The College of Arts and Architecture

Featured Performances and Events

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Starts: Feb 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

General admission $18/student $2. For advance tickets, contact the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. Your patronage of the Spotlight Concert Series provides support for music scholarships.

The Penn State School of Music proudly presents its...

Inner Dimensions Fall 2016
Starts: Feb 28 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

Two of Penn State's big band jazz bands take the stage for a joint concert. Highlighting the program is "Groovin' Hard," made famous by the Buddy Rich Big Band and performed in honor of Buddy Rich's 100th birthday. Also featured is freshman vocalist Rachel Neff in Fats Waller's iconic "Ain't Misbehavin'". The music director of Inner Dimensions is faculty member Eric Bush.

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Starts: Feb 28 2017 - 8:00pm

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Texas-based flutist Meghan Bennett performs a guest recital with collaborative pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. The recital will be followed by a masterclass for Penn State flute students which is also open to the public.

Program

Passacaille, Op. 35 ♦ Emmanuel Rhené-Baton

Debla [Solo VI] für Flöte ♦ Cristóbal Halffter

Sonate pour Flûte et Piano (2003) ♦ Yuko Uebayashi

  • Lento - Allegro
  • Presto...
110 Music Building I
symphonic band
Starts: Mar 2 2017 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General admission $12/students $4

Buy tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium and save 40%. There is no limit on the number. Purchases made the the day of the concert are not eligible. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts Ticket...

Starts: Mar 15 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

The Florida State University Singers visits the University Park campus while on their spring tour. Other tour performances include collaborations with the choirs of James Madison University, Tennessee Tech, and the choirs of Queens College (NY). Penn State's University Choir, conducted by Steven Hankle, will also peform.

Program

To be announced.


The University Singers, founded in 1948...

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Starts: Mar 16 2017 - 7:30pm

Free admission

The Penn State School of Music proudly presents its 11th annual President's Concert, including performances by the Chamber Orchestra strings, Essence of Joy, and the Graduate Brass Quintet with Alumni Fellow William Neil ('66), organ. The Graduate Woodwind Quintet will provide music for the Alumni Association's...

National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
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Starts: Mar 17 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

Penn State alumnus Christopher Brown ('12 M.M.) returns to the University Park campus to present a bass trombone recital. His visit is hosted by his former trombone professor, Mark L. Lusk.


Christopher Brown is currently the bass trombonist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra as well as the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra,...

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Starts: Mar 27 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

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The Boston Trio presents a guest recital. The recital is preceded by a violin/viola masterclass presented by Irnia Muresanu at 3:30 p.m. which is also open to the public. Both the masterclass and recital will occur in Esber Recital Hall.

The chamber ensemble is hosted by Penn State viola professor Timothy Deighton.

Program

Trio in C Major, Hob. XV: 27 ♦ Franz Josef Haydn

Trio No. 3...

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Starts: Mar 31 2017 - 2:30pm

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The American Symphony Orchesra's principal violist, Nardo Poy, presents a guest chamber music masterclass for Penn State string players. This masterclass will be followed by a masterclass for violists in 122 Music Building II at 3:30 which is also open to the public.


Nardo Poy has been a member of the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1978 and has been featured as soloist in the United States, Europe and Japan with Orpheus, the North...

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Starts: Apr 7 2017 - 3:30pm

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Operatic countertenor Matthew Shaw, a Penn State alumnus ('97 B.M.-voice) and winner of the College of Arts and Architecture's 2011 Alumni Award, returns to the University Campus to offer a voice masterclass during the weekly Voice Forum. During his 2-hour session, Shaw will work with Penn State voice students. His visit to campus is hosted by his former voice teacher at Penn State, Richard Kennedy.


American...

110 Music Building I
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Starts: Apr 14 2017 - 3:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

Rice University cello professor Desmond Hoebig presents a masterclass for Penn State cello students. His visit to campus is hosted by Penn State cellist Kim Cook.


Desmond Hoebig, professor at the Shepherd School of Music - Rice University, has had a distinguished career as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician....