A huge success in London’s West End, this critically acclaimed concert-style theatre show chronicles how two young boys from Queens, NY, went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the 60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. Using state-of-the-art video projection and lighting, with actors portraying Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, this immersive celebration of timeless music and nostalgic images features a full live band playing all the hits — Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Sound of Silence and many more. Click HERE for artist's website. LU students attend for FREE, click for more info.
Comprised of world-class cirque artists, this Canadian troupe crafts contemporary circus shows with an uncanny ability to have fun and move audiences. On stage, six envelopes contain six mysterious invitations for six strangers. The guests have arrived, but one is missing. What to do while we wait? SIX explores the sweet madness of waiting, the intricate beauty in a correspondence, unexpected encounters, joyful laughter, and breathtaking feats of acrobatics set to great music from Dr. John, The Commodores, indie rock and more! Click HERE for artist's website. LU students attend for FREE, click for details.
Founded in December 1944, the orchestra’s beginnings go back to numerous chamber and solo concerts given by musicians, who after World War II, established ties within Poland. Their huge repertoire encompasses compositions from Baroque to contemporary music. Program: Rossini, Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Silken Ladder); Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5. Click HERE for artist's website. LU students attend for FREE, click for more info.
Music by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John-Micheal Tebelak
The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) features Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love vibrantly come to life. Led by the international hit, Day by Day, an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville illustrate the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Jesus recruits a group of followers who help him enact different parables using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and brilliant pieces of comic improvisation, which dissolve hauntingly into the last supper and the crucifixion. LU Department of Theatre website.
Grammy-winning string quartet Attacca performs contemporary music by Phil Glass, Paul Wiancko, and Caroline Shaw. Percussionist Miles Salerni joins the ensemble for the premiere of Paul Salerni’s My Two Als, a piece celebrating the lives of jazz singer Al Jarreau and Lehigh’s longtime Marching 97 director, Al Neumeyer. Click here for artist's website.
SPEAKER SERIES: Celebrated National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting Earth’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate startling new insights into their lives and culture. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales—from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort”—and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet. Click HERE for artist's website. LU students attend for FREE, click for more info. Photo by Brian Skerry.
ABOUT LIL BUCK: In addition to being the ambassador of one of the most ground breaking dance styles of this generation, Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck also founded the dance collective Movement Art Is (MAI), an organization that uses dance and movement to inspire and change the world. Lil Buck is also the first street dancer ever to design a capsule collection with Versace, and in February 2012, He joined Madonna for her Super Bowl halftime show, which broke the record for the most-watched television program in American history. He also completed two world tours with Madonna: MDNA and REBEL HEART. In 2014, Lil Buck was also awarded The Wall Street Journal Innovator of the Year Award.
The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices, especially the voices of black women and women of color, and how historically marginalized they have been in the music industry. When they’re not performing on stages like Carnegie Hall and the Apollo, the RRC regularly hits the NYC streets, advocating for social justice across the spectrum. Click here for artist's website.
We are pleased to announce that Lehigh University's Treble Ensemble, Dolce, will perform prior to the main concert.
Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar," Sáinz-Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known for his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance.” (The New York Times) His musical interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of Rioja, his homeland’s rich cultural region. He is known for his emotive and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing at intimate recital halls, or playing with Plácido Domingo to an audience of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, where maestro Domingo hailed him as “the master of the guitar.” Click here for artist's website.
Alex Radus is an award-winning and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. He is known as a “sultry crooner” (The City Paper) and a “master guitarist” (Courier News), but his songwriting takes center stage. Radus pairs whimsical and poignant storytelling with a sophisticated mix of Americana, swing, blues, folk, country and more. The Alex Radus Trio's Zoellner debut marks the official release of their new album, Tributaries. The trio's members include Daniel Manchester (upright bass) and Charlie Heim (drums); special guest Pyrenesia. LU students attend for FREE, click for more info.