University Park students can save an extra 15 percent on arts tickets Sept. 10

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thanks to a grant from the University Park Allocation Committee, Penn State students save everyday on the price of tickets to Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentations. But for one day — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 — University Park students are eligible for an additional 15 percent discount on tickets to professional music, theater and dance performances coming in September through April to Eisenhower and Schwab auditoriums.

The student sale takes place at Eisenhower only. A valid Penn State identification card is required to purchase tickets at the University Park student price. Each eligible student may buy one discounted ticket per event per ID. Friends who want to sit together should purchase their tickets as the same time.

The line-up of discounted events includes the touring Broadway shows “Mamma Mia!,” “Sister Act” and “Camelot.” Tony Award-winning singer Brian Stokes Mitchell also performs a concert of Broadway show songs.

The beloved Irish folk band The Chieftains returns to Eisenhower with special guests, and singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash makes her Center for the Performing Arts debut with her band performing songs from her acclaimed “The River & The Thread” CD.

Season four of the Classical Music Project features seven concerts, including three chamber groups — Time for Three, eighth blackbird and Brooklyn Rider — that stretch the boundaries of classical music by performing works from the worlds of rock, pop and other genres.

The other classical ensembles in the season are the Takács Quartet, Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra performing “The Galileo Project,” the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra with guest cello soloist Joshua Roman and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The King’s Singers, the renowned British ensemble, bypasses its usual classical fare in favor of music from the American Songbook.

“Basetrack,” a multimedia work of contemporary theater based on the experiences of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, explores the challenges facing returning veterans. The Nile Project, which brings together artists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin, uses the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river. 

World music fans can hear the funky Afro-pop sounds of Zap Mama and Antibalas, which perform on the same evening at Eisenhower.

Regina Carter, the most celebrated jazz violinist of our time, and her band play contemporary takes on American roots music in “Southern Comfort.” SpokFrevo Orquestra offers an invigorating mix of American jazz with Carnival street music from northeastern Brazil. French-born vocalist Cyrille Aimée sings jazz with a gypsy spirit. Belgium’s Brussels Jazz Orchestra performs an innovative program of songs from the band’s first two decades, plus music that merges with projected images from a graphic novel.

Canada’s Cirque Alfonse fuses contemporary circus routines with lumberjack lore and live folk music in “Timber!”

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet moves to contemporary works by three international choreographers. Diavolo, which describes its creations as “Architecture in Motion,” returns to perform an evolved version of “Transit Space,” a Center for the Performing Arts co-commission that premiered in 2012 at Eisenhower.

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The following is a list of presentations and the prices available to University Park students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Regina Carter “Southern Comfort," Sept. 25, $15.65

Takács Quartet, Oct. 1, $16.50

Cirque Alfonse “Timber!” Oct. 8, $16.50

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Oct. 14, $14.80

Brian Stokes Mitchell “Simply Broadway," Oct. 17, $17.35

SpokFrevo Orquestra, Oct. 21, $17.35

“Mamma Mia!” Oct. 23, $40.60 and $32.95

“Basetrack," Oct. 29, $13.95

Tafelmusik “The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres," Nov. 5, $16.50

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra with cellist Joshua Roman, Nov. 11, $19.05

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Nov. 20, $16.50

Diavolo: Architecture in Motion, Jan. 27, $16.50

Zap Mama and Antibalas, Feb. 3, $14.80

“Frogz” Imago Theatre, Feb. 6, $13.10

“Sister Act," Feb. 10, $40.60 and $32.95

Cyrille Aimée, Feb. 12, $14.80

The King’s Singers “Great American Songbook," Feb. 17, $18.20

Time for Three, Feb. 26, $16.50

The Chieftains, March 3, $19.05

Brussels Jazz Orchestra “BJO’s Finest” and “Graphicology," March 19, $17.35

eighth blackbird, April 2, $16.50

Rosanne Cash “The River & The Thread," April 9, $17.35

“The Lightning Thief” Theatreworks USA, April 12, $13.10

Brooklyn Rider, April 14, $16.50

“Camelot," April 20, $40.60 and $32.95

The Nile Project, April 23, $14.80

Last Updated September 02, 2014