Sousa marches into Yardley July 4th

The marches of John Philip Sousa are coming back to Yardley for the 19th annual concert at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street in Yardley. The performance by the legendary Blawenburg Band will feature Sousa’s marches, along with various wartime ballads and other patriotic songs. Some 55 musicians will fill the stage for the concert which begins at 4:00pm.

The band is led by Dr. Jerry Rife, chairman of the Rider College music department. His spirited direction and his anecdotal interjections have long amused and entertained his audiences. The band has been featured on PBS with a special, “If You Knew Sousa,” who is well-known as “The March King.”

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BCPAC presents Matthew Parrish’s Tenor Summit

In a growing tradition of bringing you jazz excellence and excitement, local jazz acoustic bassist Matthew Parrish and Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) have managed to get three stellar tenor saxophone players to the Yardley Community Centre stage (64 S. Main Street, Yardley) on Saturday, April 16th, at 7:30pm.

The interplay of tenor sax jazz greats Larry McKenna, Houston Person, and Tim Warfield will make this a once-in-a-lifetime summit. Round it out with Matthew’s bass skills, McClenty Hunter on drums, and Bruce Barth on piano and everyone from those new to jazz to the seasoned listeners will experience an unforgettable night.

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Two special performances at Yardley Community Centre

Lynn Trefzger is a ventriloquist/comedienne with a trunk full of zany characters that have accompanied her to stages throughout the country. Her performance will be on Saturday afternoon, February 27th at 3:00pm, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley. Tickets for this performance only are $10 general admission.

She will charm her young audience through her many adorable stuffed animals and even invite them to the stage to get a closer look! Gerry Timlin has graced the Yardley Community Centre’s stage during the St. Patrick’s Day ‘season’ several times.

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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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