Community Concert Association membership campaign to begin April 1

LEWISTOWN – Memberships will be available beginning on April 1 for the 2014-15 Mifflin-Juniata Community Concert Association season.

The new season’s line-up of performances includes a Nashville revue, a modern day tenor, an historical musical story, a Celtic quartet and a Frankie Valli tribute.

All performances will take place in the auditorium of Mifflin County High School. The season’s first show, “Live From Nashville,” will begin at 3 p.m., while all other shows will start at 7:30 p.m.

The membership campaign runs until April 25. The adult membership fee is $48. 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 25. Memberships will be mailed in late August, before the first concert.

The 2014-15 schedule includes:

Sept. 14 -Live From Nashville – The new Matt Davenport show features the city and the music of performers that made the best of country music famous – Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, George Jones, Taylor Swift and others. This is a high octane, fully produced country show with a live band.

Oct. 16 -Fernando Varela -Easily handling opera, Broadway and pop, Varela is a modern day tenor who has made numerous appearances with superstar singers in both popular and operatic roles. Last fall he was on “America’s Got Talent,” as a part of the Forte Trio that was a finalist in the competition.

March 19, 2015 – Brothers on the Battlefield -This theatric/multimedia production marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass Band brings the sounds of Sousa, Elvis, the Beatles and Earth, Wind and Fire, and a narrator to tell this historic story. Six virtuoso musicians perform a broad range of music, from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement.

April 14, 2015 -Four Celtic Voices -A quartet of female vocalists and instrumentalists, known for their dazzling musicianship and enthralling artistry will take the stage to perform Irish classics, ballads and upbeat original compositions using their voices, a Celtic harp, harmonium, flute and a bowed psaltery.

May 2, 2015 – Let’s Hang On -A Frankie Valli Tribute -This four-man group features the music and nostalgia of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, including a nod to the Broadway smash hit “Jersey Boys.” A live band and theatrical production brings the songs of the ’60s back to life: “My Girl,” “Sherry,” “I Love You Baby,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.”

During the concert season, if school is canceled or there is an early dismissal due to weather conditions on concert day, the concert will not be held, but will be rescheduled.

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