Cultural Arts Calendar – January 2023

Dear Gettysburg Connection readers, It is our pleasure to introduce you to Gail Jones, who has volunteered to share with us a monthly roundup of some of the many musical, theatrical, and visual arts events that can be found in our community.  Gail’s goal is to remind us of the offerings in this culture-rich community and encourage us all to get out and support them. Welcome Gail and thank you!

Happy New Year!  With the many cultural offerings in our community, why not attend something new this year?  There is nothing that compares with a live performance. Every month this column will highlight several local cultural events available to everybody, many of them at no cost.

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January 14 at 1:00 p.m. the Majestic Theater presents the opera Fedora by composer Umberto Giordano. This is a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, and we will have one of the best seats in the house!  In fact, the broadcast host will explain the opera plot, interview a few of the stars, and often shows the backstage crew changing the sets or the costumers working.  These are things one doesn’t get to see very often, and it offers quite an interesting view of all that goes on to bring an opera production to life.

Adults $25 – Seniors $23 – Students $17

January 15 at 3:00 p.m. Music! Gettysburg presents the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra Baroque Ensemble at the United Lutheran Seminary Chapel.  In its fifth decade, this organization delivers the best music in the world to greater Gettysburg free!  Plenty of free parking is also available.  This professional orchestra, conducted by Dr. Norman Nunamaker, will present a program specifically selected from Baroque composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. It is truly remarkable to attend professional orchestra concerts of this caliber several times a year in a town of our size.

Free-will offering

January 16 at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The Gettysburg Majestic Theater presents the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing broadcast from National Theatre on the banks of the Thames River in London.   British actors are known for their high-quality training, and you may see some actors you recognize from films or PBS dramas. These broadcasts are the next best thing to being there and at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy some popcorn while watching the play.

Tickets $21

January 27 at 12 p.m.  Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library will present their first “Notes at Noon” presentation of 2023 in the apse of the library.  Professor of Music Jocelyn Swigger will perform a piano recital showcasing the library’s collection of piano music by women composers, such as Florence Price, and other underrepresented composers.   The library provides free beverages and dessert, so bring your lunch and enjoy some beautiful music on a cold winter’s day.  


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

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

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John McKay
John McKay
1 year ago

Gail will do a fantastic job, because she always does!

Mark Oldenburg
Mark Oldenburg
1 year ago

Welcome Gail! This is a wonderful gift to the community!

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