Penn State concert bands to perform Dec. 5

December 01, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Concert Band and Symphonic Band will perform a joint concert in Eisenhower Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. Featured on the Concert Band's program is John Zdechlik's arrangement of the folk hymn 'Simple Gifts' in "Chorale and Shaker Dance." Among other compositions, the Symphonic Band will perform "Mother Earth," a tribute to composer David Maslanka who passed away in 2017.

The band's program also includes works by American composers Frank Ticheli and Bob Margolis. The Concert Band is conducted by graduate wind conducting student Audry Thompson. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Penn State director of bands Dennis Glocke.

Tickets are $12 for general admission 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.


Concert Band

Florentiner March - Julius Fucik

Chorale and Shaker Dance - John Zdechlik

With Quiet Courage - Larry Daehn

Strange Humors - John Mackey

Symphonic Band

Mother Earth - David Maslanka (in memoriam of the composer's death, 1943-2017)

Sanctuary - Frank Ticheli

Color - Bob Margolis

March (from "Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes" by Carl Maria von Weber) - Paul Hindemith, transcribed by Keith Wilson

The Concert Band performs the finest in traditional and contemporary literature composed or transcribed for the concert band medium. It performs concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium. The Concert Band is open to all students, regardless of major. An audition IS required in the spring semester, but NOT in the fall.

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 eighty-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.

Last Updated December 07, 2017