Music at Penn's Woods orchestra festival begins June 19

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Music at Penn's Woods, the annual professional summer orchestra festival, will showcase the talents of community musicians and Penn State faculty, alumni and students in a series of four concerts on June 19, 23, 26, and 29 at Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I.

This year's season features well-known repertoire, including the Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello with soloists Clara Lyon, violin, and Elizabeth Lyon, cello, and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish," an autobiographical symphony composed after the composer and his wife returned from an idyllic trip to the Rhineland.

Two exciting lesser-known compositions are also highlighted on this year's schedule. Written in 1991, Michael Daughtery's Flamingo derives its title from the pink plastic flamingos found on the lawns of suburban America and resonates with art of flamenco, featuring two tambourine players who perform various techniques such as striking, shaking, rattling and thumb-rolling. Also on the schedule is Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, adapted from Stravinsky's acclaimed ballet about the famous character of 18th-century Italian Commedia dell'arte.

The 2013 complete summer repertoire can be found here.

Tickets can also be purchased online or by calling the Eisenhower Auditorium ticket center at 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the performance. Tickets for the full festival season are $75 adult/$38 student. Single Saturday concerts (June 22 and June 29) are $28 adult/$15 student; single Wednesday concerts (June 19 and June 26) are $18 adult/$8 student. With the purchase of one Wednesday adult ticket at $18, tickets for all students 18 and younger are $2.

Last Updated June 18, 2013