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April 11, 2014

Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett, Keillor highlight GC's Performing Arts Series

GOSHEN - The 2014-15 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will open with Indigo Girls and close with Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, with extraordinary and top quality performers in between, including Lyle Lovett, The Peking Acrobats and Turtle Island Quartet.

The line-up was publicly announced on Friday at the final concert of the 2013-14 season, featuring the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Initial reservations were available immediately following the concert, and season package tickets formally go on sale to the public Monday, April 14 at 9 a.m. at the college’s Welcome Center. Individual concert tickets will go on sale August 4.

The 2014-15 line-up:

Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Indigo Girls

Known the world over for their strong harmonies and soulful lyrics, the Grammy award-winning Indigo Girls are one of the most successful and outspoken folk-rock duos in history, delivering beautifully crafted songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers’ voices “soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing,” says Rolling Stone.

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

Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

Conspirare

Making its return appearance to Goshen College to perform and record, vocal ensemble Conspirare has garnered rave reviews, Grammy nominations and national recognition for its artistry, virtuosity and expressive singing. Conspirare combines the classics with contemporary works, delighting audiences with its innovative sound and mosaic of music and poetry.

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

Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Grammy award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is internationally renowned for its fine artistry and distinctive approach to music making, and known to critics and audiences alike for its unsurpassed energy and connection to listeners. By performing without a conductor, it is reinventing the way the world thinks about collaboration and democratic performance. Acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss will be the featured soloist for this performance.

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