This 18-time Grammy Award winning American institution opens our 89th season with a bang! Directed by internationally acclaimed trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, this 18-member sellout big band features musicians personally chosen by Count Basie himself. Experience the grandeur and excellence of jazz as this world famous orchestra continues its tradition of stomping and shouting the blues, and showcasing the deepest and most moving nuances of swing.
Don a costume and join our Halloween party in The Capitol Lounge! This hugely entertaining and talented orchestra is the world’s only year-round professional ensemble re-creating “America’s Original Music,” the syncopated sounds of the silent film era. This group will bring tears of laughter to your eyes as it aces the original scores of ghost-themed silent comedy films in its hilarious “Haunted Hollywood” production. Charismatic founder and maestro Rick Benjamin is just as entertaining between the movies!
Founded in 1991, this mesmerizing and creative ensemble is comprised of Russia’s finest young adult string players under the tutelage of its world-renowned founder, Misha Rachlevsky. The orchestra’s 30+ discography has received international acclaim. Their compelling performances, filled with warmth and energy, linger with listeners long after the last note has been played. The Frankfurter Allgemeine noted: “An evening with this ensemble proved beyond doubt that these musicians were definitively Moscow's best.”
Remember when the Rat Pack held court at the Vegas Sands, martinis were a lunch staple, and jazz clubs were the place to be? Welcome to Nutty, a musical magic act chock full of irreverent humor, surprises, hard-swingin’ jazz and Latin rhythms. It’s a seamless blend of jazz & classic rock ‘n roll mashups fronted by swank crooner Sonny Moon along with 7 top players from the LA Jazz scene making their East Coast debut. It’s Jetsetter Jazz – musical martinis that are spiked, shaken and stirred!
This most enduring of all American vocal bands has enchanted world-wide audiences for 65 years. Its legendary sound inspired The Beach Boys, The Manhattan Transfer and The Mamas & Pappas. New faces, but with the same masterful blended harmony uniquely their own, these superb artists accompany themselves while performing favorite oldies such as “Day by Day” and “Poinciana” along with irresistible fresh treatments from the Great American Songbook.
In 2014 the Williamsport Community Concert Association moved its concert series from the Scottish Rite Auditorium to the Community Arts Center, a beautiful, historic venue with larger capacity and convenient parking for our ticket subscribers. Visit our Concert Venue page for directions and parking information.
The Williamsport Community Concert Association’s mission is to be a source of pleasure, enrichment and inspiration to area residents by providing an affordable annual series of outstanding performances by world-renowned musical artists.