Concert Band and Symphonic Band present concerts April 27

Two Penn State bands will present concerts on Wednesday, April 27, at Eisenhower Auditorium. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Concert Band will perform a program including a composition featuring Blue Band teaching assistant and graduate horn student Jonathan Mountain, as well as repertoire for band by iconic composers Clifton Williams and Gustav Holst.

The Concert Band is conducted by director of athletic bands Gregory Drane and assistant director of athletic bands Carter Biggers. Assistant director of athletic bands Eric Bush serves as guest conductor. This concert is available on livestream at cwstudios.

The Symphonic Band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. with a program featuring works by four diverse American composers: legends Howard Hanson and Aaron Copland, as well as contemporary composers Michael Daugherty and Aaron Perrine. The Symphonic Band is conducted by director of concert bands Dennis Glocke. Assistant director of athletic bands Carter Biggers serves as guest conductor. This concert is available on livestream at Penn State School of Music.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $4 for students. Buy tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium and save 40 percent. There is no limit on the number. Purchases made the day of the concert are not eligible. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts Ticket Center.

Tickets purchased for the Concert Band's performance at 7 p.m. may also serve as admission to the Symphonic Band concert at 8:30 p.m.

Concert Band, 7 p.m.

Up - Anthony O'Toole

Adagio and Allegro for Horn - Don Haddad (Jonathan Mountain, horn)

The Last Spring - Edvard Grieg, arranged by James Curnow (Eric Bush, conductor)

Caccia and Chorale - Clifton Williams

October - Eric Whitacre

Second Suite in F for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 2 - Gustav Holst

Symphonic Band, 8:30 p.m.

An Outdoor Overture - Aaron Copland

Only Light - Aaron Perrine (Carter Biggers, conductor)

Vulcan - Michael Daugherty

Suite from the Opera "Merry Mount" - Howard Hanson, arranged by John Boyd

The Concert Band performs the finest in traditional and contemporary literature composed or transcribed for the concert band medium. The Concert Band is open to all students, regardless of major. An audition is required in the spring semester, but not in the fall. Spring semester auditions take place during the first week of classes.

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 25, 2016