Final 2016-17 Faculty Spotlight concert set for Feb. 26

February 21, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Music will present its final faculty Spotlight Concert of 2016-17 at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, in Esber Recital Hall. The concert concludes the four-part yearly series showcasing the School of Music's outstanding faculty members performing together in chamber music settings.

The Feb. 26 concert will feature the world premiere of a Stacy Garrop composition performed by saxophone professor David B. Stambler, a performance of “Seven Seascapes” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts featuring six faculty members, and Richard Strauss’ "Violin Sonata in E-flat Major" performed by Odin Rathnam and Christopher Guzman.

Ticket prices are $18 for general admission and $2 for students. For advance tickets, contact the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. Your patronage of the Spotlight Concert Series provides support for music scholarships. This concert will also be available via live stream on the Penn State School of Music website.


David B. Stambler, tenor saxophone; Kathy Gattuso Cinatl, piano

  • Wrath (2016) - Stacy Garrop (world premiere, commissioned by David B. Stambler, a consortium of 14 saxophonists, and the Margot Music Fund)

Naomi Seidman, flute; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Max Zorin, violin; Timothy Deighton, viola; Jonathan Dexter, cello; Diego Robledo, bass; Christopher Guzman, piano; Gerardo Edelstein, conductor

  • Seven Seascapes - Kevin Puts*

Odin Rathnam, violin; Christopher Guzman, piano

  • Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.18 Richard Strauss

*This year marks the 100th awarding 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 perform a variety of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers during the 2016-17 season. Kevin Puts won the award in 2012 for "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts."


Last Updated February 21, 2017