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CONCERT SCHEDULE - SPRING 2019

Moravian College – Department of Music
2018-2019 Expanded Concert Calendar
SPRING 2019
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 12/5/18 and subject to change/update/alteration.


Faculty Recital:  Moravian College Jazz Faculty & Friends
led by Dave Roth & Alan Gaumer
7:30 PM – Friday, February 1, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
            Performers to include faculty: Tom Kozic (guitar), Neil Wetzel (sax), Alan Gaumer (trumpet), Zach Martin (drum set), David Roth (piano), Najwa Parkins (vocals), and friends: Craig Kastelnik (keyboards), Brian Bortz (bass), Vince Petinelli (trumpet), Bill Smith (trombone).  

Student Recital:  Andrew Ortega, tenor
7:30 PM – Saturday, February 9, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge

Student Recital:  Steven Berger, organ, & Mark Pall, organ
4:00 PM – Sunday, February 10, 2019
Central Moravian Church – Main & Church Streets, Bethlehem, PA
No admission charge
            Join Moravian College organ majors, Steven Berger and Mark Pall, for the organ experience of your lifetime!  They will be performing works from all major periods of organ music.  Represented composers include:  Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Martin.  Come and hear the grandeur and beauty of Central Moravian Church’s historic organ.  The concert will feature the vocal talents of Elizabeth Allen, soprano.

Student Recital:  Eliana Zebro, piano & composition
4:00 PM – Sunday, February 17, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge

             Join senior music composition major Eliana Zebro as she debuts new works, including an excerpt from her modern dance composition.  She will perform her own pieces for the piano, and will also play the piano works of Bartok, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and others.

Student Recital:  Kellen Pisani & Cayden Wisner, jazz guitars
7:30 PM – Saturday, March 16, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge
            Junior recital with faculty member Paul Rostock, bass.

Students & Alumni in Recital:  Delta Omicron Spring Musicale
with special guests – Moravian Voice Alumni
“Hey, Old Friends!”
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
            Join students from the international music honors fraternity, Delta Omicron, for their Spring Musicale as they welcome voice alumni from Moravian’s past.  Expect to see:  Tanya Lauser O’Brien, John Paul Cappiello, Stephanie Difelice Havens, Sean Carroll, Cathy Spallita, and who knows who else!

Student Recital:  Luke Peterson, piano & composition
7:30 PM – Friday, March 22, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge

Student Recital:  Ciarra Hurley, soprano
“Thank You for the Music”
7:30 PM – Saturday, March 23, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge
            Senior voice major, Ciarra Hurley, will be joined by Dave Roth (piano), Dan DeChellis (piano), & Becky Lepore (piano).

Student Ensembles: Moravian College Jazz Fusion Ensemble & Jazz Combo II
Alan Gaumer & David Roth, directors
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Student Ensembles: Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Tony Gairo & Najwa Parkins, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission 

Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Dance Company
44th Annual Dance Company Concert

Lisa Busfield, artistic director / Karen Riehl, assistant director
7:30 PM – Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission - $5 LVAIC students, faculty & staff
            The dance concert features pieces choreographed by students, dance faculty, and guests from the Lehigh Valley dance community.  The performance encompasses ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and more.

Student Ensembles: Moravian College Early Music Ensembles
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
            Collegium Musicum, Baroque Ensemble, Monteverdi Ensemble, together make up the Early Music Ensembles of Moravian College who perform music that was written before there was movable type!

Student Ensembles:  Moravian College Celtic Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble“Songs of the Sea”  -  “Programmatic & Minimalist”
Alison Gillespie & John Arnold, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
            The Moravian College Celtic Ensemble presents Songs of the Sea exploring the rich body of songs and tunes that have sprung from Celtic myths and legends about the sea, life at the sea, and maritime traditions, in three countries surrounded by water – Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  The Moravian College Guitar Ensemble will offer Programmatic & Minimalist works by Brouwer, Freidlin, Arnold, and others. 

Student Recital: Marc Bernal, tenor/counter-tenor, & Lauren Steinert, soprano
“Just a Couple of Characters”
7:30 PM – Friday, April 5, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge
            Join junior vocalists Marc Bernal, tenor/counter-tenor, and Lauren Steinert, soprano, for a night of arias and musical theatre as they portray multiple comedic, dramatic, and operatic roles!  Featuring Justen Blackstone & Eileen Wescoe accompanying on piano.

Student Ensemble - The Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert
Moravian College Community Orchestra
“Born in the U.S.A.”
featuring Blair McMillen, piano, and Neil Wetzel, saxophone
Donald Spieth, conductor
7:00 PM – Sunday, April 7, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
            This concert features the music of iconic American composers.  Guest artist, Blair McMillen, piano, will perform George Gershwin’s popular Concerto in F.  Also on the program is a world premiere of Rhapsody and Riffs for Saxophone and Orchestra by Dr. Larry Lipkis, commissioned for this concert.  This new work features Dr. Neil Wetzel, Chair of the Music Department, on saxophone.  In addition, the orchestra will perform Aaron Copland’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes and Leonard Bernstein’s Slava! (A Political Overture).  This concert is offered in memory of Betty Aierstock Moore, honoring her substantial contribution to Moravian College’s All-Steinway initiative.  This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.  A reception follows the concert.

Student Ensembles: Woodwind Ensemble / Flute Troupe / Clarinet Choir
Dr. Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani, directors
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 7, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Student Ensemble: Moravian College BIG Band
Guest artist Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Dr. Neil Wetzel, director  /  Dr. H. Carl Hess, conductor
7:30 PM – Friday, April 12, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            Featured work:  Neil Sedaka’s Manhattan Intermezzo, Jeffrey Biegel, piano.   This concert is sponsored in part by the Moravian College Arts & Lectures.

Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Wind Ensemble
Dr. H. Carl Hess, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Students in Recital:  Moravian College Composers’ Concert
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

PAJAZZ Idol & Annual Awards
7:30 PM – Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
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 Ensemble: Moravian College Improv Ensemble, aka: M.I.M.E.
Dan DeChellis, facilitator
7:30 PM – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Student Ensemble: Moravian College Choir & Festival Orchestra
Paula Ring Zerkle, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
          Join us in a celebration of world music with the Lehigh Valley premiere of Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin.  Every movement presents spirituality from a different culture, with texts from the Torah, Bhagavad Gita, Lord’s Prayer, Japanese haiku, Maori proverbs, and more.

Student Ensembles:  Moravian College Trombone Ensemble & Brass Quintet
Ralph Brodt III & Lawrence Wright, directors
7:30 PM – Monday, April 29, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Students in Recital:  Moravian College Music Institute Spring Recital
4:00 PM – Sunday, May 19, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
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.