Happy New Year and a 2018 Season Preview

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

And our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generous financial support and concert attendance in 2017.

During the 2017 season of the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts began its second decade of concerts and art exhibits – only possible because of YOU, our devoted audience members and donors.

The 2017 season was a banner year with more people than ever before attending concerts and viewing Red Brick Gallery Exhibits and with record funds raised from new and loyal donors and members.

The Board of Directors of Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts and The Red Brick Gallery Cooperative Artists extend their warmest thanks to you – our treasured donors and audience members – for your generous support of our vision to bring world class music and art to the beautiful Allegheny River valley.

We hope you had a joyous and blessed holiday season with your family and beloveds and that yours will be a healthy, fulfilling and Happy New Year.

 ARCA Concerts and Exhibits in 2018

ARCA’s 2018 season promises to bring more world class music and inspiring art to the beautiful Allegheny Valley.

ARCA WINTER SEASON:

The Winter season opens on Sunday, March 4 at 2 PM in Lincoln Hall with the Academy Chamber Ensemble with the Slippery Rock Chamber Singers performing the Schubert Mass in G and Croatian Folk Songs, and for string quintet Croatian Dances and works by Michael Haydn and Ignaz Pleyel.

On March 14,  ARCA continues its commitment to arts education bringing Beo String Quartet teaching artists to conduct a residency in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools for students from K to 12 on “Finding the Melody”, with listening/perception engagement.

ARCA favorites Carnival of Souls will return on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 in Lincoln Hall for their joyous musical celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

SPRING ARCA EVENTS INCLUDE:

Friday to Sunday, April 6 – 15   Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School student art exhibit at the Red Brick Gallery

Sunday April 8, 2018   3 PM     HeartStrings:  East Meets West – with erhu and pipa musicians Mimi Jong and Yang Jin, fusion artists/vocalists in AppalAsia and the John Marcinizyn/Jim Ferla Guitar Duo with Daphne Alderson, contralto.  RBG opening student art exhibit reception from 1:30 to 3 PM.

Friday to Sunday, April 20 – May 27     ART EXHIBIT:  Dennis Keyes, Photographer, & Linda Thompson, Hand Coiled Baskets – Red Brick Gallery

Sunday, April 22, 2018  2 PM    Wurlitzer theatre organist KEN DOUBLE   Post concert wine and cheese reception at RiverStone Mansion for $100 and above ARCA Donors.

Saturday, April 28, 2018  7:30 PM   “Smalltown in our Bloodstreams”:  Shane Alexander, internationally renowned recording artist/singer/songwriter/guitarist.  RBG Opening Reception for Dennis Keyes and Linda Thompson’s exhibit from 5 – 7 PM.

Saturday, May 12  7:30 PM  International PBS television stars PURE GOLD –  celebrating their 40th season – perform “Spring Doo Wop“- just a month after their performance on PBS of “Doo Wop and the Next Generation”;

Friday to Sunday, June 1 to July 8   “The Making of a Book” Exhibit of art by James Stewart, hand tied books by Susan Frakes and poetry by Philip Terman with RBG Cooperative Artist Mark DeWalt 

 Saturday, June 16   7:30 PM  Audience favorite, recording artist Dane Vannatter returns for a night of sizzling cabaret in Lincoln Hall.

Friday to Sunday, July 13 to August 19   RBG Exhibit of Cheri Lee Anderton-Yarnell, Potter, and Jason Floyd Lewis, Painter

Sunday, July 15  2 PM  Keyboard artist Frederick Moyer on Sunday, July 15, playing both classical and jazz in a dazzling concert ending with transcriptions of the amazing jazz artist Oscar Peterson.  Post Concert opening reception of Anderton-Yarnell/Lewis exhibit in the Red Brick Gallery.

Saturday, July 28  7:30 PM   Back by popular demand – audience favorites, The Allegheny Drifters, give us a down home,  how down night in Lincoln Hall!

 

Check back soon for our detailed event listing for the Spring Concert Season and information about more Red Brick Gallery exhibits during the 2018 season.

ARCA’s new membership brochure also will be online soon.  You can sign up to receive newsletters and and information about ARCA’s new 2018 season and membership events on this site.

Heartiest wishes for a wonderful 2018 – joining us for Glorious Music and Art in the Beautiful Allegheny River Valley!

 

 

 

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