Penn State's Philharmonic to perform March 22 at Penn State York

Penn State’s Philharmonic Orchestra takes to the stage at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22. Ticket prices are $10, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center Box Office and at or charge by phone at (717) 505-8900. The concert is the last one the group will perform before heading to Carnegie Hall for the annual President's Concert on March 24.

This performance includes the Overture to the Creole "Faust" by Alberto Ginastera, one of Latin America's most important composers; The Pines of Rome, a dramatic programmatic piece written in 1922 scored for large orchestra that portrays the pines at four of the city's historic locations at varying times of the day; and the Symphony No. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninov, the last great representative of the Russian romantic tradition. The Penn State Philharmonic also will perform this program Wednesday, March 24 at Carnegie Hall in New York.
The Penn State Philharmonic is one of three orchestras that comprise the orchestral studies program at the Penn State School of Music. The 90-member orchestra has performed throughout the northeastern United States, including concerts at 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, Vaughn Williams, Rachmaninoff, and Wagner.


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Last Updated November 18, 2010