School of Music to present Faculty Spotlight Concert

February 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Music will present its fourth Faculty Spotlight Concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Esber Recital Hall. This concert is one of a series of exciting performances throughout the school year showcasing the school's outstanding faculty performing in chamber music settings.

The concert will feature music performed by the faculty woodwind quintet, classical guitarist Jonathan Gangi, pianist José Ramón Méndez, and a performance of Johannes Brahms' beloved "Liebeslieder Waltzes," sung one on a part as originally composed by members of the current voice faculty and emeritus faculty member Susan Boardman. The singers are joined by faculty pianists Timothy Shafer and José Ramón Méndez.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $2 for students. For advance tickets, contact the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. This concert is available via livestream video at the Penn State School of Music website.


The Pennsylvania Quintet: Naomi Seidman, flute; Timothy Hurtz, oboe; Anthony J. Costa, clarinet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Daryl Durran, bassoon

  • *Cinq danses profanes et sacrées - Henri Tomasi

 Jonathan Gangi, guitar

  • La Muerte Del Angel - Astor Piazzolla
  • Sonatina - Jorge Morel

José Ramón Méndez, piano

  • El Puerto (from Iberia) - Isaac Albéniz

Susan Boardman, soprano; Jennifer Trost, mezzo-soprano; Richard Kennedy, tenor; Ted Christopher, baritone; Timothy Shafer and José Ramón Méndez, piano

  • *Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52 - Johannes Brahms

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


Last Updated February 14, 2016