A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
February kicks off our fantastic Spring season. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo takes us on a fun prehistoric journey while premier ensembles like Mnozil Brass and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo entertain audiences with their wit and artistic abilities. The Music Department shows off their talented students and faculty while the Department of Theatre debuts Antigonick. Thank you for connecting with us. With Gratitude, Mark Fitzgerald Wilson
ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE | FRI FEB 2
Get ready for the ultimate playdate - 65 million years in the making - as Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You'll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other giant puppet creatures in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain children. This performance is part of the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital Family Series.
JAZZ FACULTY: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK | SAT FEB 3
From Cole Porter to Wayne Shorter to Stevie Wonder - a concert of American composers' greatest Jazz and pop tunes. The Lehigh Jazz Faculty will perform a concert of the greatest songs of our homegrown composers. Bill Warfield, director.
CELLOGAYAGEUM | FRI FEB 9
This intercultural musical duo comprises cellist Sol Daniel Kim and Dayoung Yoon, a gayageum (traditional Korean plucked zither with 12-strings) artist. The duo seamlessly blends the musical cultures and instruments of the cello and gayageum; they create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style to promote the traditional music culture of South Korea to the world.
THE PRINCETON SINGERS | SAT FEB 10
Join in the joys of love, with kissing, drinking and insect songs. Steven Sametz, artistic director.
PHILHARMONIC: ITALIAN FABLES | FRI FEB 16 & SAT FEB 17
Three family-friendly Italian fables for orchestra with words by Dana Gioia and music by Paul Salerni. Featured performer: Diane Monroe, violin (Horger Artist-in-Residence).
FREE EVENT: JAZZ MASTERCLASS WITH GARY BARTZ | FRI FEB 23
A free masterclass with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Gary Bartz will be held on Friday February 23 in Baker Hall. This class is in conjunction with his upcoming concert with the LU Jazz Repertory Orchestra in March. Bartz was named a 2024 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts and has played with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and more.
ANTIGONICK | FRI FEB 23 - SAT MAR 2
An Antigone for our times. Morality vs. patriotism. To honor the law or follow one's conscience? Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day as Antigone is faced with impossible decisions.
MNOZIL BRASS: JUBILEE | SAT FEB 24
"Mnozil Brass incorporates wit within their music worthy of Monty Python, charming audiences of all ages" (New York Times). These whimsical, funny and fearless musicians have been entertaining fans around the globe for 30 years with their comedic brilliance, sensational programs and impeccable playing. An evening with the Brass is an over-the-top, virtuosic, and laugh-out-loud experience!
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO | THU FEB 29
The world's foremost all-male comic ballet company leaps into the center as part of its landmark 50th anniversary season featuring gems from their groundbreaking parodies that span the classical ballet canon. Revered by ballet afficionados as well as by those who don't know a plié from a jeté, they are "a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals" (Sydney Star Observer).
SNEAK PEEK VIDEO
Eugene Albulescu previews his upcoming March recital on the university's magnificent new Steinway piano that he personally selected!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARK WILSON NAMED TO APAP BOARD
At APAP|NYC 2024, the annual international industry-wide conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Executive Director Mark Wilson was elected to the APAP Board of Directors.