Northwestern Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pa. Sinfonia to present annual all-Mozart concert

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 3, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

An all-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part of the Sinfonia’s season schedule.

The program includes “Symphony No. 17 in G,” K. 129; “Exultate, Jubilate,” K. 165, and the “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,” K. 218, in which violinist Rebecca Brown is soloist.

“Exultate, Jubilate” is a...

Article By: The Press

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CORRECTION

The name of the director of “Moon Over Buffalo,” which concluded its run Feb. 24 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is Carrie Beleno.

The director’s last name was spelled incorrectly in a theater review published on the Lehigh Valley Press Focus web site.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, March 1: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, March 4: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, March 5: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange....

Casting call

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

PA PLAYHOUSE:

The Pennsylvania Playhouse holds auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 6 - 9 p.m. March 8, 4 - 7 p.m. March 9 and noon - 2 p.m. March 10, with callbacks 2 - 5 p.m. March 10.

Those auditioning are to prepare a music excerpt no more than one-minute long, preferably from the show, or an excerpt similar in style. Bring clearly-marked sheet music for a pianist or bring recorded accompaniment. An auxiliary cord and speakers will be provided. No a...

Lincoln Leadership: ‘A Little Princess’

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy presents a Victorian era tale of stark class differences with “A Little Princess,” 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, and 2 p.m. March 9 and 10, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Based on the 1905 children’s novel, “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the musical follows the trials of a young wealthy British girl in a London boarding school. She is separated from her father, an adventurer on a trek to...

Tristan England born to run in ‘Monster Jam’ EarthShaker

Friday, February 22, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Tristan England, driver of EarthShaker in the “Monster Jam Triple Threat Series,” Feb. 22-24, PPL Center, Allentown, got his start in 2015 when he attended “Monster Jam University” to train with “Monster Jam World Final” champion, Tom Meents.

“Tom Meents kind of just tossed me in the truck and taught me how to drive.

“I definitely figured out my own driving style over the years and consider myself to be calm, cool and collected.

“It’s controlled chaos and my driving...

Pa. Shakespeare names new education director

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), the professional theater at DeSales University, has announced the appointment of Anelise Diaz as the new Education Director.

Diaz will spearhead Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s educational programming, including the administration and project management of the Festival’s fall WillPower Tour, an annual Shakespeare competition for high school students, and coordinating student group visits to the Festival during the summer performance season...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

Emmaus, Parkland, LV Charter Arts join Bel Canto, Bach Choir in ‘Choirs Festival’

Friday, February 22, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

More than 200 young voices join the renowned singers of Bach Choir of Bethlehem in a concert geared for families, 3 p.m. Feb. 24, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

The “Family Concert: Youth Choirs Festival” features the Bach Choir’s Bel Canto Youth Chorus with the Bach Choir and members of The Bach Festival Orchestra, as well as members of three high school choruses, all under the direction of Bach Choir Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld, in...