For more than 20 years, the Sunday Arts Hour has brought beautiful music to our area. This free concert series alternates locations between PCCA’s own Landis House in Newport and the historic Fetter House in Landisburg.

Join the tradition and savor an afternoon of beautiful music from some of Central PA’s leading musical performers. Concerts are typically two hours in duration and are followed by a reception with light snacks and beverages. There is often an opportunity to meet the performer(s). Donations in any amount are always appreciated to help keep this wonderful series alive!

2018-2019 CONCERT SCHEDULE

October 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Landis House

Steve Rudolph and Special Guest Denis DiBlasio

Steve Rudolph has had an inspiring career in his 50 years of professional music making. Jazz Improv magazine states, “Rudolph is a savvy, swinging, glimmering heavyweight… …simply outstanding.” The winner of the Jazziz Magazine Piano Competition at the Seven Springs Jazz Festival in 2000, he was also awarded two Jazz Composition Fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts. With eleven acclaimed CDs as a leader, he has served as producer, arranger and performer on many recordings including CDs with Johnny Coles, Bill Goodwin, Ali Ryerson, Matt Wilson and Vinny Valentino. His vast experience encompasses concert performances with many jazz masters including Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Rufus Reid, Buddy Tate, Al Grey, the Mills Brothers, and Cal Collins. He has toured throughout the U.S., India, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Caribbean. Steve is currently a Yamaha Keyboard Artist and is in demand as a clinician and performer.

Born in Evansville and raised near Boonville, Indiana, Steve studied trumpet and composition under scholarship at Butler University in Indianapolis. He switched his main instrumental focus to the piano at age 22 and was hired by Buddy Morrow to perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1977. Since moving to Harrisburg in 1978, he has been largely responsible for the growth and development of the thriving jazz scene in Central PA. His devotion to the art of jazz inspired him to found the Central PA Friends of Jazz (CPFJ), now in its 36th successful year of monthly concerts, youth band, jazz camp, and annual Central PA Jazz Festival. Since 2012 he has served as the Executive Director of CPFJ. Steve was the recipient of the 2002 Harrisburg Arts Award for dedication to the arts and community service. His detailed recording and touring information may be found at www.steverudolph.com

Denis DiBlasio is Steve’s special guest. Denis DiBlasio is a baritone saxophonist, flautist, educator, composer, arranger. He is Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz and head of Jazz and Composition programs at Rowan University. He is an international performer and clinician who says he likes to keep things simple, honest, and positive….just like jazz should be!

November 18, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Landis House

Trio Caprice (classical music with cello, violin and piano)

In November 2018, Trio Caprice will present Beethoven Trio Op, 70. No1 “Ghost” along with Turina Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76. This particular Beethoven trio is one of the most famous of the genre and is so nick-named due to a rather eerie and unusual scoring of the slow second movement. The 1st and 3rd movements are both energetic; a lively Allegro and a sparkling Presto Finale. Turina’s second Piano Trio is a delightful juxtaposition of classical and romantic trio traditions and the color and relaxed form of more recent French and Spanish composers.

Trio Caprice was formed by Debra Ronning, Sara Male, and Stephanie McCullough in 2010. The group “discovered” one another as colleagues and friends in the Elizabethtown College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. Together they enjoy performing the masterpieces of their repertoire. They perform the standard trio repertoire but also have an interest in commissioning and performing more contemporary works. Members of the trio each enjoy active performing careers as collaborative and solo artists. They also maintain busy teaching schedules. As soloists, teachers, and as an ensemble the three share a musical vision of playing with expressive intensity and creating beautiful sounds.

April 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Fetter House

Mary and Barry Hannigan (classical and popular music with piano and flute)

More details to come…

Fetter House is located at 102 S. Carlisle Street in Landisburg.

May 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Landis House

Charlie Zahm

The best of Celtic and traditional folk music. More details to come…

SPONSORS

Sunday Arts Hour is made possible in part by a generous sponsorship from UPMC Pinnacle and The John Crain Kunkle Foundation.