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Hot Club of San Francisco to Perform at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University will welcome the Hot Club of San Francisco, with lead guitarist Paul Mehling, to the Degenstein Center Theater Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the university’s annual Artist Series. 

The ensemble uses violin, bass and guitar to channel the music and ambience of early 20th-century jazz clubs such as the original Hot Club in Paris. At Susquehanna, the Hot Club of San Francisco will present Silent Surrealism, an evening of silent surrealist films accompanied by live gypsy jazz. The performance will feature short films by Charlie Bowers, such as “Now You Tell One” and “It’s a Bird,” as well as James Sibley Watson’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Harold Shaw’s “The Land Beyond Sunset,” with distinctive music made famous by jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, renowned guitar player Django Reinhardt and the original Hot Club de France.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available at the Susquehanna University box office by calling 570-372-2787 or downloading the order form at www.susqu.edu/documents/artist_series_form.pdf.

The Susquehanna University Artist Series has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists of dance, music and theater for the university and larger community since 1902. The Artist Series encourages audiences to appreciate diverse cultures and the artistic heritage of humankind. Performances are often linked in ways that advance ideas through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.

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Karen M. Jones


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