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Sunday Arts Hour

The Perry County Council of the Arts is sponsoring a free Sunday Arts Hour concert on March 18, 2018 at 3 pm.

Location:  The Fetter House, 102 S. Carlisle St., Landisburg.

A “Meet the Performers” and light refreshments will follow.

 Eastman School of Music students and collaborative partners William Hume (piano) and Paul Bergerson (cello) will perform a program, both duo and solo, featuring JS Bach, including the French Suite, Bloch’s Suite N. 3 for Cello, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1, a Ballade by Chopin, Etude by Rachmaninoff, and works by Kapustin and, Fauré.

Paul Bergeron began playing the cello at age four and was a student of Harel Gietheim at the Manchester Community Music School.  He was principal cellist of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, a member of the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and toured Argentina with that group. Paul has been a featured soloist with the Lakes Region Symphony and the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra.  In 2016, he served as an artist in residence at Recontres Musicales Internationales des Graves in Bordeaux, France where he soloed alongside artists such as Zachariah Zorin, Vincent Balse, Alina Kozhukharenko, and Stéphane Rougier.  Paul has served in the studio orchestras for Louis Cole (Knower) and the TV series Star Trek Continues. He plays regularly in local churches and nursing homes and performs at weddings with violinist and sister, Ellen Bergeron and pianist, William Hume. In addition to playing the cello, Paul is a pianist, loves to run and is an Eagle Scout. Currently, Paul is studying at the Eastman School of Music where he is earning a BM in Cello Performance and Music Education.

Pianist William Hume has established himself as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician.  He has performed on NPR’s From the Top, at the Kennedy Center, and at Carnegie Hall.  William has won the ENKOR International Piano and Violin Competition, the American Prize and has been recognized by the National Young Arts Foundation.  He has also received various awards from the National and Pennsylvania Federations of Music Clubs.  William belongs to the International Academy for the Performing Arts and Sciences and has served as an ENKOR jury member since 2015.  Orchestral performances have included Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Grieg concerti, and he has participated in summer festivals at Aspen, Bowdoin, and Adamant, among others.  William is a senior at the Eastman School of Music pursuing a BM in Piano Performance.  Having completed an internship with both the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, he is a member of Eastman’s Arts Leadership Program.  Visit him at

The Historical Society Welcomes President Glenn N. Holliman

The Board of Directors of the Historical Society is happy to welcome Glenn N. Holliman as our new president. Glenn was selected by the Executive Board on July 12, 2017. Since his appointment as president, Glenn has actively met with numerous members of the Board, property managers, society members, and stakeholders. Additionally, he has tasked the Society with developing a comprehensive long-term plan to address management of our properties and artifacts, as well as beginning campaigns to increase funding and membership.

Photo courtesy of Penn Live, Sean Sauro.

Perry County Bicentennial Preparation Underway

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee was organized in March 2014 to begin planning and fundraising for the county’s bicentennial celebration in 2020. For more information please click the button below.