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October 4, 2017
What’s Up at Uptown!
Changing seasons means a whole new lineup of great events at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center including signature concerts and performances.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the incredible showmanship and theatrical talent right here in the West Chester community.
Here’s what’s up at Uptown! in November:
Thursday, November 2 2017 at 7:30pm
Don’t miss this unique dueling pianos event featuring two talented pianists showcasing some incredible musical skill! This fun-filled event is perfect for the whole family.
Liberty Wind Symphony
Friday, November 3 2017 at 8pm
We can’t wait for this evening featuring a brass ensemble with big band music. The lineup includes works by Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev and Leonard Bernstein. You won’t want to miss this performance by the Philadelphia area’s premiere wind band!
Classic Doo Wop
Saturday, November 4 2017 at 7pm
Joel Katz is a staple in New Jersey doo wop music. For decades he has been a major player in showcasing this musical genre and ensuring it continues to be strong within the community. Joel has a huge resume featuring stints in elite doo wop groups and background vocals for a variety of artists. Find out more about Joel and experience his work first-hand at this special event! Opening for Joel will be Frankie and the Fashions from Philadelphia.
Opera Tutti “Opera Meets LaLaLand”
Thursday, November 9 at 7pm
Heidi Starr, Catherine Friedman, and Joshua Graves have been performing opera together for years and are excited to bring this wonderful musical experience to West Chester. This event will feature classic music featured in the movies. Movies and music, what’s not to like? And with the incredible talent of accompanist Timothy Crawford, this is an event you don’t want to miss.
TEDxWestChester – It Makes All the Difference
Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Live speakers will be informing attendees about a variety of topics meant to spark discussion and conversation. For more details regarding who will be speaking, visit the link above and check it out!
Jazz Cocktail Hour: Sara Michaels & The Legendary Tom Adams Trio
Thursday, November 16 at 6:30pm
Sara Michaels sings with the Tom Adams Trip who have worked with Bette Midler, George Benson, Ernie Watts, Sammy Davis Jr, and more. The trio also features Tom Adams on piano, vocals, Steve Varner on bass, and Grant MacAvoy on drums. Sara considers herself a “storyteller” in images and song.
Friday, November 17 at 8pm
The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Flamenco sensation Liliana Ruiz will be bringing a unique, beautiful, and powerful performance to West Chester. This 22-piece orchestra includes strings and percussionists that bring the music to life. Lilliana will also be a brilliant addition to the performance with her detailed costumes and amazing footwork.
Speaker Series: Suspense and Thrills in Chester County
Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30pm
Are you ready for some suspenseful fun? Popular author Matty Dalrymple is visiting West Chester to speak about how she uses the local Chester County area for her people and places in her novels. We’re excited to hear a first-hand experience from an author right here in the community.
Better Than Bacon: Interactive Improv Comedy
Friday, November 24 at 7:30pm
You can never have enough improve. Better Than Bacon performs completely unscripted improv comedy through games that are driven by audience suggestion and interaction. This is sure to be an amusing adventure full of absurd hilarity!
Travel Adventure Series: Ghosts of the Gold Rush
Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm
Journey across the United States to learn about the legends of past miners and explore the story behind the great gold rush from the Wild West. From the Pony Express to the old trading posts, discover the rich history that still remains across North America regarding this epic period.