Arts & Culture

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For more than 50 years, Alvernia has been providing a dynamic environment for students and community members to experience arts and cultural events. Whether through student performances, visiting lecturers, featured faculty presentations or guest artists, the arts have been alive at Alvernia!

2014-2015 Alvernia Performing Arts Series

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Grupo Éxito
Sunday, September 14, 5:00 p.m.
FREE OUTDOOR EVENT - No Tickets Required
Francis Hall Amphitheater (In case of rain, will be held inside)

Move to the rhythms of Latin American bachata music and dance as Alvernia kicks off Hispanic Heritage month with an outdoor celebration featuring the bilingual New York City band Grupo Éxito.

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Zion and Bryce Canyon Soundscapes
Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

Journey into the breathtaking beauty of our national parks in this music and video concert featuring Jill Haley (oboe & composer), David Cullen (guitar) and Susan McDevitt (piano). Nominated in 2012 for "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" by Zone Music Reporter. A complimentary dessert reception with the artists will follow this concert in the Francis Hall Atrium. For Tickets>>

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Gershwin on Broadway with Leon Bates
Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

World-renowned pianist Leon Bates, joined by soprano Louise Toppin and baritone Robert Sims graces the stage at Alvernia with the beloved music of one of America's favorite composers, George Gershwin. For Tickets>>

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Berks Jazz Fest presents Cyrille Aim
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "astonishingly creative" and "among the most promising jazz singers of our generation," award-winning jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée dazzles in this 25th Annual Berks Jazz Fest event hosted by Alvernia. For Tickets>>


photo: Lit Fest logoThe annual Lit Fest is packed with many unique events including entertainment, award-winning authors, and workshops. All events are hosted by Alvernia University at the Reading campus and are free and open to the public.



photo: Lecture SeriesAlvernia's Lecture Series offers many chances to expand your mind through free thought-provoking lectures by top authors and seasoned leaders.


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