THIS WEEK: April 13 through 19
Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will perform two spring concerts featuring Tchaikovsky’s Overture of 1812. 8 p.m. April 13 at Blue Ridge High School, 5058 School Road, New Milford and 8 p.m. April 20 at Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock. For more information, call 570-289-1090. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 570-762-3389.
Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, will perform on April 13 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Scranton. The program will feature an eclectic Mass ordinary composed of settings from across the ages, including music of Hans Leo Hassler, Franz Josef Haydn, Franz Schubert, Charles Gounod and Olivia Gjeilo, as well as Gregorian chant and festival settings of beloved hymns. Performances will also be offered in collaboration with the campus choir of Marywood University and the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Rick Hoffenberg, on April 28 and April 29. For more information on the Choral Society and its performances, call 570-343-6707 or visit the organization’s website at www.choralsociety.net.
The Rat Pack Together Again, will take the stage at 7 p.m. April 13 at the The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. The Rat Pack Together Again takes audiences on a musical journey featuring the greatest hits from legendary crooners Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The production features an eight-piece band and performers who invoke Sinatra, Marin and Davis. $35. www.thetheateratnorth.org.
The Drifters, the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $25, $35. kirbycenter.org, 570-826-1100
Spring Concert, Senior Waltz and Art Fair, presented by Holy Redeemer High School at 7 p.m. April 14 and 15 in the McCarthy Auditorium of Holy Redeemer High School. The Art Fair begins at 6 p.m. Selections will be presented by the chorus, handbell choir, instrumentalists and soloists including sacred, patriotic, ethnic, and Broadway music. The ticket donation is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Tickets are available in advance at 570-829-2424 and at the door. The chorus is directed by Ms. Ann Manganiello.
Tutti Ensemble Concert, held by Marywood University’s music, theater and dance department, will take place at 3 p.m. April 15 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. The Tutti Ensemble is an adaptive program encouraging the use of music for individuals with unique learning styles. Information: [email protected] or 570-348-6268
Wilkes University presents T-Pain, with 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain will perform at 7 p.m. April 15 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $30. kirbycenter.org, 570-826-1100
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, performed by faculty member Sophie Till, 4 p.m. April 22 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University, Scranton. The concert is free and open to the public. Other works to be performed include: Blinka’s “Overture to Russian and Ludmilla,” and Dvorak’s “Czech Suite.” For more info, call 570-348-6268.
Semi-Toned Presents: Stay-Tuned, the University of Exeter’s all-male a cappella sensation will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at The Theater at North, 1539 Main Ave., Scranton. $25, www.thetheaternorth.org, 570-800-5020, ext. 102
Cantores Christi Regis, King’s College choral group, 16th Annual Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 27 and April 28, J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, North Franklin and West Jackson streets, Wilkes-Barre. Admission free. Selections include “This Is The Day” by John Rutter, “Ubi Caritas” by Ola Gjeilo, and “A Red, Red, Rose” by James Mulholland. Info, director Robert Yenkowski at 570-208-6044 or [email protected]
Briggs Farm Blues Festival, features Samantha Fish, Amy Helm, Selwyn Birchwood, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Review, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, JJ Thames & The Violet Revolt, Vanessa Collier and more. July 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. Tickets range from $28 for a one-day pass to $120 for a four-day pass with camping. To see ticket options and purchase tickets, visit briggsfarm.com.
Inclusion Festival, for all ages and abilities. Features The Hoppin’ Boxcars, The Merry Rockers, founder of “Rock Autism” Max Muscato, Reef The Lost Cauze, Brady Rymer and many more. Also features inclusive, immersive workshops, whole body percussion with Camille Who?, art projects with Verve Vertu U Deutsch Institute, puppet shows by Theater Studio and more. July 28 and 29 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Early bird tickets through April 15. Day passes start at $13 for teens and $25 for adults; weekend passes start at $20 for teens and $40 for adults. Purchase online at https://bit.ly/2q3PZ89.