Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble to perform Oct. 9

Lynn Drafall
September 23, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present their first performances of the 2017-18 school year at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Repertoire highlights include American composer Vincent Persichetti's "Pageant," and a movement from Michael Daugherty's "Brooklyn Bridge" featuring student clarinetist Emily Rickard, co-winner of the 2016 Symphonic Wind Ensemble concerto competition. Both ensembles are conducted by Dennis Glocke, director of concert bands.

Tickets are $12 for general admission $12 and $4 for students. Buy tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium and save 40 percent. There is no limit on the number. Purchases made the the day of the concert are not eligible. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts Ticket Center.

This concert is available on livestream at the Penn State School of Music.

Symphonic Band

— Toccata Marziale - Ralph Vaughan Williams

— Nothing Gold Can Stay - Steven Bryant (inspired by Robert Frost's poem of the same name)

— Pageant - Vincent Persichetti

— Lola Flores - Alfred Sadel and Terig Tucci

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

— Millennium Canons - Kevin Puts, arranged by Mark Spede

— Huntingtower - Ottorino Respighi

— Final Movement, "North" (from "Brooklyn Bridge") - Michael Daugherty (with Emily Rickard, clarinet)

Senior music education major Emily Rickard is from Brookville, Pennsylvania. The daughter of Steve and Jo Rickard, she currently participates in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Clarinet Choir, and was previously a member of the Marching Blue Band and the Symphonic Band. A clarinet student of Anthony J. Costa, Emily plans to pursue a master’s degree in clarinet performance and establish a career as a music educator after graduation.

The Symphonic Band is a select band that utilizes the full resources of the large wind/percussion ensemble to perform outstanding works from the concert band repertory. Members of the 80-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the first week of classes each semester. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each semester in the 2,600-seat Eisenhower Auditorium. Like all Penn State bands, the Symphonic Band is open to all students, regardless of major.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier wind/percussion ensemble in the School of Music. This highly select 40-member ensemble is comprised of the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists on campus. It performs a variety of repertoire ranging from chamber music to literature that utilizes the full ensemble. It concertizes extensively both on and off campus and is open to all students, regardless of major, by audition.

  • Emily Rickard

    Emily Rickard, clarinet

    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated October 03, 2017