The College of Arts and Architecture

Featured Performances and Events

the Pennsylvania quintet
Starts: Oct 18 2017 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

Free Admission

Members of the Pennsylvania Quintet are joined by guest faculty saxophonist David B. Stambler and bass clarinetist Andy Hunt, a student in the professional performer's certificate program at Penn State. The recital program features music written for woodwind quartets and reed quintets. The members of the Pennsylvania Quintet performing on tonight's program...
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Starts: Oct 22 2017 - 1:00pm

Free admission

These weekly concerts are held in the BIG Deal exhibition on the museum’s second floor. An elevator is available for patrons, located at the rear of the museum shop on the first floor. Seating at the Palmer Museum of Art is limited. Because of the gallery setting, there is no standing room. Parking at the museum is available at any of the nearby campus parking lots, which are open and free for visitor parking on weekends.

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Palmer Museum of Art
centre dimensions in concert
Starts: Oct 22 2017 - 4:00pm

Free admission

Penn State's three big bands kick off their on-campus performance season with a joint concert. Featured ensembles are Outer Dimensions, Inner Dimensions, and Centre Dimensions, the premier big band. Repertoire will include charts by jazz greats Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, and "My Funny Valentine," as arranged by Stan Kenton. 

Penn State's director of jazz studies, Marko Marcinko, directs Centre Dimensions. Inner...

Playhouse Theatre
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Starts: Oct 23 2017 - 7:00pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

Free admission

Internationally acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw presents a masterclass for Penn State voice students. During the masterclass, she will be working with Penn State student sopranos Juliana Alfano, Kaley Harmon, and Erin McDaniels. Upshaw is visiting the University Park campus to perform with Sō Percussion and pianist Gilbert Kalish at Eisenhower Auditorium on Tuesday, October 24. For information about the concert and ticketing, please see the Center for the Performing Arts...

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Starts: Oct 23 2017 - 7:30pm

Free admission

The Penn State Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble proudly presents its annual Tubaween concert. The fully costumed ensemble members will be joined by special guest conductor Roger Bobo, retired principal tuba the Los Angeles Philharmonic; dancers from the Penn State School of Theatre, choreographed by A. Kikora Franklin; and special guest Paul Ramon, bass guitarist, keyboardist, and leader of The Plastic Dirty Macs.

The conductor of the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble is faculty...

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Starts: Oct 25 2017 - 7:00pm

Free admission

University of Maryland flute professor Sarah Frisof is joined by collaborative pianist Daviel Pesca in a recital of works by Michel Blavet, Jurriaan Andriessen, and Roger Boutry. Immediately following the recital, Professor Frisof will present a masterclass for Penn State flute students, including performances by students Brooke Venturella, Sheila Hornberger, and Amelia Amaya. The masterclass is also open to the public.

Sarah Frisof's visit to the University...

110 Music Building I
percussion studio
Starts: Oct 26 2017 - 7:30pm

Free admission

The Penn State Mallet Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble I present a "A (mild) Tribute to Halloween," featuring a Special Scary Guest Executioner! The program includes William Bolcum's "Graceful Ghost Rag" and "Bright Lights-Dark Shadows" by Caleb Pickering. Penn State percussion professor Dan C. Armstrong directs both ensembles.

Mallet Ensemble

Souvenir du...

Playhouse Theatre
concert choir
Starts: Oct 29 2017 - 4:00pm
Worship Hall- Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

General admission $4.99/students $2. No advance ticket purchase is available. Ticket sales begin 45 minutes prior to the concert in the lobby. Cash only.

The Penn State Concert Choir presents its fall concert, joined by the State College Area High School Mastersingers and organist William Neill. The choirs will perform a set of compositions individually to begin the program, and then will combine in a performance of Requiem by French composer Maurice Duruflé, accompanied by...

Penn State Glee Club
Starts: Nov 4 2017 - 7:30pm
Worship Hall- Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

General admission $4.99/students $2.

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

The Penn State Glee Club presents its annual fall concert in a new venue - the Worship Hall of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. The ensemble's program features music by Felix Mendelssohn, Malcolm Dalglish, and South American compositions accompanied by guest "Los Tikis," a South American folk...

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Starts: Nov 7 2017 - 5:30pm

Free admission

University of Missouri faculty member Alice Dade performs a recital. A masterclass for Penn State flute students will follow the recital at 7:30 p.m. in 112 Music Building I. The masterclass is also free and open to the public.

Flutist Alice K. Dade enjoys a career of great variety including concerto appearances, performing chamber music, recording projects, and guest principal performances in orchestras in Asia and Scandinavia.

122 Music Buildng II
philharmonic orchestra
Starts: Dec 6 2017 - 7:30pm

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...