In keeping with our series of posts to gather introductory information about the performance experiences, we offer the list of the Fall 2012 semester performances of the Lehigh University Music Department. The links added provide a precursory look at composers, titles and guest performers, as well as websites for our faculty colleagues. As each concert nears, we will post reminders of the performances. We hope this information entices you to reserve time in your calendars for these concerts, or to consider course connections, or research intersections.
Special Note to ALL students – all Music Department concerts listed here are free with a valid ID.
NY Jazz Repertory Orchestra A Tribute to the Big Bands
09.22 SAT | 8PM | Baker
Comprised of NYC-based jazz and studio musicians, the orchestra is dedicated to the recreation of classics, as well as the creation of new jazz, funk and Latin music.
Bill Warfield, director.
LU Jazz Fusion Hollywood Jazz
10.13 SAT | 8PM | Baker
Lehigh students and faculty present movie music from Hollywood’s heyday of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Bill Warfield, director. For fans of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers.
LU Choral Arts The Jewel at the Center of the World
10.26, 27 FRI, SAT | 8PM | Baker
Lehigh Choral Arts explores the unique confluence of Arabic, Christian and Jewish cultures in 9th through15th-century Andalusia. Guest artists include the Arabic takht ensemble Al-Bustan and composer-in-residence Emmy-nominated Kareem Roustom. Steven Sametz, director.
Supported by the Center for Global Islamic Studies and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
LU Philharmonic Old World England & Russia
11.02, 03 FRI, SAT | 8PM | Baker
Repertoire: Walton, Viola Concerto with guest soloist Cynthia Phelps of the New York Philharmonic; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74, Pathétique. Eugene Albulescu conducts.
LU Wind Ensemble 60!
12.02 SUN | 3PM | Baker
A 60th-birthday celebration of the wind ensemble idea, created in 1952 by Frederick Fennell at the Eastman School of Music. David Diggs, director. Eugene Albulescu conducts.
LU Philharmonic Worlds of Wonder
12.07 FRI | 8PM & 12.08 SAT | 3PM Baker
Repertoire: Leopold Mozart, Toy Symphony; Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf; Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite. Eugene Albulescu conducts this multimedia holiday concert.
LU Choral Arts Christmas Vespers
12.09 SUN | 4 & 8PM | Packer Memorial Church
Free; No Tickets Req’d- Early arrival suggested.
Lehigh University Choral Arts presents its annual Christmas gift to the community. Steven Sametz, director.