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The President's Concert

March 27, 2018; 7:30 p.m.

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

The 12th annual President's Concert features performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Choir, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

At 6 p.m., please join Penn State alumni and friends for a pre-concert reception in the Kimmel Center's Lounge, hosted by Penn State President Eric Barron and the Penn State Alumni Association. Those attending the reception will be escorted to reserved seating for the President’s Concert. Admission to the concert and reception is $50 for Alumni Association members and students (ages 6-17), and $65 for non-members. Children under five are free. Business attire is recommended. For those wishing to attend the reception and concert, please use this linked online pre-registration form.

If you are unable to attend the Alumni Association's pre-concert reception but would like to attend the 7:30 p.m. performance, please call 215-893-1999 or contact the Kimmel Center at ​ to purchase tickets. General admission tickets are $15 plus fees; student tickets are $5 plus fees.

Concert tickets for music students and their guests are provided free of charge by the Penn State School of Music. To reserve tickets, please use this linked President's Concert Ticket Order Form.                                                 


Concert Choir; Christopher Kiver, conductor

  • Exsultate ♦ Brian Edward Galante
  • Versa est in luctum ♦ Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Komm Jesu, komm, BWV229 ♦ Johann Sebastian Bach Miguel Campos, cello
  • The Little Stream Sings ♦ Andrew Maxfield
  • Pal-So-Seong (8 Laughing Voices) ♦ Hyo-Won Woo

Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Dennis Glocke, conductor

  • Huldigungsmarsh ♦ Richard Wagner
  • The Leaves are Falling ♦ Warren Benson
  • The Cowboys Overture ♦ John Williams, arranged by Jay Bocook 

 Philharmonic Orchestra; Gerardo Edelstein, conductor

  • Overture from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) ♦ Richard Wagner
  • Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 ♦ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


The annual President's Concert series provides an opportunity for Penn State students to present concerts in the most renowned performance venues on the East Coast. In its history, Penn State ensembles have traveled to Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Carnegie Hall (NY), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), the Strathmore Centre (Bethesda, MD), and the Forum Theatre in Harrisburg, PA.