Hannibal Concert Association to Begin New Season
The Hannibal Concert Association kicks off its 2015-2016 concert season on September 25. HCA brings a variety of world-class performances to the Hannibal area and has been doing so since 1945. The upcoming season includes a Grammy Award-winning folk music group, an internationally acclaimed trombone quartet, a former “Phantom” on Broadway, an actress/singer who starred in the television show Matlock and a Neil Diamond tribute band.
The New Christy Minstrels will kick off the concert season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25. Grammy Award winning folk music group, The New Christy Minstrels, was founded in 1961 by Randy Sparks. Throughout their 54-year history they have recorded over 20 albums which have included hits songs “Green, Green”, “Saturday Night” and "Everybody Loves Saturday Night.", "Today", "Denver" and the classic favorite "This Land Is Your Land". Their 1962 debut album sat in the Billboard charts for two years.
Internationally acclaimed group Maniacal 4 is hailed as 'a force to be reckoned with.' They have played concerts on three continents with their classical, jazz, Latin and rock repertoire. The quartet recently went viral on YouTube with their version of “Carry On Wayward Son,” launching them into a new phase of their innovative quartet career. Maniacal 4 will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 26.
Franc D'Ambrosio is best known for his portrayal of the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning Musical, The Phantom of the Opera. He was awarded the distinction as the "World’s Longest Running Phantom” and retained this title for over a decade. You might also recognize D’Ambrosio from Godfather III. He played Anthony Corleone, the opera singing son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton. Audiences can enjoy his performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4.
Actress and singer Linda Purl will celebrate the great ladies of the glamorous nightclub era at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. She has starred in over 40 made-for-TV movies, and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, on Happy Days as well as many Broadway and film roles.
Finishing out the 2015-2016 HCA season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 is Denny Diamond & The Jewels. The father/sons team perform Broadway, country, easy Listening…and the music of Neil Diamond. Diamond’s performance is all about the words and music of a superstar that’s held a place of honor in the entertainment world for decades. The show also features Denny’s talented sons, Lucas and Spenser, who also infuse original songs into the performance.
All concerts will be held at the Roland Fine Arts Center on the campus of HLGU. Both season and single ticket sales will be available at the door prior to the concerts. Single ticket sales are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Season tickets (which include admission to all five performances) are available for individuals ($50) and couple/parents w/children ($100). Season ticket holders essentially pay only $10 per concert. HCA season ticket holders also benefit from free/discounted admission to all performances of the Keokuk Concert Association and Quincy Civic Music Association.
For more information regarding the Hannibal Concert Association and its concert season, contact HCA board members Mike Marx at 217-242-2505 or Sara North at 573-221-0822. A season brochure with Season and Patron membership forms is available for download at hannibalarts.com.