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Shippensburg University to offer Chapel Series concerts in November

Concerts by a violin-piano duo, a classical guitarist and a combined orchestra of university and community musicians are among six being offered by the Shippensburg University Department of Music and Theatre Arts in November. The programs are open to the public.

Two concerts in the department’s Chapel Series kick off the month:

• Violinist James Tung and pianist Dr. John Wickelgren will present “A French Romance: Music from France during the Romantic Period” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in Old Main Chapel, 1871 Old Man Drive, Shippensburg. The two will perform music from Henry Vieuxtemps, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saëns and Fritz Kreisler. Tung is professor of strings at Mount St. Mary’s University and the former concertmaster of the Frederick Symphony. Wickelgren is on the faculty at Mount St. Mary’s and Frederick Community College and participates in teaching and performance seminars of the Golandsky Institute in New York.

• Classical guitarist Dr. Candice Mowbray will perform a variety of works in a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, also at Old Main Chapel. Her performance will include both classic and modern music, including pieces by Ida Presti, Maximo Diego Pujol and Johann Kasper Mertz. Mowbray teaches guitar studies at Shenandoah Conservancy and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Maryland.

Also in November:

• The brass ensemble, women’s chorale and string ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Old Main Chapel.

• The woodwind ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 in Old Main Chapel.

• The concert choir and Madrigal Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Messiah United Methodist Church, 30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg.

• The University/Community Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 475 Lancaster Dr, Shippensburg.

All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-477-1638 or