Alvernia University Presents 2015-16 Performing Arts Series

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Physical Comedian Avner the Eccentric headlines Alvernia University’s Performing Arts Series, Oct. 7.

Avner the Eccentric at Alvernia University, Oct. 7

Avner the Eccentric at Alvernia University, Oct. 7

Alvernia University’s Performing Arts Series continues with a performance by Avner the Eccentric, Wed., Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Francis Hall Theater.

Physical comedian Avner the Eccentric defies the barriers of language and culture in his hilarious, new one-man show Exceptions to Gravity. Visit Alvernia for an evening of side-splitting laughter by one of the greatest masters of theatrical slapstick!

Avner the Eccentric: Wed., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Alvernia University’s Francis Hall Theater

World-renowned pianist Leon Bates returns to Alvernia in an encore Tribute to American Music, featuring Joplin, Gershwin, and other timeless treasures.

Leon Bates Concert: Thurs., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Alvernia University’s Francis Hall Theater

Can’t make the Leon Bates concert? See him in a free lecture on African American Music at Noon, Feb. 18, also in Francis Hall Theater.

Alvernia University and Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest present Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks — Grammy-winner for HBO’s smash series Boardwalk Empire. Help kick off the 26th Annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest and bring alive the 1920s and ’30s Jazz Age in this vibrant performance.

Vice Giordano and the Nighthawks: Thurs., March 3, 7:30 p.m., Francis Hall Theater

Visit for ticketing information or call 610.796.8322.

Alvernia is a thriving university that empowers students through real-world learning to discover their passion for life, while providing the education to turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment, helping them make the world a better place. Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university of more than 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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