Symphonic Band to perform final concert of spring semester April 25

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Symphonic Band will perform its final concert of the 2017-18 school year at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The program features William Schuman's "George Washington Bridge" conducted by Jacob Bender, a first-year graduate student in the band/wind ensemble conducting degree program, and Percy Grainger's "Mock Morris" conducted by guest conductor and faculty member Eric Bush. The conductor of the Symphonic Band is Penn State Director of 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 of the tickets that may be purchased. Purchases made the the day of the concert are not eligible for the discount. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at the Penn State Arts Ticket Center.

Note: Tickets purchased for the Concert Band performance at 7 p.m. also will admit patrons to this performance.

This concert will be livestreamed on the Penn State School of Music website.

Program

Orient et Occident, Op. 25 - Camille Saint-Saëns

George Washington Bridge - William Schuman (conducted by Jacob Bender)

William Byrd Suite - Gordon Jacob

Mock Morris - Percy Grainger, transcribed by Joseph Kreines (conducted by Eric Bush)

Medieval Suite - Ron Nelson

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 16, 2018