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Concerts

THIS WEEK: DEC. 4 to 10, 2009

Independent Rock Series, with local favorites Set Phasers to Stun along with the Summer Circuit, Down a Lifetime, We Are Martyrs and more. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Tonight at 6. 420-2808.

Holiday Show, a seasonal concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and a mini Messiah Sing-along. Also on hand: the Ballet Theater of Scranton, Ballet Northeast, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” Tonight at 7 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington St., Scranton. $55, $47, $39, $27, $18. 341-1568 or nepaphil.org.

Cantores Christi Regis Christmas, a concert by the King’s College choral group performing traditional carols and holiday works by contemporary choral composers. Included: “Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming” and “What Sweeter Music.” J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, West Jackson and North Franklin streets, Wilkes-Barre. Tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 208-6044.

A Von Trapp Christmas, a holiday concert by Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron Georg von Trapp. Included: Austrian carols, American folk ballads, medieval chants and festive music from around the world. With cellist Erich Kory. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Tonight at 8. $10. 674-6719.

Eilen Jewell, the Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter in a concert of roots, blues, jazz and country. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Tonight at 8:30. $18. 325-0249.

Gospel Extravaganza, sponsored by the Spirit of Scranton Club. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Saturday at 5 p.m. Free. 941-7401.

Benefit Concert for Mike Kittle, with contemporary Christian groups Choose This Day and 4-Given. Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, Sweet Valley. Saturday at 6 p.m. Free but donations accepted for heart-transplant patient Mike Kittle. 477-2320.

Pam Tillis Country Christmas. Mount Airy Resort Casino, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday at 6 and 9 p.m. $30. 877-682-4791.

Shawn Klush, the award-winning Elvis tribute artist in concert with his Rockin’ Showband including members of Chicago’s Fabulous Ambassadors and Pittston’s Top Shelf Band. Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Saturday at 7 p.m. $50 (Gold Circle), $30. 800-775-9610 or elvisinscranton.com.

Christmas with the Chorale, traditional holiday favorites with the Robert Dale Chorale and special guests the Holy Redeemer Royal Singers and Vivace! from Valley View School District. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre; and Sunday, 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

Dickey Betts & Great Southern, the southern-rock band fusing country, jazz and blues. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Saturday at 8 p.m. $35. 420-2808.

Four Celtic Voices, traditional and contemporary Celtic music performed on harp, flute, bowed psaltery, harmonium, bass and drums. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8 p.m. $28, $23. 325-0249.

Noel Night, the 42nd annual holiday performance by the University of Scranton Singers, Chamber Choir and small instrumental ensembles. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Prelude at 7:05 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Live Wire, the East Coast’s premier AC/DC tribute band. With New Jersey-based band Hollywood Nights who re-create shows by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8 p.m. 325-0371.

Christmas Choral Concert, with the Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers and Chorale in a performance of classical and seasonal music including Vivaldi’s “Beatur Vir,” the “Magnificat” by Pergolesi and Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto.” Conducted by John M. Vaida. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Sunday at 3 p.m. Free. 270-2190.

Sarah Hart, a concert by the folk-pop recording artist. St. Jude’s Church, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Free will offering. 474-6315.

A Blessed Christmas, a concert by the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus along with special guests. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. Sunday at 7 p.m. $5. 287-2476.

Holiday Concert, with the Orpheus Choral Society and Senior Choir of Firwood United Methodist Church, 399 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Sunday at 7 p.m. Free-will offering. 823-7721.

Ensemble Evening, the 10th annual celebration of the arts by Misericordia University’s various music and dance ensembles including the close-harmony group Beyond Harmony, the Flute Ensemble, the Chamber Singers, Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Monday at 7 p.m. Free. 674-6719.

A 10th Anniversary Showcase, a concert commemorating a decade of performances by the Wyoming Seminary/Performing Arts Institute Civic Symphony. Included: Dvorak’s “Domov Muj (“My Homeland”), Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings” and “Three, for Two, by One,” a concerto for oboe and alto saxophone by composer Thomas Heinze. Monday at 8 p.m. in Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston; and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Free. 270-2190.

A Very Special Acoustic Performance by Bryan Adams, the Canadian singer performs hits from his three decades of music-making (“Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of ‘69”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at 8 p.m. $73.50, $63.50, $53.50. 826-1100.

Empty Stocking Benefit Concert, with Ron Leas and the Christmas Big Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Admission: one new toy, an item of children’s clothing or a cash donation. 941-7624.

Kenny G Holiday Show, the renowned saxophonist and Grammy Award winner in concert. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Thursday at 8 p.m. $49, $44. 325-0371.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Independent Rock Series, a Christmas Bash hosted by Invincible Clothing. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. 420-2808.

Christmas Musical Program, with Emily Steltz and the Noxen Community Chorus performing holiday music, readings and sing-along favorites. Refreshments provided. Old Noxen School and Community Center, School Street, Noxen. Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 298-2052.

Community Concerts: A Historical Perspective, performances by local artists recalling the 81 years of history of the Community Concert series. Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. $15, $10. 955-1455.

A Rockin’ Christmas Concert, holiday rock-and-roll classics performed by the Craig Thatcher Band and Friends. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. $18. 325-0249.

Ryan Pelton, a Christmas tribute show by the Elvis impersonator. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. 325-0371.

Annual Christmas Musical, with performances on piano, flute, guitar, banjo, trumpet, trombone, Hawaiian steel guitar, accordion and bagpipes along with vocal solos and ensembles. Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church, Huntington Mills. Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. 864-3618.

Music of the Masters, a concert by the 50-member Wilkes University Civic Band including Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 Finale, “The Second Suite for Military Band” by Gustav Holst, “Guadalcanal March” by Richard Rodgers, Mark Camphouse’s “Anthem” and “Paris Sketches” by Martin Ellerby. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. 800-945-5378.

Carols at the Manger, a Christmas concert by the adult and children’s choirs. St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. Free. 655-8956.

Holiday Concert, with the Orpheus Choral Society. Central United Methodist Church, 65 Academy St., Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Free. 287-2944.

Celebrate the Season, a free concert of holiday music by the Wyoming Valley Concert Band, directed by Don Williams. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. 735-8497.

Wyoming Seminary Concert, by the 36-member Wind Ensemble and the 20-member Jazz Ensemble, presenting a program of traditional American concert band literature and big-band music. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. Free. 270-2190.

Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime, the reggae-influenced punk revival band paying homage to the influential ska/rock band of the 1990s. Eleanor Rigby’s, 603 Route 6, Jermyn. Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. $14. 947-7799.

John Berry’s Country Christmas. The country music star celebrates the holidays with traditional and contemporary songs. The Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. 420-2808.

David Archuleta, the “American Idol” runner-up on his “Christmas from the Heart Tour.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. $30. 420-2808.

Michael McDonald This Christmas, a holiday and pop concert with the singer who formerly fronted the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan (“Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. $59.50, $49.50, $39.50. 826-1100.

The Lettermen Holiday Show, classic hits along with holiday favorites by the veteran trio. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington St., Scranton. Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. $40, $35, $30. Pre-concert dinner available at 6 p.m. $25. 344-1111.

Christmas Jam in the Poconos, an all-star jam with the Juggling Suns, Liquid Sunshine, Len Mooney of the Roamin’ Gabriels, Erin McClelland, Zac Lawless of Valley of the Giants, Mike Papile and Joe Lynch of Shker Jones, Ellen Ryan of Ryan’s Revenge, Ryan Leaver of the Dirk Quinn Band and more. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. 420-2808.

A Traditional English Christmas, a holiday concert with the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania joined by the Society’s premier treble ensemble, Cantare. Included: Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and other British holiday fare. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Dec. 19. 343-6707.

Messiah Sing-Along, the regional holiday tradition with the Robert Dale Chorale and special guest conductor Susan Kelly. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

Holiday Concert, with the Orpheus Choral Society. Luzerne United Methodist Church, 440 Bennett St., Luzerne. Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Free. 287-2944.

Twelve Twenty-Four, a re-creation of a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, the band known for its symphonic rock Christmas concerts, performing songs within the context of a story complete with an on-stage narrator, an angel, four-piece string section, choreographed dancing and full-scale lighting and sound. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington St., Scranton. Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. $22, $17. 344-1111.

Gregg Allman, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer in concert performing his unique blend of rock, blues, country and jazz. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. $37, $32. 325-0371.

Blood, Sweat and Tears, the jazzy rock band in concert. Mount Airy Resort Casino, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Jan. 2 at 6 and 9 p.m. $35. 877-682-4791.

Bo Bice, the “American Idol” fourth-season runner-up in concert. With opener singer/guitarist Christian Porter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. 420-2808.

Josh Pratt, the singer-songwriter in concert. Old Lynn Concert Series, Old Lynn Methodist Church, off Route 29, north of Tunkhannock. Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 965-2889.

Crooked Still, the contemporary bluegrass band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Jan. 16 at 8:30 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

Ani DiFranco, an acoustic concert by the Grammy-winning indie-folk rocker. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. $29. 420-2808.

Arrival: The Music of ABBA, a re-creation of ABBA stage shows by the Sweden-based 12-member ensemble. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. $28, $23. 325-0371.

The Sweetback Sisters, the Brooklyn-based group performing traditional old-time and honky-tonk rock music reminiscent of the 1940s and ’50s. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m. $18. 325-0249.

Winterfest 2010, the annual Pocono Bluegrass festival with national and local bluegrass acts including more than nine hours of music topped off by a headlinging appearance by the Grammy-winning Peter Rawan Bluegrass Band. Also: the Hickory Project, Cabinet, Folk Spirits, Hillbilly Water, Mason Porter, Aimless Pursuit and the Los Ramblers. Presented by the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. with doors at noon. $35, $25. 420-2808.

Steve Forbert, the folk-rock singer-songwriter (“Romeo’s Tune”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. $25. 325-0249.

Kansas, the folk-rock group delivers its classic hits including “Dust in the Wind” and “Leftoverture.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. $29.50. 420-2808.

James Keelaghan, a concert by the Canadian singer-songwriter. Old Lynn Concert Series, Old Lynn Methodist Church, off Route 29, north of Tunkhannock. Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 965-2889.

Celebrate America, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing American music by Sousa, Berlin, Gould and more. Feb. 12, 2010, 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and Feb. 13, 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington St., Scranton. $55, $47, $39, $27, $18. 341-1568 or nepaphil.org.

Phil Vassar, the good-time contemporary country singer and piano man (“Just Another Day in Paradise”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. $29. 420-2808.

Tusk – The Music of Fleetwood Mac, a tribute band fronted by Stevie Nicks sound-alike Kathy Phillips. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 13 at 8:30 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

The Pink Floyd Experience, a re-creation of the iconic rock band’s show with 270,000 watts of light, 22 tons of quadraphonic sound, six musicians and one signature flying pig. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. $35, $25. 826-1100.

Love Me Tender: From Elvis with Love, an Elvis Presley tribute show. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. 344-1111.

Bruce in the USA, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band fronted by Las Vegas performer Matt Ryan. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 325-0371.

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, with top festival artists including pianist Kenny Barron, violinist Regina Carter, baritone Kurt Elling and guitarist Russell Malone. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg. Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. $25. 389-4409.

Lisa Yvonne Ferraro, the soulful jazz vocalist whose voice spans four octaves, delivers a concert of classic standards. Preceded by a pre-concert talk “The Healing Power of Music” at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

Marian Anderson String Quartet, the chamber-music quartet in concert, in celebration of Black History Month. Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. $30, $20; $15 students. 955-1455.

David Bromberg Quartet, the performer, writer and innovative arranger and his group in a versatile concert of blues, country, jazz and classical. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. 420-2808.

Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Experience, a re-creation of the mystical aura of an authentic Zeppelin concert with a thunderous sound, spectacular light show and vintage clothing. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 6 at 8 p.m. $31. 420-2808.

Italian Music of the Baroque Period, a concert by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania with string orchestra and soloists performing pieces of Pergolesi, Monteverdi and Martini. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. March 6. 343-6707.

Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, the 80-member ensemble performing Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and a program of Strauss waltzes. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. March 11 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, the hit-making crooner and his group (“Worst That Could Happen”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 12 at 8 p.m. $30. 420-2808.

Jay Smar, the folk singer and multi-instrumentalist in concert. Old Lynn Concert Series, Old Lynn Methodist Church, off Route 29, north of Tunkhannock. March 13 at 7 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 965-2889.

Masterworks 3: Beethoven, a classical concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) along with Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture” and Fauré’s “Pelléas et Mélisande Suite.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $55, $47, $39, $27, $18. March 13 at 8 p.m. 341-1568 or nepaphil.org.

The Tartan Terrors, a performance by the musical, theatrical and comedic group in conjunction with Jim Thorpe’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 13 and 14 at 8:30 p.m. $33, $28. 325-0249.

Bach Festival, a three-day celebration with the Robert Dale Chorale and the Bach Festival Orchestra. Begins March 19, 8 p.m. with an Organ Recital at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton (free-will offering). Continues March 20 with a Chamber Music Concert at 8 p.m. and March 21 with a Bach Birthday Bash Choral Concert at 3 p.m., both at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the seven-member swing revival band fusing classic American sounds including jazz, swing, Dixieland and big band music. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 20 at 8 p.m. $35, $25, $19.50. 826-1100.

The Georgia Guitar Quartet, the adventurous chamber-music group who incorporate contemporary rock with classical and original music. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg. March 27 at 8 p.m. $22. 389-4409.

An Evening with Debbie Gravitte, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Broadway Tony-winning singer who performs songs from “Evita” and “Wicked.” April 9, 2010, 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; and April 10, 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $55, $47, $39, $27, $18. 341-1568 or nepaphil.org.

Enoch Kent, the Scottish/Canadian folk singer. Old Lynn Concert Series, Old Lynn Methodist Church, off Route 29, north of Tunkhannock. April 10 at 7 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 965-2889.

Love Supreme: A Concert for the Soul, a performance by the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet who fuse classical music with contemporary American styles. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg. April 10 at 8 p.m. $20. 389-4409.

An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cabaret-style program with the Robert Dale Chorale and the Doug Smith Jazz Trio. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. April 16 at 7:30 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

Slamm! Described as “Stomp on Steroids,” rock drumming icon Carmine Appice presents an explosive, physical display of rock and rhythm with a percussion ensemble employing buckets, sticks, oil cans, drain pipes and Dixie cups as well as drums. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. April 17 at 8 p.m. $25. 420-2808.

Mark Stone, a performance by the TV mentalist performing entertaining demonstrations of mental gymnastics. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. April 17 at 8:30 p.m. $23. 325-0249.

The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Stars of Webber’s Broadway hit musicals perform selections from Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and Phantom of the Opera. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. April 23 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

Spyro Gyra, the smooth jazz sounds of the Grammy-winning group with original members Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. April 23 at 8 p.m. $28, $23. 325-0371.

Straight No Chaser, the 10-member male a cappella group performing a modern-pop repertoire. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. April 23 at 8 p.m. $28. 420-2808.

One Night of Queen, a re-creation of a Queen concert by tribute band Gary Mullen and the Works. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. April 25 at 7:30 p.m. 420-2808.

Carmina Burana, a performance of Carl Orff’s popular cantata by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. April 30 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; and May 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 343-6707.

Masterworks 4: Season Finale, a classical concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing the popular “Carmina Burana” along with choral singers and soloists. Also: Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” April 30, 2010, 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; and May 1, 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $55, $47, $39, $27, $18. 341-1568 or nepaphil.org.

Jim Brickman, the award-winning songwriter and pianist performing his romantic chart toppers at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 7 at 8 p.m. $45, $35, $25. 826-1100.

The Mainlanders, a concert by the Canadian acoustic folk trio. Old Lynn Concert Series, Old Lynn Methodist Church, off Route 29, north of Tunkhannock. May 8 at 7 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 965-2889.

Glenn Miller Orchestra, the big-band swing orchestra led by trombonist Larry O’Brien. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 8 at 8 p.m. $30, $22.50, $19.50. 826-1100.

Dick Fox’s Golden Boys, with 1960s teen idols Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. $54, $49. 325-0371.

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