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Music News


Williamsport Community Concert Association will endure through merger with Lycoming College

Lycoming College is pleased to announce an exciting enhancement to its music program through a merger with the Williamsport Community Concert Association (WCCA). Through this new relationship with Lycoming College, the legacy of the WCCA will be sustained and the concerts and musical performances provided through the College’s department of music will be augmented and enriched. Lycoming College’s WCCA Endowed Program Fund will bring a diversity of musical performances to the Williamsport region, nurturing public interest in high quality music as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation for the performing arts.

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State grant to help college with new music facility

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette writes about a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant awarded to the College that will support a $5.5 million construction project set to begin in Spring 2021.

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Planning for New Music Building Underway

During the winter board retreat in January of 2019, the trustees of Lycoming College toured campus to evaluate the institution’s facilities and identify priorities for capital improvements and renovations. The results of that evaluation have already resulted in significant renovations to two wings of the Academic Center and plans to renovate the Heim Science Building over the next several years. Also identified as an institutional priority was the need for better facilities for the College’s music program.

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Lycoming College and St. John School continue holiday tradition of The Nutcracker

The Lycoming College music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), will reunite once more to celebrate the holidays with a presentation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker,” Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the CAC in downtown Williamsport.

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Lycoming College Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble present jazz standards, student conductor

The Lycoming College Concert Band and the Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble join together to present a concert at Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus, Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Williamsport Chamber Players to open series with “The Music of Poulenc”

The Williamsport Chamber Players will kick off its inaugural season on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Community Arts Center (CAC) in downtown Williamsport. Sponsored by Lycoming College and directed by William Ciabattari, Ph.D., associate professor of music at Lycoming College and department chair, the group brings together top local musicians who share a passion for performing small ensemble and chamber music.

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Lycoming College presents viola-piano recital

Lycoming College once again extends a warm welcome to guest artist duo Christopher Guzman and Timothy Deighton for a recital on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m, in the Shangraw Performance Hall, Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College Annual Music Gala slated for April 5

The sixth annual Lycoming College Music Department Gala will showcase select music ensembles on Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College to bring one-act opera, “Cavalleria Rusticana,” to CAC

Take an Easter Sunday journey to Sicily for a story full of heart-aching drama and beautiful music as the Lycoming College Music Department presents a concert production of “Cavalleria Rusticana.” Pietro Mascagni’s one act opera will feature the Lycoming College Community Orchestra and a vocal ensemble of students, area professionals, and community members, under the direction of William Ciabattari, Ph.D., associate professor of music at Lycoming College and chair of the department. The performance is set for Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a magical evening of harp music

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to a magical evening of romantic tunes this Valentine’s Day. Harpist Anne Sullivan, in collaboration with local guest artists, will perform a medley of love songs on Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30p.m., at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.

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Lycoming College Candlelight Service to include something for everyone

Following a long-held tradition, Lycoming College invites students, faculty, and the greater Williamsport community to ring in the holidays with its annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:00 p.m., in Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus. The Rev. Spencer Sweeting of Williamsport’s City Alliance Church will lead the service.

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Lycoming College presents The Nutcracker

The Lycoming College music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), will unite to present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at the CAC in downtown Williamsport.

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Lycoming College Community Orchestra fall concert to feature beloved classics

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra (LCCO) invites Williamsport and the surrounding communities to its annual fall concert, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 7:30p.m. in Lycoming College’s Clarke Chapel.

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Lycoming College Concert Band to perform with Repasz Band

The Lycoming College Concert Band (LCCB) will once again join forces with the Repasz Band on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm. The concert, held at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming presents a celebration of jazz

Lycoming College’s Jazz Ensemble will join forces with the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 7: 30 p.m, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Admission is $15 and tickets can be purchased at caclive.com or by calling (570) 326-2424.

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