A famous beloved frog once sang “It’s not easy being green”… and in the Arts at MU’s preparations for the fall re-opening of the Ware and Winter Centers, we’ve been singing that same tune. This summer, in anticipation of Lancaster County moving into the Green Phase, our team has been planning for the return of events, performances and patrons for our 2020-2021 Ware Center 10th Anniversary Season. In order to make sure our facilities and events are as safe as possible, the Arts at MU staff has been executing steps of our detailed Safe Re-Opening Plan to ensure our patrons the highest level of cleanliness, minimal “touch” or contact opportunities, and CDC-appropriate social distancing are all in place so that we can return to enjoying the cultural arts together….safely. In addition to daily “deep” cleaning of the Ware and Winter Centers’ venue spaces, common areas, and restrooms, we will be instituting:
·      The requirement of masks for the attending public and employees
·      Separate entrances and exits to the building, clearly designated
·      Separate up and down stairways, clearly designated
·      Staggered venue entrance times and staggered, controlled exiting
·      Touchless ticket-purchasing and ticket-taking
·      Limited capacity venues, restrooms, and elevator (in accordance with CDC guidelines)
·      Socially distanced venue seating
·      The option of viewing the Arts Brochures and Programs in digital format
·      The condensing of show times and the elimination of Intermissions
·      Properly spaced and marked lobby seating
·      Socially distanced floor decals for lines, and
·      Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.
While the Arts at MU may not look exactly the same as it did when we closed in March, we promise you the same unique and innovative visual and performing arts presentations that earned us the name “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts.”
We understand and appreciate not everyone will be ready to return to robust social gatherings – we will be here when you do. The communal nature of enjoying the arts simply needs us to be together, in a space where beauty emanates from artistic talent, creative thought is permitted to flourish, the exchange of ideas flows freely, and deep emotions are gently touched. Bringing students and community members together for these experiences is at the core of the Arts at MU mission, and we commit to doing our best to continue to be that safe and welcoming gathering space – even if it might not be easy.
Please look for our Fall Season Announcement and Ticket Sales coming soon.
Robin Zaremski,
Director, Visual & Performing Arts Center
Millersville University

Beethoven's 250th Birthday Concert Series with Xun Pan

"Beginning of Beethoven's Middle Period"
August 28, 2020 | 7:30 P.M. | Ware Center

As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we commemorate the composer’s legacy with Millersville University’s Tell School of Music Director of Keyboard Studies, Dr. Xun Pan, who will present a concert series of impressive dimensions including 12 of the 32 piano sonatas. Pan will be joined by cellist Emilio Colón in May of 2021 to perform the 5 piano and cello sonatas and 3 piano-cello variations at the Ware Center.



Friday, August 28, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Beginning of Beethoven’s Middle Period – Piano Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 12 No. 1, Piano Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14 No. 2, Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat, Op. 26 and Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat, Op. 22.

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 7:30 P.M.

Beethoven “Moonlight” and Others

Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.

The Great Beethoven Opus 31

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 7:30 P.M. and Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.

Complete Piano-Cello Works with Xun Pan & Emilio Colón

To date, all concerts are scheduled to be performed at the Ware Center, Millerville University-Lancaster.

Ticketing options to attend and/view this concert have yet to be determined. Please check back for information as it unfolds. For updates delivered to your inbox, click the “Join Mailing List” button below.


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Our Mission

The Office of Visual and Performing Arts continues Millersville University’s long history of hosting performances and fosters innovation, creative thinking, collaboration, and community and campus engagement. We oversee the University’s two state-of-the-art performing arts facilities-The Ware Center located in heart of Downtown Lancaster, PA and The Winter Center located on the University’s campus in Millersville, PA.

In these venues, “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts” features music, live theater, film, poetry, dance concerts, community events and art exhibits.  See all of our upcoming events here.

The Ware Center
The Winter Center

The Arts at Millersville is pleased to partner this season with the following organizations