“Jazz Upstairs” Project from PBS39 and Miller Symphony Hall

Date: May 08, 2018

Featuring Viktorija Gečytė and the Gene Perla Trio in a One Hour Television Show

Bethlehem, PA - PBS39 announces a project with Miller Symphony Hall to broadcast an installment of “Jazz Upstairs”, presented in The Rodale Community Room, upstairs at Miller Symphony Hall.  The concert will be recorded live, then edited into a one hour show to be aired at a later date.

This concert will feature Lithuanian singer Viktorija Gečytė with the Gene Perla Trio, being recorded live on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM.  The show, including interviews with the musicians, ‘behind the scenes’ insights, and concert footage will air on Friday night, June 1 on PBS39. After the show airs, it will be available to stream at the PBS39 website.

“Supporting the arts in the Greater Lehigh Valley has been a core undertaking of PBS39 for more than 50 years”, says Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer at PBS39.  “Our expanding relationship with Miller Symphony Hall is a prime example of the implementation of our new Strategic Plan, WLVT 3.0, bringing extraordinary content to all of our platforms.”

This is just one of many relationships in which the Greater Lehigh Valley’s public media leader is involved.  Housed at the PPL Public Media Center at Steel Stacks, PBS39 is in the heart of the growing arts district of South Bethlehem.  “We want people to know that we are more than just a television station,” says Jim Macdonald, Director of Marketing at PBS39. “We are proud to have an amazing group of partners who work together to support education, health, and cultural initiatives throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

About PBS39
PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.

About Miller Symphony Hall and Jazz Upstairs
Miller Symphony Hall is the Lehigh Valley’s premier performing arts center.  Built in the 1800s and converted to a theatre in 1899, the hall was renamed Miller Symphony Hall in honor of the family who saved it and who continue to support it. It serves as a performance space for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and a range of artistically diverse programs, catalyzing the redevelopment of Allentown’s urban core. “Jazz Upstairs” is series of live concerts presented by Miller Symphony Hall, and is slated to continue through 2018 with such artists as The Dave Roper Trio, Chaise Lounge, Sara Caswell, Tony Tixier, and The Hot Club of Philadelphia.