Events

  • Friday, 28 April 2017 - 8:00pm
    Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 8:00pm

    The orchestra performs Holst's evocative suite of planetary portraits under the direction of Eugene Albulescu. Christopher Gross, the Theodore U. Horger '61 Artist-In-Residence for the Performing and Visual Arts, performs Lutoslawski's cello concerto.

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  • Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 4:00pm

    Direct from China, this magnificent cultural fusion of martial arts, stunning video images, fabulous costumes and original music, also features “Takata”, the amazing and beautiful female Chinese drummers. Click HERE for artist's website.

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  • Friday, 5 May 2017 - 7:30pm
    Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 4:00pm

    An extraordinaty concert demonstrating the power of choral singing with guest ensemble Joyful Noise, a special needs choir.  Steven Sametz, artistic director; Sun Min Lee, associate director.  

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  • Friday, 5 May 2017 - 7:30pm
    Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 7:30pm
    Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 1:00pm

    Black Box performances feature one act plays directed by students. FREE Admission.

     

    Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Nicole Reisert '19

    Miss Cornelia Scott, a wealthy 1950s spinster, waits in her Louisiana estate to hear whether she has been elected as Regent of the Confederate Daughters. She is accompanied by her secretary, widow Grace Lancaster.  Their close and complex relationship is laced with a tension that has never been explicitly acknowledged. What exactly is that tension, and will it finally come to light? This is a subtle drama about delicate egos and ambiguous relationships.

    Speed Date by Jane Allard
    Directed by Ovie Ovjeni '18

    It's Valentine's Day and the pressure is on. Crazy characters search for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone's in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, and art therapist, a clown, and more. They're desperate, chatty, needy, strang--and the clock is ticking. Will they find love before tie runs out?

    The Interview by Octave Mirbeau
    Translated from the original French by Walter Wykes
    Directed by Ellen Schaaf '18
    Chapuzot, a French wine merchant, is minding his own business when an interviewer from the extremely popular journal, The Movement, suddenly shows up at his shop. But what does the interviewer want, and why can't he seem to get his story straight? Questions are asked, absurd accusations are thrown, and lots of beer is ingested in this hilarious farce about the relationship between the truth, the common man, and the press. 

    PERFORMANCE DATES: FRI MAY 5, SAT MAY 6 @ 7:30 | SUN May 7 @ 1pm

  • Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 3:00pm

    Renowned British composer Martin Ellerby* has been commissioned to write for this special concert. Other featured composers include Morton Gould and Ralph Vaughan Williams. David Diggs, director.*Ronald J. Ulrich Artist-In-Residence

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  • Monday, 8 May 2017 - 8:00pm

    Nat Jenkins: Turn for Choir and Chamber Orchestra.

    P. Marios Christodoulou: Four portraits of life in the city for Chamber Ensemble and The Wondrous Diaries of Kassie for Electronic Sounds

    Performed by LU students, faculty and guest artists | FREE admission

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 5:00pm

    Keynote Speaker:  Dustin Garis | Chief Troublemaker
    Info/Register:  nep.benfranklin.org
     

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 - 7:00pm
    Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 1:30pm
    Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 5:30pm
    Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 12:30pm

    The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to miltary school for thinking too many 'thinks.' Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.  Seussical is fun for the whole family!  Click HERE for PYT website.

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  • Lehigh University Zoellner - Touchstone Theatre's 11th ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS' FESTIVAL
    Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 7:00pm

    “The most magical night of theatre in the Lehigh Valley!” is back for its 12th year! Touchstone’s annual Young Playwrights’ Festival features exceptional, original plays written by area students during the theatre's award-winning Young Playwrights' Lab, brought to life onstage by the Touchstone Ensemble and community guest artists. This inspiring evening will melt your heart, tickle your funny bone, and expand your imagination. A Gala & Auction Fundraiser will directly follow the festival; proceeds benefit Touchstone's arts-in-education programs. Click here for Touchstone Theatre's website.

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  • Friday, 2 June 2017 - 7:00pm

    Two Family-Friendly Ballets with Live Music! Choreographed by BGLV/PYB Artistic Director Karen Knerr with live music by Music Director Eugene Albulescu. Watch the beautiful ballets created just for the dancers of Pennsylvania Youth Ballet by Ms. Knerr! Hear the glorious piano compositions of Modest Mussorgsky and Robert Schumann played by Mr. Albulescu!!  Click HERE for PYB website. 

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