Classic American jazz from Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder and more. Bill Warfield, director.
Premiere of a one-act dance opera by Paul Salerni based on a libretto by Dana Gioia, California’s Poet Laureate. Also included on the program is Salerni’s Daliance, five movements for string quartet and percussion with featured artists Michael Spencer Phillips, choreographer/dancer, the Dalí Quartet and Miles Salerni, percussion.
Mature content warning: This performance contains adult language and situations.
The quintet performs Kleine Kammermusik by Paul Hindemith, Six Bagatelles by György Ligeti, and Sinfonietta Italiana by Paul Salerni. Robin Kani, flute; David Diggs, oboe; Deborah Andrus, clarinet; Jonathan Clark, French horn; Ping Liang, bassoon.
Join current and alumni singers for our kick-off concert celebrating Lehigh Choral Arts 150th anniversary. Trace the beginnings of Lehigh’s strong choral tradition, from a mandolin and barbershop octet in 1869, to one of the premier university choral programs in the nation. Steven Sametz, artistic director; Sun Min Lee, associate director.
Lehigh University faculty, students and professional musicians interpret the compositions and arrangements of the Big Band songbook. Bill Warfield, director.
Jorgensen and pianist Steve Beck present music from the 20th-century that features a view into the complexities of a changing world. The tragically haunted Shostakovich Violin Sonata is juxtaposed with the Prokofiev’s romantic Five Melodies, Bartok’s folk-flavored Rhapsody No. 1 and Debussy’s fresh-spirited Violin Sonata.
Guest conductor Greg Funfgeld helms an exciting celebratory collaboration between the orchestra and the Bach Choir with world renowned soloists Kendra Colton, Laura Atkinson, Benjamin Butterfield and Dashon Burton for Mozart’s Requiem, as well as his Piano Concerto No. 21 with soloist, Eugene Albulescu.
The two groups perform Jazz selections based on the genres of funk, Latin Jazz, and Hard Bop, all arranged by director Bill Warfield.
Join the 200 singers of Lehigh Choral Arts with symphonic orchestra and worldclass soloists to hear two of the most popular works for choir and orchestra of our timeSteven Sametz, artistic director; Sun Min Lee, associate director. Lehigh University Choral Arts Website