Happenings@Moravian November 2012

Vespers PreviewMUSIC |MORAVIAN

Everything But the Candles
Moravian College Christmas Vespers Preview

Friday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
Admission by donation

As a precursor to the ever popular Moravian College Christmas Vespers held at Central Moravian Church, this preview is offered for those who are unable to get tickets to that annual December event.  All of the music is presented (the College Choir, Women’s Chorus, Brass Ensemble, and other student ensembles) - appropriate hymns are sung, and the charming Morning Star, led by a youthful soloist, is presented.  Catch the holiday spirit early!  Remember – prelude music begins at 7 PM.

MUSIC |MORAVIAN Adam Benefield

Student Recital
Adam Benefield, drum set/composition

Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus | Admission Free

Senior music performance major Adam Benefield shows his prowess as a percussionist and composer when he is joined on stage by fellow students Zac Carson, string bass, David Fahim, piano, and Matt Truscott, saxophone.


Student Recital
Amanda Cavoto, soprano, & Ariel Hudak, soprano
“Feelin’ So High – Like a C6”

Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus | Admission Free

Music performance juniors Amanda Cavoto & Ariel Hudak will be joined by accompanists Andrea Berntsen and Bram Rader for an evening of high singing.


Student Ensembles
Clarinet Ensemble – Flute Troupe – WoodWind Trio
Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani, directors

Sunday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus | $5 general admission

Moravian College faculty Dr. Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani lead their wind instrument ensembles in some of the most beautiful, fun, & interesting music you’ll ever hear, written or arranged for their particular group of instruments.

MUSIC |MORAVIAN Guitar ensemble

Student Ensembles
Guitar Ensemble, Guitar & Flute Duo, Piano Duos
John Arnold & Arianna Goldina, directors

Sunday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$5 general admission


Randy Brecker, trumpet, with Co-Op Bop

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Part of the PA Jazz Collective Jazz Trumpet Series@ Moravian finds virtuoso jazz trumpeter, Randy Brecker, performing with area favorites Co-Op Bop members Alan Gaumer, Craig Kastelnik, Gary Rissmiller, and others.  Joining in the evening’s festivities will be Philly trumpeter, John Swana.


Moravian College BIG Band & Jazz Fusion Ensemble
featuring guest artist
jazz trumpeter, Randy Brecker

Dr. Neil Wetzel & Alan Gaumer, directors

Friday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission / $5 seniors & students

Continuing the PA Jazz Collective Jazz Trumpet Series @ Moravian the ever popular Moravian BIG Band will combine with the Jazz Fusion Ensemble and feature guest artist Randy Brecker on trumpet.  Directors Wetzel & Gaumer promise a fusion jazz evening not to be trumped!


Christmas in November!
Moravian College Women’s Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, director

Sunday, November 11, 4:00 p.m.
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission / $5 seniors & students

The soaring treble sounds of women’s voices will be joined by the lyrical sounds of the harp (plus some other instruments) as the Moravian College Women’s Chorus presents Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Conrad Susa’s Carols & Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, and Kirke Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas – all under the masterful baton of Eduardo Azzati.


Student Ensembles
Jazz Combos I & II, and Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Tony Gairo, David Roth, & Lou Lanza, directors

Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$5 general admission


Student Ensemble
M.I.M.E. (Moravian Improvised Music Ensemble)
Dan DeChellis, director

Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 p.m.
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$5 general admission

Music like you’ve never heard before – that’s because it’s being made up on the spot!  Enjoy the spontaneity.


Student Recital
Alexandra Borden, soprano, & Melissa Kutkowski, Celtic fiddle
“Ginger Snaps:  An Evening of Esoteric Delights”

Saturday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
Admission Free

The soprano and the fiddler (Alexandra Borden & Melissa Kutkowski) will be joined by several fellow musicians, including Eduardo Azzati, piano, Adam Benefield, drums, Zac Carson, bass, plus members Moravian’s Celtic Ensemble directed by Alison Gillespie.


Delta Omicron presents
Musicians Without Borders

Sunday, November 18, 4:00 p.m.
Peter Hall –Hurd Campus | Admission Free

Members of Moravian’s Gamma Pi chapter of the international music honors fraternity come together for an afternoon of music from around the world.


Donald SpiethMoravian College Community Orchestra
Donald Spieth, conductor
featuring Inna Eyzerovich, violin

Sunday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission / $5 seniors & students

Moravian faculty member and well-known area violinist, Inna Eyzerovich, solos in Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77.  Also on the program is a World Premier of Dr. Larry Lipkis’ newest work – Dance Suite.  Rounding it out is Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46.


Student Ensembles
Brass – String Bass – Trombone Ensembles
Larry Wright, Paul Rostock, & Ralph Brodt III directors

Monday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$5 general admission


Closing Celebration
50th Anniversary of the HUB
1960s to Now

Wednesday, November 14

Live music, free food, time capsule


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PAYNE GALLERY|MORAVIAN George Sotter "Ottsville House", 22x26, Oil on Board, Circa- 1940

Celebrate 30 Years of Exhibitions

November 8 – December 18
Payne Gallery, Hurd Campus
Admission Free| Public Welcome

Opening Reception - Thursday, November 15

Mrs. Hurd's most recent acquisitions for the Payne Gallery are a group of six paintings including four Philadelphia Ten artists, one of her personal favorites W. E. Schofield, and an artist that had so far eluded us, George Sotter.  With the recent acquisition of Sotter's, Ottsville House, we now round out Moravian College's permanent  collection.  With the addition of this collection Moravian College achieves several milestone benchmarks for the Payne Gallery's 30th Anniversary.

Moravian's Collection is the second largest Pennsylvania Impressionist collection in the county rivaled by only the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. Moravian also now has the largest collection of female Pennsylvania impressionists known as the Philadelphia Ten. And finally, Moravian's collection by the artist Walter Schofield is the largest and most comprehensive collection in the country.


Edward Leskin & Jane NoelAlumni Photo Show
Work by Edward Leskin & Jane Noel

through November 19
Reception and Artist Talks Tuesday, November 6, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Edward A. Leskin, Images from Home and Abroad: A 24-Year Photographic Journey: Leskin was born in Allentown, PA, in 1965. A lifelong student of politics and fine arts, Leskin double-majored in Political Science and Studio Art at Moravian (Class of 1988). During his last year, he acquired an intense interest in photography. He attended Pratt Institute, where he received my MFA (Photography) in 1991.

Jane S. Noel, Tag Sale and Other Stories: The home is an archive of memories. But each family member has their own catalog. What happens when the family home is disbanded and the archive is no longer intact? In December, Noel's mother moved from the home where she had lived for 47 years. It was her task to clear what remained, a job most often done alone. Noel had the honor of studying Photography with Judith Joy Ross and graduated from Moravian in 1978. She continued her studies earning an M.A. from George Washington University and an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Art.

Medieval Studies Show
Posters designed by Art 113 classes

November 19 through December 3
H. Paty Eiffe Gallery


A New Play by Christopher Shorr
Classical Adaptation

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 1-3, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.
Arena Theatre

$3 Moravian students / $5 faculty and staff / $10 Non-Moravian students / $15 general admission

Based on Christopher Marlowe’s classical tragedy “Doctor Faustus.” In the trenches of World War One, with bombs bursting overhead, a German scientist—John Faust—tries desperately to crack the riddle of creating poison gas. When all else fails, he turns to the evil Mephistophilis for help. Selling his soul for the secret, Faust is condemned to live with the murderous consequences of his actions.

THEATRE COMPANY|MORAVIAN Laughter on the 23rd floor

Friday Night Play Reading Series: 
By Neil Simon  

Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
Free admission

From the writer of “The Odd Couple,” “Biloxi Blues,” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” this play was inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince."



Saturday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Johnston Hall

$10 students – tickets can be purchased at the bookstore
$16 public at www.moravian.musictoday.com

The night will be headlined by Circa Survive, a Doylestown, Pa. indie rock band. Los Angeles-based pop-rock band Carolina Liar is also slated to perform at the Hound Sound. Columbus, Ohio electro-rock band twenty | one | pilots fills out the bill for the Hound Sound.


Moving Beyond Borders Program
Dinner & Dialogue

Thursday, November 1, 4:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Meet in front of the HUB – transportation provided
$5 students

Explore Malaysian culture and cuisine! Students can R.S.V.P. at gguth@moravian.edu and by bringing $5 to 1105 Main Street by Tuesday, October 30. Seating is limited. Sponsored by Office of Institutional Diversity.

TRAINING |MORAVIANAlly Training Program

Moravian College Safe Zone Ally Training Program

.Monday, November 12, 8:00-9:15 p.m.

HUB, Snyder Room

What does it mean to be a safe zone ally? This workshop is designed to educate individuals about sexual orientation and issues that impact the LGBTQ Community.  The workshop will provide individuals with tools to be an effective ally as well as create a visible network of Allies to provide support to the LGBTQ community at Moravian.

SUSTAINABILITY | IN FOCUSJourney of the Universe

Journey of the Universe
Guest speakers: M. E. Tucker and John Grim

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dana Lecture Hall, Collier Hall of Science

Journey of the Universe presents for the first time the epic story of cosmic, Earth, and human transformation. Beautifully filmed on the Greek island of Samos, this engaging narrative combines scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, and ecology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the cosmos.  These speakers and film viewing is sponsored by the Religion Department, Seminary, and Arts & Lectures. 


Helon Habila
Visiting writer and novelist reading

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.

It is open Moravian College
and the wider community at no charge

Award winning novelist Helon Habila will discuss the narrative and themes of Oil on Water, with its focus on oil company and government corruption and environmental degradation in the Niger delta, are particularly apt for Moravian’s In Focus: Sustainability theme.


Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Friday, November 9,
Johnston Hall

Hall of Fame Inductees
Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples '02
Tara Wartman McClimon '98
Anthony Jaso '50
Fred Reinhard, Honorary Inductee

Robert Martin Herbstman Award
William Marsh '56

Team Honoree
1989 Men's Track and Field

More Information - check out the details on the Athletics website


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