Prairie Home Companion host Keillor, Wailin Jennys in GC series
Posted: 04/23/2013 at 9:30 pm
By: Truth Staff
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The Count Basie Orchestra performs at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash., on March 31st, 2012. The orchestra will perform April 5, 2014, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
The Kings Singers will perform Jan. 31, 2014, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
New York Voices will perform with the Count Basie Orchestra on April 5, 2014, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
Pink Martini will perform March 14, 2014, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
Garrison Keillor will perform Oct. 15, 2014, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble will perform Nov. 2, 2013, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
The Wailin’ Jennys will perform Sept. 20 at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series.
Vienna Boys Choir will perform Nov. 22, 2013, at Goshen College as part of the Performing Arts Series. (Photo Supplied)
The lineup for the 2013-14 season was announced Tuesday, April 23, after a show by Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga, who closed out the 2012-13 season at Sauder Concert Hall. Tickets for the upcoming season go on sale Wednesday, April 24.
Goshen College debuted its Performing Arts Series in 1997. Since then, the college has hosted more than 100 concerts, drawing internationally known artists including Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Tokyo String Quartet and country legend Emmylou Harris, who played an acoustic set on campus earlier this year.
The 2013-14 lineup features:
• The Wailin’ Jennys (Sept. 20, 2013): Back by popular demand, the Juno Award-winning Wailin’ Jennys combine beautiful harmonies with an uplifting repertoire and an engaging stage presence. Its acoustic blend of bluegrass, folk and roots music has been featured on “A Prairie Home Companion” and alongside Bonnie Raitt and Roseanne Cash.
• An evening with Garrison Keillor (Oct. 15, 2013): Returning to Goshen College for the first time since 1985, Garrison Keillor will share hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and “late-life fatherhood.” Best known for his popular radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” Keillor is a best-selling author, humorist and captivating speaker.
• Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble (Nov. 2, 2013): Created in 1967 to perform larger chamber works from quintets to octets, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its rich, polished sound and remarkable artistry.
• Vienna Boys Choir (Nov. 22, 2013): Appearing for the first time at Sauder Concert Hall, the Vienna Boys Choir has been delighting music lovers since the group was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. The group features a crowd-pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes as well as classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs and more.
• The King’s Singers (Jan. 31, 2014): Making its return to Goshen, the King’s Singers are a Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal ensemble that has spent more than four decades touring the world. The King’s Singers charm audiences with delightful British wit along with stunning vocal performance.
• Pink Martini (March 14, 2014): Since bursting onto the scene in 1997 with the jazz album “Sympathique,” this Oregon-based “little orchestra” has gained national attention with an upbeat multilingual repertoire of classical, Latin, jazz, pop and big band music. Led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, the group has performed with dozens of orchestras and collaborated with artists including Rufus Wainwright, Carol Channing, Saori Yuki and the cast of “Sesame Street.”
• The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices: (April 5, 2014): Reuniting to recreate the magic that won it a Grammy Award in 1996, the Count Basie Orchestra will come together with New York Voices. Despite Basie’s passing in 1984, his orchestra has remained a force in jazz music and has won more than a dozen Grammy Awards. The Voices, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is known for its inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend.
• Fort Wayne Philharmonic (April 11, 2014): Presenting a dazzling program, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will play beloved classics by Barber, Puckett and Beethoven. Performing since 1924, the orchestra is led by music director Andrew Constantine.
This year’s regular series season ticket includes six concerts. Four performances — Garrison Keillor, the Vienna Boys Choir, Pink Martini and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic — are set for each season ticket. Those buying the basic season ticket package can then choose two additional performances, one each from the following two pairs of shows: The Wailin’ Jennys/The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble; or The King’s Singers/The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring the New York Voices. Showtime for all performances is 7:30 p.m.
Six-show ticket packages are $250 for A-section seats, $220 for B-section seats and $150 for C-section seats. Seven- or eight-show packages can be created to include either or both of the remaining shows at an additional cost. Non-package ticket prices will be available online.
A nonrefundable deposit of $20 per seat will reserve season tickets and seat preferences. Full payment is due by July 15. Seats will be assigned according to the date payment is received. Individual tickets, if available, will go on sale Aug. 5 at Goshen College’s welcome center and online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.
For ticket availability, prices, reservations and more, contact the Welcome Center at 535-7566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.