Pittsburgh Banjo Club Opens New Arts Series Season in Celebration of 30th Anniversary of Fine Arts Center

WASHINGTON, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2011)—Washington & Jefferson College’s 2011-12 Arts Series season, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Olin Fine Arts Center season, opens Sept. 30 with a performance by the Pittsburgh Banjo Club at 7:30 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Banjo Club performed to great accolades at the Olin Fine Arts Center in June 1994. Made up of men and women from all walks of life, the group shares a common goal—the encouragement and preservation of the banjo, America’s native instrument. The ensemble includes banjos, trumpets, tubas and bass, playing a program of sing-alongs, vocals, banjo solos, music from the ’20s and ’30s, polkas and Dixieland. The club has donated more than $60,000 to local Pittsburgh-area charities.

“To commemorate our 30th season, this year’s Arts Series is a “Greatest Hits” program, featuring exciting acts that have been here before and were popular crowd-pleasers! With a classical American Big Band concert to a one-man comedic performance of Macbeth, our coming season is diverse enough to please any taste,” said Dan Shaw of the Olin Fine Arts Center.

Season tickets for all six Arts Series events are $48 for general admission, $38 for senior citizens over 60 years of age and W&J alumni and non-W&J students, and $28 for children 12 years of age and under. Individual show tickets are also available.

A variety of additional theatre, music, and art gallery events are scheduled throughout the school year. For more information about Olin Fine Arts Center, tickets and a schedule of events, call 724-223-6546 or visit http://www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-arts/arts-series-events-2011-2012