The College of Arts and Architecture

Symphonic Band

symphonic band
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General admission $12/students $4

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The Penn State Symphonic Band concludes its 2016-17 season with a concert including works by American contemporary composers Frank Ticheli and John Mackey. The band will also perform compositions transcribed for band by Johann Sebastian Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The Symphonic Band is conducted by Penn State director of concert bands Dennis Glocke. He is assisted by Audry Thompson, a graduate student in wind conducting. The guest conductor for this performance is faculty member Eric. W. Bush.

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


Nitro ♦ Frank Ticheli

Hymn to a Blue Hour ♦ John Mackey (Eric W. Bush, conductor)

Four French Songs of the Sixteenth Century ♦ Robert Hanson (Audry Thompson, conductor)

Prelude and Fuge in B-flat Minor, BWV 867 ♦ Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Roland L. Moehlmann

Sketches on a Tudor Psalm ♦ Fisher Tull

Galop ♦ Dmitri Shostakovich, transcribed by Donald Hunsberger

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.