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John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

John Mark Rafacz is the editorial manager of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Articles by John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

Béla Fleck Will Make 8th Eisenhower Appearance, This Time with Hussain, Meyer and Chaurasia Béla Fleck Will Make 8th Eisenhower Appearance, This Time with Hussain, Meyer and Chaurasia
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Three masterful instrumentalists and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. [Read More]
On Center: Soweto Gospel Choir will honor legacy of Nelson Mandela at Penn State On Center: Soweto Gospel Choir will honor legacy of Nelson Mandela at Penn State
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
Soweto Gospel Choir, known across the world for its mesmerizing performances, will return to Eisenhower Auditorium November 27 with Songs of the Free, a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation – [Read More]
On Center: Ballet Hispánico Will Perform an Evening of Dances Choreographed by Women On Center: Ballet Hispánico Will Perform an Evening of Dances Choreographed by Women
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance since 1993, New York City’s Ballet Hispánico will celebrate the work of women in a program featuring three dances by Latina choreographers. [Read More]
Béla Fleck will make eighth Eisenhower appearance, this time with Hussain, Meyer, and Chaurasia Béla Fleck will make eighth Eisenhower appearance, this time with Hussain, Meyer, and Chaurasia
69 weeks ago - Town and gown
Three masterful instrumentalists and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. The musicians come together November 14 at Penn State to perform original [Read More]
On Center: Ballet Hispánico will perform an evening of dances choreographed by women On Center: Ballet Hispánico will perform an evening of dances choreographed by women
73 weeks ago - Town and gown
In its first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance since 1993, New York City’s Ballet Hispánico will celebrate the work of women in a program featuring three dances by Latina choreographers. The October 17 performance at Eisenhower Auditorium is scheduled to include [Read More]
On Center: Cantus Will Perform World Premiere of Commissioned Work by Libby Larsen at Penn State On Center: Cantus Will Perform World Premiere of Commissioned Work by Libby Larsen at Penn State
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Cantus has been called “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare). The a capella octet will make its second appearance at Penn State when it performs Alone Together, an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world, September 25 at University Park’ [Read More]
On Center: Cantus will perform world premiere of commissioned work by Libby Larsen at Penn State On Center: Cantus will perform world premiere of commissioned work by Libby Larsen at Penn State
77 weeks ago - Town and gown
Cantus has been called “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare). The a capella octet will make its second appearance at Penn State when it performs Alone Together, an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world, September 25 at [Read More]
On Center: Joshua Bell On Center: Joshua Bell
78 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
“Mr. Bell,” writes a New York Times critic, “doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” The Mr. Bell in question is Joshua Bell, the most celebrated and popular violinist of his generation. Bell makes his first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance in more than seven years when [Read More]
On Center: Joshua Bell On Center: Joshua Bell
82 weeks ago - Town and gown
“Mr. Bell,” writes a New York Times critic, “doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” The Mr. Bell in question is Joshua Bell, the most celebrated and popular violinist of his generation. Bell makes his first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance in [Read More]
On Center: Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift Makes a Quick Ascent up the Career Ladder On Center: Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift Makes a Quick Ascent up the Career Ladder
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Although Veronica Swift earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz vocal performance in 2016, the diploma seems like more of a footnote than a milestone on her impressive resume. [Read More]
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