Inauguration of Peggie's Bell - Professor Anthony Viscardi: Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 3:30 p.m.

Location: 

Lehigh University: Sacred Grove @ Alumni Memorial Hall


 

 

Event Schedule

 

3:45 - 4:15 OPENING CONCERT 

Opening the event with the Choral group from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, under the direction of the David B. Macbeth M.ed. ChM Artistic Director of Voice

 

4:20 – 4:50 MUSICAL INTERLUDE

Lehigh student Bryan Wright on the classical guitar.

 

5:00 - 5:15 SPEAKER

Professor Anthony Viscardi will introduce Mark and Lynne Hammerschlag, patrons for the Hammerschlag Design Series (HDS), and give a short presentation about the design-build process, based on the Guastavino technique, that he and HDS Visiting Professor Richard Kroeker, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, adapted for the construction of the acoustic shell titled, ‘Peggie’s Bell.’  

 

Viscardi will also discuss the collaborative experience that engaged Lehigh students from the Department of Art, Architecture, and Design (A|A|D), and the College of Engineering, noting a special thanks to A|A|D Professor Nik Nikolov’s Technology Class, who also dedicated class time to the project. Images of the process will be projected on the inside surface of the Bell. 

 

6:00 - 6:30 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Visiting Professor of Music, Chris Gross with perform an experimental music piece by John Cage called, ‘But what about the noise of crumpling paper.’  He says, “If I were to give a brief explanation (but without giving away the whole piece) I would say it is a musical work that explores the mindful experience of sound in/and/of an environmental space."

 

6:30 - 7:00 FINAL MUSICAL PRESENTATION

Chris Gross returns to play a cello piece; #3 Sciarrino Ai Limite della Notte, to conclude the event. 

 

Refreshments will be served.