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Ware Center to host jazz, Celtic and dance in upcoming weeks

Katie Pryor
Arts & Culture Editor

With the final month of the spring semester underway, students may feel bogged down with looming papers, exams, group projects and other things to stress about. The Ware Center in Lancaster has plenty of events coming up to destress for the upcoming weeks.

Photo courtesy of Irishphiladelphia.com)   Charlie Zahm is a Celtic singer and guitarist who will be performing at the Ware Center this weekend.
(Photo courtesy of irishphiladelphia.com) Charlie Zahm is a Celtic singer and guitarist who will be performing at the Ware Center this weekend.

This weekend will be dedicated to the beautiful music of Ireland and Scotland. On Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Ware Center will be hosting musician Charlie Zahm. A baritone who also happens to be a master at guitar, Zahm is one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer. Zahm will be performing with fiddler, Tad Marks; guitarist, Steve Hobson; and Champion Highland dancers, Casey Anne and Cailine Drummond. General admission will cost $25, with a discounted cost of $22 for seniors and $5 for students.

The Boys and Gentlemen of the Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland present an evening of beloved and sacred music and Irish choral repertoire at the Ware Center on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Choir, consisting of 28 boys and 12 gentlemen is regarded as one of the finest Cathedral Choirs in Europe. The program features works by Palestrina, Victoria, Hassler and Monteverdi as well as Irish pieces and arrangements by Stanford, Armstrong and Mooney. This is an evening for all choral lovers especially those who hold Ireland dear to their hearts. The Palestrina Choir is co-presented by Tellus360. General admission will cost $18, $15 for seniors and $5 for students.

(Photo courtesy of sandybrownjazz.co.uk)   Musician Frank Griffith will perform at Jazz in the Sky.
(Photo courtesy of sandybrownjazz.co.uk) Musician Frank Griffith will perform at Jazz in the Sky.

For their upcoming Jazz in the Sky on Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m., the Ware Center will be hosting a performance by accomplished jazz clarinetist and tenor, Frank Griffith. Currently Director of Performance at Brunel University School of Arts in London, Frank Griffith is said to be one the United States’s biggest losses and one of the UK’s gains. Frank Griffith was born in the United States and moved to London in his mid-thirties. While in the States he worked with Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks and Jack McDuff and played lead alto with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a nationwide tour in 1984 . Griffith will be accompanied by a top-notch trio including much-loved jazz pianist Steve Rudolph, bassist Hassan JJ Shakur, and multi-Grammy winning drummer/producer Bill Goodwin. Tickets will cost $25.

(Photo courtesy of Netcodance.com) Jennifer Berlet is the founder and choreographer at  NetCo Dance Company.
(Photo courtesy of netcodance.com) Jennifer Berlet is the founder and choreographer at NetCo Dance Company.

The NetCo Dance Company and the Arts at Millersville will proudly present Rinse & Repeat, a collection of dances, on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. Over the past ten years, NetCo has built an extensive repertoire of unique and challenging contemporary work under the direction of founder and choreographer, Jennifer Berlet. This season Berlet is digging deep into the NetCo vault to bring back some of her most cherished pieces. Rinse & Repeat will feature guest performances by student companies from Silver Spring Dance Conservatory, Encore Dance Center and Citiline Studio of Dance.

Tickets for these events may be purchased online at MUTicketsOnline.com, at the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville), at the Ware Center (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster) or by calling the ticket office at 717-871-7600. Ticket offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.