Membership campaign slated to begin April 1

LEWISTOWN – Memberships will be available beginning on April 1 for the 2013-14 Mifflin-Juniata Community Concert Association season.

The new season’s line-up of performances includes a Broadway revue, music from around the world, a return engagement, a mixture of sounds and some pop and southern rock.

All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Mifflin County High School.

The membership campaign runs until April 27. The adult membership fee is $46. Memberships also include reciprocity concerts with the DuBois and Punxsutawney concert associations.

All students age 18 and under are admitted free; non-member adults must pay $25 at the door.

Checks made to M-J Concert Association may be mailed to P.O. Box 208, Lewistown, PA 17044, by April 23. Memberships will be mailed in late August, before the first concert.

For more information, call Barbara Nielsen at 248-5732.

The 2013-14 schedule includes:

Sept. 16 -Back on Broadway. Following in the footsteps of Matt Davenport Production’s audience favorite “On Broadway,” 10 costumed, multi-talented singers and dancers bring to life the most popular songs from Broadway classics as they learn “How to Succeed on Broadway.” Enjoy full production numbers from shows like “The Producers,” “Ragtime,” “Mary Poppins,” “Avenue Q,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Addams Family,” “Evita,” “Legally Blonde,” “Mama Mia,” “South Pacific” and more.

Oct. 13 -Sixth Floor Trio -Dedicated to the performance of music that connects different musical styles from around the world, these graduates of the Curtis School of Music explore all types of music, from klezmer, classical, jazz and ancient music, to contemporary rock. Each member is an accomplished soloist on either piano, violin, clarinet or bassoon.

Nov. 6 – Pavlo. Back for a return engagement from 2008, Pavlo, the “Greek God of the Guitar,” is a composer, guitarist and singer with a unique style and Mediterranean flavor. Joined by a trio of musicians on Greek bouzouki, brass and percussion, Pavlo will capture audiences with the sounds of the Chinese ehru, the Portuguese guitarra, the Arabic flute, the Indian sitar and the Greek bouzouki.

March 20, 2014 -Bach to the Future. What happens when you put the classical music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and other early composers through the blender with jazz rhythms and modern world sounds? The result is a sound that has become equally popular in both the jazz and classical music worlds. Bach to the Future is, as the four innovative band members like to describe it, “the Bach that rocks!” The arrangements maintain the structural elements of classical music, while adding jazz, Latin and Afro-Cuban sounds to such favorites as “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and Pachelbel’s “Canon.”

May 9, 2014 – Exile. Known for its sparkling, sensual lyrics and warm vocal harmonies, Exile scored 10 No. 1 hits in a four-year span, as well as three gold albums. Their “Kiss You All Over” No. 1 single marked their successful shift to pop and country music. After many years of recording top songs, these five artists return to the stage to perform their pop and southern rock on keyboard, guitar and percussion with newly charged lyrics.

Concert dates are subject to change, however, there are never cancellations due to weather.