Symphonic Band presents final concert of the year April 30

The Penn State Symphonic Band presents its final concert of the year at 8:30 p.m. April 30, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus. Tickets are $12/general and $4/student. Tickets bought in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower and Schwab Auditoriums are discounted 40 percent. 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 1-800-ARTS-TIX) or online. Tickets purchased on the the day of the concert are not eligible. Note: Purchase of tickets for the Symphonic Band concert at 8:30 p.m. also provides access to the Concert Band concert at 7 p.m.

The Symphonic Band's performance features conducting appearances by guest faculty members Carter Biggers and Gregory Drane, as well as master's wind conducting student Wesley McCall. The program features a suite composed of music from Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Mlada," and the landmark 1963 composition "Liturgical Music for Band," a four-movement work reflecting on the Catholic Mass liturgy. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Dennis Glocke.

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

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.

Last Updated April 23, 2014