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April 24, 2013

Goshen College announces 2013-14 Performing Arts Series lineup

GOSHEN — Goshen College has announced its 2013-14 Performing Arts Series lineup, which will include Garrison Keillor, The Wailin’ Jennys, the Vienna Boys Choir and Pink Martini.

The line-up was publicly announced on Tuesday at the final concert of the 2012-13 season by Lea Salonga. Initial reservations were available immediately following the concert, and season package tickets went on sale to the public Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the college’s Welcome Center.

The 2013-14 line-up:

Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. — The Wailin’ Jennys

Back on the series by popular demand is the Juno award-winning Wailin’ Jennys. The three women have an acoustic blend of bluegrass, folk and roots music has been featured on “A Prairie Home Companion” and alongside Bonnie Raitt and Roseanne Cash. The Jennys’ album, Firecracker, spent more than 30 weeks in the Top 5 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $23

 • Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. — An evening with Garrison Keillor

Enjoy an evening with one of the most popular American storytellers of all time. Returning to Goshen College for the first time since 1985, Garrison Keillor will share hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and “late-life fatherhood.” Best known for his popular radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” Keillor is a best-selling author, humorist and speaker.

Non-package ticket pricing: $65, $60, $45

 • Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. — Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

“Compelling grandeur … masterful,” raves BBC Music Magazine about these eight string musicians. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform larger chamber works — from quintets to octets. This ensemble draws from the principal players of the orchestra who regularly work together.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $23

 • Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. — Vienna Boys Choir

One of the most well-known boys choirs in the world will be appearing for the first time in Sauder Concert Hall. Centuries after being founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498, the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir continue to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd-pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs and more.

Non-package ticket pricing: $44, $40, $28

Jan. 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. — The King’s Singers

The Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers, will make their return to Goshen. They have sung and toured the world for 41 years and compiled a discography of more than 150 recordings..

Non-package ticket pricing: $44, $40, $28

March 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. — Pink Martini

Since bursting onto the scene in 1997 with the jazzy album Sympathique, this Oregon-based “little orchestra” has gained a national following with an upbeat multilingual repertoire of classical, Latin, jazz, pop and big band music. Lead by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, the band has performed with more than 50 orchestras, and collaborated with such artists as Rufus Wainwright, Carol Channing, Saori Yuki and the cast of Sesame Street.

Non-package ticket pricing: $50, $45, $30

April 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. — The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

The Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices will unite to recreate the magic that won them the 1996 Grammy Award for their inspired collaboration, Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Despite Basie’s passing in 1984, his orchestra has remained a force in jazz music and has won 17 Grammy Awards. The Voices, celebrating their 25th anniversary, are known for their inspired arrangements and vocal blend.

Non-package ticket pricing: $44, $40, $28

April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. — Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Lead by its mission to inspire and foster a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present a program that will include Barber’s First Symphony, A Concerto for Flute and Clarinet by Puckett and Beethoven’s beloved Fifth Symphony. Performing since 1924, the “Phil” is led by Music Director Andrew Constantine, and is known as a leader in the region for promoting the arts.

Non-package ticket pricing: $33, $30, $18

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