The Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Annual CONCERTO MARATHON Concerts February 6 & 7
The Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra presents a special two-night Concerto Marathon on Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7 at 8 pm featuring the orchestra accompanying student soloists performing concertos and then a full orchestra performance each night featuring Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera Prince Igor. Tickets are $10; LU Students free with valid ID.
The concerts feature student soloists performing the following selections:
Student Soloists (Friday Only):
* DeVaughn Roberts, trumpet – Variations on Carnival of Venice for Trumpet by Jean-Baptiste Arban
* Daniel Enny, trumpet – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by Oskar Boehme
* Geoffrey Andrews, horn – Concerto for Horn No. 4 (Rondo) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* Matthew Levy, trumpet – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by Alexandra Pakhmutova
Student Soloists (Saturday Only):
*Kellen Lowrie, harp – Danses Sacrée et Profane for Harp & Orchestra by Claude Debussy
*Casey Hofstaedter, viola – Romanze for Viola and Orchestra by Max Bruch
*Bolin Chang, piano
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor original works by student composers Michelle Sanabria, James Copti, and Haley Robinson.
Lehigh University Philharmonic Music Director Eugene Albulescu is an award-winning performer and conductor who has led the Lehigh University Philharmonic for the past five years. Among his conducting accomplishments are a stint as director of the French Chamber Orchestra while on tour during 2008-2010, as well as several performances and recordings with top orchestras including the Romanian National Philharmonic, New York Chamber Orchestra, as well as the New Zealand Symphony, which released his recent recording of Jenny McLeod’s “Rock Concerto” on the Naxos label.
Tickets for the February 6 and 7 performances are $10; LU students free with valid ID. For more information, call 610-758-2787, ext. 0; visit Zoellner Ticket Services, Tuesday 12-6 pm, Wednesday – Friday 12-5 pm, 120 minutes before curtain, or order online at www.zoellnerartscenter.org. Senior, student, group and LVAIC discounts are available.
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As part of the Humanities Center “Posthumanities” series, Susan Pearson will present a lecture “Sentiment and Savagery: Collapsing the Boundary Between Animals and Children in U.S. History” on Thursday, Janurary 29, 2015 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library Room 200.
Susan Pearson is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Please see attached flier for additional information.
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The practice of engaging the shadow as the progenitor of form has directed my architectural scholarship and artistic investigations for over twenty years. The shadow is born of one thing yet reveals another as its transparent and immaterial essence animates the surface upon which it falls. It is this phenomenological quality of the shadow, once severed from the object that ignites my imagination and informs my creative process.
The work of this exhibition, “Prints of Darkness,” derives from a recent series of drawings, Tracing Time to Measure Space, in which I record the passage of time at three intervals—morning, noon and night—by sequentially tracing the shadow of an architectural object as it is constructed in one day’s time. The object is then dismantled, releasing the shadow to exist as a singular composite drawing of individual moments frozen into a single image, a “shadow map,” from which new iterations of the shadow may be formed. In this process, I use pencil on Mylar and purposely allow my hand to smear the graphite. Sections of the drawing are then erased to articulate highlights against the complex pencil wireframe. The resulting palimpsest retains the evidence of the process while revealing something new.
When anticipating my 2013-14 artist’s residency at the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI), I was concerned about how I might express the ephemeral effect of the graphite “smear” via the techniques of printmaking. With great insight, Professor Curlee Holton suggested that my focus should be with finding the “smear” that is inherent to the printmaking process, rather than seeking to replicate the effect of the smear. And so, in collaboration with Jase Clark, EPI Master Printer in Training, I began to conceive the potential of the printmaking process as a means of reflecting or re-casting my shadow drawings.
In this exhibition, the latent image of the shadow revealed in my drawings assumes new substance and form, translated through a variety of printmaking methods, including calligraphy, etching, silkscreen, viscosity, embossing, and laser cutting. Whereas my shadow drawings are projections of their objects, my prints became their inverse or reflection, shadow cast impressions—Prints of Darkness.
~ Anthony Viscardi
About seven years ago, a small group of amazingly dedicated teachers at Northeast Middle School (a Bethlehem area public school) started an effort to support their students with an anti-bullying assembly. They created an after school club where students could explore topics, and develop original work to showcase in an all school assembly. Students explored multiple forms of artistic expression: spoken word, song, rap, poems, visual art, video, and others.
The in school assembly is the capstone of a week long effort to promote a positive school climate. Following the MLK holiday, the entire school gets into the spirit of peace:
Tuesday was “Mismatch Day” – because no one is perfect and everyone has their differences.
Today was ‘Pajama Day” – to warm up to a new friends. Students were encourages to get to know someone different.
Thursday will be the day each homeroom celebrates their team building.
Friday is a school pride day. School colors and support for all the students involved in the Rally 4 Peace will end the week on a high note.
This year, the school is taking the Rally 4 Peace on the ROAD! In addition to performing for their school this Friday, they will present their talent at Lehigh University on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00 in the Fowler Black Box in the Zoellner Arts Center.
To get an idea of the kind of work these kids are capable of producing, check out this 4 minute video at the link here.
One final thought.
If adults are having a hard time untangling all the issues of race and injustice, imagine how challenging it would be to sort through all of this with the complications of pre-teen social adjustments. While it’s great that these students are finding their voice and the courage to share their views, it’s up to us to be present to hear them.
The event is sponsored by the Lehigh University Office of Admissions and the Council on Equity and Community, with generous technical support from the Zoellner Arts Center. We earnestly hope that a significant representation of Lehigh is present for this event.
If you wandered by the main entrance to Chandler-Ullmann, you might have spotted a wooden design stretching from the fountain to the outer rim of the plaza. The sculptural arch was one of the outcomes of a new initiative envisioned and launched by professors Anthony Viscardi and Nik Nikolov. The Hammerschalg Design series invited architects and designers to campus to engage with students in lecture and workshop with a variety of materials and techniques. Students engaged in projects in Chandler-Ullmann and the new Mountaintop Research facility.
“This was an amazing project as the final HDS design build series this semester. Two days of great student engagement, persistent faculty involvement and elegant spatial construction, truly a fine example of the architecture of Play. We are very proud and delighted”
~ Anthony Viscardi, executor and director of the Hammerschlag Design Series
Professor of Architecture, Lehigh University
We invite you to take a closer look at the design and marvel at its intricacies of construction.