Bucks County Performing Arts Center

History

The Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC), now in its 38th season, continues to provide the Yardley-Lower Makefield community and nearby surroundings with world class performing artists. Most programs on the series continue to be held at the Yardley Community Centre in downtown Yardley Borough. The organization is sponsored and partially financed by Lower Makefield Township. BCPAC offers a series of concerts from fall through spring each year.

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Jimmy Jorge & The Latin Express bring Latin Flair to Yardley

On January 23, 2016, 7:30pm, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main St., Yardley, PA 19067, prepare to be swept away by the hot Latin rhythms of ‘Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express’.  If you would like to learn a new dance, come with your dancing shoes and be prepared to have a great time! There will be 4 dancers that will be teaching Latin dances and also performing during the concert.

A Chicago native, Jimmy Jorge was a youngster when he moved to Philadelphia, where he still resides. By the time high school ended, his musical abilities included playing violin, Caribbean steel drums, trumpet, and conga. Expounding on his growing salsa music skills, Jimmy also learned to play bongo, timbal, and tambora. He would eventually play with various salsa groups and is now the proud leader and musical director of ‘Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express’, which started as a six-piece latin jazz band in 1995. They have since evolved into a twelve-piece salsa band.

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BCPAC’s merry holiday kick-off is December 5th

Having played to a packed holiday kick-off house at Yardley Community Centre two seasons ago, ‘Mainstreet Brass’ returns to the Centre on Saturday, December 5th thanks to Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC).

Formed in 1986, this trumpet, trombone, tuba, and French horn collective (with added percussion) is inspired by a musical camaraderie, a passion for brass quintet music and performance, and a goal to present interesting and entertaining music to audiences of all ages.

Their performance for BCPAC will include music to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

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What is ‘1807 & Friends?’ Find out on Nov. 7th

Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) brings the classical performance of ‘1807 & Friends’ to the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, on November 7th, at 7:30pm.

This chamber music group got its start at a home at 1807 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, where students and professional world-class musicians would ‘jam’ in a classical, chamber way. Flutist Joan Sparks holds music degrees from the University of Delaware and Temple University and is affiliated with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, and Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, to name a few.

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BCPAC opener brings indie rock ‘Lawsuits’ to Yardley

Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) presents its 38th performance season opener with ‘The Lawsuits’ on October 10th, at 7:30pm, Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley.

The Lawsuits have garnered attention from the likes of ‘Rolling Stone’, ‘Spin’, and ‘Paste’ Magazine. Their single, ‘Onion’, from their ‘Numbers’ recording, was chosen as #22 of ‘Daytrotter’s 300 Best Songs of 2013.’ The Lawsuits formed after Brian Dale and Allen Strouse met Vanessa Winters and Brendan Cunningham, both of whom were attending Temple University. Shortly thereafter, drummer Josh Friedman and guitarist Joe Bisirri joined to complete the group.

If you check out their music at www.thelawsuitsband.com, you’ll find a dreamy, folksy harmony in their music, but also an edge of classic rock.

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Sousa comes to Yardley July 4th

Preparations are well under way for the 17th annual July 4th concert of the 55-piece Blawenburg Band, the oldest community band in the country, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley.

The concert has earned a reputation as a red, white and blue patriotic event. It often includes audience participation, along with numerous marches written by John Phillip Sousa, known as “The March King.”

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Momenta Quartet performing in Yardley May 16th

Bucks County Performing Arts Centre (BCPAC) brings Momenta Quartet to the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, on May 16th, at 7:30pm. The Momenta Quartet is celebrated for its innovative programming, juxtaposing contemporary works with great music from the past.

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‘ModERIN’, a modern twist on Irish dance, comes to Yardley on March 7th

‘Darrah Carr Dance,’ an acclaimed New York City-based dance company, offers their show, ‘ModERIN,’ a playful combination of the words modern (dance) and ERIN (an Irish American reference to Ireland), to an enthusiastic audience in Yardley.

Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) brings this show to the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, on March 7th, at 7:30pm.

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