School of Music to present faculty Spotlight Concert on Sept. 30

September 25, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Music will present a faculty Spotlight Concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Esber Recital Hall. Tickets, available in advance at the Penn State Arts Ticket Center or at the door, are $18 for the general public and $2 for students. This is the second in a series of five exciting performances throughout the school year showcasing the school's outstanding faculty members performing in chamber music settings. The series is coordinated by piano faculty member Christopher Guzman.

The concert will also be available via livestream at Penn State School of Music.


* Movements from "Façade, An Entertainment" — William Walton  (Jennifer Trost and Raymond Sage, narrators; Naomi Seidman, flute/piccolo; Anthony J. Costa, clarinet/bass clarinet; David Stambler, saxophone; Langston J. Fitzgerald III, trumpet; Kim Cook, cello; Dan C. Armstrong, percussion; Dennis Glocke, conductor)

  • "Hornpipe"
  • "En famille"
  • "Mariner Man"
  • "Long Steel Grass"
  • "Through Gilded Trellises"
  • "Tango-Pasodoblé"
  • "Lullaby for Jumbo"
  • "Black Mrs. Behemoth"
  • "Tarantella"
  • "A Man from a Far Countree"
  • "By the Lake"
  • "Country Dance"
  • "Polka"
  • "Four in the Morning"
  • "Something Lies beyond the Scene"
  • "Sir Beelzebub"

Movements from "Let Us Garlands Bring" — Gerald Finzi (Norman Spivey, baritone; Christopher Guzman, piano)

  • "Come Away, Come Away, Death"
  • "Who is Silvia?"
  • "O Mistress Mine"

"A Bird Came Down the Walk" — Toru Takemitsu (Timothy Deighton, viola; Christopher Guzman, piano)

* "West Side Story" — Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Jack Gale  (Pennsylvania BrassWorks: Langston J. Fitzgerald III, trumpet; Stephen McLean, trumpet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Mark L. Lusk, trombone; Velvet Brown, tuba)

  • "Prologue"
  • "Something's Comin'"
  • "Maria"
  • "Tonight"
  • "America"
  • "One Hand, One Heart"
  • "I Feel Pretty"
  • "Somewhere"

* "Façade" and "West Side Story" are performed in conjunction with the 2015-16 School of Music theme "Music & Dance: Exploring Connections Between Two Art Forms," a yearlong series of performances, classes and presentations that focus on the unique relationship between music and human movement.

Last Updated September 30, 2015