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

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

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

Mary and Barry Hannigan have performed regularly at Sunday Arts Hour for many years. When they retired to Colorado in 2017, we thought they had left us for good. But, Mary remains a member of the Harrisburg Symphony and they return to Central PA for concerts.

The Hannigan’s program will have a wide variety of music, from a French Baroque sonata by Michel Blavet to a Russian neo-classical sonata by Yuri Levitin. The Hannigans call the Levitin work “an unknown flute masterpiece.” In addition, Barry Hannigan will perform two works for solo piano, Chopin’s Grand Valse Brillante and “Troubled Waters” by Margaret Bonds, which is an arrangement of the spiritual “Wade in the Water.”

About the Performers
Barry Hannigan was recently awarded Emeritus status at Bucknell University, where he retired as the Ellen P. Williams Professor of Music. His debut was at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1984. Barry made his European debut at the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and has subsequently performed in Russia, England, China, Ireland, Norway, and New Zealand. He has appeared as guest artist at many American universities. His festival and series performances include venues such as Real Art Ways in Hartford, the Syracuse New Music Society, Wildflower Festival, and Roulette in New York City. Dozens of his performances have been aired on National Public Radio affiliate stations across the U.S.  For three years he toured Pennsylvania promoting works by living Pennsylvania composers. Barry received Bucknell University’s highest award for inspirational teaching.

Mary Hannigan has performed widely across the United States as soloist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician and recorded for S.C.I. Mary recently retired from the faculty of Dickinson College, where she performed for many years with that college’s faculty wind quintet. She has taught at Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Wilkes University and Colorado College, and is a former faculty member of the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado. She performed for the Music in the Mountains series for many years. Mary’s students have won recognition at the national and state level on many occasions.  She is a member of two performing duos: one with her husband Barry and one with harpist Rebecca Kauffman. Mary has been a member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 1984.

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

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

Charlie Zahm (Celtic and traditional folk music)

Charlie Zahn returns to Sunday Arts Hour with a program of Scottish, Irish and American Folk Music. Charlie’s music ranges from quiet and lyrical to the rousing songs of the Celtic peoples.

About the Performer
When Charlie was old enough to sing, he began appreciating the beautiful Celtic songs and melodies he first heard in the largely Scottish province of his mother’s birth, Ontario, Canada. Keenly aware of his own heritage, which includes healthy doses of Scottish and Irish blood on both sides of his family, Charlie has collected several hundred popular (as well as beautiful and obscure) selections and now performs them for thousands of fans up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across America. Today, as one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast, Charlie performs regularly everywhere from concerts and festivals to television shows and Celtic-themed Caribbean cruises, where his 6’4″ frame and powerful baritone make him one of the most memorable performers around. He is one of only a few singers in the world to be invited to sing live twice with Scotland’s “Black Watch”.

SPONSORS

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