Arts Calendar

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Arts Calendar 

  • Although the arts are best experienced up close and personal, the spread of Covid-19 has required people to stay at a safe distance from others. Adapting to this new reality has many arts businesses expanding their digital foot print.
  • Now, we’ve assembled a new resource to highlight the virtual activities that our members are producing. Please page through the latest version of the Calendar Launch Pad on the right.

The Arts Calendar, the go-to resource for arts and culture events in the three county region, is produced by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. Below on this page is a digital version of the calendar.

September 2020
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30 31 1
  • Paint-A-Hydrant Program
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
2
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
3
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • The Arts Project Online
4
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Latinx Block Party
5
6 7
  • One on One Art Lessons
8
  • Mozart & Bach
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
9
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Paper Mache Presentation
  • Story Circle
10
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
11
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
12
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Medical Workers Speak Out
13
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
14
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • One on One Art Lessons
15
  • Art Explorers Online
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Ballet classes
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Queer Memoir Reading Group: The Beatrix Gates
  • Champions of Inclusion Documentary
16
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Ballet classes
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
17
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Ballet classes
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • No Tonys & No Tapas
18
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Ballet classes
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • RUMI/NATION
  • Patricia Goodrich Reception
19
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Ballet classes
  • RUMI/NATION
  • Sustainability Forum
20
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • BPC General Membership Zoom meeting
  • Great Art on Screen Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche
21
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • One on One Art Lessons
22
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
23
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
24
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Queer Poetry Reading Group: Bury It
25
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
26
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • ALOUD
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Apple Days & Market To Go
27
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • Apple Days & Market To Go
28
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • One on One Art Lessons
29
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
30
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
1
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
2
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Outdoor Reception
  • Homecoming
3
  • Roads Less Traveled
  • 10 Week In-Person Fall Session
  • AL KRATZER: THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL

Arts Events: Music

24 event dates found
    Oct 07
    Hub New Music Music and Meaning: An Evening of Performance and Conversation
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Williams Center for the Arts
    Phone
    (610) 330-5010

    Visionary, bold, and imaginative ideas are the hallmarks of Hub New Music, contemporary trailblazers who take the quartet repertoire for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello to new heights. Through creative programming and ambitious commissioning projects, this quartet of “intrepids” (WQXR) champions the fluidity and diversity of today’s classical music landscape by forging new pathways in 21st-century repertoire.

    Enjoy Music and Meaning on your screen, wherever you are, as part of our virtual Fall 2020 season. Join us for the premiere at 7 p.m. on October 7, or watch at your convenience anytime up to 9 p.m. on October 8.

    General public livestream access: $15 / reserve here

    Oct 13
    Bach at Noon
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Second Tuesdays, 12:10-1:00pm

    This season, Bach at Noon concerts begin virtually, with our fall concerts recorded live at Central Moravian Church with a small ensemble of musicians, all following our COVID-19 protocol for safety. We will present choral and instrumental works by Bach and other composers, introduced by Greg Funfgeld with an informal and enlightening talk. Our virtual performances also include some conversation with the soloists who offer remarks about the music and the current atmosphere of performing during a time of distance and isolation for many. A free-will offering will be received.

    Oct 31
    CMS Virtual Monster Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Community Music School
    Phone
    610-435-7725

    Join the YouTube watch party for “spooky” performances from CMS students and a costume contest! Free

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CMSLehighValley

    Nov 10
    Bach Choir Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    All Day
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Repertoire to come

    Dec 05
    Christmas Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    3:00pm
    Location
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Presented by The Bach and Handel Chorale
    Phone
    (570) 325-4794
    Dec 13
    Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Virtual Concert presented on You Tube and Facebook

     FREE registration | Contributions of any amount gratefully received, along with the following suggested giving options:   $20 Shepherd, $50 King, $75 Angel, $100 Star of Bethlehem

    At this year’s virtual Christmas concert, we invite everyone to “open our shut up hearts,” and experience this beautiful season online through the words and music we offer. Recorded outdoors in Nazareth and in Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, members of The Bach Choir and our soloists offer seasonal selections from Bach and other composers, along with poetry and scared texts expressing the beauty of the season.

     

    Feb 28
    Greg Funfgeld Family Concert – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Category
    Music
    Time
    3:00pm
    Location
    Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Following up on our triumphant performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noah’s Flood last season, we present his show-stopping Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra as this year’s Family Concert, with the Lehigh University Philharmonic and Eugene Albulescu, as well as dancers from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, who will also dance to movements from the Mass in B Minor. Childlike wonder fills all of Britten’s music, but perhaps none more than the Guide. Expect orchestral fireworks, intricate dance, and much humor, and exciting and exceptionally compelling introduction to the instruments and inner-workings of an orchestra.

    Tickets: $18, Students (up to 22) $9

    Mar 21
    Spring Concert – Dureflé and Handel ~ Requiem and Messiah, Part 2
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Maurice Duruflé:

    Requiem is Duruflé’s longest and most substantial work, composed at the end of World War II. The Requiem Op. 9 is suffused throughout with the melodies of Gregorian chant, and by the impressionist harmonies of Debussy, Dukas, and Ravel.  It balances a tremendous mystic sense of peace with moments of extraordinary power, including in the sanctus, one of the greatest musical climaxes in all of 20th century music.

    George Frederic Handel:

    After our much-acclaimed performances of Part I for Christmas of 2019, the long-delayed exploration of Handel’s Messiah continues with Part II of this baroque masterpiece. Messiah Part II delves into the Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, and reign in glory, beginning with the haunting chorus, “Behold the Lamb of God.” When The Choir erupts with zeal into the famous “Hallelujah Chorus,” it will have special meaning for us all.

    Tickets: $39, Students (up to 22) $9

    May 01
    Bel Canto Spring Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    TBD
    Presented by Bel Canto Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Directed by Joy Hirokawa, this concert will feature the Bel Canto Concert Choir and Preparatory Choirs building on the musical, spiritual, and social justice themes studied by the choristers throughout the 20-21 season.

    Tickets: Adult, Senior and Student $11, Children under 10 are free
    Tickets purchased at the door: $15

    May 14
    113th Bethlehem Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Lehigh University & Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year, our annual Festival caps off Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld’s final season with The Bach Choir. In recognition of almost four decades of leadership, we look forward to people “coming home” to Bethlehem, to offer warm wishes to Greg, and revel in the glorious weekends of music from J.S. Bach and other composers. Transcendent weekends of music life no other: The 2021 Festival is certain to touch us all.

    May 14-15 & 21 – 22, 2021
    Lehigh University & Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem
    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 14
    Festival Opening – Bach Outdoors
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Payrow Plaza
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The Festival opens outside on Payrow Plaza, adjacent to the Bethlehem Public Library and City Hall. Led by our principal violist Paul Miller, this casual concert presents arrangements using electric violin along with other “modern” instruments to offer some classic pieces in this open-air setting.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 14
    Part 1 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 14
    Part 2 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 15
    Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert Weekend 1 - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    10:30am
    Location
    Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Bach Festival Orchestra, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Artist-in-Residence

    For the first time, we present the full Paul Taylor Dance Company in two stunning performances choreographed to Bach’s music, with the Bach Festival Orchestra. The Brandenburgs and the Esplanade are audience favorites. And presenting them during Greg Funfgeld’s final season is one of the highlights of our Festival.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 15
    Bach Chorale Sing - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Festival attendees join together to sing Bach chorales for 20 minutes with Greg Funfgeld and members of The Choir. Gather by the flag pole close to Packer Church, and you will be accompanied by The Festival Brass Choir.

    May 15
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 1) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

    May 15
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 2) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

    May 21
    Festival Opening – Bach Outdoors
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Payrow Plaza
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The Festival opens outside on Payrow Plaza, adjacent to the Bethlehem Public Library and City Hall. Led by our principal violist Paul Miller, this casual concert presents arrangements using electric violin along with other “modern” instruments to offer some classic pieces in this open-air setting.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 21
    Part 1 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 21
    Part 2 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 22
    Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert Weekend 2 - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    10:30am
    Location
    Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Bach Festival Orchestra, Eliot Fisk, Artist-in-Residence and Chaccone Project

    A breathtaking guitar concerto, a beautiful sonata and the return of the Chaconne students’ masterful compositions.

    Luigi Boccherini  Concerto in E major for Guitar and Orchestra, featuring artist-in-residence, Eliot Fisk
    S. Bach Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWC 529 with Charlotte Mattax Moersch

    Chaconne Project  Guided by Dr. Larry Lipkis, young musicians will perform variations they have composed over the chord progressions heard in Bach’s famous Chaconne in D Minor.  Eliot Fisk performs the solo Chaconne as a finale.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 22
    Bach Chorale Sing - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Festival attendees join together to sing Bach chorales for 20 minutes with Greg Funfgeld and members of The Choir. Gather by the flag pole close to Packer Church, and you will be accompanied by The Festival Brass Choir.

    May 22
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 1) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

    May 22
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 2) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

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