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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.

Call the Box Office at 570-372-ARTS, noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday while classes are in session, or 570-372-4354 during semester breaks. To order tickets or become a Friend of the Arts, please complete this form and mail to:

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

Sept. 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Adults, $20; Seniors, $15; non-SU Students, $5

Parsons Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic ensemble work and has collaborated with iconic artists including Allen Toussaint, Donna Karan and Annie Leibovitz. The company has spread the joy of dance in more than 447 cities, 30 countries and five continents at the most notable theaters and festivals worldwide. Innovative, exuberant and gifted, this company always delivers. Its bold, joyous and athletic movement has solidified it as one of the world's leading modern dance companies.

Nov. 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Adults, $20; Seniors, $15; non-SU Students, $5

Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz and gospel. The ensemble's concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, and organic, authentic dance movements. Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in 2015 and has performed throughout Europe and Africa. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art. The ensemble's mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.

This engagement of Nobuntu is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jan. 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theatre
Adults, $20; Seniors, $15; non-SU Students, $5

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet joins forces with renowned Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll. Winter's Eve evokes visions of a frosty night and year-end celebrations from around the globe. Songs of the Celtic winter solstice and yuletide reels from Ireland reside with tunes of Hanukkah, a Hindu spiritual and a Miles Davis holiday classic. Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of an American jazz master. Transcending genre and era, John Coltrane's jazz epiphany, A Love Supreme, is also featured in this program. Recorded at a time when the country was deeply troubled by issues of race and war, Coltrane's music was a personal statement of redemption and salvation that struck a chord in the hearts of millions, becoming one of the most enduring jazz recordings of all time.