Events: Music Department

09/04/2015 - 4:00pm

Recital of song and aria literature with Alison Tupay, soprano and Paul Salerni, piano. This is the first in the "Songs of September" series sponsored by the Music Department. Works include Schumann’s beautiful song cycle about the bliss of married life called Frauenlieben und leben. The program also includes arias from each of the three Mozart/DaPonte Italian operas and two song cycles by Salerni (Regimen Sanitatis Salerni, Bad Pets).

09/11/2015 - 4:00pm

Presented by the Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the song cycle is based on Charlotte Smith's 1807 poem, Beachy Head

Amanda Jacobs, MA, Rochester, NY

Mezzo Soprano
Kathryn Cowdrick, Eastman School of Music

Professor Elizabeth Dolan, Lehigh University

Reception immediately following performance

Lehigh University Zoellner - Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra
09/19/2015 - 8:00pm

NYC-based Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra, an offshoot of NY Jazz Rep, pays tribute to hard-bop
era saxophonist Cannonball Adderley’s hit album from 1966. Bill Warfield, director.


09/20/2015 - 3:00pm

Works by Jan Jirásek, Ofer Ben-Amots and Paul Salerni with soprano Sophie Burgos. Featuring the premiere of Salerni’s song cycle on poems by Dana Gioia entitled For Love or Money.


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Lehigh University Zoellner - LU Philharmonic: Autumn Romantics
09/25/2015 - 8:00pm, 09/26/2015 - 8:00pm

Celebrate Lehigh’s Sesquicentennial with selected works showcasing the university’s founding year of 1865. Repertoire: Tchaikovsky, Romeo & Juliet Overture; Schubert, Unfinished Symphony; and Beethoven’s majestic Violin Concerto, performed by Michael Jorgensen. Eugene Albulescu, director.

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09/27/2015 - 2:00pm

A faculty duet recital features Poulenc, Rossini, Brahms and more.


Lehigh University Zoellner - LU Jazz Repertory Orchestra: A Tribute to the Big Bands
10/23/2015 - 8:00pm

The ensemble performs a jumpin' jam-filled tribute to the golden era of big band music. Bill Warfield, director.


11/06/2015 - 8:00pm, 11/07/2015 - 8:00pm

The Lehigh Valley premiere of director Steven Sametz’s prize-winning oratorio is a moving tribute to the school children, teachers and administrators lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, in 2012, setting words written by area elementary school children in response to tragedy and grief with Tami Petty, soprano, David Vanderwal, tenor, The Princeton Singers and The Princeton Girlchoir. This powerful new work explores how we can keep children safe in our time. Click here to learn more about the composition. Additional repertoire includes Vaughan Williams' serenely beautiful A Serenade to Music.  Lehigh University Choral Arts website

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Lehigh University Zoellner - LU Jazz Ensemble, Funk Band & Combo
11/13/2015 - 8:00pm

The ensembles perform contemporary and traditional jazz. Bill Warfield, director.


11/22/2015 - 3:00pm

Trumpeter Bill Warfield joins the group for works with a jazz flair featuring Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite No. 2 and Flowerdale by Philip Sparke. David Diggs, director.