Moondance to open community concert season

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and again on Saturday, Oct. 20, Moondance: the Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute will perform in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main St., Wellsboro. This show is packed with one “Van The Man” classic after another.

For its 2018-2019 season, the Wellsboro Community Concert Association is hosting six concerts. All performances will be in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute will open the association’s 72nd season on Friday, Oct. 19. On Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., a second Moondance concert hosted by the Deane Center, will be presented for the general public. This show captures the Van Morrison concert experience and is packed with his classic tunes.

“Season ticket holders are encouraged to let us know if they plan to be at the show on Friday or would prefer to attend on Saturday by calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 to see what arrangements can be made,” said Kevin Connelly, Deane Center executive director and a WCCA board member. “Non-season ticket holders who want to attend on Friday or Saturday should also contact us as soon as possible.”

Genticorum based in Québec, Canada will perform on Saturday, Nov. 24. This trio has become a fixture on the international world, traditional, folk and Celtic music circuit. They weave fiddle, flute and accordion work with vocal harmonies and foot percussion and guitar accompaniment.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Samite Trio will take the stage. The goal for Samite, a world-renowned musician born in Uganda, is to bring a message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. His smooth vocals accompanied by the sounds from the flutes, the kalimba, the marimba and the seven-stringed litungu he plays, mesmerize audiences throughout the world.

Hailing from the State of West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies will perform their own brand of old-time bluegrass and mountain music in the traditional way – around a single microphone in Wellsboro on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Outside Track, one of the top Celtic bands in the world. These five musicians perform songs from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, blending their voices with fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute and whistle and also stepdancing

The Brass Roots Trio will perform on Friday, April 5, 2019. These world-class musicians redefine the chamber music genre with their fusion of classical, jazz, Americana and Latin styles. They pioneered the combination of piano, trumpet/flugelhorn and French horn. A special listening bonus for audiences is that one member also plays the Native American flute and has an operatic tenor voice.

Information and season ticket (subscription) forms are available by visiting www.wellsborocca.org, by calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or stopping in at 104 Main St., Wellsboro.