Week-long Symphonic Organ Festival in Lehigh Valley!


Epic week of organ music in the Lehigh Valley!

SYMPHONIC ORGAN FESTIVAL Allentown Symphony Orchestra Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor

The “king of instruments” is brilliantly showcased in this all organ + orchestra concert featuring the famed Saint-Saëns “Organ Symphony” and a world premiere by Eric Ewazen. Maestro Hector Olivera takes the bench at our glorious organ in Miller Symphony Hall. The rafters will be shaking in this Symphonic Organ Festival. Check out the full program.

BUY TICKETS Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

BUY TICKETS Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 3 PM

Sponsors: Allen Organ, Dentist Down The Lane, WDIY


There’s a week full of mostly FREE events leading up to Maestro Hector Olivera’s performance with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra! Check out this live music series below with outstanding pipe & digital organs from around the Lehigh Valley.

Sunday, March 5 at 3 PM: American Guild of Organists Concert at Muhlenberg Chapel at Muhlenberg College, Allentown (FREE)
Monday, March 6 at 5:30 PM: “Meet the Organ” Happy Hour at Miller Symphony Hall, hosted by Allen Organ (FREE)
Tuesday, March 7 at 12:10 PM: Concert with Eric Plutz (Organist at Princeton University) at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allentown (FREE)
Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 PM: Lenten Organ Recital with Stephen Williams, First Presbyterian Church, Allentown (FREE)
Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM: Silent Film “The Beloved Rogue” with Don Kinnear on organ at Civic Theatre, Allentown (Admission Fee: civictheatre.com)
Friday, March 10 at 12 PM: Meet the Artist with Maestro Hector Olivera, Organ Soloist, at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown (FREE)
Friday, March 10 at 8 PM: All Bach Organ Program with Stephen Williams at Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem (FREE)
Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM: ASO Concert – Symphonic Organ Festival at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown ($25-$60 +fees/Students FREE)
Sunday, March 12 at 3 PM: ASO Concert – Symphonic Organ Festival at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown ($25-$60 +fees/Students FREE)
Supported by a grant from The Presser Foundation


A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards. Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books, it features a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie Reale that bubbles with melody and wit, and makes the show an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting experience for the whole family!
This whimsical musical follows two great friends—the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad—through four, fun-filled seasons, meeting new friends like Man Bird and Lady Bird; Father, Mother and Young Frog; Turtle; Squirrel and many more along the way. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

BUY TICKETS Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 2 PM

Series media sponsor, The Morning Call


“Whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” hailed the Boston Globe on the occasion of The Boston Trio’s Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall. Since their formation in 1997, the trio has quickly become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire. Join us for this trio-de-force featuring violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Jonah Ellsworth, and pianist Heng-Jin Park.

BUY TICKETS Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 4 PM


Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master Allentown Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Mahler is known for his BIG orchestras, not only in sound, but in personnel size. We cannot wait to deliver one of the largest orchestral sounds in the repertoire, not only with our large orchestra, but with the Allentown Symphony Chorus under the direction of chorus master, Eduardo Azzati. The last symphony Mahler wrote, “Resurrection” is an ode to the earth, to nature, and to humanity’s greatness.
BUY TICKETS Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM
BUY TICKETS Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 3 PM

Duggan and Marcon, concert sponsor WDIY, series media sponsor


Watch the best talent from around the world vie for the top prize of $8,000! This year exclusively features classical guitar and highlights its gorgeous timbre from rising guitarists in the music world.
Small reception to follow. FREE ADMISSION!

MORE INFO Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 1:30 PM

Jazz Upstairs

Join us for the Berks Jazz Fest kick-off concert! Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group will feature music written and played by John Coltrane celebrating the 90th year of his birth and 50th year since his passing. The music will cover the three periods of his extraordinary and short career (twelve years) beginning with his tenure as a sideman in the Miles Davis Group; through the repertoire of the Classic Quartet (Tyner, Jones, and Garrison); concluding with pieces from the late “free” jazz period. Coltrane’s body of work represents a pinnacle of achievement in the 20th century exerting an influence that goes beyond jazz both spiritually and musically. Specifically, for Liebman, it was seeing Coltrane live on many occasions in New York City that inspired him to pursue this music.
BUY TICKETS Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Series media sponsor, WDIY Artist sponsor, Omni Fishing

Met Opera: Live in HD

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
BUY TICKETS Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 2 PM
The Met Live in HD Series at Miller Symphony Hall is sponsored by Amaranth Foundation.

El Sistema Lehigh Valley

Support local music students as they present their spring concert as part of El Sistema Lehigh Valley. The concert is FREE and open to the public located at Roosevelt Elementary School.
MORE INFO Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 6 PM
This concert is FREE and open to the public!
MORE INFO Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 2:45 PM

In case you missed our children’s show Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with the Allentown Symphony, tune in to Service Electric Channel 2 to watch at these times!

March 5 at 6 PM

March 12 at 1 PM

March 19 at 4 PM

Our concert of Viennese Nights with the Allentown Symphony is re-broadcast as well on Service Electric Channel 2. Tune in March 8 at 8 PM.


This information applies to all concerts/shows at Miller Symphony Hall.
During the construction period in the State Lot (adjacent to Miller Symphony Hall), valet parking will be provided by City Center LV for our wheelchair and handicap accessible patrons during all performances in front of Symphony Hall. ADA-ramped entrance on the left-hand side of the building will be accessible.
Parking for all performances will be offered at the Transportation Deck at Sixth and Linden.


Miller Symphony Hall 23 N. 6th St. Allentown, PA 18101
Tickets: 610.432.6715 Office: 610.432.7961


Information provided by:
Lucy Bloise