Arts Alive!

Swan Songs

Beverly Butts, clarinetist • Jennifer Groves, soloist • Sean McCarthy, accompanist

4 pm Sunday, November 18, 2018

In the last years of his life, Brahms fell in love one last time: with the clarinet! His Sonata in E-flat contains some of most beautiful melodies you’ll ever hear, performed by superb clarinetist Beverly Butts. Toward the end of his life, Schubert wrote his very last song cycle, the beloved Swan Songs sung here by acclaimed New York-based soprano Jennifer Groves. 


Christmas in Ireland

Sanctuary Choir, Children's Choir, Orchestra and Handbells

4 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018

This holiday season, we invite you and your family to experience Christmas in Ireland. Come enjoy beautiful folk carols from the emerald isle, and join the combined choirs and orchestra in a sing-a-long of favorite carols. 

The second half of the program features highlights from Handel’s Messiah, which premiered in Dublin. Sharing the stage will be Derry’s 45-voice Sanctuary Choir, the Derry Ringers handbell choir and Derry’s youth and children’s choirs. An outstanding orchestra provides accompaniment.


Baroque Fireworks

Scott Thornburg, trumpet • Yuko Naito-Gotay, voilin • Hershey Baroque Chamber Players

4 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019

Get ready for a sparkling program of concertos for trumpet and violin by Bach, Handel, Corelli, and Telemann! The pyrotechnics will include Handel’s Suite in D major for trumpet, strings, and continuo, Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto in D major, and Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major. Don’t miss this chance to hear the HBCP bring the “greatest hits” of the 18th century to life!  


Piano Parnassus

Joseph Kingma, piano

4 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019

One of America’s most exciting emerging artists -- and a Hershey native -- Joseph Kingma was winner of the First Prize in the 2017 American Liszt Society International Piano Competition. “Mr. Kingma’s playing exemplified everything that a recital performance should be: thrilling virtuosity and eloquent lyricism. He was able to communicate all the passion and dramatic power of the music, but never at the expense of clarity and beauty of tone.”