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Sons of Serendip are second to perform in local arts series

LEWISTOWN — Sons of Serendip are the second act in this year’s Mifflin-Juniata Concert Association season. Their show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of Mifflin County High School.

Sons of Serendip is a unique quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet gained popularity after appearing on season nine of America’s Got Talent as a “most musically talented contestants” finalist. Their music is a fresh mix of emotionally expressive classical, gospel and popular music.

Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, lighting up audiences with their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions. Some notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

All students age 18 and under are admitted free; non-member adult admission is $25 at the door. 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, if possible.

The 2019-20 schedule continues with:

¯Dec. 2 — Bonus concert by The Jive Aces-Swing’n the Holidays.

¯March 24, 2020 — The Maxwell Quartet From Scotland — This charismatic Glasgow-based string quartet broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Scotland and performs at many festivals and venues across Europe. Their program highlights selections from musical greats such as Beethoven and Haydn, as well as original arrangements of Scottish folk music.

¯April 14, 2020 — Broadway Bound-3 Redneck Tenors — 3 Redneck Tenors is a mixture of down-home laughs and big city music. Audiences spend an evening wowed by three phenomenal voices showcasing a smorgasbord of songs, ranging from gospel and country to Broadway, pop and classical.

¯May 6, 2020 — Sail On-Beach Boys Tribute — Sail On delivers a fun, high energy show reminiscent of the classic songs of the original Beach Boys at the height of their career. The group’s harmonies capture the sound of the iconic band and transport the audience to the beach for an evening of familiar tunes.

For more information, call Nora Torquato at (717) 667-6551, or Barbara Nielsen at (717) 248-5732, or visit the association’s website at http://mjconcerts.org.

The Mifflin-Juniata Concert Association has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the community for more than 50 years. The all-volunteer organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Juniata Valley through live performances.

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