The Lenfest Center for the Arts
The 20-21 Lenfest Season
- AUDITIONS for "Tartuffe" 2020 from 6-9 p.m.; August 26
- American Shakespeare Center's "Othello" September 12 at 2 p.m.
- Faculty Recital: Gregory Parker, baritone & Anna Billias, piano September 20th
- "SWEAT" Public Zoom Discussion
- "Tartuffe" October 15th
- Laura Benanti October 22
- "Liederkrieg: Austria vs. Germany" October 24
- AUDITIONS: "BURN" October 23
- Marlbrook Chamber Players November 1
- W&L Dancers Create... Nov. 5 and Friday
- Faculty Recital: Scott Williamson, tenor; William McCorkle, piano November 7
- A LENFEST EVENT: Debashish Bhattacharya November 14
- Choral Ensemble Showcase November 30 at 8 p.m.
- Instrumental Ensemble Showcase December 1
- Holiday Pops Concert December 7
- SENIOR RECITAL: CALEB PENA '21, TENOR January 30
- Screening of "Intimate Violence" February 4
- Voice Recital: Canciones Espanolas March 5
- Senior Recital: Levi Lebsack ’21, tenor March 7
- Faculty Harpsichord Recital: "Baroque to Contemporary" March 14
- Winter Choral Concert-CANCELLED March 16
- Jocelyn Bioh: Off-Broadway Play and Talk March 16 at 7 p.m. and Thursday
- Marlbrook Chamber Players: "ROBERT SCHUMANN: Troubadour of Love" March 21
- Senior Recital: Demmanuel Gonzalez ’21, baritone March 26
- W&L Repertory Dance Company March 25 2021 at 7 p.m. Friday
- Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical: "LITTLE WOMEN The Broadway Musical" March 30
- Senior Recital: Hyun Song ’21, cello April 2
- Senior Recital: Coletta Fuller, ’21, composition April 3
- University Orchestra and University Wind Ensemble Concert: "Concerto-Aria Winner's Concert" April 5
- University Jazz Ensemble Concert April 8
- "BURN" April 9
- Junior Recital: Keren Katz ’22, voice April 9
- Senior Recital: Carissa Petzold ’21, clarinet May 1
- Faculty Recital: "Anima e Grazia" May 9 at 3 p.m.
- Senior Recital: Robert Masi ’21, piano May 15
- Aerial Dance May 20
- GRADUATION Recital: Chad Thomas ’21, piano May 23
- GRADUATION RECITAL: Demmanuel Gonzalez, piano and Caleb Peña, piano May 25 at 3 p.m.
- University Singers Commencement Concert May 25
The Lenfest Center for the Arts
The Lenfest Center for the Arts, home of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies and the Department of Music and Department of Art and Art History is a multi-use facility designed and equipped to accommodate a broad spectrum of the performing arts, including theater, musical theater, opera and operetta, choral and band music, dance and performance art in one energizing complex.
Since opening in 1991, the Lenfest Center has helped the University provide the fine arts component of an exceptional liberal arts education. Housing over 175 performances each year and hosting over 30,000 patrons, the center has become the region's performing arts center. Countless rehearsals and an ongoing schedule of classes make the Lenfest Center a lively and dynamic educational facility.
The history of the university's long relationship to the arts dates back to its most illustrious early donor and first namesake, George Washington. In making an important gift to the struggling school in 1796, the First President noted, "To promote literature in this rising empire, and to encourage the arts, have ever been amongst the warmest wishes of my heart. And if the donation is likely to prove a means to accomplish these ends, it will contribute to the gratification of my desires."