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42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-871-7018 www.artsmu.com

December 2019

$25

Club 42: Pablo Batista’s Latin Rhythms Holiday

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ignite your senses this holiday season with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of international master percussionist Pablo Batista. Based in Philadelphia, Batista has performed, recorded and toured the world for 3 decades with some of the biggest stars in R & B, jazz, Latin, pop, and gospel music. His ensemble will thrill you with a tropical take on traditional songs and holiday favorites infused with the sounds of bomba, plena and rumba. The Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 7:30 p.m.…

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February 2020

$25

Club 42: Endea Owens Quintet

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Named Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019, Endea Owens’ love for her craft shines from the stage through her playing and sparkling persona. During her brief career she has toured with the likes of singers Jennifer Holliday, Jazzmeia Horn, as well as trombonist Steve Turre. Hear works from her recently released album, “Feel Good Music,” with original compositions and a range of interpretations of blues and jazz hits.

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$10

Family Fun Fest: PA Ballet II – Fairy Rhymes

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the 3 Little Kittens as they travel through Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales to find their lost mittens. Their journey leads them to beautiful palaces, deep into forests, over hill and dale, and even into other people’s homes. They meet Nursery Rhyme characters like Jack and Jill and the Old Lady in the Shoe, as well as Fairy Tale personalities such as Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow White, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. They’ll find their mittens, but even better, they’ll…

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$25

Club 42: Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings

February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gotham Kings is a high energy immersive jazz experience! Two-time GRAMMY nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne has put together a band that weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz, complete with festive vocals and percussive dance. Inspired by the music of King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Gotham Kings Mardi Gras Party encompasses rags, stomps, shouts and funk. Celebrate!

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$30

Lift Every Voice and Sing – A Concert of African American Composers

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Black History month, this concert will feature songs, poetry and prose by 20th and 21st Century African American composers and authors often under-recognized by the general public, but who earned esteemed accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Featuring Helena Brown – soprano, Kristina Lewis – mezzo soprano, Jordan Weatherston Pitts – tenor and Rocky Sellers – bass. This event is being presented by Penn Square Music Festival.

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$30

Lift Every Voice and Sing – A Concert of African American Composers

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Black History month, this concert will feature songs, poetry and prose by 20th and 21st Century African American composers and authors often under-recognized by the general public, but who earned esteemed accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Featuring Helena Brown – soprano, Kristina Lewis – mezzo soprano, Jordan Weatherston Pitts – tenor and Rocky Sellers – bass. This event is being presented by Penn Square Music Festival.

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$7

On Screen/In Person: The Blood is at the Doorstep

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre’s death, this powerful and intimate vérité documentary follows his family as they channel their grief into community organizing in an attempt to reset the narrative. Run Time: 90 minutes. Directed by Erik…

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$25

Three Sonatas – Opus 10

February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Posterity is forever indebted to Ludwig van Beethoven for the gift of his compositional legacy. As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, pianist Xun Pan will tackle the formidable task of performing all of the composers 32 piano sonatas, plus the 10 piano and violin sonatas, as well as the 5 piano and cello sonatas and 3 variations. Pan will perform all 50 works over a period of two and a half years starting at the Steinman Hall…

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March 2020

$22 – $25

Jaerv

March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv is back! Presenting extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop, the members have created a varied stage performance where five-voiced tunes blend with energetic dances and free improvisations. Tickets are $22 for Susquehanna Folk Music Society members.

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$25

Jaerv

March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv is back! Presenting extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop, the members have created a varied stage performance where five-voiced tunes blend with energetic dances and free improvisations. Tickets are $22 for Susquehanna Folk Music Society members.

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$25

Club 42: Portrait of a Lady: The Diva Legacies Lena, Aretha, Karen and Whitney

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, singer-producer Reji Woods co-stars in an installment of his rave-reviewed “Portrait” series. Celebrating the illustrious careers of music icons Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Karen Carpenter and Whitney Houston, you’ll be transported back in time with hits like “Stormy Weather,” “Natural Woman,” “Close to You,” and “I Will Always Love You”. Cast includes Jaclyn Harnish, Nicole Horton, Jeannette Wehye and Erin McCollough, and accompanied by the Michael Truitt Quartet. The doors open at 7 p.m.…

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Téada

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“At the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways” (Irish Music Magazine), this traditional Celtic band truly has worldwide reach. Téada is driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations, making it one of Irish traditional music’s most exciting and innovative ensembles. Visit ArtsMU.com for more info.

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$20

Téada

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“At the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways” (Irish Music Magazine), this traditional Celtic band truly has worldwide reach. Téada is driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations, making it one of Irish traditional music’s most exciting and innovative ensembles.

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$15

Downtown Dances: Dreamscapes

March 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Is the dream state our most creative state? When we dream, the recombination of our memories, emotions, relationships, and sensations inspire new ways of looking at our lives and our art. In “Dreamscapes,” Lancaster’s most skilled dance makers will bring their own dreams to life through the art of movement.

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$15

Netco Dance Company: Sharing Space

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NetCo presents an introspective look into the connections that bind us. Day to day interactions between people and things, moments shared and lost, are accrued only to dissolve them back into no more than an intangible perspective. With a nod to Merce Cunningham’s beautiful style of movement, and some throwbacks to a swinging time, NetCo demonstrates and celebrates the beauty of the day to day. ASL interpretation will be offered for this performance.

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$10

Family Fun Fest: The Snowy Day and Other Stories

March 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Childsplay, Inc.’s production of The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about the childhood joys and the challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Jack Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this delightful adaptation of his stories Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and The Snowy Day.

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$7

On Screen/In Person: Risking Light

March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through the unforgettable stories of American Mary Johnson, who grieves a murdered son; Debra Hocking, a victim of the government-sanctioned removal of Aboriginal children from their families in Australia; and KilongUng, who survived the terror of the Khmer Rouge, RISKING LIGHT challenges us to examine our own beliefs about forgiveness and ask “What would the world look like if we could learn to forgive one another?” A thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience and the painful process of moving from grief…

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April 2020

$7

On Screen/In Person: Pizza, A Love Story

April 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gorman Behcard’s film, Pizza, A Love Story takes us on a deliciously fun journey that begins in 1925 in the town of New Haven, Connecticut at 3 little pizzerias whose pies would change the world. Hear the endearing stories of the families, the employees, and especially the fans (both unknown and quite famous) who’ll travel far and wide for a slice. A delightfully fun film about pizza, history, craft, culinary art and especially love, that will leave you laughing and…

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$25

Artist in Residence: Master of Strings and Jazz Guitar, Stanley Jordan

April 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We’re taking Jazz Appreciation Month to a whole new level. For one night, experience an intimate evening with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan. In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be…

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$28

Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Let the Crows Come

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Legends throughout the world depict crows as instructors for the living and guides for the departed. This is the central theme of dancer/choreographer Ashwini Ramaswamy’s breath-taking new work which features Bharatanatyam dance and a soundscape of live musicians, who channel the mythography and ancestry of Indian culture through varying perspectives.

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$10

Family Fun Fest: Yao Yao

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her dad. But every morning Daddy has to dress up in his suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work. One day, unhappy with her father’s departure, Yao grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery. Using interactive screen art technology and live music, South Korea’s Brush Theatre invites you to join Yao on her ingenious…

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$25

Celebrate World Ballet & Dance

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a joyful trip around the world with your whole family and enjoy classical ballet, Indian, African, Irish, Spanish, Israeli dance and more. Every year, this unique cultural event is a feast of beautiful staging, colorful costuming, and wonderful choreography highlighting Lancaster County’s diversity and talent. This event is presented by the Lancaster Dance Initiative, Valerie Henry and VH Dance.

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May 2020

$18

LBBB Saves the Queen – A Taste of the UK

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In LBBB’s return to the Ware Center, this concert features a wide range of traditional British Brass classics with an emphasis towards contemporary selections from the artists that led the British music invasions of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This event is presented by the Lancaster British Brass Band.

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