The College of Arts and Architecture

Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble

symphonic wind ensemble
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General admission $12/students $4

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The Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble present their first performances of the 2017-18 school year. Repertoire highlights include American composer Vincent Persichetti's "Pageant," and a movement from Michael Daugherty's "Brooklyn Bridge" featuring clarinetist Emily Rickard, co-winner of the 2016 Symphonic Wind Ensemble concerto competition. Both ensembles are conducted by Dennis Glocke, Director of Concert Bands.

This concert is available on livestream at the Penn State School of Music.

Symphonic Band

Toccata Marziale ♦ Ralph Vaughan Williams

Nothing Gold Can Stay ♦ Steven Bryant (inspired by Robert Frost's poem of the same name)

Pageant ♦ Vincent Persichetti

Lola Flores ♦ Alfred Sadel and Terig Tucci

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Millennium Canons ♦ Kevin Puts, arranged by Mark Spede

Huntingtower ♦ Ottorino Respighi

Final Movement, "North" (from Brooklyn Bridge) ♦ Michael Daugherty (with Emily Rickard, clarinet)

Symphony in B-flat ♦ Paul Hindemith

  • Moderately fast, with vigor
  • Andantino grazioso  
  • Fugue: Rather broad

Senior music education major Emily Rickard is from Brookville, PA. The daughter of Steve and Jo Rickard, she currently participates in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Clarinet Choir, and was previously a member of the Marching Blue Band and the Emily RickardSymphonic Band. A clarinet student of Anthony J. Costa, Emily plans to pursue a master’s degree in clarinet performance and establish a career as a music educator after graduation.


The Symphonic Band is a select band that utilizes the full resources of the large wind/percussion ensemble to perform outstanding works from the concert band repertory. Members of the eighty-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the first week of classes each semester. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each semester in the 2,600-seat Eisenhower Auditorium. Like all Penn State bands, the Symphonic Band is open to all students, regardless of major.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier wind/percussion ensemble in the School of Music. This highly select forty-member ensemble is comprised of the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists on campus. It performs a variety of repertoire ranging from chamber music to literature that utilizes the full ensemble. It concertizes extensively both on and off campus and is open to all students, regardless of major, by audition.

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