Events: Presenting Series

12/16/2022 - 7:30pm

Bells will be ringing once again in Packer Church during the holiday season! Comprised of students at Westminster Choir College at Rider University, the bell choir has performed at Carnegie Hall and even joined Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the acclaimed A Royal Christmas tour. Their holiday performances have been heard annually on NPR’s Performance Today, and are part of its Christmas Around The Country II recording. Click HERE for artist's website.  LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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Parking and getting to Packer Memorial Church:  Parking will be complimentary in levels 2-4 of the garage attached to Zoellner Arts Center. There is a free shuttle from the parking garage to Packer Memorial Church.

It is a 5-7 minute walk to the church from the parking garage.  There are also some city meter parking spots along Packer Avenue closer to the church. Doors to the church will open by 6:30pm for the 7:30pm concert.

12/17/2022 - 7:30pm

One of our favorite bands is back with their festive holiday show, A Very Postmodern Christmas! PMJ mashes up timeless holiday classics and pop hits with vintage doowop, ragtime, Motown and jazz melodies with snazzy instrumentation to create the ultimate jingle jangle speakeasy concert vibe. Scott Bradlee describes the show this way: “Put simply, it’s the touring equivalent of Bing Crosby singing Little Drummer Boy with David Bowie." Their worldwide legion of fans account for over one billion YouTube views and hundreds of sold-out shows. Join us and have yourself a merry little evening! Click HERE for artist's website. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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12/18/2022 - 5:00pm

First there was Riverdance, then Celtic Woman, now Christmas with The Celts is here! The Celts mix lively traditional Irish music and instrumentation with American pop music and their own originals. Their popular program aired on over 200 PBS channels. Performing classics like Little Drummer Boy, Count Your Blessings, White Christmas, I’ll be Home for Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town this array of top-flight musicians on uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, five-string bass, drums, along with Irish dancers is a perfect holiday treat. Click HERE for artist's website.  LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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01/27/2023 - 12:00pm

Traveling While Black is a cinematic virtual reality experience that immerses viewers in the long history of restriction of movement for Black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.

This film by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios that transports viewers to historic Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant in Washington, D.C. Viewers share an intimate series of moments with several of Ben’s patrons as they reflect on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the United States. 

Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to not only remember the past but to learn from it, and to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today. 

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Participants will wear Oculus GO virtual reality headsets that will be cleaned and disinfected between each showing.
 

01/29/2023 - 1:00pm

Fanciful lights adorn characters in Aesop’s classic fable, but there’s a contemporary twist: the story hops 10 years down the road, where Tortoise and Hare have children of their own who explore modern day distractions like smart phones and video games. Their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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02/11/2023 - 7:30pm

Wu Fei is a renowned master of the guzheng, the 21-string Chinese zither, an instrument dating back 2,500 years. This original composition is performed by members of the Lehigh University Philharmonic conducted by Professor Paul Salerni, featuring Wu Fei on guzheng and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on oud — the traditional Chinese and Jewish plucked string instruments respectively. The work is inspired by real stories of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from Europe before and during World War II, and built lives in China. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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02/18/2023 - 11:00am

In this original slapstick comedy, the loveable Paddington goes next door to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbor Mr. Curry, who is in a panic because he’s expecting a visit from his Great Aunt Matilda. Paddington volunteers to help Mr. Curry with his to-do list before her imminent arrival. Throughout the afternoon, Paddington attempts items on the list—repair the pipes in the bathroom, vacuum the floors, install new wallpaper, bake a cake—but in typical Paddington fashion nothing goes to plan! LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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02/24/2023 - 7:30pm

Two ensembles who redefine classical music for the 21st-century join forces for an exceptional double-bill performance. Flutronix, critically acclaimed flutists and composers known for a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop and electronica, and the GRAMMY® Award-winning Third Coast Percussion, perform a collaboratively composed new work inspired by musical games that tie the sound worlds of the two ensembles together. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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03/03/2023 - 7:30pm

Witness Cirque Mechanics' unique interpretation of the unrelenting tug of war between man and nature in the name of progress. Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for thousands of years. The beauty and efficacy of that timeless and ingenious process inspired the creative team to create Zephyr. This theatrical circus show harnesses human power instead of wind to generate an energetic, acrobatic experience. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info.

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03/08/2023 - 7:00pm

Perry is a scholar of law, literary and cultural studies, and an author of creative nonfiction. She earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. from Yale College in Literature and American Studies. Her writing and scholarship primarily focus on the history of Black thought, art, and imagination crafted in response to, and resistance against, the social, political, and legal realities of domination in the West. She seeks to understand the retrenchment processes after moments of social progress and how freedom dreams are sustainable nevertheless. 

Presented by Lehigh University's Creative Writing Program, Zoellner Arts Center and an Anonymous Donor 

 

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