Concert Band performs April 30

The Penn State Concert Band presents its final concert of the spring semester at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus. Tickets are $12/general and $4/student. Tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower and Schwab Auditoriums are 40 percent off the price of admission. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased. Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center (814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX) or online. Tickets purchased on the the day of the concert are not eligible. Note: Purchase of tickets for the Concert Band concert at 7 p.m. also provides access to the Symphonic Band concert at 8:30 p.m.

The ensemble's program includes four short pieces by British composer Gordon Jacob based on the "Fitzwilliam Virginal Book," the primary source of keyboard music from the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods in England. The English theme of the program continues with Gustav Holst's "A Moorside Suite," written for the British National Brass Band Championships in 1928. The Concert Band is conducted by Richard Bundy, with guest faculty conductor Carter Biggers.

This concert also is available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

The Concert Band performs the finest in traditional and contemporary literature composed or transcribed for the concert band medium. It performs concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium. 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.

Last Updated April 23, 2014