Friends of Music Concerts

The Friends of Music brings top-notch talent from around the world to the Frank Arts Center theater. Below, we are proud to present our 2013-14 season. You can purchase tickets online to any of these events or sponsor a concert. If you become a FOM member, guest passes to the concert series* are included in many of the levels of membership.

Take Note is new program offered by the Friends of Music to encourage the young audience to experience more live classical music. Concertgoers aged 15-35 may attend selected Friends of Music concerts for FREE! Please call the Friends of Music office for program exclusions and reservation information.

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Andy Statman Trio • October 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Exploring the roots of klezmer and American bluegrass with improvised jazz, 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow Andy Statman is universally acknowledged as one of the world's premier mandolin and clarinet players.
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Andy Statman Trio
October 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
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Masterworks Chorale
November 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m. or November 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
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Masterworks Chorale
November 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m. (Trinity Lutheran Church) or November 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m. (Frank Arts Center)

Musical direction by Dr. Eric Jones and guest conducted by Gregory Shook. Frank Joseph Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass, George Frideric Handel, Coronation Anthems, "Zadok the Priest", "My Heart is Indicting"
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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra • November 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Musical direction by Jed Gaylin and featuring Stephen Czarkowski as principal cellist. Franz Joseph Haydn: Prelude to The Creation and Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Cello and Orchestra; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, Eroïca.
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2RCO
November 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
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Holiday Gala
December 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
or December 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
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Holiday Gala • In the Spirit of Giving
December 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. or December 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a celebration of the holidays through music, poetry, and stories featuring talented ensembles of Shepherd University's Department of Music with narration by Dr. Rob Tudor.
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Maria Schneider • SU Jazz Festival Concert
March 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Maria Schneider leads the Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble in this festival concert. Hailed by critics as "evocative, majestic, magical, heartstoppingly gorgeous and beyond categorization", Maria has received numerous commissions and guest conducting invites, working with 85 groups from over 30 countries spanning Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and North America.
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March 1, 2014,
8:00 p.m.
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2RCO
March 8 , 2014,
8:00 p.m.

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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra • March 8, 2014
Musical direction by Jed Gaylin and featuring rising star soprano, Natalie Conte. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Richard Strauss: Wiegenlied (Lullaby), Muttertändelei (Mother's Dalliance), Morgan! (Tomorrow); Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb, D. 485.
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Scott Beard & Friends "Vienna Café" • April 5, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Join pianist Scott Beard and musicians from the Mid-Atlantic Region for a multi-media concert that explores the music of café and salon society. Included in the staged setting are poetry, letters and film clips that highlight heartfelt literary and programmatic connections that led to a deeper and inherently more personal expression of the composer.
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Scott Beard & Friends
April 5, 2014,
8:00 p.m.

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Masterworks Chorale
April 26, 2014,
7:00 p.m.

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Masterworks Chorale • April 26, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Dr. Eric Jones and featuring Brooke Evers, Soprano; Melanie Regan, Mezzo Soprano, Joe Regan, Tenor; Rob Tudor, Baritone. Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor
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Tuxedo Junction 7th Annual Gala - FOM Prom, May 9, 2014
Join the Friends of Music as we transport you back to "Prom Night;" a magical night filled with fun, friends, and fabulous music in support of Shepherd University's Department of Music.

Be prepared to dance the night away at the always elegant Bavarian Inn to music performed by the Shepherd University Jazz Band with music at proms through the ages.

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Tuxedo Junction 7th Annual Gala
FOM Prom

May 9, 2014,
8:00 p.m.

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