Cultural Events & Intellectual Discussions
For more than 160 years, Susquehanna University has been a rich cultural resource for creative expression and intellectual discussion in the Selinsgrove area. As the premiere host of cultural events and performances, the university is pleased to enrich the student experience and provide enjoyment for the surrounding community. From innovative human expression in theatre, music and dance to global art and artifacts in exhibitions — and much more in between — the variety of programs offers world-class art, performances and lectures.
This year, we are excited to welcome three Artist Series events to our stages and other highly regarded professionals who will present readings of their work, feature their art, and lead lectures and discussions. We are proud to showcase our students in theatrical and musical performances, vocal and instrumental concerts and readings of their works.
Be Our Guest
Whether you’re yearning to take in a performance of our wickedly talented students or looking to be swept off your feet, we invite you to be our guest.
Browse through our 2023–24 offerings below. Tickets, which are required for some events, are available through the box office. Tickets can be purchased online, in person or by calling 570-372-ARTS. Refer back to this page or call the box office to confirm the events you plan to attend have not been rescheduled.
Artist Series and Theatre Events
Purchase Event Tickets Online
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the link below.
Purchase Event Tickets In Person or By Phone
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Box Office or calling 570-372-ARTS. Will call is available.
The 2023–24 Artist Series
ADULTS: $20 | SENIORS: $15 | NON-SU STUDENTS: $5
US Karagöz Theatre Company Presents The Forest of the Witch
Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
US Karagöz Theatre Company was founded by Ayhan Hulagu as the first traditional Turkish theatre in the United States, in 2017. The company’s primary goal is to showcase traditional Anatolian theatre on the international scale, devoting special attention to Karagöz and meddah (the Anatolian art of storytelling) traditions on the list of Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage. Hulagu brought the 700-year-old Karagöz art form to Broadway for the first time, marking a special moment in the history of this traditional art. The Forest of the Witch is an adaptation of a play named The Bloody Poplar of Muhittin Sevilen, here rewritten by Ayhan Hulagu.
Branford Marsalis Quartet
Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner, and Tony Award nominee is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting in with members of the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet. After more than three decades of existence with minimal personnel changes, this celebrated ensemble is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleidoscopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. After the Grammy-nominated Upward Spiral, on which guest vocalist Kurt Elling was seamlessly integrated into the group, the Quartet has followed up with the Grammy-nominated The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, its most emotionally wide- ranging and melody-driven collection to date. John Zeugner captured the impact of the Quartet in a live performance in a recent concert review, calling it “casually confident, professional, cerebral, and supercharged with energy. The Branford Marsalis Quartet … was all of those adjectives and more.”
April 16, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The Grammy award–winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world. Chanticleer’s repertoire is rooted in the renaissance and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz and popular music, and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements.
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Information & Details
Tickets and Discounts
Tickets are required for Artist Series and main stage season performances. Price categories are:
Senior: persons age 60 or older.
Non-SU Student rate: persons who are age 18 or younger or who have valid student identification.
All others are charged the adult rate.
A group of 15 or more is entitled to a 10% discount on tickets for the same event (when tickets are purchased together).
Patrons who purchase a ticket for two Artist Series events will receive a ticket for the third Artist Series event with our compliments.
The Degenstein Center Box Office is located in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby. Click here to learn more about purchasing tickets.
Parking and Other Information
Guests of Susquehanna University can park in the lot behind Weber Chapel Auditorium
for free during events (see campus map above). If that space is filled, there is an upper lot to its west.
All venues are wheelchair-accessible.
Legally recognized service animals pursuant to Pennsylvania and federal law are permitted.
All university buildings are smoke free (including electronic cigarettes).
Wireless internet access is available throughout campus. To gain access to the SU GUEST network, register your device (access expires daily).