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The Ware Center

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42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
7178717600 http://www.artsmu.com/

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November 2019

$25

Club 42: Shana Tucker Quartet

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Cello-vocalist-composer artist Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™, weaving strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. "Tucker distinguishes herself with calmly resolute, eclectic vocals and similarly eclectic songwriting that span the worlds of jazz, soul music and pensively lyrical chamber pop..." – NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY. The Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 7:30 p.m. show.

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$15 – $30

Glory Denied

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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In honor of Veteran's Day weekend, Glory Denied is an opera retelling the true story of Vietnam veteran Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest held prisoner of war, who returns home to a country he no longer recognizes and a family who barely recognizes him. Explore the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and even the nature of hope itself.

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$5 – $20

KING STREET BIG BAND Basie & Sinatra at The Sands

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Cheer on your home town big band led by Kate Umble Smucker as her talented musicians revel in the swinging sounds of Count Basie with selections from the “Sinatra at The Sands” album. Hear the hits, including “Street of Dreams” and “My Kind of Town,” sung by Lancaster’s favorite crooner Tuck Ryan.

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$5 – $25

Three Sonatas – Opus 2

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Posterity is forever indebted to Ludwig van Beethoven for the gift of his compositional legacy. As 2020 marks the 250thanniversary of Beethoven’s birth, pianist Xun Pan will tackle the formidable task of performing all of the composers 32 piano sonatas, plus the 10 piano and violin sonatas, as well as the 5 piano and cello sonatas and 3 variations. Pan will perform all 50 works over a period of two and a half years starting at the Steinman Hall in…

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December 2019

$5 – $25

Irish Christmas in America

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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This family-friendly performance, now in its 8th season with the Arts at Millersville, features evocatively-sung Irish and Scottish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Seasonal photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich Celtic historical traditions and a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas with these fine artists from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.

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$25

Club 42: Pablo Batista’s Latin Rhythms Holiday

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Ignite your senses this holiday season with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of international master percussionist Pablo Batista. Based in Philadelphia, Batista has performed, recorded and toured the world for 3 decades with some of the biggest stars in R & B, jazz, Latin, pop, and gospel music. His ensemble will thrill you with a tropical take on traditional songs and holiday favorites infused with the sounds of bomba, plena and rumba. The Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 7:30 p.m.…

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February 2020

$25

Club 42: Endea Owens Quintet

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Named Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019, Endea Owens’ love for her craft shines from the stage through her playing and sparkling persona. During her brief career she has toured with the likes of singers Jennifer Holliday, Jazzmeia Horn, as well as trombonist Steve Turre. Hear works from her recently released album, “Feel Good Music,” with original compositions and a range of interpretations of blues and jazz hits.

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$5 – $10

Family Fun Fest: PA Ballet II – Fairy Rhymes

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Join the 3 Little Kittens as they travel through Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales to find their lost mittens. Their journey leads them to beautiful palaces, deep into forests, over hill and dale, and even into other people’s homes. They meet Nursery Rhyme characters like Jack and Jill and the Old Lady in the Shoe, as well as Fairy Tale personalities such as Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow White, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. They’ll find their mittens, but even better, they’ll…

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$25

Club 42: Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings

February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Gotham Kings is a high energy immersive jazz experience! Two-time GRAMMY nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne has put together a band that weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz, complete with festive vocals and percussive dance. Inspired by the music of King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Gotham Kings Mardi Gras Party encompasses rags, stomps, shouts and funk. Celebrate!

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$30

Lift Every Voice and Sing – A Concert of African American Composers

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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In honor of Black History month, this concert will feature songs, poetry and prose by 20th and 21st Century African American composers and authors often under-recognized by the general public, but who earned esteemed accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Featuring Helena Brown - soprano, Kristina Lewis - mezzo soprano, Jordan Weatherston Pitts - tenor and Rocky Sellers - bass.

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$5 – $7

The Blood is at the Doorstep – On Screen/In Person

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre's death, this powerful and intimate véritédocumentary follows his family as they channel their grief into community organizing in an attempt to reset the narrative. Run Time: 90 minutes. The evening begins in…

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$5 – $25

Three Sonatas – Opus 10

February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Posterity is forever indebted to Ludwig van Beethoven for the gift of his compositional legacy. As 2020 marks the 250thanniversary of Beethoven’s birth, pianist Xun Pan will tackle the formidable task of performing all of the composers 32 piano sonatas, plus the 10 piano and violin sonatas, as well as the 5 piano and cello sonatas and 3 variations. Pan will perform all 50 works over a period of two and a half years starting at the Steinman Hall in…

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March 2020

$22 – $25

Jaerv

March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv is back! Presenting extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop, the members have created a varied stage performance where five-voiced tunes blend with energetic dances and free improvisations.

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$25

Club 42: Portrait of a Lady: The Diva Legacies Lena, Aretha, Karen and Whitney

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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In honor of Women’s History Month, singer-producer Reji Woods co-stars in an installment of his rave-reviewed “Portrait” series. Celebrating the illustrious careers of music icons Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Karen Carpenter and Whitney Houston, you’ll be transported back in time with hits like “Stormy Weather,” “Natural Woman,” “Close to You,” and “I Will Always Love You”. Cast includes Jaclyn Harnish, Nicole Horton, Jeannette Wehye and Erin McCollough, and accompanied by the Michael Truitt Quartet.

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$5 – $20

Téada

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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“At the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways” (Irish Music Magazine), this traditional Celtic band truly has worldwide reach. Téada is driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations, making it one of Irish traditional music’s most exciting and innovative ensembles.

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$15

NetCo Dance Company: Sharing Space

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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NetCo presents an introspective look into the connections that bind us. Day to day interactions between people and things, moments shared and lost, are accrued only to dissolve them back into no more than an intangible perspective. With a nod to Merce Cunningham's beautiful style of movement, and some throwbacks to a swinging time, NetCo demonstrates and celebrates the beauty of the day to day. ASL interpretation will be offered for this performance.

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$5 – $10

Family Fun Fest: The Snowy Day and Other Stories

March 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Childsplay, Inc.’s production of The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about the childhood joys and the challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Jack Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this delightful adaptation of his stories Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and The Snowy Day. This…

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$5 – $7

Risking Light – On Screen/In Person

March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Through the unforgettable stories of American Mary Johnson, who grieves a murdered son; Debra Hocking, a victim of the government-sanctioned removal of Aboriginal children from their families in Australia; and Kilong Ung, who survived the terror of the Khmer Rouge, RISKING LIGHT challenges us to examine our own beliefs about forgiveness and ask “What would the world look like if we could learn to forgive one another?” A thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience and the painful process of moving from…

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April 2020

$5 – $7

Pizza, A Love Story – On Screen/In Person

April 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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PIZZA, A LOVE STORY takes us on a deliciously fun journey that begins in 1925 in the town of New Haven, Connecticut at 3 little pizzerias whose pies would change the world. Hear the endearing stories of the families, the employees, and especially the fans (both unknown and quite famous) who’ll travel far and wide for a slice. A delightfully fun film about pizza, history, craft, culinary art and especially love, that will leave you laughing and hungry at the…

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$25

Club 42: Artist in Residence: Master of Strings and Jazz Guitar, Stanley Jordan

April 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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We’re taking Jazz Appreciation Month to a whole new level. For one night, experience an intimate evening with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan. In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be…

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$5 – $28

Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Let the Crows Come

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Legends throughout the world depict crows as instructors for the living and guides for the departed. This is the central theme of dancer/choreographer Ashwini Ramaswamy’s breath-taking new work which features Bharatanatyam dance and a soundscape of live musicians, who channel the mythography and ancestry of Indian culture through varying perspectives. Beginning at 6:45 P.M., a free 20-minute Audience Perspective talk will be given by a professional artist or a university/community scholar to provide insight and perspective related to the performance.…

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$5 – $10

Family Fun Fest: Yao Yao

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her dad. But every morning Daddy has to dress up in his suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work. One day, unhappy with her father’s departure, Yao grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery. Using interactive screen art technology and live music, South Korea’s Brush Theatre invites you to join Yao on her ingenious…

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$25

Celebrate World Ballet & Dance

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Take a joyful trip around the world with your whole family and enjoy classical ballet, Indian, African, Irish, Spanish, Israeli dance and more. Every year, this unique cultural event is a feast of beautiful staging, colorful costuming, and wonderful choreography highlighting Lancaster County's diversity and talent. This event is presented by the Lancaster Dance Initiative, Valerie Henry and VH Dance.

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May 2020

$15 – $18

LBBB Saves the Queen – A Taste of the UK

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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In LBBB’s return to the Ware Center, this concert features a wide range of traditional British Brass classics with an emphasis towards contemporary selections from the artists that led the British music invasions of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This event is presented by the Lancaster British Brass Band.

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$5 – $25

Complete Piano-Cello Works featuring Xun Pan & Emilio Colón

May 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 7, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
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The Ware Center, 42 N Prince St
Lancaster, 17603
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Posterity is forever indebted to Ludwig van Beethoven for the gift of his compositional legacy. As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, pianist Xun Pan will tackle the formidable task of performing all of the composers 32 piano sonatas, plus the 10 piano and violin sonatas, as well as the 5 piano and cello sonatas and 3 variations. Pan will perform all 50 works over a period of two and a half years starting at the Steinman Hall…

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