India’s renowned tabla player, composer and percussionist, Zakir Hussain, returns to Lafayette College in Easton with his seven-member Masters of Percussion ensemble on Wednesday at 8 p.m., at the Williams Center for the Arts.
In a past visit to Lafayette, Hussain performed a memorable trio program with Edgar Meyer and Bela Fleck and in a duo program with master sitarist Niladri Kumar.
The musicians will give a 75-minute lecture demonstration the next day (April 10) at 11 a.m., in room 123 of the Williams Center.
For further info: lafayette.edu
Four talented stars of Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together at Easton’s State Theatre on Friday at 8 p.m., as “4 GIRLS 4” – Leslie Uggams, Maureen McGovern, Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie.
Tony and Emmy Award-winning Uggams starred in Broadway’s “Hallelujah, Baby!” and was Kizzy Reynolds in the landmark TV miniseries, “Roots.” McGovern recorded the Oscar-winning “The Morning After” for the 1972 film, “The Poseidon Adventure” and “We May Never Love Like This Again” for the 1974 film, “The Towering Inferno.” She also starred in Broadway’s “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Little Women.” McArdle captured hearts in the late 70s as the original “Annie” and was the youngest performer to be nominated for a Tony as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. McKechnie is one of the world’s top dancers and is the Tony-winning star of “A Chorus Line.” She also starred in the national tour of “Sweet Charity” at the request of Bob Fosse.
For further info: statetheatre.org
Croatian concert pianist Martina Filjak joins the Allentown Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s “Emperor Concerto” on Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. The program also includes Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” and Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben.”
For further info: millersymphonyhall.org
Satori presents “Music for the Americas – North and South” on Friday at 7:30 pm., at the Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. The program includes Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet, Ginastera’s “Impresiones de la Puna,” Wuesthoff’s “Concierto da Samba” and Salerni’s “Turns,” plus performances from this year’s Satori Student Competition.
Satori musicians are Nora Suggs, flute; Rebecca Brown and Mary Ogletree, violins; Adriana Linares, viola; Deborah Davis, cello and Candice Mowbray, guitar.
For further info: 610-435-6036