Cultural calendar for April 2024 – cialisdfr
Cultural calendar for April 2024
Cultural calendar for April 2024

Friday, April 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – ACAC First Friday Adams County Arts Council The Land Conservancy launched its 27th annual Art auction with a wine and cheese reception at the Arts Council. All artworks to be bid on will hang in the Arts Council gallery until the end of the auction on Monday 22nd April. Come out, enjoy and bid on some beautiful artwork, all donated to a great cause.

hershey bell ensemble

Friday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. – Poetry First Friday Ragged Edge Cafe Arlene Weiner, a multi-talented writer, is this month’s featured poet, preceded by an open mic if you’d like to share your own poem. Her poems have been published in magazines such as The Louisville Review, Pleiades, an art, and Poet Laure in addition to her own three volumes of poetry: Escape Velocity (2006), City Bird (2016), and More (2022). Make sure you sample some of the delicious coffee and pastries on your way up. Details on the Ragged Edge Facebook page.

Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. – Gettysburg College Orchestra Concert Majestic Theatre

Under the baton of conductor César Leal, the Sundermann Conservatory Symphony Orchestra will “celebrate a century of Rhapsody in Blue” featuring Dr. Jocelyn Swiger as piano soloist in Gershwin’s iconic jazz work. of Copland Open Air Overture, of Bernstein dances from west side story, and Still’s The Far West from The American scene complement the program with favorite American symphonic music. Tickets are free for those under 18 and with a Gettysburg College ID and $5 for everyone else.

fri April 5 and Sat. April 6 – The art of Ken Burns Internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will return to Gettysburg for a festival celebrating his nearly five-decade career. Joined by friends and collaborators, Burns will present excerpts and feature films that examine the central themes of freedom and democracy, subsequent elections throughout history, and our shared identity as Americans. Tickets are sold out for the April 6 events at the Majestic Theatre. Check the website for up-to-date information and tickets for other events.

Saturday, April 6 from 4:00 p.m. – Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble United Lutheran Seminary Come and enjoy the largest Renaissance group in the United States! Gettysburg Music presents BSSE, featuring Marilyn Bono from Gettysburg, p School for singers of Gettysburg as they perform music from the Renaissance period together. Shawms are double reed instruments and sackbuts are trombones from the Renaissance period. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted and there is plenty of free parking.

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. – ensemble 132 Lutheran Church of St. James Gettysburg Community Concert Association presents a chamber music ensemble with innovative programming including fresh arrangements of Haydn’s Piano Trio in A Major, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella for Piano Quartet, and the Dvořák Piano Quartet in Eb Major. Featured artists include Abby Fayette, violin; Jianbo Zheng, viola; Zachary Movita, cello; and Sahun Hong, piano. The artists of ensemble 132 have performed at music festivals and competitions around the world and now we can hear and enjoy their virtuosity in the beautiful sanctuary of St. Jacob. Tickets are $20 at the door and parking is free in the St. James.

Friday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. – Wind symphonic concert Majestic Theatre Conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Russell McCutcheon, this concert features 45 Sunderman Conservatory students performing the best of new band literature and traditional masterpieces. Tickets are $5 for adults 18 and over and admission is free for those under 18 or with a Gettysburg College ID.

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. – Sunderman Conservatory Choir Concert Christ’s Chapel Gettysburg College choral ensembles – including the College Choir, Audeamus and Camerata – perform a variety of music for their spring performance. Tickets are $5 at the door, cash only. Children under 18 and those with a Gettysburg College ID are free.

Sunday, April 14 from 3:00 p.m. – Symphonic Orchestra Majestic Theatre Join Gettysburg College students and musicians from our community as they join to perform together under the baton of Dr. Stephen Marks. They will present a delightful afternoon of band music for your listening pleasure, including traditional marches by Carl King and Percy Granger; the Firebird Suite by Stravinsky; Irving Berlin: A Symphonic Portrait, in addition to some wonderful contemporary compositions. Tickets are $5 for adults and admission is free for children under 18 and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

April 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. – Eurydice Klein Theater Gettysburg College theater students bring the Greek myth of Eurydice, wife of Orpheus, to life under the direction of guest artist Weston Jackson. This 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife Eurydice. Entrance is free.

April 19 and 26 at 7, 20, 21, 27, 28 April at 2:00 p.m. – Emma! A pop musical Gettysburg Community Theater Thematically based on Jane Austen’s novel, this sparkling new musical features hits by legendary girl groups and iconic singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power never sounded so good! Tickets range from $22-25 and can be purchased online.

Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. – Sunderman Conservatory Jazz Ensemble Majestic Theatre Under the direction of Dr. Amanda Heim, the Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble presents its spring concert featuring traditional selections as well as some new ones. Tickets are $5 for adults and are free for children under 18 or those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. – Sunderman Wind Quintet with Scott Crown, piano Paul Recital Hall Enjoy the sounds of the Gettysburg College Faculty Woodwind Quintet as they collaborate with pianist Scott Crowne to perform new works and standards from the repertoire. Entrance free.

April 26 and 27 from 7:30 p.m. – Opera performance Majestic Theatre Under the direction of Dr. Susan Hochmiller, vocal students from the Sundermann Conservatory will perform scenes from various operas for an enjoyable and entertaining evening. Tickets are $5 for adults, children under 18 and those with a Gettysburg College ID are free.

Sunday, April 28 from 4:00 p.m. – Hershey Handbell Ensemble United Lutheran Seminary An all-star group with an astonishing repertoire, this 15-piece bell choir will make the chapel ring! Formed in 2004, this auditioned community bell ringing ensemble performs throughout south central Pennsylvania and has even performed at the White House. They are under the artistic direction of Dr. Sean Gingrich. Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music unlike anything you may have heard before. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

Gail Jones

Gail Jones has enjoyed a twenty-five-year career as a music educator in public schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as teaching music education methods at Gettysburg College for over a decade. She has also been a guest conductor, French horn player and private music instructor.

Gail has a deep appreciation for live musical performances of all genres and encourages Adams County residents to attend the many concerts offered in our community.

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