LEHIGH UNIVERSITY | Spring 2021 | Zoellner Arts Center Presents First-Ever Virtual Spring Season
February 25, 2021, @ 10:46 AM
Tickets now on sale!
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University is pleased to announce our On Stage at Home series. Recorded exclusively for Zoellner, these Guest Artist performances includes: Sankofa Danzafro: The City of Others on February 5, Ulysses Quartet on February 26, Third Coast Percussion on March 19, Dom Flemons on April 9, Casey Abrams on April 30 and Joan Osborne: Songs of Bob Dylan on May 21.
We have chosen to offer free access to these performances for those unable to afford a nominal ticket price of $10 or $20. The well-being of our community is important to us. Regardless of the level of support, all patrons will have access to the same performance. Tickets are now on sale.
A complete list is included below with show descriptions:
Sankofa Danzafro, (offered now- March 5) an Afro-Colombian dance company, performs their work The City of Others. Artistic director and choreographer Rafael Palacios created this work by drawing from the troupe’s personal experiences with racism and oppression in their daily lives.
Ulysses Quartet (offered February 26- March 26) is a youthful string ensemble whose members hold a prestigious fellowship at The Juilliard School. They have mastered classical repertoire such as Bach, Haydn, Schubert and Ravel while performing notable engagements in Alice Tully Hall, Beijing’s Harbin Grand Theatre, and the Eastman School of Music.
Third Coast Percussion (offered March 19- April 10), a Grammy Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet. For 15 years, the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. A direct connection with the audience is at the core of all of their work, whether the musicians are speaking from the stage about a piece or inviting audiences to play along, the four members strive to engage and create a sense of community during their performances.
Grammy Award winner Dom Flemons (offered April 9- May 9) is a songwriter, music scholar and multi-instrumentalist. He is an expert player on the banjo, guitar, jug and rhythm bones…just to name a few! He is The American Songster” with a repertoire that covers over 100 years of early American popular music and a founding member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Entertaining Jazz bassist and vocalist Casey Abrams (offered April 30- May 30) is a familiar face to fans of American Idol, Zoellner audiences have enjoyed his performances in Baker Hall with Postmodern Jukebox. On his own, he is a modern musical chameleon, seamlessly blending traditional Jazz musicianship with contemporary pop sensibilities and a uniquely distinct voice. More than five hundred and fifty million people have seen Casey’s performances on Youtube.
Multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne (offered May 21-June 21) performs Songs of Bob Dylan. Since she broke through 25 years ago with her mega-smash “One of Us”, the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe–exploring a diverse range of genres from pop, gospel, roots, soul, and country.
Z. Candi Staurinos