Happenings at Moravian April, 2013


April has a full slate of recitals by Moravian College's talented music majors. Take time to support our students as they showcase their talents from composition and vocals to performing to a variety of musical styles performing with a multitude of instruments.

Composers’ Concert
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Peter Hall | $5 general admission
Composition students of Dr. Larry Lipkis and Dr. Kirk O’Riordan share music they’ve created.  Various soloists, duos, and ensembles perform this new music.

Alexandra Borden, soprano & composer
Sunday, April 14, 4:00 p.m.
Peter Hall | Free Admission

Senior music student Alexa Borden presents an afternoon of music for her voice and music she’s written for others.

Victoria Clark, flute, & Rachel Ruisard, soprano
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Peter Hall | Free Admission
Join students Torie Clark and Rachel Ruisard as they offer music that shows off their talents.  They’ll be joined by Russell Jackson & Rebekah Ruth on piano.


Moravian's many talented music majors and others perform in a variety of ensembles supported by faculty members to present a wide range of muscial performances.

Hey, Olden Friends
Delta Omicron Musicale

Sunday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.
Peter Hall | $5 general admission

Moravian’s Gamma Pi chapter of the international music honors fraternity, Delta Omicron, invites current and former members to present an afternoon of enjoyable music.

Celtic Ensemble
Alison Gillespie, director

Sunday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Prosser Auditorium, HUB | $5 general admission

The ever popular Celtic Ensemble is made up of students, faculty, staff and guests.  Director Gillespie always creates a fun, musical time with the Celts!

Sephardic Music
Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom:  Ladino Songs Renewed
The Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall |$15/$10 general admission

Get ready for an emotionally powerful, artistic voyage awash with warm harmonies, intricate textures and spellbinding rhythms.  Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo, Salonica, and Jerusalem, the award winning sextet the Guy Mendilow Ensemble brings to life the adventures and legends of traditional Sephardi songs, sung in the endangered Judeo-Spanish language, Ladino.  www.guymendilow.com

Moravian College Community Orchestra
featuring Robin Kani, flute,  & Deborah Andrus, clarinet
Donald Spieth, conductor

Sunday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall |$15/$10 general admission

Moravian College faculty members and beloved performers Robin Kani & Deborah Andrus join the College Community Orchestra to offer Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, Smetana’s Vltava (The Mouldau), and Williams’ Star Wars Suite.

M.I.M.E. (Moravian Improvisation Music Ensemble) and Trombone Ensemble
Dan DeChellis & Ralph Brodt, III, directors

Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall |$5 general admission

Improvisation specialist Dan DeChellis oversees his students in music that’s created on the spot.  Various instruments and voices are combined to create music you’ve never heard before.  Director and arranger Brodt brings his 20+ trombone ensemble to the stage with a new arrangement of Holst’s Second Suite in F, plus guest performer, Rob Stoneback with Danny Boy.

Anniversaries and Student Work
Moravian College Wind Ensemble
featuring Ian Vogler, baritone saxophone
James Earl Barnes, director

Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall |$10/$5 general admission

This second “Anniversaries” Wind Ensemble concert features Instrumental Concerto Competition winner Ian Vogler, ’13, baritone saxophone.  Included are three premiers specifically written for the ensemble by Michael McAndrew, ’15, and Michael Battipaglia, ’13.  This performance will also be live-streamed.

Moravian College BIG Band & Jazz Combo I
Tony Gairo, director

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 a.m.
Foy Concert Hall | $10/ $5 General Admission

Well known composer/conductor Tony Gairo leads the ever popular BIG Band and Combo I of Moravian College.  Jazz standards and new music will be featured for this lively evening.

Moravian College Jazz Combo II, Jazz Fusion, & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
David Roth, Alan Gaumer, & Lou Lanza, directors

Sunday, April 21, 4:00 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall | $5 General Admission

Jazz specialists Dave Roth, Alan Gaumer, and Lou Lanza put their students through their paces in their respective jazz ensembles.  It promises to be a be-bopping afternoon.

Moravian College Brass, String Bass, & Percussion Ensembles
Larry Wright, Paul Rostock, & Steven Mathiesen directors

Monday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall | $5 general admission

Each ensemble will offer music specially written or arranged for that group of instruments.

Moravian College Guitar, Guitar & Flute, and Piano Ensembles
John Arnold & Dr. Arianna Goldina, directors

Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Peter Hall |$5 general admission

Directors Arnold & Goldina promise an evening of Classical and Popular music written or arranged for guitar, guitar & flute, two pianos, and piano duets.

A Celebration of the Sacred and Profane
Music by Bernstein, Britten, & Barber
Moravian College Choir
Paula Ring Zerkle, director

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall | $10/ $5 General Admission

This evening of choral music will include Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Barber’s Reincarnations.  You decide which is Sacred and which is Profane!


Senior Show - April 14 - May 12
Payne Gallery |No charge

The Senior Show is always one of the highlights of our annual exhibition program. An eclectic mix of the many disciplines offered at Moravian College, the Senior Show represents four years of hard and productive work by our students in studio, photography, graphic design, art education, and art history.

Payne Gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. daily except Mondays, major holidays, and college breaks. Visit the Payne Gallery Website for more information.

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Celebrating Moravian Women
H. Paty Eiffe Gallery, HUB

Closing reception: Monday, April 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

During Women's History Month, as is our tradition, we would like to celebrate the talents of the women of the Moravian College community - faculty, students, staff, alumnae - in our annual exhibition in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery of the Haupert Union Building.    Please join the other women in the Moravian College community and take this opportunity to display your work – and win prizes.


Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Tom Dubreuil by email: tdubreuil@moravian.edu, or by phone 610 625-7051, at least one week prior to the event.

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President Thomforde Farewell
"Goodbye to the Bow Tie."

Friday, April 26th
campus-wide farewell event

Spring Carnival - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Senior Wine and Cheese - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m
(invitation to graduates only; response required)

Campus Dance - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Moravian College Dance Concert
Celebrating 38 Years of Dance

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
Admission $8 | Free with Moravian I.D.

The 38th anniversary concert will consist of dance pieces choreographed by both students and teachers.  The twenty-one dancer company will showcase their skill at ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, modern, lyrical, and contemporary dance., s under the direction of Mary Anne Hoffman and Madeline Moore.


Mr. Moravian
Saturday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.

Prosser Auditorium, HUB
Admission $5 at the door

Alpha Sigma Tau presents this FUN annual competition to support
Habitat for Humanity


"Tales from a Hydrologist Going through a Mid-life Crisis: How a Sabbatical Lead to International Development Banking and a Focus on Sustainability"

 Fernando Mirrales-Wilhelm
Director, NASA WaterSCAPES University Research Cente, Florida International University and Water and Sanitation Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank.

Thursday, April 4
Snyder Room, HUB, at 7:00 p.m.


Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm is a hydrologist and water resources engineer with 20 years of experience in modeling of surface and groundwater hydrology, climate-hydrology-vegetation interactions, stormwater management and water quality modeling.


Third Undergraduate Research Conference
in German Studies

Saturday, April 6

The keynote lecture: Nitzan Lebovic (Lehigh University) "Tomorrow's Yesterday: Why Political Films are Obsessed with Nietzsche's Philosophy" will take place at 12:40 p.m. in the UBC Room (HUB).

Moravian College will host the third Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies on Saturday, April 6. Co-organized by Lafayette College and Moravian College, the conference will give students the opportunity to present their research in all German-related fields, the study of German literature, film and culture, art history, music, philosophy, history and politics. Complete conference program...


Friday Night Play Reading Series:

Friday, April 12. 8:00 p.m

By Oscar Wilde In 1890s London, two young gentlemen use the same pseudonym –"Ernest"—to hide their secret rendezvous. But when they both fall in love with women while using that name, things get complicated for them—and hilarious for the audience! “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a both a whimsical romantic comedy as well as a sharp-witted satire of Victorian society.


Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle
Discussion with Robbie Gemmel, film director

Thursday, April 18
Prosser Auditorium, HUB, at 7:00 p.m.

CAPE SPIN! is the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle over America’s largest clean energy project. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt. CAPE SPIN! tells the incredible tale of how America’s first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. 

Robbie GimmelQuestion & Answer session to follow film with film director, Robbie Gemmel.

Five years in the making, Cape Spin! “proves that environmental films can be seriously funny crowd pleasers and about much more than just the environment.”  Trailer: http://www.capespin.com/   

Both events sponsored by the Moravian College Environmental Studies & Sciences Program and the Moravian College Sustainability Coordinating Committee.

Take back the nightRALLY | MORAVIAN

Take Back the Night March and Rally

Monday, April 15, 6:00
HUB and HILL| No Charge

The Take Back the Night March and Rally advocates against all forms of violence. On Friday, April 12nd, there will be an all-day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) poster-making session in the HUB, at which participants will make posters to be carried at the April 15thmarch and rally. The march will begin across from the HILL (south campus) main entrance at 6:00 p.m.  March participants will walk up Bethlehem’s Main Street to Johnston Hall on Moravian College’s main campus where the rally will take place. 


Jay Pharaoh
Stand-up comedian and impressionist

Friday, April 19
8 p.m., Johnston Hall

Tickets are $5 for Moravian students, and $15.75 for the general public. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Pharoah is best known for his impersonations of Will Smith, Barack Obama, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington and other celebrities on Saturday Night Live. Tickets can be purchased at the Moravian College Bookstore or online at www.moravian.musictoday.com. Moravian College’s IMPACT presents the comedy show. Check out his youtube channel.

Scholarship Day at Moravian CollegeSCHOLARSHIP | MORAVIAN

8h Annual Student Scholarship
and Creative Endeavors Day

Monday, April 22

Showcasing work from classes, honors projects, independent research, SOAR projects, and
many other types of  scholarly and creative expression.


The Creative Adaptive Art Materials for Differentiated Instruction

Saturday, April 27

Art Building, Room 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 A hands-on workshop for teaching art to children with diverse needs

Dr. Heather Fountain, disability advocate and author of her new book, “Differentiated Instruction in Art,” will show how to create low-cost adaptive art materials, which will help students effectively engage in art making.
Please RSVP to Kristin Baxter at kbaxter@moravian.edu by Tuesday, April 23. The workshop is limited to twenty people and all are welcome. There is no set cost, so you may pay as you wish. All proceeds go to the Moravian College Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association.

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