Robin Spielberg In Concert
"Another Time, Another Place" CD Release Concert
Sat. Apr 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg is releasing her 17th CD this month and The Pullo Center is proud to present the Pennsylvania premiere of Robin's newest works from her brand new release "Another Time, Another Place." An artist with a talent with words as well as music, Robin Spielberg's concerts always intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten and make us laugh.
Robin Spielberg is one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers. With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway Artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano technique since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano, Heal of the Hand.
Thousands of people have been both entertained and touched by Ms. Spielberg’s live concerts; her natural talent for making audiences immediately comfortable transforms what could easily be an ordinary evening at the concert hall into a very special concert Event. “Robin has such a personal and expressive way of playing, and her story-telling about the origins of the music makes the pieces come alive...the evening was both touching and mesmerizing” writes Wind & Wire Magazine of Robin’s San Francisco area concert. “Robin Spielberg has an undeniable melodic gift” says New York Concert Review of Ms. Spielberg’s Carnegie Hall debut.
A prolific composer, Spielberg has sixteen recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, recordings for the holidays, a CD of Americana melodies, and a CD of lullabies.
Spielberg’s debut recording on her own playMountain Music label, Dreaming of Summer, topped charts in Thailand, China, Hong-Kong, Korea and Malaysia, with one of the tracks also gaining popularity with audiences from its use as a soundtrack in the Korean award-winning television drama Winter Love Song. This track, Spielberg’s creative and compelling improvisation on the Canon in D has been Robin’s best-selling download on iTunes for fourteen years.
An Evening with DaNica Shirey
Fri. Feb 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Tickets go on sale December 22 at 10:00 a.m., members can order now!
America met York County local DaNica Shirey on NBC’s “The Voice” and she will now return to The Pullo Center to perform a full length concert. DaNica will be performing with the band Shrimpboat (www.shrimpboatband.com) during this February concert.
DaNica inherited her love of music from her father, who was her manager and best friend. After his passing three years ago, DaNica took some time off from music, got engaged and had a child. She auditioned for The Voice in hopes of honoring her dad and getting her music career moving again. After being featured on the second audition show of the hit NBC series, DaNica landed a spot on team Pharrell. This was quite the achievement for the now 25 year old stay-at-home mom. Finding herself back in the spotlight after three and a half years, DaNica has continued to receive praise from all of The Voice judges and impress audiences all across the country.
with special guests Sir Sly & Colony House
Sat. Feb 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
The brothers KONGOS -- multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists -- craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. On "Lunatic," their 12-song Epic Records debut, the band's talent shines on "Come With Me Now"; the title an impossible-to-resist aural summons, the rock-alt crossover tune kicking off with the accordion, jumping into foot-stomping, staccato rhythms, slide guitar, and soaring epic soundscapes reminiscent of U2. "I'm Only Joking," whose lyrics hint at the album's title, hits the mark with decisive tribal rhythms and Pink Floyd-esque mysterious modern rock. Thanks to an earlier self-release of "Lunatic," KONGOS are already stars overseas, playing their numerous hits off "Lunatic" for crowds of up to 65,000 at South African festivals and touring the Republic with Linkin Park, and the UK and Europe with AWOLNATION and Dispatch. With a Feb-March North American tour with Airborne Toxic Event and alternative and rock radio hot on "Come With Me Now" and "I'm Only Joking," (not to mention "Come With Me Now" in promos for NFL, NBA and ESPN), 2014 is quickly shaping up as the year the U.S. catches KONGOS fever.
Disney’s Fantasia: Live in Concert
The Pennsylvania Philharmonic
Sun. Dec 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm
*This is a rental presentation
Michael Butterman, Conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (movements 3-5)
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite
C. Debussy: Claire de Lune
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)
George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome
Possible Encore: Rimsky-Korsakov/Jack Fina: Bumble Boogie
From bewitched broomsticks to dancing hippos, Disney’s Fantasia Live in Concert is an iconic program taken from the original 1940 version and “Fantasia 2000.” The repertoire includes Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Ponchelli’s Dance of the Hours, Stravinsky’s Firebird, Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Suite and much more This program will be performed live by The Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s 80-piece ensemble while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on a gigantic HD screen above the orchestra.
“Fantasia…remind[s] us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide…If you have kids that haven’t yet experienced the wonder of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, I would highly recommend introducing them to it in this ideal setting, with the music heard as it was meant to be- live.” — Spinningplatters.com
“The Disney cartoons of 1940’s revolutionary Fantasia played in brilliant, restored, high-definition color alongside clips from Fantasia 2000...” — Broadwayworld.com
“All in all, this is a program that should be offered with great regularity, rather than as a special event.” — San Francisco Classical Voice
In association with Point Entertainment
Tue. Feb 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Enjoy an up close and personal evening of music with two-time Grammy winning and three-time CMA winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Travis Tritt is a country music performer known for his bluesy, rock-and-roll inspired songs. Since Travis started this special acoustic tour, many people have left his concerts in awe of his beautiful singing and his exceptional guitar playing. Many fans comment on his talented ability at playing the banjo as well. With over 25 million in album sales, you’ll want to make plans now to attend this concert.
The Pink Floyd Experience
In association with Point Entertainment
Wed. Feb 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their record-breaking status is legendary. Now get ready for PFX-THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE performing 4 SIDES OF FLOYD. Complete with a spectacular light show, full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians covering four complete album sides off of four beloved classic Pink Floyd albums, as well as a set of Greatest Hits including “Money”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Comfortably Numb” and more…live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert.
Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid LIVE: Let’s Play!
Sat. Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Sat. Jan 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm
“Sid the Science Kid” comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world around them. With wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, as they explore their five senses through fun games and experiments and by asking curious questions and finding fascinating answers. Teacher Susie is also along to keep the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with audience interactive activities, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs to go around. There is even a surprise sixth sense revealed by Teacher Susie. SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE: LET’S PLAY! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown together.