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42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
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February 2019

$20

Third Coast Percussion

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrating the classic children’s book and Academy-nominated film, this GRAMMY award winning, classically trained percussive quartet takes you on a multi-media journey to the open sea with their score that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

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$20

Third Coast Percussion

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrating the classic children’s book and Academy-nominated film, this GRAMMY award winning, classically trained percussive quartet takes you on a multi-media journey to the open sea with their score that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

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March 2019

$20

King Street Big Band: Tribute to Duke Ellington

March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join King Street Big Band for an evening in tribute to one of America’s national treasures, Duke Ellington. From rollicking swing to soulful ballads, Ellington’s prolific body of work is a snapshot of popular music from the 1920s-1970s. King Street Big Band will present a biographical journey through Ellington’s music including well known favorites like “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

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$10

Overture Winter Concert

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A challenging but developmental group, Overture provides the full symphonic experience to students in grades 8-12. Through more demanding music and high quality instruction, students develop advanced abilities on their instruments, as well as an understanding of how to perform in an ensemble setting. Adults $10 College Students (18+) $5 Children (5-18) FREE Buy tickets here.

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$10

Allegretto Winter Concert

March 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Allegretto demands the utmost of students in a chamber orchestra setting. Students, in grades 9-12, receive guidance and instruction to perform standard and newly composed orchestral music. Adults $10 College Students (18+) $5 Children (5-18) FREE Buy tickets here.

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$25

Club 42: Back to the Garden

March 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Back to the Garden pays tribute to folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro whose influence and inspiration paved the way for women in music, art and life as they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines for women in the music industry. Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent, the Ware Center’s Amy Sings Aretha), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt).

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$15

Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom

March 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom is a play with music that tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in 1965. Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lowery fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans.

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$35

Music in the Round Master Works Edition: Final Frontier

March 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Music in the Round-type event in the Atrium of the Ware Center featuring repertoire from our March “Final Frontier” Core Concert. This performance ‘in the round’ is preceded by a festive reception featuring desserts and adult beverages. Tickets by March 15, 2019: $30 Tickets after March 15, 2019: $35 Buy tickets here.

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$5 – $30

Core Concert: Final Frontier

March 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A traditional full length concert (including intermission) in Steinman Hall but infused with Allegro’s musical trademark – JOY! These concerts bring power, passion, and excitement center stage. Buy tickets here.

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$5 – $22

Piano Battle

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Two Pianists. Six Rounds. Chopin vs. Liszt, Debussy vs. Schubert, Black vs. White. Who will be the first to cross the finish line? The audience will decide! Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two world-renowned pianists, Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the Piano Battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye. Cash bar available in the lobby before the show and during intermission. Discounted $5 MU Student tickets available at a ticket office…

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April 2019

$25 – $35

Club 42: Tim Warfield’s Organ Band

April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

JAZZLAND | Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of today’s heaviest-hitting jazz players and local legend, saxophonist Tim Warfield, as his band presents cuts from his most recent CD release. Jazzland frames Tim’s tenor and soprano saxophone sound with the funky and swinging rhythm section of Hammond B3 master Pat Bianchi, and Philadelphia drum titan Byron “Wookie” Landham. The ensemble is further augmented by Bronx-born percussion wizard Daniel Sadownick and trumpet virtuoso Terell Stafford. Lancaster’s Favorite Date Night welcomes you…

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$20

Lounge 42: Final Frontier with Corty Byron!

April 23, 2019 @ 8:42 pm - 10:00 pm

Lounge 42 is the perfect relaxed event for our 21 and over crowd, featuring a 30-minute classical performance by Allegro Orchestra Lancaster followed by a lounge concert with Corty Byron. Food, drinks, and other fun included in one low ticket price. Tickets by March 15, 2019: $15 Tickets after March 15, 2019: $20 Buy tickets here.

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$5 – $22

Randy Otto is Winston Churchill – The Blitz

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From his study at Chartwell, Churchill (as portrayed by Randy Otto) recounts The Blitz – and his courageous 1930s journey from historical footnote to the most beloved leader and statesman in recorded history. Experience an astonishingly nuanced, humorous, witty, REAL Winston Churchill with gravitas and grit as Randy Otto shatters the imaginary 4th wall, transporting the audience from tears to laughter and back again. Cash bar available in the lobby. Discounted $5 MU Student tickets available at a ticket office…

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Netco Dance: Moving Past

April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MODERN DANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETCO DANCE LANCASTER | 15 years, really? NetCo Dance Company was established as a network of community dancers that strives to examine and illuminate our social, political and emotional climate through dance performance. Debuting at the Fulton Opera House 15 years ago with Moving Towards Yourself – a deeply personal look into the feminine mind and heart – NetCo Dance continues to produce innovative dance programs that have been hailed as “dynamic, contagiously humorous, angst-ridden,…

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June 2019

$40

Fete d’Or – A Celebration of Lancaster City’s Age-Friendly Declaration

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Lancaster Downtowners invite you to an evening of celebration as we officially recognize the City of Lancaster as an Age-Friendly City. We will be joined by Danene Sorace: Mayor of Lancaster, the Age-Friendly Launch Team, and representatives from AARP who will honor the commitment our city has made to make Lancaster a great place to live for people of all ages. With heavy hors d’oeuvres by The Gypsy Kitchen, desserts by Miesse Candies and Wegmans, and music by Rue…

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$29.99

TEDxYouth@Lancaster

June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TEDxYouth@Lancaster is an independently organized TED event with speakers 21 years old and younger. This year’s theme is Rising Above. Come be inspired, educated, and motivated by “ideas worth spreading” from our local youth as well as from the event’s Exhibition Hall. This is TEDxLancaster’s 6th TEDx event.

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July 2019

Free

First Friday “We the People”

July 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We the People: Solo Pianist Brad Minnig Steinman Hall Minnig is a self-taught pianist who writes and performs original music, and plays a variety of genres and musical favorites. He has recently garnered media attention for his advocacy of music as a creative outlet for people like him on the Autism spectrum. This show will celebrate America and include favorites like America the Beautiful, the Star Spangled Banner, and a few original compositions. The first set of this two-part concert…

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September 2019

Free

Truth/Lies: An Evening with Bassey Ikpi

September 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA – July 10th | This September, Fear No Lit, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, and the Ware Center are pleased to welcome acclaimed Nigerian-American author and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi to Lancaster as she presents her new memoir-in-essays, I’M TELLING THE TRUTH BUT I’M LYING. The event will include a reading and interview with Ikpi, as well as short performances by three Pennsylvania writers: Jamie Beth-Cohen, Maria James-Thiaw, and Jonny Teklit. The interview will be moderated…

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$5 – $28

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Arts at Millersville University is proud to open its 2019-2020 season with ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro! Performing from his newest record, “The Greatest Day”, this evening features some of his most adventuresome playing yet. From artistic interpretations of Leonard Cohen’s iconic hymn “Hallelujah” and The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” to originals that pulsate with a vibrant life, this “Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele” is not to be missed.

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$22 – $25

Genticorum

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Firmly rooted in the soil of their native Québec, this energetic power trio weaves precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion, and guitar accompaniment to create a jubilant musical feast. Susquehanna Folk Music Society members receive a $3 discount.

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$175

2019 Insight Marketing Conference

September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Insight Marketing Conference is the first conference in Central Pennsylvania that educates local business owners and industry professionals on the latest trends and information in their dynamic industry. During the last week of September 2019, about 350 professionals from top brands and agencies will gain the expertise they need to stay up-to-date with ever-changing technology, best practices, and industry trends. Our inspiring speakers, energetic panel discussions and networking will propel attendees into their next wave of marketing success. About…

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$5 – $25

Smile! A Cabaret with Broadway’s Rob McClure

September 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Currently starring in the TONY-nominated hit musical, Beetlejuice, acclaimed TONY nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) celebrates his unique influences through story and song. His concert features hits from his multi-faceted Broadway career, including the shows Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Avenue Q and Something Rotten. Rob’s vibrant cabaret features lots of laughs, memories and Smiles.

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October 2019

$25

Club 42: Amy Banks: How Glad I Am – Remembering Nancy Wilson

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Open the Club 42 season with local singer Amy Banks and an all-star band as we commemorate the iconic jazz, blues, R & B, pop, and soul vocalist, Nancy Wilson. With 3 GRAMMY awards and over 55 albums to her credit, we’ll explore the roots of Nancy’s artistry from her 1964 hit single, “How Glad I Am” to the timeless jazz standards she popularized throughout her extensive career, including “Guess Who I Saw Today”. The doors open at 7 P.M.…

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$20

Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War

October 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Freedom Writers Foundation was founded by Erin Gruwell, a revolutionary educator whose story working with 150 Southern California high school students was published as a New York Times bestseller and captured as a 2007 Hollywood movie. On October 7th in Lancaster, you will have the opportunity to hear from two original Freedom Writer students and view the just-released PBS documentary “Stories from an Undeclared War.” It will be an inspiring evening of storytelling around the power of prevention, education,…

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$5 – $25

Chanticleer

October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

GRAMMY award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, hailed as the “world’s reigning male chorus,” celebrates over 41 years of performances with their seamless blend of 12 male voices and styles ranging from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres

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$10

Family Fun Fest: Sunjata Kamalenya The Story of the True Lion King of Africa

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experiential Theater Company presents a completely interactive show celebrating the greatest hero of West African legend, Sunjata Keita, the first mansa (king) of the ancient Empire of Mali. This 13th century epic tale takes place in a magical world filled with sorcery and enchantment. Authentic music, costumes, and scenery invite you into this modern Mandé village where the jelimuso (storyteller) guides your journey as you sing, dance, and act alongside professional actors and musicians in a truly unique and immersive…

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$25

On Screen/In Person: Badger Creek and The Thick Dark Fog

October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jonathan Skurnik’s Badger Creek  is a portrait of Native-American resilience as seen through a year in the life of three generations of a Blackfeet family living on the reservation in Montana. The Mombergsare a loving, sober family who run a successful ranch, live a traditional worldview, and are relearning their native language. Skunik’s The Thick Dark Fog is the story of Walter Littlemoon who attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota sixty years ago. The mission of many…

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$5 – $25

Harlem 100- 100th Anniversary of The Harlem Renaissance

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A multi-media, modern variety show created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and featuring the most exciting New York musicians and dancers, Harlem 100 pays homage to the era made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance that hosted legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday.

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November 2019

$25

Club 42: Shana Tucker Quartet

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cello-vocalist-composer artist Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™, weaving strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. ”Tucker distinguishes herself with calmly resolute, eclectic vocals and similarly eclectic songwriting that span the worlds of jazz, soul music and pensively lyrical chamber pop…” – NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY

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$15 – $30

Glory Denied

November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Veteran’s Day weekend, Glory Denied is an opera retelling the true story of Vietnam veteran Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest held prisoner of war, who returns home to a country he no longer recognizes and a family who barely recognizes him. Explore the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and even the nature of hope itself.

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$5 – $7

On Screen/In Person: Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pam Sporn’s, DETROIT 48202 examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of an utterly charming African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the community of committed residents he faithfully served for thirty years. We take a journey with Wendell along his route, winding through the center of what was, once upon a time, a vital and thriving city. We listen in on his conversations with his customers who share their stories and with legendary community leaders…

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$5 – $20

KING STREET BIG BAND Basie & Sinatra at The Sands

November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cheer on your home town big band led by Kate Umble Smucker as her talented musicians revel in the swinging sounds of Count Basie with selections from the “Sinatra at The Sands” album. Hear the hits, including “Street of Dreams” and “My Kind of Town,” sung by Lancaster’s favorite crooner Tuck Ryan.

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$5 – $25

Three Sonatas – Opus 2

November 23, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

$5 – $22

Irish Christmas in America

December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This family-friendly performance, now in its 8th season with the Arts at Millersville, features evocatively-sung Irish and Scottish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Seasonal photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich Celtic historical traditions and a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas with these fine artists from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.

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$5 – $28

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, in an intimate and unique holiday concert you will never forget. Experience a mix of both song and dance with a line-up of familiar Christmas and classic Celtic tunes as the duo, accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians and their children, warm your heart with their red hot holiday spirit! The Paloma School of Irish Dance will be performing as part of a special pre show event at…

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$25

Club 42: Pablo Batista’s Latin Rhythms Holiday

December 14, 2019 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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