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Featured Performances and Events

Alcina logo
Starts: Mar 25 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

General admission $12/students $4

Buy tickets in advance for this School of Music concert 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 Center.

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Alcina logo
Starts: Mar 26 2017 - 2:00pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

General admission $12/students $4

Buy tickets in advance for this School of Music concert 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-...

musica Nova logo
Starts: Mar 26 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

The Penn State School of Music presents Musica Nova, a unique concert of newly composed music for a wide variety of media including winds, brass, strings, percussion, piano, recorded audio, and more.

Lions, tigers, dancing bears, impossible feats of strength, acts of strange magical powers, displays of exotic and rare specimens from the far corners of the globe, frightening and shocking freaks of the natural world, will...

guest masterclass logo
Starts: Mar 27 2017 - 3:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

Irna Mursanu, violinist with the Boston Trio, presents a masterclass for Penn State violin and viola students. The Boston Trio will perform a full guest recital at 7:30 p.m. that evening.


Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her “irresistible,” (Boston Globe) exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Globe has also come to...

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

Free admission

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 28 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

University of New Hampshire faculty member Hsiang John Tu performs a guest piano recital. In addition, Tu will present a piano masterclass for Penn State students at 1:00 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall which is also free and open to the public.

Program

À la Chopin

Étude Op. 10/3 for the Left Hand ♦ Leopold Godowsky /Frédéric Chopin

Variations on a Theme by Chopin ♦ Federico Mompou 

Étude...

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Starts: Mar 31 2017 - 2:30pm

Free admission

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...

128 Music Buildng II
jazz festival logo
Starts: Mar 31 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

General $4.99/students free

No advance ticket purchase is available. Ticket sales begin 45 minutes prior to the concert in the lobby. Cash only.

The 18th annual Penn State Jazz Festival kicks off its annual weekend with an all-star jazz combo concert including guest artists Jon Faddis, trumpet; Tim Warfield, Jr., saxophone; Steve Rudolph, piano; and Bob Hart, bass, along with Penn State's director of jazz studies Marko Marcinko, drums. In addition,...

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Starts: Apr 1 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

General $4.99/students free

No advance ticket purchase is available. Ticket sales begin 45 minutes prior to the concert in the lobby. Cash only.

The 18th annual Penn State Jazz Festival concludes with a gala concert featuring Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble and guest artists Jon Faddis, trumpet; Tim Warfield, Jr.,...

holtkamp organ
Starts: Apr 4 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

Penn State faculty, student, and alumni musicians bid farewell to Holtkamp's Opus 1793 organ, a fixture of Esber Recital Hall since the 1960s. The diverse performance program ranges from baroque to gospel and will highlight the organ in solo and chamber settings. The repertoire will include works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Eugène Gigout, Charles Gounod, George Friderich Handel, Carl W. Haywood, Richard Strauss, and more.

Featured organists...

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Starts: Apr 7 2017 - 3:30pm

Free admission

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...

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essence of joy
Starts: Apr 9 2017 - 2:00pm
Worship Hall- Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

General $4.99, students $2

No advance ticket purchase is available. Ticket sales begin 45 minutes prior to the concert in the lobby. Cash only.

Essence of Joy presents its spring campus concert titled "Celebrating the Music of Moses Hogan, Glenn Burleigh and Rollo Dilworth." The music director of Essence of Joy is Anthony Leach, assisted by graduate student Gregg Mauroni. School of Theatre...

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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....

Glee Club at Eastern Division
Starts: Apr 22 2017 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General $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 Center.

The Penn State Glee Club presents its annual spring concert in Eisenhower Auditorium. The choir's program...