Sem Presents!

Sem Presents is a year-long series of special programming at Wyoming Seminary's beautiful Kirby Center for Creative Arts. Browse the tabs below for more information about each event and to purchase tickets.

The Whiffenpoofs

The Yale Whiffenpoofs

THE WHIFFENPOOFS

December 11, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: adults $15, students/seniors $10
Wyoming Seminary's Kirby Center for Creative Arts
260 North Sprague Avenue Kingston, PA 18704 

About the performance

Every year, 14 senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with over a century of musical excellence. Singing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards, and other hits from across the decades, the Whiffenpoofs perform more than 200 concerts each year. Their characteristic white tie and tails, paired with their enthusiasm and humor, have become iconic for audiences all around the United States and across the world.

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

January 16, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: adults, $55; students/seniors/staff, $45
Wyoming Seminary's Kirby Center for Creative Arts
260 North Sprague Avenue Kingston, PA 18704

About the performance

Rufus  Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton  John, David  Byrne, Robbie Williams  Mark  Ronson, and Joni  Mitchell to  Burt  Bacharach. His album "Rufus Does Judy," recorded at  Carnegie  Hall in  2006, was nominated for a  Grammy. His acclaimed first opera "Prima  Donna" premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July  2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto, and BAM in  New  York. This summer, it will be performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany. In 2015,  Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Rufus celebrated the 400th  anniversary of  Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album "Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets" on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in  Spring 2016. The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.  

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Pennsylvania Ballet II presents Prince Charming

Prince Charming: A Cinderella Story

PRINCE CHARMING presented by
PENNSYLVANIA BALLET II

March 24, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Tickets: adults $10, free for students 
Wyoming Seminary's Kirby Center for Creative Arts
260 North Sprague, Avenue Kingston, PA 18704

About the performance

We all know about Cinderella and how she met her prince. But what if the Prince himself told the story? With a slipper as his only clue, how will he find his princess? Find out in this ballet for young audiences, performed by Pennsylvania Ballet II and choreographed by Assistant Artistic Director Samantha Dunster, with an original score by Kermit Poli.

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