Arts & Culture

Lecture Series Booklet

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Mission in Motion

Learn more about Alvernia's
Mission-centered events

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Arts in Reading

  • Berks Arts Council
  • Goggleworks Center for the Arts
  • Miller Center For The Arts
  • Reading Public Museum
  • Reading Symphony Orchestra
  • Sovereign Performing Arts Center

  • Img: Arts & Culture

    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

    IMG: New Grupo Exito

    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.

    IMG: New Jill Haley

    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>>

    IMG: New Leon Bates

    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>>

    IMG: New Cyrille Aimee

    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.


    Community Events

    Full Calendar

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    Call 610-796-8322 or click on event listing above to purchase online.

    St. John's Bibile

    The Saint John's Bible will be on display
    at Alvernia University for all of 2014.

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    >>View the media gallery with other artists videos