Lehigh University is an integral part of life in Bethlehem, PA. Part of their impact on the town comes from Zoellner Arts Center. The home to Lehigh’s departments of Theatre and Music as well as the Art Galleries and Guest Artist Series. When you plan a stay at Sayre Mansion this fall, check out one of the many amazing musical performances, readings, exhibitions, or other events held at Zoellner Arts Center.
Zoellner Arts Center Background
Built in 1996 and opened in 1997, the Zoellner Arts Center combines the education of Lehigh University students with professional facilities that also play host to public concerts and events. According to the Zoellner Center site, “The center’s mission is to create an environment where artists and students of the arts develop and learn; to educate, captivate and inspire performers and audiences by presenting a variety of vibrant, high-quality performing arts events, exhibits and scholastic programs; and to develop new audiences.”
The center has three main performance facilities: Baker Hall, Diamond Theater, and Black Box Theater. There is also a two story art gallery which features student exhibitions as well as those of guest artists. Zoellner Arts Center is also home to rehearsal spaces, a dance studio, classrooms, a music library, dressing rooms, a costume shop, scene shop, and recording studio. In the past, renowned performers such as Yo-Yo-Ma, the New York Philharmonic, Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennet, Lily Tomlin, Bernadette Peters, Queen Latifah, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, and Garrison Keillor have appeared at the center.
Zoellner Arts Center Fall Event Schedule
From musical performances to art exhibitions to lectures and everything in between, you’ll find a schedule full of intriguing events at Zoellner Arts Center. This fall’s lineup includes legend Smokey Robinson, student theatrical and music presentation, poets, writers, and even circuses. Below is the full fall schedule:
The Prints of Arthur B. Davies | October 2nd
An Evening with CS Lewis | October 3rd
Cirque Alfonse – Timber! | October 5th
Notations: Shirlette Ammons | October 9th
Notations: Joanie Mackowski | October 15th
Red Baraat | October 17th
LU Jazz Repertory Orchestra: A Tribute to the Big Bands | October 18th
Donna McHugh, Piano & Natalia Khoma, Cello: Romantic Works | October 19th
Smokey Robinson | October 25th
Arturo Sandoval | November 1st
Notations: L. Lamar Wilson | November 4th
Dept. of Theatre : Kind Ness & Minnesota | November 7th – 15th
LU Jazz Ensemble, Funk Band & Combo | November 8th
LU Student Chamber Music Ensembles | November 9th
Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now | November 9th
LU Choral Arts : Songs of Love | November 14th
LU Wind Ensemble: Potpourri for Winds | November 16th
The Toure-Raichel Collective | November 23rd
When you plan your trip to Bethlehem and your visit to the Zoellner Arts Center for one of their fantastic exhibits or events, be sure to book a stay at our Bethlehem boutique hotel. The Sayre Mansion is located in the heart of historic Bethlehem and offers guests the elegance and atmosphere of an 1800s mansion with all the comforts and amenities of a modern hotel. Our beautiful guest rooms and suites feature period antiques and furnishings along with fine linens and bath amenities. And each stay includes the attention of our knowledgeable staff as well as a full innkeepers breakfast in the morning, guaranteeing your day will get off to a bright start. To have the essential Bethlehem experience, there is no better place to stay than at the Sayre Mansion.
Photo credit: Kersten A. Riechers.