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The National Museum of Industrial History is hosting an industrial photography exhibition in celebration of Lehigh Valley Photography month in November. The exhibit showcases photographic-based art that focuses on industry across the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Images are on display from November 3rd to coincide with the beginning of Artsquest’s Invision Photo Festival through the end of the month.
An awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 29th. Special $5 docent tours of the museum will be available from 4pm to 5pm and light snacks will be available from 5pm to 7pm. The first, second, and third place winners will be announced at 6:30pm.
All children, except one, grow up…
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues.
A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive National Theatre production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.
The JCC’s annual Artisan Craft Fair features hand-crafted works by artists from here in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere. Ceramics, jewelry, clothing, textile art, woodworking, mosaics, prints, and more.
Sunday, December 10 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
This event is free and open to the community.
A lifelong seeker, musically and philosophically, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd is the consummate musician’s musician. With The Marvels—no less than Bill Frisell (guitar), Reuben Rogers (bass), Eric Harland (drums), and Greg Leisz (pedal steel)—he explores layered improvisations, capturing a universe in a single, fervent song. “Follow the career of Charles Lloyd,” says The New York Times, “and you see a map of great jazz across half a century. His shows, full of momentum and intuition, perfectly represent the idea that the best jazz needs to be experienced live.”
“The amazing precision of ensemble that Orpheus displays without benefit of a conductor remains a marvel” (The Huffington Post). From Rossini’s cheeky Overture to Il signor Bruschino to the momentous finale of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, the virtuosity of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s collective musicianship is fully realized in this elegant program. The young Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth, praised for her “quite astonishingly outstanding intonation” (Gramophone), makes her debut with the ensemble in two works—Albinoni’s Trumpet Concerto Opus 9, No. 2 and Bach’s Trumpet Concerto in D major.
With stark simplicity and a narrative that feels remarkably relevant to the moment, Beyond Sacred stages the personal and complex stories of young Muslim New Yorkers at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Created by Ping Chong + Company, this interview-based theater production illuminates the daily experiences of individuals who reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, yet share the commonality of coming of age after 9/11 and of being the “other” in America. A poignant new work, and “a lesson in human understanding, drawn from real lives” (The New York Times).
Join us for the best of London theater, on screen in Lafayette College’s Landis Cinema
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic in London.
David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Exceptionally prescient, always electrifying, dance artist Pascal Rioult’s ever-expanding oeuvre has produced some of the most memorable works of the past 20 years, his Bolero among them. In Women on the Edge, Rioult confronts the Trojan War, defying a history habitually recounted through the exploits of men, by placing center stage the key figures most often pushed to the margin—Iphigenia, Helen, and Cassandra. In this triptych, stories of grace, strength, and resilience are rendered in a contemporary light against newly commissioned music by American composers Michael Torke, Aaron Kernis, and Richard Danielpour.
The accomplished Danish String Quartet commands the great works of quartet literature with exceptional energy and an uncommonly fresh approach. Hailed for its impeccable technique, intonation, and balance, the quartet brings dynamic new understanding to Bartók’s Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 7 on its Williams Center debut. Selections from its 2013 release Wood Works—centuries-old Scandinavian folk tunes, arranged for string quartet—will astonish and gratify. “Theirs is playing of unusual, and unusually effective, liberty. When at their best, their tone throbs with joy” (The New York Times).
Program: Bartók / String Quartet No. 1 // Traditional / Nordic Folk Music Selections // Beethoven / String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59, No. 1
Unequivocally enchanting, these seven superlative musicians from counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin, and Donegal have produced nine award-winning recordings and a multitude of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Danú’s high-energy pluck bursts forth in exuberant slides, reels, jigs, and hornpipes, then plunges deep within the soul of Ireland to rend the heart with the most affecting ballads. Returning to the Williams Center is the young and abundantly decorated vocalist Nell Ní Chróinin, a luminous performer of the sean-nós style—the highly ornamented form of unaccompanied traditional Irish singing.