Musicians, singers and artists who live in Luzerne County exhibit outstanding talent. Hundreds of amateur musicians perform year-round throughout the county before large and small audiences.
The 100-voice Symphonic Chorus of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Choral Society presents both fall and spring programs and annually joins with the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic in their annual December "Home for the Holidays" programs. The Intermezzo Youth Ballet company consists of amateurs and professionals. Wyoming Valley Barbershop Chorus – men only – regularly performs throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Bravo Dance offers six performances a year at the Dorothy Dixon Darte Center. The Wilkes Civic Band (Wilkes University) offers students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to play great music in an exceptional setting. The Lyric Consort is an eight-voice, professional vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of a cappella repertories of the 15th and 16th centuries. Ballet Northeast, located in Kingston, is home to more than 200 pre-professional dancers. They present the Nutcracker at Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. For one long weekend every summer, the Briggs Farm Bluesfest brings national, regional, and international blues bands to their 350-acre family farm in Nescopeck. The Wyoming Seminary/Performing Arts Institute Civic Symphony performs in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary. Chicory House provides Luzerne County with a venue for acoustic music ranging from blues, folk, Cajun, Celtic, swing, jazz, bluegrass and gospel. The Hazleton Community Concert Association offers an annual concert season. Performances traditionally include symphony orchestras, dance ensembles, instrumentalists, operatic and musical theater. The Wyoming Valley Band is a wind ensemble of approximately forty professional musicians entirely from Northeast Pennsylvania that performs a wide range of music from classical to contemporary and original works. The Hazleton Philharmonic Society performs in the concert hall and convention center in downtown Hazleton. Summer performances are held at an outdoor band shell located in the Drums Valley.