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Starts: Jan 21 2018 - 2:00pm

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The spring semester Undergraduate Recognition Recital showcases the school's most outstanding undergraduate performers. Musicians are chosen to appear on the recital based on the quality of their juried performances at the conclusion of the previous fall semester.

Program

to be announced

110 Music Building I
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Starts: Jan 21 2018 - 5:00pm

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The spring semester Graduate Recognition Recital showcases the school's most outstanding graduate performers. Musicians are chosen to appear on the recital based on the quality of their juried performances at the conclusion of the previous fall semester.

Recital Performers

Jorge Moron Ivars, piano

  • Adagio con espressione; Allegro vivace; Tempo I (from Sonata in E Flat Major Op. 27, No. 1) ...
110 Music Building I
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Starts: Jan 25 2018 - 9:00am

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Members of Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) present a masterclass for Penn State string students. The masterclass is hosted by violin professor James Lyon.

Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts will host Camerata RCO in concert on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium. The ensemble will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "Clarinet Quintet in A" and Franz Schubert’s...

122 Music Buildng II
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Starts: Jan 25 2018 - 9:00am

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Hein Wiedijk, clarinetist with the Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), presents a masterclass for Penn State clarinet students. The masterclass is hosted by clarinet professor Anthony J. Costa.

Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts will host Camerata RCO in concert on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium. The ensemble will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "Clarinet Quintet...

110 Music Building I
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Starts: Jan 27 2018 - 7:30pm

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Morehead State University faculty member Lori Baruth performs a guest recital as a part of Penn State Clarinet Day. She is assisted by collaborative pianist Kathy Gattuso Cinatl. The recital also includes a performance by the Clarinet Choir comprised of Clarinet Day participants. 

Program

Pastoral ♦ Arthur Bliss

Fantasia da Concerto: su motivi del Rigoletto de G. Verdi ♦ Luigi...
128 Music Building II
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Starts: Feb 1 2018 - 6:00pm

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The Penn State African American Music Festival celebrates the music of African Americans and African American composers. Typically occurring in February (Black History Month), the annual festival includes performances by Penn State faculty and students as well as guest artists. In February, 1995, Essence of Joy presented the first concert titled “Celebration of African American Spirituals,” and in 1997, Anthony Leach coordinated the first symposium on...

110 Music Building I
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Starts: Feb 2 2018 - 2:30pm

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The Penn State African American Music Festival celebrates the music of African Americans and African American composers. Typically occurring in February (Black History Month), the annual festival includes performances by Penn State faculty and students as well as guest artists. In February, 1995, Essence of Joy presented the first concert titled “Celebration of African American Spirituals,” and in 1997, Anthony Leach coordinated the first symposium on...

128 Music Buildng II
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Starts: Feb 2 2018 - 6:00pm

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The Penn State African American Music Festival celebrates the music of African Americans and African American composers. Typically occurring in February (Black History Month), the annual festival includes performances by Penn State faculty and students as well as guest artists. In February, 1995, Essence of Joy presented the first concert titled “Celebration of African American Spirituals,” and in 1997, Anthony Leach coordinated the first symposium on...

110 Music Building I
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Starts: Feb 3 2018 - 1:00pm
Worship Hall- Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

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The 2018 African American Music Festival concludes with a gala concert by Essence of Joy. The performance features sets of compositions by alumni Mark Lehnowsky and Donte Ford, as well as a set of compositions conducted by special guest conductor Herbert V. R. P. Jones.

The music director of Essence of Joy is Anthony T. Leach. He is assisted by graduate students Gregg Mauroni and Valerie Flamini. School of...

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Starts: Feb 8 2018 - 12:10pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

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Voice professor Jennifer Trost performs Robert Schumann's iconic song cycle "Frauenliebe und-leben" during the weekly Bach's Lunch concert series. She is joined by collaborative pianist Svetlana Rodionova.

Program

Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42 ♦ Robert Schumann

  • Seit ich ihn gesehen
  • Er, der Herrlichste von allen
  • Ich kann's nicht fassen
  • Du Ring an meinem Finger
  • ...
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Starts: Feb 9 2018 - 3:30pm
Ends: Feb 12 2018 - 7:30pm

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Renowned voice coach Arlene Shrut completes a residency in which she will coach voice students, lead a masterclass on German lied, and present a public concert with Penn State voice majors. The residency culminates with a public voice recital on Monday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m..

Professor Shrut's visit to campus is sponsored by the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC) and hosted by faculty member ...

Starts: Feb 10 2018 - 7:30pm

General, $8.50 (+$1.50 facilities fee); students w/ ID $3.50 (+$1.50 facilities fee)

Centre Dimensions at Mosaic

Centre Dimensions, the premier twenty-piece jazz ensemble at Penn State, performs frequently on campus and tours throughout Pennsylvania and the East. In addition, Centre Dimensions...

State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College
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Starts: Feb 11 2018 - 7:30pm

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Penn State trombone professor Mark L. Lusk performs his 61st faculty recital on the University Park campus.


Mark Lancaster Lusk became a member of the Penn State faculty in 1986. Prior to his appointment, he enjoyed a varied career with such diverse groups as the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the...

128 Music Building II
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Starts: Feb 15 2018 - 12:10pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

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Voice faculty member Amy Petrongelli presents a full recital as a part of the weekly Bach's Lunch series. She is assisted by collaborative pianist and faculty member Sue Haug.

Program

Cinq melodies populaires grecques ♦ Maurice Ravel                          ...

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Starts: Feb 16 2018 - 2:30pm

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University of Maryland faculty member Katherine Murdoch presents two masterclasses for Penn State students. At 2:30 p.m., she will present a chamber music masterclass for all string players in 110 Music Building I. Following that, she will present a masterclass for Penn State violists at 3:30 p.m. in 122 Music Building II.


Violist Katherine Murdock has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the musical capitals of the U.S., Europe, Canada, New...

110 Music Building I, 122 Music Building II
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Starts: Feb 16 2018 - 3:30pm

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National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina member Marcos Vives presents a masterclass for Penn State cello students. His visit to University Park is sponsored by the Penn State Cello Club.


Marcos Vives serves as cello instructor at the Carlos Morel Conservatory in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He is a member of the  National Symphony of Argentina, Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colon, Camerata Bariloche, Orquesta Juan de Dios Filiberto, and...

115 Music Building I
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Starts: Feb 17 2018 - 4:00pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

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Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, saxophonist David Stambler has established himself as a dynamic and active performer throughout the United States, performing both jazz and classical music. His concert activities include recitals and appearances as a David Stambler, saxophonesymphonic...

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Starts: Feb 22 2018 - 8:00pm

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Sezi Seskir received her first degree in piano in her native Ankara, Turkey, with Prof. Kamuran Gündemir. She went on with her studies at the Lübeck Musikhochschule, in Germanyshe completed degrees in both artistic and pedagogical piano. Along with many solo Sezi Seskirrecitals in Europe, the...

122 Music Buildng II
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Starts: Feb 25 2018 - 4:00pm

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Visiting guest hornist Anna Skrupky performs a recital in conjunction with Penn State interim horn professor Sarah Schouten. Each musician will perform as a soloist and then combine to perform works for two horns and piano.

Program to be announced.


Sarah Schouten serves as instructor of high brass at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  In addition to her university duties, Sarah is an active free-lance artist, clinician, and teacher in...

122 Music Buildng II
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Starts: Feb 26 2018 - 7:30pm

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Clip Mouth Unit (Jen Baker-trombone/voice and Dafna Naphtali -voice/live-sound-processing/electronics) creates a unique set of open form compositions for their multi-faceted performance concept — merging electro-acoustics, multi-phonics, and extended techniques, integrated directly with scalar and rhythmic concepts.

The duo has been performing and creating together since 2011, including presentations at the International Society of Improvising...

128 Music Building II