Williams Center for the Arts announces virtual season
Front row seats at your favorite venue may not always be possible, but this is the season to treat yourself to curated, commissioned, and exclusive productions at the Williams Center for the Arts.
All you have to do is grab your favorite recliner and nudge a bit closer to your television, tablet, laptop, or phone. Voila! The best seat in the house is quite literally yours.
The Williams Center for the Arts announced its Fall 2020 Virtual Season which includes music, dance, art, and theater.
Here’s what’s in on the calendar:
Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche
Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a movement formed in the late 1890s for art, literature, and music. At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele. This exhibition provides an in-depth examination of images of extraordinary visual power.
Hub New Music
Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
Hub New Music, contemporary trailblazers, take the quartet repertoire for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello to new heights. This program offers a “first look” at a new work commissioned from composer Carlos Simon entitled Requiem for the Enslaved. Lafayette College professors Wendy Wilson-Fall and Jeremy Zallen join Simon prior to the performance to discuss the import and impact of his research and music.
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice
Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.
Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies
Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh and who amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings.
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
The Running Show
Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
This fall, choreographer Monica Bill Barnes is working with an ensemble of dancers here in the Lehigh Valley ranging in age from 12 to 75. Through virtual movement classes and interviews, Barnes and documentary theater artist Robbie Saenz de Viteri will teach the choreography and capture the dancers’ stories. The Running Show gives the audience an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into the life of a dancer.
A Christmas Carol
In this world premiere, live, online event, the interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.