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Shippensburg Festival Celebration Series

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Thursday, July 13, 2023


Luhrs Center, Shippensburg PA

$120 | $90 | $80 (3-show packages)

The Shippensburg Festival is an annual summer series of three concerts featuring artists of international renown. On hiatus since 2020, the festival returns in 2023 with three fantastic concerts. Plan to see all three!

Thursday, July 13        A Festival Celebration featuring classical violinist Sarah Chang

The Shippensburg Festival returns featuring one of the most celebrated and gifted violinists of our time, Sarah Chang, performing Bruch’s triumphant violin concerto followed by the massive 77-piece Shippensburg Festival Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Symphonic Dances.  

Thursday, July 20        Jurassic Park in Concert

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.  Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before:  projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.  

Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

© Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, July 22         Broadway Lovers:  Stars of stage and screen Richard Troxell and Melissa Errico

The festival culminates with an exceptional evening to remember when the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra is joined by “Broadway Lovers” Metropolitan Opera Tenor Richard Troxell and the beloved Broadway star Melissa Errico.  Critics rave about this dynamic musical couple, “Errico’s voice shines, and Richard Troxell turns his numbers into pure gold.” (NY DAILY NEWS) Enjoy well-loved musical selections from famous Broadway classics like Showboat, West Side Story, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd and more. This concert is presented in honor of Dr. Blaine F. Shover, former Artistic Director of the Shippensburg Festival. 

Packages are available. The three-show package is $120 for front orchestra/front balcony, $90 for upper orchestra or $80 for upper balcony.  Call 717-477-SHOW for assistance with packages or purchase here. Discounted tickets are available for Youth (17 & under).

You will receive a discount when purchasing a three-show package and also support the return of the Shippensburg Festival Celebration Series, which is made possible by the Dr. Jean V. Johnston Memorial Fund established with the Shippensburg University Foundation. Dr. Johnston recognized Shippensburg University’s important role in setting the cultural tone of the region.  Her interest in promoting the cultural arts and her love of classical music led her to serve as a board member of the Festival Chamber Orchestra Association for many years and establish an endowed fund to benefit the Shippensburg University Festival Orchestra summer concert series to bring world-class musicians and programming to the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.



The Luhrs Center Circle of Friends helps make all that we do possible. This membership program enables us to nurture an arts-oriented lifestyle in the Cumblerand Valley, and invest in the future of the arts through outreach to students of all ages.

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive,
Shippenburg PA 17257
Luhrs Center Box Office
475 Lancaster Drive,
Shippensburg PA 17257
(717) 477-7469 (SHOW)