a specific focus on the influence of ethnic values on health decision-making. Through personal and professional insights, Dr. Graham-Phillips will help us all take a step back from the intensity of news reports and begin a truly helpful dialogue toward healing.
6. November 19: Angel Romero and Aeolus Quartet
Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero’s eminence in the music world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critics alike. One of the most sought-after musicians of his generation, Romero’s driving intensity and flawless control mark him as a true master of the arts. Joining him will be the award-winning Aeolus Quartet, a string quartet committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor.
7. December 11: Xun Pan (Pianist) and Heidi Shannon (Soprano)
A noted chamber musician, Mr. Pan is the pianist of the Newstead Trio and Trio Clavino, two of the most distinguished piano trios in North America. Soprano, Heidi Shannon, various roles have included Sandman in Opera Lancaster’s Hansel and Gretel, as well as an oratorio soloist in Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Shannon was the first recipient of the 2009 “Music Teacher of the Year” awarded by Music For Everyone.
8. February 13, 14: VOCES8
VOCES8, a British vocal ensemble which has toured all over the world, has become one of the most loved singing groups today. The group consists of eight soloists and are sure to entrance you with their beautiful voices. What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
9. March 3: CAG Artist
The Trust will collaborate with NYC’s Concert Artist Guild for this concert, which showcases a young artist yet to be chosen from the 2015 International Competition in October of this year.
Millennials have been called the Ben Franklin Generation because of their ingenuity and restlessness. As they mature into their careers (which will change over a dozen times for the average millennial), they are changing the way all of us look at life, and the idea of “making a living.” Douglas Montague, who among other accolades, is one of a handful of people to have ever sold an app to Microsoft, has worked alongside some of the brightest young minds in the worlds of technology, branding, and marketing. He will share his insights on how to thrive in this bold new age.
11. April 14: Sybarite5
String quintet Sybarite5 is a previous winner of the Concert Artist Guild International Competition. Combining classical music with a bit of modern rock, they have changed the way audiences view chamber music in the United States.