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

28 event dates found
    Feb 20 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

    Feb 22
    Verona Quartet
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall
    Presented by Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-435-7611

    7:30 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 at Foy Concert Hall, Verona Quartet

    Mozart: String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590 (“Prussian”) Michael Gilbertson: “Quartet” (written for Verona Quartet; Finalist for 2018 Pulitzer Prize) Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op. 44/2

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

    Feb 23
    Two-day Audio Description Training for the Performing Arts
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Location
    Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    610-437-5915

    The Lehigh Valley Arts Council invites your organization to be more disability-friendly and increase attendance to your events. In coalition with the Center for Independent Living, Center for Vision Loss, Disability Friendly Community,individuals with disabilities and local arts groups, we provide cultural nonprofits with shared use of audio-description and open-captioning equipment; and offer training in both of these services and customer service training for your personnel.

    Trainees will experience an audio-described performance of Checkov’s The Cherry Orchard.

    Training Schedule

    Saturday, February 23, 2019:
    10:00am-12:30pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Council; 2nd Fl Conference Room
    12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch
    1:30pm-5:00pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Council; 2nd Fl Conference Room
    DINNER BREAK
    7:15pm-10:30pm: The Cherry Orchard DeSales University, Labuda Center

    Sunday, February 24, 2019:
    10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Lehigh Valley Arts Council; 2nd Fl Conference Room

    Registration is $50 for Adults; $40 for Members; $15 for Students.


    TRAINERS: Mimi Kenney-Smith and Steve Smith each have more than 30 years of experience working in the arts as teachers, producers, theatre artists and administrators. In 1999, Mimi & Steve founded the Amaryllis Theatre, a professional Philadelphia theatre that regularly included artists with and without disabilities. Mimi served as the Director of VSA PA, where she trained and coordinated audio describers and partnered with the PA Council on the Arts in leading the State on its work with arts and disabilities.

    Feb 24
    Two-day Audio Description Training for the Performing Arts
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    10:00am – 12:30pm
    Location
    Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    610-437-5915

    The Lehigh Valley Arts Council invites your organization to be more disability-friendly and increase attendance to your events. In coalition with the Center for Independent Living, Center for Vision Loss, Disability Friendly Community,individuals with disabilities and local arts groups, we provide cultural nonprofits with shared use of audio-description and open-captioning equipment; and offer training in both of these services and customer service training for your personnel.

    Trainees will experience an audio-described performance of Checkov’s The Cherry Orchard.

    Training Schedule

    Saturday, February 23, 2019:
    10:00am-12:30pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Council; 2nd Fl Conference Room
    12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch
    1:30pm-5:00pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Council; 2nd Fl Conference Room
    DINNER BREAK
    7:15pm-10:30pm: The Cherry Orchard DeSales University, Labuda Center

    Sunday, February 24, 2019:
    10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Lehigh Valley Arts Council; 2nd Fl Conference Room

    Registration is $50 for Adults; $40 for Members; $15 for Students.


    TRAINERS: Mimi Kenney-Smith and Steve Smith each have more than 30 years of experience working in the arts as teachers, producers, theatre artists and administrators. In 1999, Mimi & Steve founded the Amaryllis Theatre, a professional Philadelphia theatre that regularly included artists with and without disabilities. Mimi served as the Director of VSA PA, where she trained and coordinated audio describers and partnered with the PA Council on the Arts in leading the State on its work with arts and disabilities.

    Mar 03
    An Afternoon with Mozart at Christ Lutheran Church
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Christ Lutheran Church
    Presented by Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra
    Phone
    610-434-7811

    Soloist: Rebecca Brown, violin W. A. Mozart- Symphony No. 17 in G, K. 129

    W. A. Mozart- Exultate Jubilate, K. 165
    W. A. Mozart- Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218

    Ticket prices:
    Preffered Seating- Adult $35; Senior 62+ $30
    Standard Seating- Adult $25; Senior 62+ $20
    Free admission for all students through college age. Inquire at the box office.

    Mar 09
    Young at Art 2019 - Coming Soon!
    Category
    Kids / Teens
    Category
    Special Events
    Time
    10:00am – 2:00pm
    Location
    Penn State Lehigh Valley
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    610-437-5915

    Returning for its fourth year, Young at Art aims to instill a love for the arts in young people by inspiring them with performances from their peers and engaging them in participatory arts activities. Moreover, this expo provides a one-stop shop for parents to explore the range of arts classes and camps offered in the Lehigh Valley. Oh yea, and it’s completely FREE to attend!

    Join us for Young at Art from 10 am to 2 pm on March 9, 2019 at Penn State Lehigh Valley. 

    In 2018, nearly 950 parents and children enjoyed a day of fun and creative arts exploration. You won’t want to miss out on Young at Art in 2019—we’ve expanded the floor plan to minimize congestion and accommodate more visitors. As many as twenty-five exhibitors representing the performing, literary, media and visual arts will be involved. Free admission to the expo is provided to the public.

    Come dance, sing, create, and play! Young at Art is a fun-filled day of arts exploration for the whole family, providing a way for arts groups to promote their unique educational opportunities and connect with the community.

    Exhibitor and Sponsor information coming soon.

    Mar 14
    Truth//Delusion
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Truth//Delusion

    Written and directed by Matt Hogan

    A PREMIERE PRODUCTION

    You saw a reading of these two short plays in the fall in their early form.  This is a full production of those plays with set, lights and costumes.  See how they have evolved over the course of the year.  The two plays share a stage and a common source of tension in domestic unrest, but they have distinct genres and storytelling techniques. One is an interactive play that gives the audience a chance to determine the outcome of the plot, while the other is a realistic drama that constricts its characters in a helpless cycle of psychological warfare.

    Arena Theatre

    Mar 15
    Truth//Delusion
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Truth//Delusion

    Written and directed by Matt Hogan

    A PREMIERE PRODUCTION

    You saw a reading of these two short plays in the fall in their early form.  This is a full production of those plays with set, lights and costumes.  See how they have evolved over the course of the year.  The two plays share a stage and a common source of tension in domestic unrest, but they have distinct genres and storytelling techniques. One is an interactive play that gives the audience a chance to determine the outcome of the plot, while the other is a realistic drama that constricts its characters in a helpless cycle of psychological warfare.

    Arena Theatre

    Mar 16
    Pathways to Learning - Music Workshop
    Category
    Music
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Join us for a day of professional development training with our fabulous presenter, Mary Knysh: www.rhythmicconnections.com where you will learn innovative approaches to education that will transform your teaching and the way your students learn, experience and create music!

    ● Practical Hands-On sessions and activities
    ● Innovative strategies for using language as a vital foundation for developing rhythmic, music and movement skills. Rhythmic games, chants and songs from world cultures are included as well as ways to engage students in creating dances, stories and songs of their own.
    ● Melodic Drum Circles to develop mind-body connections.
    ● World music improvisation with innovative strategies and activities featuring scales, rhythms and styles from Africa, Asia, Indonesia and India.
    ● Session suitable for all Music Educators, Classroom teachers and Education Students/Pre-Service Teachers.
    ● Comprehensive notes and access to Extensive Online content
    ● Lunch included with registration fee.
    ● Please register early – limited spaces available
    ● This event is sponsored in part by the Moravian College Arts & Lectures

    Price: $38

    Mar 16
    Truth//Delusion
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Truth//Delusion

    Written and directed by Matt Hogan

    A PREMIERE PRODUCTION

    You saw a reading of these two short plays in the fall in their early form.  This is a full production of those plays with set, lights and costumes.  See how they have evolved over the course of the year.  The two plays share a stage and a common source of tension in domestic unrest, but they have distinct genres and storytelling techniques. One is an interactive play that gives the audience a chance to determine the outcome of the plot, while the other is a realistic drama that constricts its characters in a helpless cycle of psychological warfare.

    Arena Theatre

    Mar 17
    Truth//Delusion
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Truth//Delusion

    Written and directed by Matt Hogan

    A PREMIERE PRODUCTION

    You saw a reading of these two short plays in the fall in their early form.  This is a full production of those plays with set, lights and costumes.  See how they have evolved over the course of the year.  The two plays share a stage and a common source of tension in domestic unrest, but they have distinct genres and storytelling techniques. One is an interactive play that gives the audience a chance to determine the outcome of the plot, while the other is a realistic drama that constricts its characters in a helpless cycle of psychological warfare.

    Arena Theatre

    Mar 17
    Truth//Delusion
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    Moravian College
    Presented by Moravian College Theater Company

    Truth//Delusion

    Written and directed by Matt Hogan

    A PREMIERE PRODUCTION

    You saw a reading of these two short plays in the fall in their early form.  This is a full production of those plays with set, lights and costumes.  See how they have evolved over the course of the year.  The two plays share a stage and a common source of tension in domestic unrest, but they have distinct genres and storytelling techniques. One is an interactive play that gives the audience a chance to determine the outcome of the plot, while the other is a realistic drama that constricts its characters in a helpless cycle of psychological warfare.

    Arena Theatre

    Mar 17
    Delta Omnicron Spring Musicale with special guests - Moravian Voice Alumni "Hey, Old Friends!"
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Students & Alumni in Recital: Delta Omnicron Spring Musicale with special guests – Moravian Voice Alumni “Hey, Old Friends!”

    4:00 PM – Sunday, March 17, 2019
    Peter Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    Join students from the international music honors fraternity, Delta Omicron, for their Spring Musicale as they welcome voice alumni from Moravian’s past. Expect to see: Tanya Lauser O’Brien, John Paul Cappiello, Stephanie Difelice Havens, Sean Carroll, Cathy Spallita, and who knows who else!

    Mar 24
    Moravian College Jazz Fusion Ensemble & Jazz Combo II
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    Student Ensembles: Moravian College Jazz Fusion Ensemble & Jazz Combo II

    Alan Gaumer & Dave Roth directors

    4:00 PM – Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    Mar 24
    Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:00pm
    Location
    Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
    Presented by Moravian College Music Institute

    tudent Ensemble: Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Vocal Ensemble 

    Tony Gairo & Najwa Parkins, directors

    7:00 PM – Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus

    $10 general admission

    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