Sept. 7, 2018
The Saint Vincent College Concert Series is celebrating its 47th season in 2018-2019 with seven performances featuring internationally acclaimed classical musicians.
Founded by the Rev. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., the Concert Series continues to present a wide variety of renowned artists, and some of the best chamber musicians in the world, according to the Rev. Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., series director.
The 2018-2019 schedule features the fusion band Occidental Gypsy, Sept. 22; Damin Spritzer, organ, Oct. 20; Sejoon Park, winner of the 2017-2018 Bronder Prize for Piano, Nov. 10; Hye-Jin Kim, violin, Jan. 26; the Argus String Quartet, Feb. 23; Dimitris Kotronakis, guitar, March 30, and Gretchen Van Hoesen, April 13.
Occidental Gypsy is a fusion band hailing from New England, with a musical style that incorporates the sounds of gypsy swing, jazz and world music. It is a nationally-touring band that has shared the stage with the likes of Rikki Lee Jones, Jorma Kaukenen, Stanley Jordan, Joe Sample and David Bromberg, and has played in venues such as Nighttown in Cleveland, Green Mill in Chicago, Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, World Cafe Live, Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ark in Ann Arbor and the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati, among many others. The band is composed of Brett Feldman, lead guitar, composer and co-arranger; Eli Bishop, all strings and co-arranger; Jeremy Frantz, lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Jeff Feldman, bass; and Jon Chapman, percussion.
Concerts begin at 7 p.m., and a free reception to meet the artists follows every performance.
The September, November and January performances will be held in the in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. The October and February performances will be held in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, and the March and April concerts will be in the Basilica Crypt.
There will be a free shuttle between the parking areas and the Carey Center for performances held there. There is no shuttle for performances in the Basilica.
Season tickets (premium seating at each of the concerts) are $137, and flex passes (seven admissions) are $147. Single tickets are $26 and group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with adult supervision/admission. Tickets are now available for sale.
Further information is available by contacting the Concert Series box office at 724-805-2177 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each concert.
Written by Jason Walko, junior marketing major from Smithton.
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