School of Music ensembles to perform at 10th annual President's Concert

February 25, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Music and the Penn State Alumni Association proudly present the 10th annual President's Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg. The concert, including performances by the Concert Choir conducted by Christopher Kiver, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble conducted by Dennis Glocke, and Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble led by Dan Yoder, is hosted by Penn State president Eric J. Barron. Admission is free and no ticket is required.

Prior to the concert, the Penn State Alumni Association will host a reception from 6–7 p.m. in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol Building. Alumni and friends can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and socializing with other Penn Staters. Those attending the reception will be escorted to reserved seating for the concert.

Admission to the reception is $35 for Alumni Association members; $50 for non-members; $10 for students ages 6-17; and free for children age 5 and under. To register for the reception, please click here. Registration is necessary only for the pre-concert reception. If you are attending the concert only, you do not need to register. 

The annual President's Concert series provides an opportunity for Penn State students to present concerts in the most renowned performance venues on the East Coast. In its history, Penn State ensembles have traveled to Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Carnegie Hall (New York), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), the Strathmore Centre (Bethesda, Maryland), and the National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C.


Concert Choir

  • Cantus Gloriosus - Józef Świder    
  • Kyrie (from Mass in E-flat, Op.109) - Joseph Rheinberger  
  • Trois Chansons - Maurice Ravel   
  • Long Road - Ēriks Ešenvalds    
  • Nyon Nyon - Jake Runestad  

Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble

  • Big Swing Face - Bill Reddie
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury, arranged by Rick Hirsch
  • The Night They Called It a Day - Matt Denis, arranged by Dan Yoder
  • Carnival Night In Vera Cruz - David Caffey

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

  • Downey Overture - Óscar Navarro 
  • Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor - Johann Sebastian Bach, orchestrated by Edward Elgar, scored for winds by Timothy Topolewski  
  • Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli 

All Performers and Audience Members

  • The Penn State Alma Mater - Fred Lewis Pattee (conducted by Gregory Drane, Director of the Marching Blue Band)
Last Updated March 02, 2016