Calling All Sweethearts!

Valentine’s Day is rolling in faster than expected and your sweetheart is expecting something fantastic, for sure. Don’t sweat it — we’ve gotcha covered so stay tuned for our SWEETHEART GIVEAWAY.

The NEPA Philharmonic: “I’ll Take Romance”

Nobody does romance like the NEPA Philharmonic and this year is no exception. Maestro Lawrence Loh and the region’s only exclusively professional orchestra are collaborating with Grammy Award Winner Steve Tyrell to present “I’ll Take Romance”.

“We are delighted to share the stage with a performer of Steve’s caliber. This concert features a wonderful selection of love songs from the American Songbook and we are certain that the program will appeal to audiences of all ages”

– Maestro Lawrence Loh


The Valenches Music Company is GIVING AWAY TICKETS to FOUR COUPLES so please, read on for your chance to win!

Grammy Award Winning Vocalist: STEVE TYRELL

Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Steve Tyrell (photo courtesy NEPA Philharmonic)

Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Steve Tyrell (photo courtesy NEPA Philharmonic)

With his breakthrough performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Steve Tyrell is credited with reinventing and re-popularizing classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. Backed by the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums, gaining a passionate following all over the world. He additionally produced hits for Grammy-winning artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross. His baritone voice and knack for delivering lyrics will have you and your special someone dancing on nostalgia cloud 9  with this evening of iconic love ballads that includes:

  • “The Way You Look Tonight”
  • “Come Fly with Me”
  • “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • “It’s Magic”
  • “The Look of Love”
  • “I Say a Little Prayer”
  • and many more…


Performances in Scranton & Wilkes Barre

There will be two performances of “I’ll Take Romance”…


The Scranton Cultural Center: Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.

Wilkes Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center: Saturday, February 9, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $60 – $29 for adults and $15 for students and are available by calling the Philharmonic office at (570) 270 – 4444 or visiting the Philharmonic website.

Valenches Music Company: SWEETHEART GIVEAWAY

And finally…

The Valenches Music Company is sending FOUR COUPLES to hear Steve Tyrell and the NEPA Philharmonic. Couples will be chosen at random and have a choice of either the Scranton or Wilkes Barre performance.

Here’s how to participate…

Answer this question in the comment section below (& be sure to leave your email address):


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All entries for the SWEETHEART GIVEAWAY must be submitted by Monday, February 4, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced right here on our blog on Tuesday, February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 

*Winners will need to confirm with us by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 so we can reserve your tickets, otherwise another winner will be chosen in your place. Contact us here and specify whether you’d like to attend the Scranton or Wilkes Barre performance.*

May Cupid be with you!

And the winners are…

  • Sharon Brehm
  • Deborah Cutshall Calin
  • Regina Sorge
  • Rebecca Markunas Tayoun

Winners: Please email us at by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013. We will need your mailing address and your preference for Scranton or Wilkes Barre. 

Congrats & enjoy the show!