Information provided by The Ware Center
Two excellent Millersville University Music Department groups bring their expertise to the stage of the Winter Center on the MU campus. On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm, the MU Jazz Bands will present “November Nostalgia”, and on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4:00 and 7:30pm, MU’s choral ensembles will celebrate choral music with “American Voices, All!”. The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Avenue, Millersville.
JAZZ AT THE ‘VILLE – NOVEMBER NOSTALGIA
The MU Jazz Bands will present a savory blend of musical styles that will include selections created by the jazz masters of the past and present.
AMERICAN VOICES, ALL! CHORAL ENSEMBLES CONCERT
This concert features all the choral ensembles from MU’s Music Department, including Chorale, University Choir, Cantilena Women’s Choir, and Marauder Men’s Glee Club. They will sing a repertoire which includes early American anthems by William Billings and others, Native American music, contemporary pieces written by relatively new American citizens, and a brand new piece commissioned by composer Kenneth Lampl.
William Billings, the celebrated music composer, possibly received musical instruction from John Barry, one of the choir members at the New South Church, in Boston, Massachusetts, but for the most part he was self-taught.His contemporary wrote that Billings “was a singular man, of moderate size, but he spake & sung & thought as a man above the common abilities.”
Virtually all of Billings’ music was written for four-part chorus, singing a cappella. His many hymns and anthems were published mostly in book-length collections, The New-England Psalm-Singer, The Singing Master’s Assistant, Music in Miniature, The Psalm-Singer’s Amusement, The Suffolk Harmony, and The Continental Harmony.
Kenneth Lampl is a composer whose roots are in classical composition. His powerful and provocative music reflects a wide range of musical influences, from ambient sound to cutting edge electronic. “I find inspiration everywhere, so it’s thrilling to be able to write a big Hollywood orchestral cue combined with blistering guitars one day, and be programming ethereal synth textures over a Pucciniesque operatic voice the next.” It is this versatility of talent that has attracted the attention of a growing number of filmmakers.
For Lampl, there is no greater joy than composing music. “I always wanted to create music because it is an opportunity to bring something of beauty into the world – something that has not existed before – and enable people to experience that which lies beyond the immediate senses.”
TICKETS: $10 General Admission, free for MU students with valid ID. No discounts apply.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
IN-PERSON BOX OFFICES
The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Hours, Monday – Thursday 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday 10:30 AM – 4:30PM.
Student Memorial Center, Room 103, Millersville University campus. Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Call the box office at 717-871-7600.
THE OFFICE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY
Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational, and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.
OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS
The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and The Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34MicroTechnologies, YDOP and Weber Advertising. This season’s Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Linda Holman-Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.
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