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CONCERT SCHEDULE - SPRING 2020
Moravian College – Department of Music
2019-2020 Expanded Concert Calendar
SPRING 2020

For tickets & information: 610-861-1650 / music@moravian.edu
also available through: www.lvartsboxoffice.org
          -web page:  www.moravian.edu/music
NOTE: This information is as of 1/14/20 and subject to change/update/alteration.

Student/Faculty Concert
Kellen Pisani (guitar), Cayden Wisner (guitar), and Jazz Faculty
5:00-8:00 PM – Sunday January 26, 2020
Deer Head Inn – Delaware Water Gap, PA
Music charge - $10 collected at the door
            Moravian College jazz majors Kellen Pisani and Cayden Wisner will appear at this venerable jazz club backed by Moravian jazz faculty members Zach Martin (drums), Paul Rostock (bass), Tony DeSantis (trumpet), and Neil Wetzel (saxophone).  Reservations can be made by calling (570) 424-2000.

Masterclass
Ronn McFarlane, lute
1:00 PM – Saturday, February 8, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Founding member of Ayreheart (whose concert will be in the evening) Ronn McFarlane, offers a masterclass for Moravian College students William Coccia & John Hoofman, guitar.  Mr. McFarlane will also share information on the history of the lute and its music.

Featured Concert
Ayerheart
featuring Ronn McFarlane, lute
7:30 PM – Saturday, February 8, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
            This Martin Guitar sponsored concert features Ayreheart in their instrumental trio format, mostly performing original music of founding member Ronn McFarlane, lute, as well as his arrangements of traditional Celtic music as heard on his solo album The Celtic Lute.

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Opera/Theater Ensemble
“A Grand Night for Singing”
Suzanne Kompass, director  /  Justen Blackstone, piano
4:00 PM – Sunday, February 9, 2020
     (please note time change)

Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission
            The Opera/Musical Theater Ensemble will be serving up delicious portions from Menotti, Mozart, and Puccini Operas along with a champagne splash of Operetta from Die Fledermaus and some Musical Theater favorites.  Our five member ensemble of four sopranos and a baritone will be sure to start the St. Valentine’s week off with a romantic, bubbly, and elegant performance.  This evening will indeed leave everyone feeling like “A Grand Night for Singing!”

Adjudication
Moravian College High School Choral Adjudication
6:00 PM  -  Thursday, February 13, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
          
Please join us at the beautiful Foy Hall on the campus of Moravian College for an evening celebrating seven of the best high school choirs from the Lehigh Valley.  They will be adjudicated by two prestigious choral directors; Dr. Paula Zerkle from Moravian College and Dr. Jennifer Kelly from Lafayette College.  After each choir’s performance they will receive a mini-clinic on stage by one of the two choral professionals.  The choirs in attendance will be: Easton Area High School Camerata, Nazareth High School Nightingales, The Men of Nazareth High School, Whitehall High School Chorale, Jenkintown Honors Chorale, Phillipsburg High School Women's Chorus, East Stroudsburg High School North Chorale.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Student Recital
Cayden Wisner, guitar
7:30 PM – Friday, February 21, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

Student Recital
Rachel Cupp, flute
7:30 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

Student Concert
PMEA District 10 Jazz Band
7:00 PM - Saturday , March 7, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$5 general admission
            The top high school jazz musicians selected from the 7 counties of PMEA District 10 perform in a concert presenting big band jazz masterworks and jazz standards.

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Wind Ensemble & Clarinet Choir
Dr. Carl Hess & Stephen Reisteter, directors
7:30 PM – Friday, March 13, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

Concert
Betty Airestock Moore Memorial Concert
featuring Piano Faculty and Students of Moravian College
7:30 PM – Saturday, March 14, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
            This concert is presented through the generosity of the family of Betty Aierstock Moore and will feature Moravian faculty members Dr. Ariana Goldina, Dave Roth, Dan DeChellis on piano, and the Moravian College Piano Quintet directed by Mike Montero.

Students in Concert
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Concert
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 15, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
Donations accepted

Student Recital
Lauren Steinert, soprano
with Justen Blackstone, piano
7:30 PM – Friday, March 20, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

Students in Recital
Delta Omicron Spring Concert
7:30 PM – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Recital
Kellen Pisani, jazz guitar
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

Student Recital
Liam Mulligan, baritone, & Julius Sarkozy, piano
“Variations, Themes, and a Million Dreams”
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Fusion Ensemble & Jazz Combo II
Paul Rostock & David Roth, directors
7:30 PM – Friday, March 27, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Ensembles
Moravian College BIG Band with Charter Arts Big Band
Dr. Neil Wetzel & Mike Lorenz, directors
7:30 – Saturday, March 28, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Early Music Ensembles
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission
            The Monteverdi, Baroque, and Krummhorn Ensembles will combine with the Collegium Musicum to present La Donna in Musica: Early Music by and for Women.  The concert will feature six works by women composers, including Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Barbara Strozzi.  Works celebrating women by Telemann, Bach, and others will also be also be showcased.

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Tony Gairo & Najwa Parkins, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Dance Company
45th Annual Dance Company Concert

Lisa Busfield, artistic director / Karen Riehl, assistant director
7:30 PM – Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission  /  $10 seniors  /  $5 LVAIC students, faculty & staff

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Flute Troupe & Guitar Ensemble
Robin Kani & John Arnold, directors
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Students in Recital
Moravian College Composers’ Concert
7:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Improv Ensemble, aka: M.I.M.E.
Dan DeChellis, facilitator
7:300 PM – Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Foy ConcertHall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

PA JAZZ Idol & Annual Awards
7:30 PM – Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No Admission Charge
            The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective and the Moravian College Music Department join forces to present young students performing small group “Combo” style jazz, where the emphasis is on improvisation.  This popular program has celebrity judges of distinction that offer valuable insight to all up-and-coming jazz students and includes audience voting.  Participating students can win prizes that include scholarships to summer jazz camps and performance opportunities.  PAJAZZ also presents awards and recognition to folks who have contributed notably to the mission of the jazz collective.  At the end of the evening, the “Artist of the Year” will be announced.  This artist is recognized primarily for performance excellence as well as efforts as a jazz educator.

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Wind Ensemble & Brass Ensemble
Dr. H. Carl Hess, director
7:30 PM – Friday, April 17, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Masterclass
David Kim, violin
1:00 PM - Saturday, April 18, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Celtic Ensemble
Alison Gillespie, director
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 19, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Community Orchestra
featuring David Kim, violin
Donald Spieth, conductor
7:00 PM – Sunday, April 19, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
            This concert features the concert master of the Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim, violin, in Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 35 in D Major.  Also on the program: Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, Beach’s Bal Masqué, Op. 22, and deFalla’s El sombrero de tres pico, Suite No. 1 (The Three Cornered Hat Suite #1).  This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.  A reception follows the concert.
 
 

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Choral Spring Choral Concert
celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday!
featuring the Mass in C and Elegischer Gesang
Moravian College Choral Ensembles and Beethoven Festival Orchestra
Paula Ring Zerkle, director
7:30 PM - Saturday, April 25, 2020
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Student Ensembles
Moravian College BIG Band and Jazz Combo I
Dr. Neil Wetzel & Tony Gairo, directors
5:00-8:00 PM – Sunday, April 26, 2020
Deer Head Inn – Delaware Water Gap, PA
Music charge $10 - collected at the door
            Moravian College jazz ensembles, BIG Band and Jazz Combo I, appear at one of the oldest, continually operating, and respected jazz clubs – The Deer Head Inn.  Reservations can be made by calling (570) 424-2000.

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Trombone Ensemble
Ralph Brodt III, director
7:30 PM – Monday, April 27, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Students in Recital
Moravian College Music Institute Spring Recital
4:00 PM – Sunday, May 17, 2020
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Students of the Moravian College Music Institute perform their year-end recital in the stained-glass splendor of Peter Hall.  Performers are of varying ages presenting differing musical styles and instruments.  Come and enjoy their talents!  A reception immediately follows the recital.

Moravian College Summer Jazz Camp
Monday – Friday, July 6-10, 2020
Hurd Campus – Moravian College
          Please visit https://www.moravian.edu/music/community-lessons/camps/jazz for up-to-date information on this camp.

Moravian College Summer Music Institute
Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 2020
Hurd Campus – Moravian College
          
Please visit https://www.moravian.edu/music/community-lessons/camps/young for up-to-date information on this camp.

Moravian College Suzuki Workshop
Tuesday - Saturday, July 21-25, 2020
Hurd Campus – Moravian College
          Please visit https://www.moravian.edu/music/community-lessons/camps/summer-suzuki-workshop for up-to-date information on this expanded workshop.