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 2014-15 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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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra •
Folk & Fashion
September 13, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Musical direction by Jed Gaylin and featuring concertmaster, Heather Austin-Stone and principal violist, Dana Rokosny. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364; Sylvestre Revueltas: Colorines; Antonin Dvorak: Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39.

Preceding the concert we will offer a side-by-side performance with the Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra String Section.
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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra
September 13, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
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Ensemble Galilei
October 11, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
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Ensemble Galilei •
First Person: Seeing America
October 11, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Ensemble Galilei with Lily Knight, Rob Nagle, and photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Founded in 1990, Ensemble Galilei features Celtic harp, fiddles, oboe, recorders, penny-whistle, viola da gamba, and percussion. Their repertoire ranges from Renaissance dance music, to baroque chaconnes, to Irish and Scottish jigs and reels, to music composed by the performers. Ensemble Galilei is one of the first groups in the nation to create and successfully tour projects that combine words, music, and images.
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Masterworks Chorale • Handel's Messiah
November 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
(St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town) or November 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Musical direction by Dr. Eric Jones and guest conducted by Gary Penkala. George Frideric Handel: The Messiah
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Masterworks Chorale
November 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
St. James Catholic Church
Free Admission this performance. Donation appreciated.
November 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Frank Arts Center
Admission Charge

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Holiday Gala
December 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
or December 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
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Holiday Gala • Seasons of Light
December 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. or
December 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

We welcome you to this warm, inspiring, and humorous holiday musical tradition at Shepherd University. Dr. Rob Tudor weaves stories and poetry about "light in a season of reflection" throughout history and culture with a rich tapestry of musical offerings by Department of Music Ensembles.
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Airman of Note •
Shepherd University Jazz Festival Concert
March 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Free Admission however tickets must be reserved. Ticket holders will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. Featuring The United States Air Force Band, Airmen of Note.
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Airman of Note
SU JazzFest Concert
March 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra
March 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra •
Salt of the Earth
March 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Musical direction by Jed Gaylin and featuring principal clarinetist, David Drosinos. Paul Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée; John Williams: Viktor’s Tale; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 97 (Rhenish).

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Time for Three
April 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Time For Three, internationally acclaimed string trio: Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass. "A self-described ‘classically trained garage band,’ the group blends classical themes and bowing techniques with bluegrass-style fiddling, jazzy bass lines, and the occasional hip-hop riff. " -The Wall Street Journal
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Time for Three
April 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Masterworks Chorale
April 25, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Masterworks Chorale •
Symphony of Psalms
April 25, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
(Frank Arts Center)

Musical direction by Dr. Eric Jones and guest conducted by Dr. Scott Hippensteel. Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Persichetti: Celebrations for Wind Ensemble and Choir; Howard Hanson: Song of Democracy; Aaron Copland: The Promise of Living from The Tender Land.
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