CHAMBERSBURG.  The Cumberland Valley School of Music will present its third Musicale of the season, “ “It Might as Well Be Spring” will be held on Sunday, March 28 at 3:00 PM, in the beautiful and stately home of Tim and Karla Grove, 151 College Ave, Chambersburg, PA.   The musicale will feature refreshments, good company, and a program of chamber music performed by the award-winning Appalachian Wind Quintet.   

The diverse program will include workds by George Gerhwin, Luciano Berio, Kurt Weill, and Paquito D’Rivera as well as some Irish songs arranged for wind quintet.  The Appalachian Wind Quintet are critically acclaimed, and perform throughout the tri-state area.  Members of the group are Ed Stanley (oboe), Barbara Spicher (flute), Rick Mogensen (clarinet), Scott Cassada (bassoon), and Ed Schupp (French horn). 

Rooted in the European custom of Salon or Chamber concerts, the CVSM musicales feature gatherings of a small number of musicians performing together in private homes.  They promote an intimacy for both performer and listener that is not available in a larger concert hall setting.  Tickets are still available for two additional musicales to be held in 2004: 

            “There’s No Business Like Show Business” will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 7:00 PM in the home of Richard and Patricia Shoap, 3361 Carnoustie Drive, Chambersburg, PA.  The Shoap name is closely associated with theater, and their recently enlarged home is a contemporary with an energetic, open flow.  The Yamaha Grand piano will be used to feature pianist Brian Helman performing some favorite Broadway overtures, as well as accompanying soprano Marian Randall and tenor David McKinley, who will be singing the best of musical theater. 

 “Old Time Country, Family Folk, and Coalmining Songs” will close the series on Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 3:00 PM, hosted by Penn National Golf Course Community at the Trellis Terrace, Clubhouse Drive, Fayetteville, PA.  The beautiful pavilion is a perfect spot for a program featuring Jay Smar in a fascinating and historic performance of “old-time country music.  Among his many performing credits, Smar recently appeared at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and recorded a number of songs for a BBC Documentary, “The Welch in America”.  He sings, plays a variety of folk instruments, and clogs, so this will be a diverse and entertaining program.   

            Tickets are $30 per person, and all proceeds go to help support the Cumberland Valley School of Music, a non-profit certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts teaching music and drama in Chambersburg, Waynesboro, and Mercersburg.   For more information or to purchase tickets contact the CVSM office at (717)-261-1220. 


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