Penn State music faculty to perform Spotlight concert Sept. 25

September 20, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Music will present a faculty Spotlight Concert Series performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in Esber Recital Hall, the first of four exciting concerts during the academic year that showcase Penn State's outstanding faculty musicians performing in chamber music settings. This recital will feature performances by faculty members Timothy Deighton, Richard Kennedy, Lisa Bontrager, Langston J. Fitzgerald III, Daryl Durran, James Lyon, Christopher Guzman, Jose Ramon Mendez, and Naomi Seidman.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $2 for students. For advance tickets, contact the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. There is a 20 percent discount if purchasing tickets for all four Spotlight concerts (Sept. 25, Nov. 6, Jan. 29 and Feb. 26).

This concert will also be streamed live on the Penn State School of Music website.


Timothy Deighton, viola; Ann Deighton, piano

  • Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra (piano) - Tibor Serly

Richard Kennedy, tenor; Naomi Seidman, flute

  • Three Irish Folksong Settings - John Corigliano*

Lisa Bontrager, horn; Christopher Guzman, piano

  • Sonata for Horn and Piano in F Major, Op. 17 - Ludwig van Beethoven

Langston J. Fitzgerald III, trumpet; Daryl Durran, bassoon; Kathy Gattuso Cinatl, keyboard

  • Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat - Vincenzo Bellini

Jose Ramon Mendez, piano

  • Ballade No.3 in A-flat Major - Frédéric Chopin

James Lyon, violin; Christopher Guzman, piano

  • Romanian Folk Dances - Béla Bartók

*This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes. The first Pulitzer Prize for music was awarded in 1943 to William Schuman. Penn State School of Music faculty, students and ensembles will be performing a variety of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers during the 2016-17 season. American composer John Corigliano won the award in 2001 for "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra."


Last Updated September 20, 2016