- Presenting Series
The New York Philharmonic, which helped inaugurate Zoellner Arts Center in 1997, and marked its 10th anniversary, returns for a third performance in Baker Hall to commemorate our 25th anniversary. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts the orchestra in a concert that blends the impressionistic delicacy of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun with the Romantic virtuosity of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with Bomsori Kim as soloist. The rediscovered Symphony No. 4 by Florence Price completes the program. Price was a pioneering composer in the 1930s. She was the first woman of African American descent to receive national recognition as a symphonic composer and have her music performed by a major American orchestra during that period. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.
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Curtain Warmer: Free Pre-Concert Lecture | 6:30pm | Room 145
Join Guthrie Ramsey (Edmund J. and Louse W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Jessica McJunkins (Violinist with the LA Phil, Co-Artistic Director and concertmistress of the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, and soloing member of Beyoncé's band) for a discussion about Florence Price - the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer and to have a composition played by a major orchestra.
Moderated by Suzanne Edwards, Lehigh University Associate Professor and faculty member in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Lehigh University Department of Music Professor Michael Jorgensen.
Curtain Warmers are underwritten by the Arnan and Marlene Finkelstein Endowment Fund.
Cornerstone Event: Performance in Honor of the Ulrich Family Legacy
Ronald J. Ulrich ’66 ’98P ’99P ’05H and his wife, Christine ’98P ’99P, are longtime benefactors of the performing arts at Lehigh and Zoellner Arts Center, especially the Music Department. They have established two endowed chairs: the Ronald J. Ulrich Endowed Chair in Orchestral Studies and the Ronald J. Ulrich Endowed Chair in Choral Arts. In 2006, the Ulrichs made possible the return appearance of the New York Philharmonic, which performed at the center’s opening in 1997. The Ulrichs are reprising their support in honor of Zoellner’s 25th anniversary.