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15th Season Of Endless Mountain Music Festival Concerts Continues Daily Through Sunday, August 1
Abbie Gardner will be performing on July 29 during the Endless Mountain Music Festival.
The Endless Mountain Music Festival continues with concerts daily for all ages now through Sunday, August 1 at venues in Pennsylvania and New York.
Tonight, Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro will be a BYOB concert featuring the EMMF Brass Quintet with percussion playing music from “Game of Thrones”, Star Wars VII, “We are the Champions”, Disney favorites and more. The audience is invited to bring their own beverages and snacks. To reserve a table, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 and for tickets, call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at 570-787-7800. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
At 7 p.m. Friday, July 23 in Steadman Theatre on the Mansfield University campus, the Festival Orchestra will play Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”, a series of single tango movements featuring Hua Jin on violin. Mansfield University Choral Activities Director Peggy Dettwiler will then conduct the orchestra and 33 MU Concert Choir members, including eight soloists, in a tribute to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Together, Rodgers and Hammerstein created 11 musicals and received numerous awards. Many describe their work in the 1940s and 1950s as the “golden age” of musical theatre. From “Carousel” the singers and orchestra will perform “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”; from “South Pacific”, “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” and “Younger Than Springtime”; from “Sound of Music”, “Climb Every Mountain” and “The Hills are Alive”; and from “Oklahoma”, “People will Say We’re in Love” and “Oklahoma!”
In Steadman Theatre on Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m., the Festival Orchestra will play Navarro’s “Downey Overture”, Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major” featuring Ilya Kaler on violin and Taneyev’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Minor.”
At the Clemens Center in Elmira, N.Y. on Sunday, July 25 at 7 p.m., pianist Gregory Martin and violinist Ilya Kaler will perform works by Mozart, Bach, Kreisler, Milstein and Beethoven.
Groove cabaret-style with Kansas City’s Bram Wijnands, jazz, swing and stride pianist at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro on Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. For dinner reservations beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Penn Wells, call 570-724-2111. Doors for the concert only will open at 6:45 p.m.
The EMMF Woodwind Quintet and pianist Gregory Martin will play Tuesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts in Wellsboro.
In Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28 pianist Sheng Cai will give a recital.
During a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at the Knoxville Yoked Church at 110 Alba Street in Knoxville, singer-songwriter Abbie Gardner will perform her original blues/Americana tunes as she plays her acoustic lap-style slide guitar. She will sing fan favorites from her four CDs and preview new songs from her soon-to-be-released fifth album recorded at home during the pandemic. Her new music is full of blues, heartfelt ballads and the ache of the unknown.
Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in Mansfield University’s Steadman Theater, the Festival Orchestra will play French composer Édouard Lalo’s opera in three acts about the mythical city of Ys; Mexican composer Arturo Márquez’s “Landscapes under the sign of the Cosmos” about astrological star signs with inventive use of Latin rhythm, colorful orchestration, and good melodies; and Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” featuring pianist Sheng Cai.
In Steadman Theater at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, the Festival Orchestra will perform Rossini’s “Italian Girl in Algiers” overture; Navarro’s “Rose in Flames” with vocalist Alyssa Rose and harpist Melanie Mashner; Wieniawski’s “Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor” with violinist Sirena Huang; and Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 5 in F Major.”
The 15th Season will end on Sunday, August 1 at 2:30 p.m. with a free Pops Concert being given by the Festival Orchestra in memory of Robert N. Dunham at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport at 112 Runway Road near Wellsboro. Featured will be selections from Broadway musicals, Hollywood films and popular television shows in the airport hanger. Among them are the “Downton Abbey Suite”, “Magic of Motown”, “The Godfather Suite”, the “Wonder Woman Theme”, John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”
Youth, 20 and under, are admitted free to all Endless Mountain Musical Festival concerts.
To purchase individual tickets or a flexible pass to attend any six concerts or for more information, call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at (570) 787-7800 or visit www.endlessmountain.net. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Writing: Diane Eaton