Centre Dimensions to perform Dec. 3

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Centre Dimensions, Penn State's premier jazz ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Esber Recital Hall. Their repertoire includes music by Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Thad Jones and Phil Woods, as well as an original composition by director Dan Yoder. Tickets (at the door) are $4.99 for the general public and $2 for students.

This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

Program Highlights

El Congo Valiente (from "Cuban Fire Suite") -- Stan Kenton

"Get Happy" -- Chris Mertz

"You Are So Beautiful" -- Dennis Wilson, Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher; arr. Woody Herman (with Sean Durkin, trombone)

"The Hot Rod King" -- Dan Yoder

Centre Dimensions, the premier 20-piece jazz ensemble at Penn State, performs frequently on campus and tours throughout Pennsylvania and the East. In addition, Centre Dimensions performs and works with several internationally known artists each year. Previous guests have included Cyrus Chesnut (piano), Bob Mintzer (sax), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), George Rabbai (trumpet, vocals), Frank Morgan (sax), Lynn Seaton (bass) and John Riley (drums). They perform a challenging repertoire of modern and classic jazz as well as originals written by the director. This highly selective ensemble is open by audition to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

Last Updated November 20, 2013