Classical closer: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Music Director Diane Wittry, concludes the ASO’s 2018-2019 season with performances of Verdi’s “Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 3 p.m. April 14, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Orchestra Chorus, prepared by director Eduardo Azzati; Muhlenberg College Choir, prepared by director Dr. Christopher Jackson, and guest vocalists soprano Toni Marie Palmertree, mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley, bass Jeremy Galyon and tenor Kirk Dougherty.
Lehigh Valley Press newspapers received 18 awards in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards for work published in 2018.
The Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 12 Keystone Awards.
Four of the Bethlehem Press Keystone Awards was for work published in the Focus section.
East Penn Press received two Keystone Awards.
Northwestern Press received two Keystone Awards.
Whitehall-Coplay received one Keystone Award.
Catasauqua Press received one Keystone Award.
The Horszowski Trio performs 7:30 p.m. April 19, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
The trio will be joined by Masumi Per Rostad, violin.
The program is: Germaine Tailleferre, Piano Trio; Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944), and Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26.
The Horszowski Trio performed in the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem (CMSOB) series in 2014.
Also performing at 7 p.m. April 19 in Foy is the Young People’s Philharmonic String Quartet.
The move to a new home and a remembrance of the late founding director is the focus of Community Music School Lehigh Valley & Berks’ (CMS) annual Spring Brunch and Silent Auction fundraiser, noon-3 p.m. April 28, Lehigh Country Club, Lower Macungie Township.
CMS will present an afternoon of music and reflections on the transformational move to the school’s new location, 1544 Hamilton St., Allentown, and honoring the memory of Martha Maletz, the inspirational founding director of the school, who died March 22.
Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, April 10: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
Thursday, April 11: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.
Friday, April 12: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.
Monday, April 15: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.
Tuesday, April 16: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Q. I’ve been losing some hearing the last few years. I have to travel far from home and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for handling my hearing problems on the road.
About one in three United States citizens over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.
Traveling poses special problems for the hearing-impaired. Here are some travel tips for the hearing-impaired:
Make travel arrangements in advance. Request written confirmation.
A locally-produced film, inspired by a 1982 billboard-sitting contest in Whitehall Township, is getting its national release.
Forks Township filmmaker Zeke Zelker’s “Billboard,” more than 10 years in the making, opened April 5 at Frank Banko Cinemas, Steelstacks, Bethlehem, as part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, where it’s scheduled to continue through April 11, and at Movie Tavern, Trexlertown, Upper Macungie Township, where it’s scheduled to continue through April 10.