Borromeo String Quartet begins the 2013 - 14 concert season of the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem (CMSB), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Hurd Campus, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.
The program is: Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135; Auerbach String Quartet (to be announced); and Dvorak String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51.
The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet, in residence at the New England Conservatory of Music, has appeared in the CMS series a number of times.
Stagemakers at the J will hold auditions for children for the musical "Oliver!" 1 - 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 6:30 - 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.
A callback audition may be held 6:30 - 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the JCC.
Children age seven and over will be eligible to audition for leads and chorus roles.
Those auditioning must prepare a song and bring sheet music, read from the script, and learn a basic dance combination.
Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m..Nov. 24.
The Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., Catasauqua, holds a grand-opening event 6 - 9 p.m. Sept. 7 with music by The Ultra Kings, a Lehigh Valley rockabilly band.
Owners Robynn Shannon and Hannah Nour took their inspiration to name the studio from its former use as a gas station in the 1930s.
Nour, Artistic Director and co-owner, says the space is a dance class venue offering classes and workshops in Middle Eastern dance, swing and salsa with instruction in yoga, drumming classes and music.
The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Tri-Cees Community Chorale is seeking people from the community who share a passion for music and derive joy from singing with others to study and perform choral music in a wide variety of genres.
Music reading skills and choral technique such as listening, blending, intonation and diction are developed in rehearsal. No previous music training is required but would be helpful. The group performs at least one concert at the end of the semester.
Local non-profits will feel the impact of a community united 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 12 as approximately 800 employees from area businesses volunteer their time during United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley's 21st annual "Day of Caring" in partnership with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.
The Difference, Air Products' award-winning rock 'n' roll band, will take its final bows when it performs its last two shows, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The 7:30 p.m. show is also being videotaped by Service Electric Cable TV for broadcast this fall.
"Blue Jasmine" is the 49th film directed and 71st film written by Woody Allen, including some shorts, in the 47 years since his first movie in 1966. He's already filming his next movie, an untitled feature scheduled for release in 2014.
Allen, noted for his hilarious social satires, has also made dramas, often including funny moments. "Blue Jasmine" is one such film.
Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley has announced three promotions.
Jennifer A. Tropeano was promoted to vice president, consumer lending. She has 15 years in community banking and started with Embassy Bank when it was founded in 2001. Previously, she was assistant vice president, consumer lending.
Tropeano attended Kutztown University and is a volunteer at Good Shepherd Catholic School, Northampton.
Katrina Ziegler was promoted to assistant treasurer. She has nine years in the finance industry, the past four years with Embassy in loan operations.
Moravian College's new "Arts On the Move" program will provide tickets free of charge to Moravian students to attend selected concerts, films, museums, plays, art exhibits and dance performances throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Believed to be the only one of its kind offered by colleges, "the initiative is designed to encourage our students to go out into the local community and take advantage of the thriving arts scene in the Lehigh Valley," said Christopher Shorr, Moravian College director of theater and the program's co-director.
The PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via Walk and Kids Races will be held 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The free event includes tours of the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center television studios, storytelling, Elmo Scavenger Hunt and music by Grammy-winning producer Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band, the latter at noon on the Air Products stage.
Other PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via activities include: inflatable bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, arts and crafts, exhibits by local organizations and face painting.