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OCTOBER

Choral Concert
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Camerata Soprano/Alto Choir, and Ramblers Gospel/Pop Choir present a fabulous fall concert featuring works by Heinrich Schütz, Robert Schumann, Ro Ogura, Amy Beach, Abbie Betinis, William Byrd, Gerald Finzi, Sarah Quartel, Emilio Grenet, Christopher Harris, and more. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets $

Homecoming Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, October 23 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Patrick Anthony, Clarinet Recital
Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Come join us for a great night of Jazz special guest artist, jazz trombonist Dr. Euan Edmonds, a Shepherd University alumnus and adjunct professor. The ensemble will be performing works by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin, Charles Mingus, David Raskin and Johnny Mercer, Victor Young, Neal Hefti, and Luiz Bonfá. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets $

NOVEMBER

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Combos
Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd Jazz Combos, under the direction of Kevin Pace and Kelton Norris. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 

Jeff Lederer Master Class
Friday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m.
NYC-based Jeff Lederer is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator whose work crosses the genres of jazz, latin and creative improvised music. He has worked for many years in the Matt Wilson Quartet and the Grammy nominated ensembles of Bobby Sanabria and Salsa trombonist Jimmy Bosch, and has performed at numerous major jazz festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Moldes Jazz, Guimaraes Festival (Portugal), Tiempo Latino (France) and many, many others. Frank Arts Center. Free and open to the public. Must register in advance. Click here to register.

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, November 6 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Ian Walton, Bassoon Recital
Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 

Isaac Cheston, Clarinet Recital
Sunday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Salon Series — Robin Rhodes and Friends
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
Shepherd adjunct faculty and bassist Robin Rhodes, pianist Scott Patterson and vocalist Max Bent will perform selections from AfroHouse’s house concert experimentation, featuring Afrofuturistic music that is disruptive, exuberant, innovative, emergent, and transformative, with beats, noise, and lush harmonies. Frank Arts Center Theater. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Free and open to the public.

Orpheus Explored
Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is a tale of intense love, tragic loss, a quest to the underworld, and a test of blind trust.  This multi-disciplinary concert performance will feature poetry, movement, videos, and performance in the genres of opera, music theater, art song, and popular song.  Come and witness a unique collaboration of artists in an exploration of this powerful, ancient story of loss and redemption. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets $

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Isaac Vila, Euphonium Recital
Sunday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Javier Flores, Euphonium Recital
Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Wind Symphony
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of wind band classics led by student conductors at the Frank Arts Center Theater. Come get a glimpse of the conductors of tomorrow! Tickets $

Piano Ensemble and Studio Recital — Let’s Dance!
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
It’s always fun to dance with your friends! Shepherd Piano Ensemble will explore dance music from around the world in six hands and four hands formats, featuring works by Manuel de Falla, John Philip Sousa, Aleksandr Ilyinsky, Ulrich Nehis, Jeff Manookian, Arthur Benjamin, and more. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Small Ensembles and Composition Recital
Monday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Come hear the best of our small ensembles and a distinguished list of young composers as they present their vision of tomorrow’s music. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

DECEMBER

Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a warm and inspiring holiday musical tradition featuring Shepherd University’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Women’s Camerata, Men’s Choir, and Concert Choir. Wellness Center Arena. Tickets $

Shepherd Community Orchestra and Shepherd Youth Chorus
Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Youth Chorus directed by Dr. Austin Showen, and the Shepherd Community Orchestra, directed by Camilo Peréz-Mejía, present their first concert of the season in the Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets $

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