DuBOIS — The DuBois Area Community Concert Association (DACCA) will once again be presenting four outstanding concerts for the 2019-2020 season at the DuBois Area Middle School, according to DACCA President Frank Foulkrod.
“DACCA has had the pleasure of providing the DuBois area with culturally rich and enjoyable musical programs for 57 years,” said Foulkrod. “Each season we provide exceptional, professional performances.”
As a non-profit organization 501(C)(3), all money raised through individual memberships and sponsorships is used to provide concerts for people of all ages.
DACCA also provides a Student Outreach Program with an artist presenting a 30-minute assembly for the DuBois Area Middle School students, Foulkrod said.
This coming season’s performances will include the following:
1. Live from Nashville Country Legends – Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.
America has long had a love affair with country music, country singers, and country musicians; Nashville is the City of American Music. The Nashville Country Legends sing the songs that define American Music — the songs that America’s beloved singers have brought to life for decades — Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson — you name it, the music comes to life through Live from Nashville.
“This theatrical production is truly extraordinary, a trip through America’s greatest music — the music we call our own,” according to Legends promotional material. “Fully costumed and choreographed in the tradition that gave Music City its name, a production that will leave your toes tapping, your adrenalin pumping, and your memories churning.”
2. Gramercy Principal Quintet and Friends – Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.
The Principal Quintet is comprised of five principal members of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York. They are a leading force in the world of brass entertainment and will introduce the Christmas season. The Gramercy Principal Quintet is featured extensively on the Gramercy Brass Orchestra’s 2nd CD “Christmas Time is Here” which is regularly heard during the holiday season on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
3. Jason Farnham – Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Farnham delights the audiences around the world in his live concerts, again and again, according to promotional material.
“They rave that they’ve never seen anyone play the piano like that before. His repertoire includes jazz, Bossa nova, blues, stride piano and classical with a modern twist,” the press release stated. “Imagine playing the piano while lying upside down Amadeus style. Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show.”
In addition to his evening concert, Farnham will also provide an outreach performance for middle school students.
4. The Lords of 52nd Street – Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m.
The Lords of 52nd Street are the legendary bandmates who recorded and toured the world with the “Piano Man,” Billy Joel. These musicians helped to create one of the most recognizable sounds in music recording sax, drum, and guitar solos on more than 100 million albums sold with Billy Joel. The band recorded and toured with Billy Joel for more than a decade and will perform many of his favorite tunes. These are the Legends of Billy Joel’s Original Band, according to a press release from the band.
Adult season tickets are $50 and children 18 and under are admitted free with a ticket holder (limit 3).
Patron memberships are $75 and include one season ticket. Sponsor memberships are $250 and include four season tickets.
Benefactor memberships are $400 and up and include six season tickets. Names of patrons, sponsors, and benefactors will appear in the concert programs and in a power point presentation at the concert. Gift certificates are available.
“The DuBois Area Community Concert Association appreciates the DuBois area community support and we look forward to seeing you at our 2019-2020 concerts,” said Foulkrod.
For additional information, contact Foulkrod at 814-371-1764 or Marcheta Kovalyak at 814-653-2986.