Experience two Penn State events in Washington, D.C.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Attention, Penn Staters in Washington, D.C.: The Penn State Alumni Association invites you to a pair of events in your backyard next month. The 11th annual Penn State President’s Concert — featuring talented performers from the University’s School of Music — will take place on March 16, while a City Lights event is planned in the nation’s capital on March 23.

The President's Concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the National Presbyterian Church, will include performances by the chamber orchestra Strings, Essence of Joy, and the Graduate Brass Quintet with organist and Alumni Fellow William Neil (Class of 1966). Admission to the concert is complimentary and no ticket is required. The President’s Concert is a collaboration between the President’s Office, the Penn State School of Music, and the Penn State Alumni Association.

Prior to the concert, the Alumni Association and Penn State President Eric Barron will host a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. in Stone Hall, located in the lower level of the National Presbyterian Church. Admission to the reception is $25 for Alumni Association members; $40 for non-members; $15 for college students; $10 for children between the ages of 6 and 17; and free for children age 5 and under. Those attending the reception will be escorted to reserved seating for the President's Concert. 

Register for the pre-concert reception by March 9. Business attire is recommended.

One week later, on March 23, head to the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health for a presentation by Dr. Barbara Miller titled “THON, Four Diamonds, and Penn State: The Building of a World Class Pediatric Oncology Program.” This event is part of the Alumni Association’s City Lights program, and will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Advanced registration is required. Cost is $45 for Alumni Association members and $60 for non-members. All attendees will be treated to a one-hour reception prior to the presentation that includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Additionally, those in attendance can explore the interactive and immersive exhibits before and after the presentation.

Register online for both events. Tickets to the President’s Concert reception can be acquired by visiting the official registration site, while City Lights tickets are available here.

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Last Updated February 14, 2017