The College of Arts and Architecture

Philharmonic Orchestra

philharmonic orchestra
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General admission $12/students $4

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The Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, presents its final concert of the 2016-17 season. The repertoire is Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5, composed in 1901 and 1902, mostly during the summer months. The musical canvas and emotional scope of the work, which lasts over an hour, are huge. The symphony is generally regarded as Mahler's most conventional symphony up to that point.

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


Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor ♦ Gustav Mahler

Part I

  • Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt.
  • Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz

Part II

  • Scherzo: Kräftig, nicht zu schnell

Part III

  • Adagietto. Sehr langsam
  • Rondo-Finale. Allegro – Allegro giocoso. Frisch

The ninety-member Philharmonic presents five to six full concerts per academic year. Off campus, the Philharmonic has performed throughout the northeastern United States, including concerts at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and the MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. In March 2006, the orchestra participated by invitation in the Sixth International Orchestra Festival in Zaragoza, Spain. The Philharmonic’s repertoire from recent years has included works by Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, and Wagner. Enrollment, open to all University Park students, is by audition at the beginning of each semester.