A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Fall season is now in full swing. In addition to performances, we are hosting workshops, school shows, and lectures for the community. The events range from soundpainting, to LVHN magic shows, to composer Florence Price, and of special note is Family Day on October 8th. Our Presenting Series opens with the prestigious New York Philharmonic, and I am especially grateful for the opportunity Lehigh students had to work with musicians from the NY Phil earlier this week (see the photos below). Arts experiences like this enrich our lives and strengthen our community. I look forward to connecting with many of you at events in the weeks ahead.
With Gratitude, Mark Fitzgerald Wilson
STRIKE ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE RESIDENCY | OCT 4-9 ***CANCELLED***
This NYC-based group leads a series of FREE Soundpainting Workshops. Soundpainting is a sign language for live composition which allows a conductor to sculpt a performance in real-time. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Register here. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
FAMILY DAY & THE AMAZING MAX | OCT 8
Celebrate our new Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital Family Series with FREE music, food, activities and more! Immediately following the festivities is the first performance of the series, The Amazing Max. It will be a fun day for the whole family! Learn more.
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NOTATIONS LECTURE: NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES | OCT 11
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones presents 1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation. Hannah-Jones is the creator of The New York Times’ major multimedia initiative, The 1619 Project and the #1 bestselling book of the same title. This is a FREE event; no registration required for the lecture. Click here to RSVP to a post-lecture discussion.
THE WEEKLINGS | OCT 15
The Beatles didn't have the chance to perform many of their amazing hits in concert. This is your chance to experience what that would have been like! Don't miss one of the best tributes with The Weeklings featuring a 10-piece horns and strings orchestra. Experience a note-for-note celebration of the timeless music—Eleanor Rigby, Something, Here Comes the Sun, A Hard Day's Night and more. Buy tickets.
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY CHORAL ARTS | OCT 22 & 23
The performance includes Nänie by Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Francis Poulenc’s Gloria and the premiere of Prayers by Steven Sametz. Steven Sametz and Sun Min Lee, directors. Buy tickets.
Listen to Steven Sametz present Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and Dona Nobis Pacem, as well as other choral works by the English composer on WWFM on Sunday, October 2 at 2pm.
HOME FREE: Road Sweet Road Tour | OCT 29
With over 1 million YouTube subscribers and a victory on NBC’s The Sing-Off, this fun country a cappella sensation sells out concerts with harmony-laden versions of Nashville-dipped pop hits by John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris and others. With special guest Erin Kinsey. Buy tickets.
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY JAZZ REPERTORY ORCHESTRA | OCT 30
Bill Warfield directs the Jazz orchestra performing classic repertoire from all the greats. Buy tickets.
IN THE NEWS
Check out this great article from Lehigh News that highlights our 25th Anniversary Season and how the center's impact extends beyond the building. Read the article.
Community Connections: Workshop and Masterclass with the New York Philharmonic
750 local area middle and high school students attended a performance of the Lehigh University Philharmonic on Wednesday, September 28. The performance was part of a workshop and master class between the LU Phil and three members of the New York Philharmonic. Cong Wu, Kim Laskowski, and Colin Williams lead sectionals with students prior to the concert, which was directed by Professor Paul Salerni. This wonderful opportunity for student musicians was made possible by the Long Family Endowment for Community Outreach in the Arts.