Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach – Free Concert at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Featuring Guest Faculty Artists Fred Dade, Mark Hartman, Margaret Lucia & Suzanne Thierry

The Shippensburg University Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Mark Hartman, offers a free musical gift to the community ahead of the holiday season, Sunday, November 19th at 3 p.m. with MOZART, BEETHOVEN AND BACH, a concert celebrating the musical greats of the classical music genre.  


The concert begins with Bach’s Brandenburg No. 5, which features guest artists Margaret Lucia on harpsichord, Mark Hartmann on violin and Suzanne Thierry on flute, accompanied by the university string ensemble.  Then the orchestra takes the stage, joined by pianist Fred Dade for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a piece many know from the film Amadeus.  The concert ends with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, an energetic piece full of great melodies and numerous surprises.

From movies to cartoons or commercials, classical music sometimes feels like a ubiquitous backdrop to our lives.  Hearing pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart at the Shippensburg University Community Orchestra’s fall concert, the audience will appreciate how many of the themes in the selections resonate with music heard in film or animation.  For example, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto was used in a 1980s animated television show.  Audiences will hear how distinctive the styles of three of the greatest composers the world has known are, from the clean crisp patterns of a Bach concerto to the lush full sound of a Beethoven orchestral score. 

This concert is a musical gift to the community, free and open to the public!  No ticket required.

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