Students perform at Kimmel Center

February 18, 2009

Philadelphia — Roughly 170 students represented Penn State's School of Music as they performed in the third annual President's Concert, held Tuesday night (Feb. 17) in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

The event is produced jointly by the School of Music and the Alumni Association as a way to showcase the work being done by the University's talented students to the alumni, and there were plenty of alumni and friends on hand to enjoy the concert.

The evening opened with O. Richard Bundy conducting members of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble as they accompanied Penn State alumnus William Neil, organist and harpsichordist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Neil is a 2009 College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award recipient.

Also performing for the concert were the Penn State Concert Choir, under the direction of Lynn E. Drafall; Centre Dimensions Jazz Band under the direction of Dan Yoder; the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dennis Glocke; and the Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gerardo Edelstein.

As has become tradition at the annual President's Conference, the evening ended with all student performers and faculty directors took to the stage to lead the audience in the singing of the Penn State Alma Mater.

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  • Sophomore vocalist Kaitlyn Lusk closed out the first half of the program singing

    IMAGE: Annemarie Mountz
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