Symphonic Wind Ensemble closes fall semester with concert

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform its final concert of the fall 2017 semester on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. The program features a suite composed of music from Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Mlada," and Igor Stravinsky's "Symphonies of Wind Instruments." The ensemble is conducted by Penn State director of concert bands Dennis Glocke.

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 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.

This concert is available on livestream at the Penn State School of Music.

Program

Arrival Platform Humlet - Percy Grainger, transcribed by Carl Simpson

Symphonies of Wind Instruments - Igor Stravinsky

Mlada Suite - Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, transcribed by Dennis Glocke

Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme - Michael Gandolfi

Intrada 1631 - Stephen Montague

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier wind/percussion ensemble in the School of Music. This highly select 40-member ensemble is comprised of the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists on campus. It performs a variety of repertoire ranging from chamber music to literature that utilizes the full ensemble. It concertizes extensively both on and off campus and is open to all students, regardless of major, by audition.

Last Updated December 07, 2017