School of Music faculty to perform Jan. 29

January 23, 2017

The Penn State School of Music will present its third faculty Spotlight Concert of the 2016-17 year at at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Esber Recital Hall. This concert series features performances showcasing our outstanding faculty members performing together in chamber music settings. The concert will feature performances by guitarist Jonathan Gangi, tenor Richard Kennedy, “Dance of the Ocean Breeze” by Roger Kellaway and performed by Velvet Brown and Lisa Bontrager, and a performance of Judith Cloud's "Beethoven’s Slippers: A Monodrama"  by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Trost.

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


Lisa Bontrager, horn; Velvet Brown, tuba; Kathy Gattuso Cinatl, piano

  • "Dance of the Ocean Breeze" - Roger Kellaway

Jonathan Gangi, guitar

  • Se Ela Perguntar - Dilermando Reis
  • Xodo Da Baiana - Reis
  • Sons de Carilhoes - Joao Pernambuco
  • Julia Florida - Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Richard Kennedy, tenor; Jonathan Gangi, guitar

  • Four Songs - arranged by Benjamin Britten


"Master Kilby"

"The Soldier and the Sailor"

"I will give my love an apple"       

 Jennifer Trost, mezzo-soprano; Svetlana Rodionova, piano

  • "Beethoven’s Slippers: A Monodrama" - Judith Cloud  (This event is made possible in part by an Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant and an Institute for the Arts and Humanities Individual Faculty Grant.)
Last Updated January 23, 2017