The Susquehanna University Artist Series has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists of dance, music and theatre for the university and large community since 1902. The Artist Series seeks to encourage an aesthetic appreciation of diverse cultures as well as the artistic heritage of humankind. Performances are often linked in ways that advance intellectual engagement through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.
Although unlikely, events are subject to change. Please visit www.susqu.edu/events to view our most current listings and to confirm dates and times.
Welcome to the 2021-22 Artist Series
Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar
Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater and rich, original compositions. They are known for their opulent harmonies and beautiful blends. In addition to their distinct gospel style, the group has inspired audiences with clever arrangements of musical theater covers. Always providing a fresh perspective, the group’s sound is truly authentic while capturing the essence of the original piece. Transcending cultural boundaries, the group’s music is sung all over the world. Their international travels have included France, Poland and Spain.
Velocity Irish Dance
Velocity Irish Dance is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring traditions but blasting them feet-first into the 21st century, Velocity breaks away from the idea of what an Irish dance show is, to one that is expressive, free, fast-paced and edgy, driven by passion and pride. Led by Guinness World Record holder for The Fastest Feet in the World James Devine and five-time World Champion Irish dancer David Geaney — and joined on stage by a motley crew of mind-blowing musicians and an old school scratch DJ — it’s described by The New York Times as an “energetic intimate history lesson; more than a sequined spectacular,” and a “multimedia show for all ages, earnestly tracing the evolution of Irish dance while toying with tradition.”
Aquila Theatre’s Production of Macbeth
A powerful commentary on unchecked ambition and power, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most influential contributions. The play offers timeless lessons about motivation and human nature. Aquila Theatre breathes new life and dramatic fire into this wickedly famous work. One of the foremost producers of classical theater in the United States, Aquila visits 50-60 cities annually with a program of two plays, workshops and educational programming. The company has been awarded numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Councils for the Arts and Humanities, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.