March 12 - 18, 2018
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  The Eric Mintel Quartet
 
* March 16 | 7:30 pm
* Miller Symphony Hall

Pianist Eric Mintel is joined by Nelson Hill on sax/flute, Dave Mohn on drums, and Jack Hegyi on bass. The Eric Mintel Quartet will play new original music written by Eric, tunes by Dave Brubeck, and classic TV show themes in a jazz setting.

 
 
A Celebration  
of the Choral Art 
Presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
   
* March 17 | 7:30 pm
* State Theatre

Two festive tours-de-force for choir and brass by William Walton and John Rutter are combined with J.S. Bach's Cantata 118 O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht (O Jesus Christ, light of my life), and Morten Lauridsen's earliest choral cycle, the Mid-Winter Songs on poetry by Robert Graves. The concert gives eloquent expression to both cosmic praise and deep intimacy. Walton's ebullient Coronation Te Deum was composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953, and features lush double-choir writing and infectious rhythm. John Rutter's joyful Gloria, composed 20 years later contains fanfares aplenty and a rhapsodically lyrical middle movement. Lauridsen's setting of the Graves poetry charts the wayward romantic fortunes of the poet in stunningly evocative compositions, with challenging and crystalline music for choir and piano.




The Lydian String Quartet 
Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
The Lyds, as they are affectionately known, were formed in 1980, drawn from the Music Department at Brandeis University, where they remain in residence today. Early in the group's history, it was mentored by Robert Koff of the Juilliard String Quartet and quickly garnered a number of significant awards, including the Naumberg Award for Excellence in Chamber Music in 1984.

 
    
  
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Program Highlights
MONDAY, MARCH 12 
 
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Salon 
Hosts: George Miller, Kate Scuffle Follow us on Twitter 
     
March is Women's History Month, and we're exploring work by and about women in the Valley.

First, hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller will talk with DanceLink creator/choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon Mobley about their new collaboration, "The Body Keeps The Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery", opening March 23 at the Ice House in Bethlehem. 

Then, Kate and George welcome Allentown Art Museum's Abigail Simmons (Adult & College Programs) and Carolyn Fedor (Media) who will share the Women's History Month programming at the museum, from films and panel discussions to the March 24 symposium, "Woman to Woman (A Convening)."

At the Movies :
"Black Panther"
  has been hailed as the first Marvel Cinematic Universe directed by an African American, Ryan Coogler, with an African American cast in lead roles.  Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the superhero film. 
 
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Take Charge of Your Life
Host: Eleanor Bobrow

Eleanor Bobrow explores the resources and services of New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center, a non-profit organization which provides a valuable resource in the Lehigh Valley, assisting those with behavioral issues, addiction issues, and brain injury issues.

Joining Eleanor are guests William Hoke, MS, Vice President for Development at New Vitae, Donna Devlin, BS, RN, co-owner and Executive Administrator of New Vitae, and Patricia "Tricia" Prpich, MA, who has served a variety of roles in the Quakertown Recovery Center and currently assists with marketing for New Vitae.

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Folk Classics
Host: Steve Aaronson

Tonight's program is a "Twofer" -- with segments celebrating the imminent arrival of both St. Patrick's Day and Spring. The St. Patrick's segment will include tracks from The Clancy Brothers, The Irish Rovers, and Theodore Bikel; the Spring segment will focus on music of hope, renewal. optimism, and, yes, love. 
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13


7:00 - 9:00 pm: Live from Godfrey Daniels 
Host: Dina Hall Follow us on Twitter 
 
Dina Hall features archived sets from Blackwater, David Kincaid, and April Verch. Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists past, present, and future. 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Your Financial Choices
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® Follow us on Twitter

Laurie Siebert discusses  Health Savings Accounts and other related issues. Questions can be submitted early at yourfinancialchoices.com by clicking "Contact Laurie."


THURSDAY, MARCH 15
 
1:00 - 4:00 pm: The Blend
Host: Stewart Brodian Follow us on Twitter

Stewart Brodian talks to Erik Broesk, President of the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited along with Dr. Ed Hart, board member and treasurer about the Fly Fishing Film Tour returning to SteelStacks for fourth year on March 20 and 21.

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse  
Host: Sally Handlon Follow us on Twitter
 
Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, who recently provided a "state of the city" presentation to Bethlehem's community leaders, joins host Sally Handlon to discuss that presentation which covers accomplishments in his first term and his vision for the next four years..
 
11:00 pm - 1:00 am: Galactic Travels
Host: Bill Fox Follow us on Twitter 

On  Galactic Travels , Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
 
This week, Bill continues the month-long focus on
Alpha Wave Movement. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Terra" on Harmonic Resonance Recordings.  You will also hear new music by Strom Noir.

 
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: WDIY Classics
Host: Karen El-Chaar

At 10:00 am, David Ruhf of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem joins host Karen El-Chaar for a preview of this weekend's performances at the State Theatre in Easton and the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA.

5:44 pm:  Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar Follow us on Twitter

Dr. Afshar will present a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. 

Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44pm during NPR's  All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41am during NPR's  Morning Edition.