Music at Penn's Woods concludes with concerts on June 20 and 23

The Music at Penn's Woods chamber concert, to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in Esber Recital Hall in Music Building I on Penn State's University Park campus, will feature two Penn State legends. Distinguished Professor Emerita Marylène Dosse, on piano, and Professor Emerita Joanne Feldman, on violin, will perform Franz Schubert's "Notturno in E flat Major." Stephen Feldman, son of faculty members Joanne and Leonard Feldman, will join them on cello.

Later in the program, Dosse will join Cecilia Dunoyer in the performance of several piano duos written by French composers. Dosse and Dunoyer will perform their duos again next week during a concert in Versailles, France.

Wednesday's program also will feature performances by School of Music students and alumni, and faculty members James Lyon, on violin; Timothy Hurtz, on oboe; Anthony Costa on clarinet; Naomi Seidman on flute and Daryl Durran on bassoon.

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, also in Esber Recital Hall, the Music at Penn's Woods festival orchestra will perform John Adams' "The Chairman Dances." Matthew Vickers, of the class of 2012, will perform opera aurias by Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Verdi, and the festival will close with Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9 in E flat. A pre-concert talk by Music Director Gerardo Edelstein will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Great seats are still available -- tickets are on sale at the Eisenhower Ticket Center, by phone at 800-ARTS-TIX or 814-863-0255, and online at

To listen to a excerpt from Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 2, recorded by the festival orchestra June 16 on the University Park campus, click here.

Last Updated June 20, 2012