Things to Do: Irish Music on Bethlehem First Friday | Out

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a week earlier with an Irish music tour at “Shamrock & Roll” on First Friday in South Bethlehem.

From 6 p.m. Celtic musicians will be stationed at restaurants in the SouthSide Arts District for visitors to stroll through Irish music and watch each performance.

The event will kick off at Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub, where Irish dancers from the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance will perform.

Poor Man’s Gambit will play at Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy the sound of the bagpipe with the MacKay Pipe Band at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Celtic Rebels Band will perform at Venture X Bethlehem from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Piper’s Request will perform at the Flying V Poutinerie from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fig for a Kiss will perform at the New Palette & Pour restaurant, on the first floor of the ArtsQuest Center.

Performances will take place indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. All guests are requested to wear masks and to stay six feet away from other guests.

Families can take toddlers to Color Me Mine for pixie arts and crafts activities until 8 p.m.

A new goal for the first Friday of 2021 is to give back to the community. The SouthSide Art District will be hosting a children’s book drive for the Cops’ N ‘Kids Reading Room on the occasion of Dr Seuss’ birthday. They will be collecting new and lightly used children’s books at Molly’s Irish Grille from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For every donation you will receive a free SouthSide Arts District t-shirt.

The mission of the Cops ‘N’ Kids literacy program is to “connect children and community through literacy”. Its Reading Room, in partnership with Northampton Community College, allows children and families to read together, share stories and select a free book to take home. Police officers, high school and college students, community volunteers and various community organizations are part of the programs that take place in the reading room.

Opus One organizes a series of virtual recitals

Join Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir for the third concert in its free virtual series “Modern Salon”.

The “Modern Salon # 3” concert will be available online from Sunday to March 21.

The series features choir members performing solo vocal and instrumental performances with musical selections ranging from Broadway to Classical.

Geert Ruelens will accompany on the piano, and the accompaniment was recorded at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Reading.

Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir was founded in 2012 as a non-profit choral ensemble based in the Reading area.

Tickets are free, but a $ 10 donation is suggested.

Reading Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and David Kim






David Kim


The 108th season of the Reading Symphony Orchestra features virtual concerts that will satisfy all music lovers.

On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., RSO will broadcast a live concert featuring violinist David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, on the RSO’s YouTube channel.

RSO’s Music Director, Andrew Constantine, will conduct the Reading Symphony Orchestra.

The “Mozart & David Kim” program presents “Serenade” by Elgar; “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K218” by Mozart and “Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21” by Beethoven.

Kim, who was appointed first violinist in 1999, started playing the violin at the age of three and began studying with renowned educator Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.

Highlights for Kim’s 2020-21 season include an appearance as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continued appearances as Principal Violin with the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the United States and in online at the Kahn Academy, as well as recitals, addresses and appearances. with orchestras across the United States.

Each season, Kim appears as a guest in concert with famous modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty at venues such as the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall. In August, he will return to Nashville to perform at the Getty Music Worship Conference — Sing! 2021.

Kim performs on a JB Guadagnini from Milan, ca. 1757, on loan from the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Michael Angelo Bergonzi from Cremona, ca. 1754.

Bach Choir will present virtual Bach at noon

The Bethlehem Bach Choir continues its Bach concerts at virtually noon Tuesday on YouTube and Facebook.

The next Bach at Noon Eve party will take place on March 9 at noon.

The free concert series, which takes place on the second Tuesday of the month, includes seven performances throughout the year at the Moravian Central Church in Bethlehem and three summer concerts at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the center. town of Allentown. Greg Funfgeld, artistic director and conductor of the choir, presents each program with an informal lecture. The performances also include discussions with the soloists about the music.

The concerts are recorded live at the central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, with a small ensemble of musicians, all respecting social distancing. Due to crowd restrictions, there is no audience.






Loretta O'Sullivan

Loretta O’Sullivan


Join Funfgeld as they welcome soloists Loretta O’Sullivan on cello and Dashon Burton, bass baritone for an afternoon of Bach and Mendelssohn.

On the program: “Le Dodo ou L’amour au Berceau” by François Couperin; “Chanson sans paroles for cello and piano, Opus 109” by Felix Mendelssohn; Bach’s Air from Cantata 149 Kraft und Stärke; Arioso from The Passion according to Saint John Betrachte, meine Seel; Aria from The Passion according to Saint Matthew Mache dich, mein Herze, kidney and Aria from the cantata 82 Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen; and Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Also on display are Elizabeth Field and Linda Kistler, violin; Uri Wassertzug, viola; Stephen Groat, bass; Nobuo Kitagawa, oboe; Charles Holdeman, bassoon and Funfgeld, keyboards.

Voluntary donations can be made online.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs host Pig Day

Join the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for their annual Pig Day celebration and help kick off the 2021 season.

Meet at the Coca-Cola Park Clubhouse Store in Allentown from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays to pick up a free IronPigs garden sign, take socially distant selfies with the IronPigs mascots, and take advantage of special offers. and discounts on IronPigs merchandise.

Watch IronPigs social media all week leading up to Pig Day for additional virtual events.

Godfrey Daniels to host open mic series






Karen and Amy Jones

Karen and Amy Jones


Godfrey Daniels of Bethlehem is launching an open-mic monthly virtual series starting Sunday at 7 p.m., featuring artists curated by invitation and hosted by Karen and Amy Jones.

The event will feature Beth Sherby of Bernardsville, New Jersey; George Hrab of Bethlehem; Kris Kehr of Leesport, Berks County; Jack Murray of Barto, Berks County; and Karen and Amy Jones of Bethlehem.

The event will be broadcast on Godfrey Daniels’ Facebook page.

Live Comedy at Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope features live comedy at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.






Derrick Reason

Derrick Reason


Headlining is Derrick Eason and starring Sergio Marzitelli.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Derrick Eason’s comic style encompasses all aspects of American life. His comedy is the truth and undeniably funny. Armed with a “subtly scandalous” seldom seen in today’s comedians, his worldview is an honest and unique reflection of today’s society.

Sergio Marzitelli performs a wide range of comedies, drawing on his own experiences of living with friends, girlfriends and everything in between. Marzitelli mixes crowd work with real stories, creating a truly unique comedy experience. He won the NEPA Scene competition in 2015 and was a finalist in Florida’s Funniest Comedian competition. For five consecutive years, he was voted Best Actor by The Weekender Magazine at its Readers’ Choice Awards from 2015 to 2019. He has performed around the world, from Los Angeles to Miami to Montreal, Canada.

The audience will be socially distanced and masks must be worn throughout the performance.

Tickets cost $ 25.

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