Arts Calendar

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Arts Calendar

The Arts Calendar is produced by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. In print, it is the go-to resource for arts and culture events in the three county region. This bi-monthly publication is distributed throughout the Lehigh Valley, both by direct mail to our members and hand-delivered to various organizations and businesses.

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Upcoming Box Office Events

22 event dates found
    Mar 25 to Sep 14
    InFocus OUTDOORS: the HAYWAGON STAGE
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    All Day
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Year-long activity

    InFocus OUTDOORS:  the HAYWAGON STAGE

    For the 2018-19 season, the Theatre Company is changing its format.  Instead of producing all of our projects in the Arena Theater, we are adding an outdoor performance venue:  the HAYWAGON STAGE.  A wide variety of events will happen at this new, temporary space:  concerts, performance art installations, social gatherings, micro-plays and more.  Many will POP-UP as a surprise!  All of the events—no matter the style or artistic medium—will deal with a central theme: the College’s annual IN-Focus theme, which for 2018-19 is “War, Peace-Building, and the Just Society.” Departments from across campus will be contributing to the activities on the HAYWAGON STAGE, so it is sure to be a diverse line-up of events.  And the stage itself—built on an old hay wagon—will be transforming over the course of the year. Be sure to stop by the HAYWAGON STAGE often.  You never know what might pop up!

    LOCATION: the academic quad, across from Reeves Library

    TIMES: TBA—check website moravian.edu/theatre for updates

    ALL HAYWAGON STAGE EVENTS ARE FREE

    Mar 29
    Moravian College Dance Company 44th Annual Dance Company Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble: Moravian College Dance Company 44th Annual Dance Company Concert

    Lisa Busfield, artistic director / Karen Riehl, assistant director

    7:00 PM – Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission – $5 LVAIC students, faculty & staff

    The dance concert features pieces choreographed by students, dance faculty, and guests from the Lehigh Valley dance community. The performance encompasses ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and more.

    Mar 30
    Moravian College Dance Company 44th Annual Dance Company Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble: Moravian College Dance Company 44th Annual Dance Company Concert

    Lisa Busfield, artistic director / Karen Riehl, assistant director

    7:00 PM – Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission – $5 LVAIC students, faculty & staff

    The dance concert features pieces choreographed by students, dance faculty, and guests from the Lehigh Valley dance community. The performance encompasses ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and more.

    Mar 31
    Moravian College Early Music Ensembles
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble: Moravian College Early Music Ensemble

    Dr. Larry Lipkis, director

    4:00 PM – Sunday, March 31, 2019
    Peter Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    Collegium Musicum, Baroque Ensemble, Monteverdi Ensemble, together make up the Early Music Ensembles of Moravian College who perform music that was written before there was movable type!

    Mar 31
    Moravian College Celtic Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble "Songs of the Sea" - "Programmatic & Minimalist"
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensembles: Moravian College Celtic Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble “Songs of the Sea” – “Programmatic & Minimalist”

    Alison Gillespie & John Arnold, directors

    7:00 PM – Sunday, March 31, 2019
    Peter Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    The Moravian College Celtic Ensemble presents Songs of the Sea exploring the rich body of songs and tunes that have sprung from Celtic myths and legends about the sea, life at the sea, and maritime traditions, in three countries surrounded by water – Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The Moravian College Guitar Ensemble will offer Programmatic & Minimalist works by Brouwer, Freidlin, Arnold, and others.

    Apr 06
    Dazzling Dalí at First Presbyterian Church
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Presented by Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra
    Phone
    610-434-7811

    Soloists: Dali Quartet

    Gioachino Rossini- Overture: La Scala di Seta
    Edward Elgar- Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and strings, Op. 47
    Maurice Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Sergei Prokofiev- Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 “Classical”

    Preferred Seating: Adults $35, Srs. 62+ $30
    Standard Seating: Adults $25, Srs. 62+ $20
    Students FREE

    Apr 06
    Sakura: requiem for Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Sakura: requiem for Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Performance by Keiin Yoshimura

    Japan is the only country in the world to experience the destruction wrought by the atomic bomb.  Seventy years after that attack, with her dance “Sakura” (Cherry Blossom), Keiin Yoshimura appeals to the world in her own way to hand down the event and convey the meaninglessness of warShe believes that art can heal the wounds of the past. This dance is a requiem and a call for peace. The performance includes poems from the “Collection on Genbaku (atomic bombs)” by Sankichi Toge, and integrates techniques from the Japanese stage arts Noh and Kyogen. The dance reflects the suffering and grief of the ephemeral nature of the seasons. The symbol of the suffering and grief of the people is the cherry blossom sakura.

    Prosser Auditorium

    FREE EVENT

    Apr 07
    Workshop with Keiin Yoshimura
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Workshop with Keiin Yoshimura

    Japanese performance techniques, by visiting artist in residence and master of Kamigata-mai.  FREE EVENT, but participants must request a spot by emailing shorrc@moravian.edu

    Apr 07
    Woodwind Ensemble / Flute Troupe / Clarinet Choir
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensembles: Woodwind Ensemble / Flute troupe / Clarinet Choir

    Dr. Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani, directors

    4:00 PM – Sunday, April 7, 2019
    Peter Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    Apr 07
    Moravian College Community Orchestra
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble – The Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert Moravian College Community Orchestra – “Born in the U.S.A.”

    featuring Blair McMillen, piano and Neil Wetzel, saxophone
    Donald Spieth, conductor

    7:00 PM – Sunday, April 7, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

    This concert features the music of iconic American composers. Guest artist, Blair McMillen, piano, will perform George Gershwin’s popular Concerto in F. Also on the program is a world premiere of Rhapsody and Riffs for Saxophone and Orchestra by Dr. Larry Lipkis, commissioned for this concert. This new work features Dr. Neil Wetzel, Chair of the Music Department, on saxophone. In addition, the orchestra will perform Aaron Copland’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes and Leonard Bernstein’s Slava! (A Political Overture). This concert is offered in memory of Betty Aierstock Moore, honoring her substantial contribution to Moravian College’s All-Steinway initiative. This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation. A reception follows the concert.

    Apr 12
    Moravian College BIG Band
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble: Moravian College BIG Band

    Guest artist jeffrey Biegel, piano
    Dr. Neil Wetzel, director / Dr. H. Carl Hess, conductor

    7:30 PM – Friday, April 12, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

    Featured work: Neil Sedaka’s Manhattan Intermezzo, Jeffrey Biegel, piano. This concert is sponsored in part by the Moravian College Arts & Lectures

    Apr 13
    Moravian College Wind Ensemble
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble: Moravian College Wind Ensemble

    Dr. H. Carl Hess, director

    7:30 PM – Saturday, April 13, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

    Apr 14
    Moravian College Composers' Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Peter Hall
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Students in Recital: Moravian College Composers’ Concert

    4:00 PM – Sunday, April 14, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    Apr 19
    Horszowski Trio with Masumi Per Rostad
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall
    Presented by Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-435-7611

    7:30 PM Friday, April 19, 2019 at Foy Concert Hall, Horszowski Trio with Masumi Per Rostad, viola

    Germaine Tailleferre: Piano Trio
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944)
    Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26

    Single Ticket Prices:
    Age greater than 25, $27
    Age less than or equal to 25, FREE admission after showing ID at door

    Subscriptions:
    7 ticket package – $160
    6 ticket package – $140
    5 ticket package – $120
    4 ticket package – $100

    Apr 24
    Moravian College Improv Ensemble, aka: M.I.M.E.
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Peter Hall
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Students Ensemble: Moravian College Imporv Ensemble, aka: M.I.M.E.

    Dan DeChellis, facilitator 7:30 PM – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Peter Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    Apr 27
    Moravian College Choir & Festival Orchestra
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensemble: Moravian College Choir & Festival Orchestra

    Paula Ring Zerkle, director

    7:30 PM – Saturday, April 27, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

    Join us in a celebration of world music with the Lehigh Valley premiere of Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin. Every movement presents spirituality from a different culture, with texts from the Torah, Bhagavad Gita, Lord’s Prayer, Japanese haiku, Maori proverbs, and more.

    Apr 29
    Moravian College Trombone Ensemble & Brass Quintet
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Peter Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Students Ensembles: Moravian College Trombone Ensemble & Brass Quintet

    Ralph Brodt III & Lawrence Wright, directors 7:30 PM – Monday, April 29, 2019
    Peter Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    May 07
    PPA Project Stream Grant Workshop in Jim Thorpe
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Location
    Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    6104375915

    Imagine using art to improve your community.
    What would you do?
    Who could you work with?
    How will your idea come to life?

    A grant of up to $2,500 is available to individuals, community groups, or nonprofit organizations seeking to impact the community by producing an art project in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon counties.

    Through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council has secured nearly $40,000 for the 2019-20 PPA Project Stream granting season.

    In 2018, there were 33 grants distributed in the Valley with an average award amount of ~$1,200.

    *The PPA Project Stream grant is due on June 20, 2019*

    Each workshop is free to attend, identical in scope and will run from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

    2018-19 PPA Project Stream Grant Writing Workshops:
    • Tuesday, May 7th at Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation – 20 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    • Thursday, May 9th at St. John’s Lutheran Church – 200 S Broad St, Nazareth, PA 18064
    • Wednesday, May 15th at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center – 522 W Maple St, Allentown, PA 18101

    The focus of each workshop will be on reviewing the Project Stream grant’s guidelines and providing tips for preparing a successful application.

    Please RSVP your intention to attend a workshop by emailing Zach at PPA@LVArtsCouncil.org.

    May 09
    PPA Project Stream Grant Workshop in Nazareth
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Location
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    6104375915

    Imagine using art to improve your community.
    What would you do?
    Who could you work with?
    How will your idea come to life?

    A grant of up to $2,500 is available to individuals, community groups, or nonprofit organizations seeking to impact the community by producing an art project in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon counties.

    Through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council has secured nearly $40,000 for the 2019-20 PPA Project Stream granting season.

    In 2018, there were 33 grants distributed in the Valley with an average award amount of ~$1,200.

    *The PPA Project Stream grant is due on June 20, 2019*

    Each workshop is free to attend, identical in scope and will run from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

    2018-19 PPA Project Stream Grant Writing Workshops:
    • Tuesday, May 7th at Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation – 20 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    • Thursday, May 9th at St. John’s Lutheran Church – 200 S Broad St, Nazareth, PA 18064
    • Wednesday, May 15th at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center – 522 W Maple St, Allentown, PA 18101

    The focus of each workshop will be on reviewing the Project Stream grant’s guidelines and providing tips for preparing a successful application.

    Please RSVP your intention to attend a workshop by emailing Zach at PPA@LVArtsCouncil.org.

    May 15
    PPA Project Stream Grant Workshop in Allentown
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Location
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    6104375915

    Imagine using art to improve your community.
    What would you do?
    Who could you work with?
    How will your idea come to life?

    A grant of up to $2,500 is available to individuals, community groups, or nonprofit organizations seeking to impact the community by producing an art project in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon counties.

    Through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council has secured nearly $40,000 for the 2019-20 PPA Project Stream granting season.

    In 2018, there were 33 grants distributed in the Valley with an average award amount of ~$1,200.

    *The PPA Project Stream grant is due on June 20, 2019*

    Each workshop is free to attend, identical in scope and will run from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

    2018-19 PPA Project Stream Grant Writing Workshops:
    • Tuesday, May 7th at Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation – 20 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    • Thursday, May 9th at St. John’s Lutheran Church – 200 S Broad St, Nazareth, PA 18064
    • Wednesday, May 15th at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center – 522 W Maple St, Allentown, PA 18101

    The focus of each workshop will be on reviewing the Project Stream grant’s guidelines and providing tips for preparing a successful application.

    Please RSVP your intention to attend a workshop by emailing Zach at PPA@LVArtsCouncil.org.

    May 17
    Jasper String Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall
    Presented by Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-435-7611

    7:30 PM Friday, May 17, 2019 at Foy Concert Hall, Jasper String Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, “Emperor”
    Akira Nishimura: String Quartet No. 2, “Pulse of the Lights” (1992)
    Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

    Single Ticket Prices:
    Age greater than 25, $27
    Age less than or equal to 25, FREE admission after showing ID at door

    Subscriptions:
    7 ticket package – $160
    6 ticket package – $140
    5 ticket package – $120
    4 ticket package – $100

    May 18
    35th Anniversary Concert with Festival Orchestra
    Category
    Music
    Time
    3:00pm
    Location
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    Presented by Bach & Handel Chorale

    Join the Bach and Handel Chorale for their 35th Anniversary Concert with Festival Orchestra at St. Mark’s, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

    Randall D. Perry, Conductor.

    A concert of choral music by J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel.

    In addition, the Festival Orchestra will play J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047.

    Adults: $20.00
    Students and Seniors 65+: $18.00
    Children under 10 may attend for free

    Ticket price includes 15% voucher toward entree at our restaurant partners. For more information: http://www.bhchorale.org/partners.html