A Message From Our Executive Director

Dear Friends,
This season, I am thinking about our future makers and ways to make art together. The stories on our stages, both inside and beyond the building, offer an opportunity to hear new voices and diverse perspectives from world-class artists and talented Lehigh students. 

Sphinx Virtuosi opens the Presenting Series with an exciting program highlighting the excellence of Black and Latinx performers and composers. The San Diego Symphony graces our stage to premiere a new work by Carlos Simon, the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence, the night before they debut it in Carnegie Hall.

The imaginative Momix celebrates its 40th anniversary with a fantastical version of Alice in Wonderland. The Vienna Boys Choir rings in the holidays with traditional songs in Packer Memorial Church. Mermaid Theater’s The Rainbow Fish is a delight for audiences of all ages. Lehigh Music Department Chair Paul Salerni conducts a live orchestra for Nimbus Dance's contemporary interpretation of Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

The university’s music and theatre departments continue to amplify students’ talents with the artistic vision of our esteemed faculty. See the future makers share their creativity this season.  

We understand the importance of building our future audiences. Our Family Series partnership with the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital ensures engagement continues with our second annual fun-filled Family Day.

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble joins us for a year-long residency, building dialogue and collaboration in the community beyond our building. The ensemble activates spaces with art by listening to individuals and turning their stories into a devised play that will be seen throughout Bethlehem's South Side neighborhood, weaving the campus and community together with a beautiful performance. 

How excited I am that Zoellner Arts Center’s 2023-2024 season adds to the vibrant arts scene in the Lehigh Valley and is a conduit to bring the area’s rural, suburban and urban communities together. Thank you for your continued support. Arts have an impact in our community because of you.

Mark Fitzgerald Wilson
Executive Director