Wednesday, November 7
singing. Willie Israel will lead a workshop on this early
American tradition, invented by the Moravians. When done properly,
its almost as much of a meditative experience as the
Tibetan bowls (below). 6:00 p.m. pot-luck supper, 7:00 p.m.
workshop, Saal, Moravian Theological Seminary. 610 625-6735.
Saturday, November 10
Bus trip to Baltimore. Sponsored by the Art Club. Includes
Walters Art Gallery and Baltimore Museum of Art. (Did you
know: BMA looks like a pint-size version of the National Gallery
of Art because both were designed by architect John Russell
Pope.) With time to shop in the Inner Harbor. Cost: $30 students,
$40 faculty/staff/guests. For just the Inner Harbor, pay $20
and skip the museums. Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. and returns
about 10:00 p.m. Ext. 1680.
singing bowls, which produce an unusual contemplative
music, will be demonstrated by Benjamin Lobst during a meditation
workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Rec Room of the HUB. No prior
meditation or bowl-playing experience needed; just bring a
blanket and pillow and wear loose clothes. This event is part
of Two Weeks on Nepal, a series of informational
displays and films. Ext. 1491.
Thursday, November 15
Gary Graffman, one of Americas great pianists, director
of the Curtis Institute of Music, and holder of an honorary
doctorate from Moravian, will conduct a master class for music
students. 11:30 a.m., Peter Hall. $10, $5 seniors/students.
Saturday, November 17
The Christmas Vespers preview concert has everything
but the candles. 8:00 p.m., Foy Hall. Donation.
Sunday, November 18
Wister Quartet, a foursome of Philadelphia Orchestra musicians,
will re-create the first concert to be presented by the then-new
Bethlehem Chamber Music Society on November 29, 1951. It featured
the Curtis Quartetwith Jascha Brodsky, who taught at
the Curtis Institute of Music until his death in 1997, on
first violinplaying Mozarts Hunt quartet,
Beethovens Harp quartet and Paul Hindemiths
Eight Pieces at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity.
Btw, the quartet is named for Owen Wister, author of The Virginian,
a native Philadelphian. 3:30 p.m., Foy Hall. $20, $18
seniors, $7 students. 610 435-7611 or www.cmsob.org.