The Artist Series, which dates back to 1902, brings internationally acclaimed artists and programs to campus for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community. The aim of Artist Series performances is to advance intellectual engagement, often through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.

To Our Valued Patrons,

In these uncertain times, the well-being of our Artist Series community remains our top priority. With this in mind, we have elected to place the 2020-2021 Artist Series on hiatus. While we will miss sharing the joys of live performances with you, we look forward to coming together for the 2021-2022 season. Additional details will be announced on our website as they develop. We thank you for your continued support and cannot wait to delight in the Artist Series with you when the program resumes.

The Artist Series
Susquehanna University
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Performed Jan. 28, 2020

Apollo’s Fire has developed a unique ensemble of crossover artists specializing in early traditional folk repertoire. Performing in a historically informed aesthetic, but with the lively freedom of folk performers, the artists break down barriers between art, music and popular music to revive the crossover spirit of the 17th century — when composers regularly wrote artful variations on street tunes and tavern songs. Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering explores the communal journey of immigrants from the British Isles.

They faced the choice of a dangerous, unknown life in the wilderness of the New World or seemingly certain poverty and hopelessness of remaining at home. Stories, sorrows and shared laughter are told in the ballads. The ensemble has toured Europe and North America, and has drawn national attention for its creative programming.

Adults, $20; seniors, $15; non-SU students, $5

Performed Feb. 18, 2020

Septura Brass Septet aims to recast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration. Currently Ensemble-in-Residence at the Royal Academy of Music, the group is recording a series of discs, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a “counterfactual history” of brass chamber music. Weaving this ever-increasing repertoire into captivating live events, Septura is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and imaginative programming. Its members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Basel Symphony and Aurora orchestras.

Adults, $20; seniors, $15; non-SU students, $5

Performed March 4, 2020

Under the direction of Silvia Lozano, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México is dedicated to spreading, preserving and promoting the culture of Mexico at home and abroad. Since 1960, it has  collaborated with outstanding researchers and specialists of folklore, dance, music and costumes typical of the different regions of the Mexican republic. Lozano has committed herself to preserving originality and authenticity, presenting scenic dance paintings that preserve the symbols and meaning of centuries of tradition and history, to show people around the world the beauty of Mexican traditions.

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México has performed in more than 30 countries on five continents, receiving countless recognitions and awards. Identifying itself as the ambassador of Mexican culture, the company has performed for royalty, presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors and others.

Adults, $20; seniors, $15; non-SU students, $5