ARCA Announces 15th Anniversary Season
Welcome to ARCA’s 2020 Season, which happens to be its 15th Anniversary of presenting superb artists covering a diverse sampling of musical experiences! Having described our organization as ‘the cultural jewel of the region’, it is fitting that the ruby is the 15th anniversary gemstone. Thank you for your help in reaching this milestone.
It is only because of your devotion and generosity that ARCA has been able to continue to present Glorious Music and Art in the Beautiful Allegheny-Clarion River Valley. Whether you have been with us as a Member since the first performances in 2006, joined the ARCA family last year or have been a single ticket buyer, we thank you for being a part of this cultural adventure, bringing the best of urban cultural life to our beautiful corner of the world.
To open the Season, ARCA presents the Clarion Quartet in an inspirational program,“GIVING VOICE TO GENIUS”, on Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 PM in Lincoln Hall. Featuring poignantly beautiful and powerful music by Mendelssohn, Weinberg and Shostakovich, the concert presents the skillful genius of composers whose music has survived the ravaging and wasteful cultural destruction of war, prejudice, suppression and hatred. Long-time ARCA favorite, Pittsburgh Symphony violinist, Jennifer Orchard, is joined by three superlative PSO musicians – Violinist, Marta Krechkovsky, Violist Tatjana Mead - Chamis and Cellist Bronwyn Banerdt.
This glorious afternoon of world-class chamber musicin the intimacy and crystalline acoustics of Lincoln Hall will offer an experience of the redemptive power of musical genius to transcend all boundaries and limitations. Through a yearning to bring justice to creative voices that have been silenced, the Clarion Quartet is dedicated to providing renewal, hope and healing through its music.
After the concert, join us for a Meet the Artist cake and coffee reception at Lincoln Hall. Tickets are Adults $25, Members $20, Students $5. Call to reserve at 724-659-3153 or buy online at: www.alleghenyriverstone.org. Returning by popular demand to get St. Patrick’s Day celebrations off to a joyous start, the superb Celtic Band CARNIVAL OF SOULS will sound the call for the Irish on Saturday night, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg with the very talented Lowry Family and Friends.
Numerous superb debut performances follow, including a national touring and in high demand Bluegrass band that we were fortunate in securing, Fast Track. You will be delighted by pianist Deanna Witkowski, equally at home presenting her own jazz arrangements intermingled with classical selections, all with commentary.
Returning favorites include theatre organist Ken Double, who is bringing along Skip Stine, trumpeter with the legendary band of Harry James; the Allegheny Drifters, cabaret songstress extraordinaire Judi Figel, piano artists Nathan Carterette, David Allen Wehr with Cynthia Raim, the ever-popular Madrigal Dinner at the Wolf’s Den and treasured PSO Brass at The Church of our Father.
Donna Edmonds, Artistic Director of The Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop, and Jason Floyd Lewis, Gallery Curator, promise another enticing year of exhibits by resident cooperative artist members and new, visiting guest artists. Remember the Gift Shop when shopping for those special gifts.
Visit ARCA’s website, www.alleghenyriverstone.org, for more information about all performances to the end of July where you can purchase tickets online. Please consider supporting ARCA by becoming a member of our growing ARCA family. A complete listing of the benefits of membership, including discounts to some events, can be found there.