The Lenfest Center for the Arts
The 20-21 Lenfest Season
- Senior Recital: Coletta Fuller, ’21, composition
- 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
- A Documentary "Intimate Violence" February 4
- Concert Guild: John Bullard, classical banjo & Markus Compton, harpsichord February 4
- Concert Guild: Matt Haimovitz, cello. "A Moveable Feast" February 16
- University Singers: Tour Home Concert March 2
- Senior Recital: Levi Lebsack ’21, tenor March 7
- W&L Repertory Dance Company March 11 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Friday
- Faculty Harpsichord Recital: "Baroque to Contemporary" March 14
- Winter Choral Concert March 16
- Marlbrook Chamber Players: "Schumann and Turina: Two Troubadours of Love" March 21
- Senior Recital: Demmanuel Gonzalez ’21, baritone March 23
- University Orchestra Concert: "Concerto-Aria Winner Concert" March 25
- Senior Recital: Carissa Petzold ’21, clarinet March 27
- Senior Recital: Hyun Song ’21, cello April 2
- University Wind Ensemble Concert April 5
- University Jazz Ensemble Concert: "Students in the Spotlight" April 8
- "BURN" April 9
- Faculty Recital: "Anima E Grazia" May 9 at 3 p.m.
- Senior Recital: Robert Masi ’21, piano May 15
- "The Moors" May 19
- Aerial Dance May 19
- 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."