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 four 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 2022–23 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
The 2022–23 Artist Series
ADULTS: $20 | SENIORS: $15 | NON-SU STUDENTS: $5
Sept. 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Weber Chapel Auditorium
Roughly translated, taiko means “big drums” — and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Drawing on Japan’s rich legacy of music and performance to develop a highly visual experience with colorful costumes and dynamic motion, Taikoza created a new sound using ancestral taiko drums and bamboo flutes. The group gives thunderous voice to traditional and new compositions through big drums, powerful rhythms and electrifying, room-thumping energy.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Special Guest To Be Announced
In association with AMP Worldwide and Belly Up Entertainment.
Nov. 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Weber Chapel Auditorium
At a moment when musical streams cross with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converged, mingled and resurfaced, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a reminder that this history is vibrantly living music.
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Steven Mercurio, Conductor and Robert McDuffie, Violin Soloist
Feb. 14, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Weber Chapel Auditorium
Under music director Steven Mercurio, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. Recognized as one of Europe’s first-rank symphonic ensembles and renowned for its versatility, the orchestra annually presents a broad program ranging from classical music to contemporary genres, film scores, jazz, and musicals. Since 2005, the CNSO has also organized the Prague Proms Festival, an impressive array of prominent international performers that appeals to a diverse audience annually.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra will be performing in place of the Munich Symphony Orchestra.
Aquila Theatre Presents Julius Caesar
March 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Aquila Theatre’s striking new production of Shakespeare’s political thriller, Julius Caesar, bursts into life with complex characters and powerful contemporary parallels. The fall and rise of Rome’s ruling class takes us on a journey into a world of conspiracy and betrayal. Fresh from success on the battlefield, a triumphant Caesar returns to Rome a virtual dictator. Brutus, Cassius and like-minded senators decide his undemocratic power grab must be stopped.
More Arts & Events
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 three Artist Series events will receive a ticket for the fourth Artist Series event with our compliments.
Located in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby, the box office is open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. during the academic year. It is closed on holidays and during university breaks.
Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling 570-372-ARTS. Will call is available at the box office for all Artist Series and main stage season performances. Refer to Arts & Events calendar above or call the box office to confirm dates and times of events that interest you.
Parking and Other Information
Guests of Susquehanna University can park in the lot behind Weber Chapel
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).