Conceived of by one of the brightest stars in tap, this piece, humorous and sentimental, whimsical and heartbreaking, brings the excitement of percussive dance and contemporary music into full-scale collaboration. Performed on a custom-built sandbox stage and set to Tao’s contemporary score for piano and electronics, dancers explore the unique sonic potential of sand-dancing using such American dance traditions as Tap, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop. Blurring the lines between movement and music, Teicher explores the passage of time and the relationships we make with other people, the sadness and the beauty of watching people come and go in our lives. Click HERE for artist's website.
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-life-time event where four of music’s best talents came together, featuring timeless and enduring hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, I Walk the Line, Great Balls of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Hound Dog and more. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Great voices accompanied by live orchestra share the drama and the passion of classic opera in a celebration of various major opera ensembles. The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia trains young artists with tremendous potential as international opera soloists. These young singers share their talent, training and unique gifts on our concert stage with an orchestra. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
In the spirit of the holiday season, bells will be ringing! The Westminster Concert Bell Choir has appeared on Public Television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and several holiday broadcasts of the Today show, including one in which the ensemble was joined for a performance by NBC television hosts Katie Couric and Willard Scott. Its holiday performances have been heard annually on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, and it is included on NPR’s Christmas Around The Country II recording. Composed of students at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, the choir has performed at Carnegie Hall twice during the Christmas season. Most recently, the choir was featured on New Jersey Network’s State of The Arts. The ensemble joined Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a critically acclaimed 15-city tour entitled A Royal Christmas. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
A huge success in London’s West End, this critically acclaimed concert-style theatre show chronicles how two young boys from Queens, NY, went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state-of-the-art video projection and lighting, this immersive celebration of timeless music and nostalgic images features a full live band playing all the hits — Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Sound of Silence and many more. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Comprised of world-class cirque artists, this Canadian troupe crafts contemporary circus shows with an uncanny ability to have fun and move audiences. On stage, six envelopes contain six mysterious invitations for six strangers. The guests have arrived, but one is missing. What to do while we wait? SIX explores the sweet madness of waiting, the intricate beauty in a correspondence, unexpected encounters, joyful laughter, and breathtaking feats of acrobatics. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergrads attend for FREE, click for details.
Tchaikovsky's adored music and Petipa's challenging yet beautiful choreography have made The Sleeping Beauty one of the most popular ballets in modern day repertoire. Be spellbound as the beneficent Lilac Fairy outwits the evil Carabosse Fairy and spares Princess Aurora in this classic sleepy fairy tale brought to luxurious life by the finest Russian dancers. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergrads attend for FREE, click for more info.
Founded in December 1944, the orchestra’s beginnings go back to numerous chamber and solo concerts given by musicians, who after World War II, established ties within Poland. Their huge repertoire encompasses compositions from Baroque to contemporary music. Program: Rossini, Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Silken Ladder); Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Grammy-winning string quartet Attacca performs contemporary music by Phil Glass, Paul Wiancko, and Caroline Shaw. Percussionist Miles Salerni joins the ensemble for the premiere of Paul Salerni’s My Two Als, a piece celebrating the lives of jazz singer Al Jarreau and Lehigh’s longtime Marching 97 director, Al Neumeyer. Click here for artist's website.
SPEAKER SERIES: Celebrated National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting Earth’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate startling new insights into their lives and culture. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales—from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort”—and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. Photo by Brian Skerry.