Williams Center for the Arts

Philadanco courtesy of Lois Greenfield

November 5, 2010

Philadanco Performs Nov. 12 at Williams Center

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The Philadelphia Dance Company celebrates its 40th anniversary and returns to the Williams Center for the Arts 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.12, with thrilling, new selections of funk and hip-hop. The company’s return to Lafayette features two new dances: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s By Way of the Funk is a feast of American rhythm and blues, [...]

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November 2, 2010

Lust and Leisure in Edo Japan Exhibit Runs through Dec. 12 in Williams Center Gallery

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Lust and Leisure in Edo Japan, an exhibit of Japanese woodblock prints that depict popular forms of entertainment such as teahouses, brothels, and Kabuki Theater during Edo period Japan (1603–1868), will run through Dec. 12 in the William Center Gallery. The prints are selected from the Allentown Art Museum’s large collection of Japanese woodblock prints. [...]

Garrick Ohlsson, courtesy of Kacper Pempel

October 4, 2010

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens Williams Center’s Chamber Music Series Oct. 13

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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra launches its 24th season at the Williams Center for the Arts with world-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. The concert is the first performance in this year’s Chamber Music series. Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $5 for faculty and staff, [...]

SFJAZZ Collective, Courtesy of Walt Denson

October 4, 2010

SFJAZZ Collective Will Meet with Students and Perform at the Williams Center Oct. 14

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The SFJAZZ Collective will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 14, for a lecture, workshop and an 8 p.m. performance at the Williams Center for the Arts. Ensemble members will present a performance/lecture on the foundations of jazz composition, improvisation, and ensemble arranging at 4:15 p.m. Artistic director Miguel Zenon and pianist Ed Simon will give [...]

Ben Munisteri

September 17, 2010

Students Compose Music for Professional Dance Performance

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As she sat alone in the darkened theater, Kara Enz ’13 watched as a group of professional dancers rehearsed for that night’s performance at the Williams Center for the Arts. She knew the routine by heart from studying a video of it countless times on her computer.  She knew members of the Ben Munisteri Dance [...]

ETHEL

September 17, 2010

ETHEL String Quartet Performs Sept. 22 in the Williams Center

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The ETHEL string quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Williams Center for the Arts. The concert is the first performance in this year’s Sound Alternatives series. Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $5 for faculty and staff, and $18 for the public. They can [...]

Ben Munisteri Dance Project

September 8, 2010

Student Music Compositions for Dance Performance Debut at Williams Center Sept. 15

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When members of New York City’s Ben Munisteri Dance Projects take the stage at the Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, they’ll be performing at least one work to music composed by three Lafayette students, a rare privilege afforded to young talent. “They’re serious compositions,” says Munisteri, who was an [...]

One of Christo’s preparatory drawings for the Over the River project.

September 1, 2010

Williams Center Exhibit Explores Work of International Installation Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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An exhibit examining the art of internationally-renowned installation artists  will run in the Williams Center Gallery through Oct. 24. Robert Mattison, professor and head of art, will give a talk about Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work called “Landscape into Art” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Williams Center room 108. The exhibition features art prints documenting [...]

Dafnis Prieto

August 31, 2010

Dafnis Prieto Sextet Will Perform Sept. 10 at the Williams Center

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The Dafnis Prieto Sextet will open this year’s Jazz Masters series with a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Williams Center for the Arts. Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $5 for faculty and staff, and $20 for the public. They can be obtained by calling [...]

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Performs with Violinist Ryu Goto May 3

April 28, 2010

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Performs with Violinist Ryu Goto May 3

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This is the final concert in the 2009-10 Williams Center Performance Series The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform with violinist Ryu Goto 8 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the Williams Center for the Arts. A pre-performance rehearsal starting at 6:15 p.m. is free and open to the public. This will be the final concert in [...]