A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The semester is underway and Lehigh's campus is buzzing with energy. We're excited to welcome you back to the center for our 25th anniversary. The Music and Theatre Departments kick-off September with the notable performances listed below, and the world-renowned New York Philharmonic, who inaugurated the center in 1997, returns October 1st for a special performance in honor of the Ulrich Family Legacy. I am especially pleased that students from the Lehigh University Philharmonic will have the opportunity to learn from and perform with New York Philharmonic musicians during a residency culminating in a concert streamed to and attended by local middle and high school students.
With Gratitude, Mark Fitzgerald Wilson
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS VIDEO
In the early 1990s, Lehigh University had a vision to build a vibrant arts space where students, artists, faculty, and the community could create, learn and convene in a single state of the art facility. Watch this short video to see the living legacy taking shape as a result of that vision. Zoellner Arts Center is celebrating 25 Years! Arts have impact thanks to you. View video.
HELL'S KITCHEN FUNK ORCHESTRA | SEP 10
Bill Warfield and his NYC-based jazz orchestra perform selections from their new recording, Chain Reaction. Buy tickets.
LUVME: The Life and Love of Joe Coogan | SEP 24
This concert performance of a one-act opera features libretto by Kate Light and music by Paul Salerni. Special guest ensemble The Overlook Quartet performs and singers include Disella Larusdottir, Keith Phares, Branch Fields, Tyrone Chambers, Helen Huang, Sarah Ann Duffy and Zoellner’s Executive Director, Mark Fitzgerald Wilson. Buy tickets.
THE SALONNIERES | SEP 28 - OCT 1
The Department of Theatre presents is first performance of the season. This play by Liz Duffy Adams explores roles and identity in pre-Revolutionary Paris. Augustine Ripa, director. Buy tickets.
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING
On November 5, we present Get Happy: Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial. The show is executive produced by Liza Minnelli. Watch this recent interview as the two best friends reflect on their experiences together. View video.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC | OCT 1
One month from today this world-renowned orchestra returns to Baker Hall! Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with Bomsori Kim as soloist. The rediscovered Symphony No. 4 by Florence Price completes the program. Buy tickets.
FAMILY DAY & THE AMAZING MAX | OCT 8
Join us to 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! More info.