Symphonic Band and Concert Band to perform March 4

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Concert Band and Symphonic Band will present a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $4 for students.

The Concert Band's program features a performance of "Joy Revisited," written by University of Southern California faculty member Frank Ticheli to express his feelings on the birth of his children. The climax of the Concert Band's performance is Vincent Persichetti's "Psalm for Band," considered at its debut in 1952 to be "one of eight most outstanding band compositions written." The ensemble is conducted by Richard Bundy.

Highlights of the Symphonic Band's program include "George Washington Bridge" by iconic New York-based composer William Schuman, as well as  transcriptions of a chorale and fugue by the baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Dennis Glocke, assisted by graduate student Robert Hickey.

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

Buy your tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower and Schwab auditoriums and save 40 percent off the price of admission. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased. Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center (814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX). Tickets purchased on the the day of the concert are not eligible.

Concert Band

"Joy Revisited" -- Frank Ticheli

"Psalm for Band" -- Vincent Persichetti

"J.S. Jig" -- Brant Karrick

Symphonic Band

Selections from "The Danserye" -- Tielman Susato, transcribed by Patrick Dunnigan

"George Washington Bridge" -- William Schuman

"Fervent is My Longing" -- Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Lucien Cailliet

"Fugue in G Minor (Little)" -- Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Lucien Cailliet

Symphonic Dance No. 3, "Fiesta" -- Clifton Williams (Robert Hickey, conductor)

The Symphonic Band is a select band that utilizes the full resources of the large wind/percussion ensemble to perform outstanding works from the concert band repertory. Members of the 80-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the first week of classes each semester. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each semester in the 2,600-seat Eisenhower Auditorium. Like all Penn State bands, the Symphonic Band is open to all students, regardless of major.

The Concert Band performs the finest in traditional and contemporary literature composed or transcribed for the concert band medium. It performs concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium. The Concert Band is open to all students, regardless of major.

Last Updated March 04, 2014