The College of Arts and Architecture

Penn's Woods Music Festival - TCHAIKOVSKY | RAVEL | HAYDN | IBERT

James Lyon
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall - Music Building, University Park, PA


Saturday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra Concert (pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)

IBERT- Hommage à Mozart   
TCHAIKOVSKY - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35   
      James Lyon, soloist

RAVEL - Pavane for a Dead Princess   
HAYDN - Symphony No. 96 in D Major, Hob.I:96 

For complete festival information, including how to purchase tickets, please visit the website at Ticket prices are as follows: Saturday concerts, adult: $33 advance / $38 at door; Wednesday, Friday and Sunday concerts: $23 advance / $28 at door. All student tickets are $10 with valid ID. Parking for the festival orchestra and chamber concerts is available in the Nittany Deck.

About the artists;

James Lyon, violin

Praised as “a dramatic violin soloist,” James Lyon has been lauded by the press for his “virtually definitive performance” of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219.  His performances have taken him to places as varied as Amman, Jordan, where he performed for Queen Noor; to Venice, where he performed in a concert attended by Gian Carlo Menotti; to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, where he performed to critical acclaim as a member of two Penn State ensembles, the Castalia Trio and Duo Concertant.  

Lyon has presented masterclasses at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, the Paris Conservatory, and at the Eastman School of Music. He has collaborated in performances with members of the Ying and Tokyo Quartets, as well as members of the Lincoln Center Chamber Players. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, Lyon was a member of the Harrington Quartet, 1987 Grand Prize Winners of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Artists-in Residence at West Texas State University.


The mission of Penn’s Woods Music Festival is to offer outstanding chamber music and orchestral performances by professional musicians. Supported jointly by Penn State and the surrounding community, the festival seeks to inspire a passion for classical music through innovative concert programming, educational activities and informal events.

In addition to the concert schedule, PWMF offers PW4Kids and PW4U, a series of free live music events designed to acquaint new listeners of all ages with the joy of classical music. Details available at

Penn’s Woods Music Festival is presented by the Penn State School of Music, College of Arts and Architecture, The Arboretum at Penn State, Central Pennsylvania Visitors and Convention Bureau, and supported by generous funding from festival donors.

Event End Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00pm