President's Concert returns to New York City on Feb. 18

December 16, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Music will return to Carnegie Hall for the 14th annual President’s Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performing at 8 p.m. at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. 

Hosted by Penn State President Eric Barron and sponsored jointly by the Penn State Alumni Association and the School of Music, the event includes a pre-concert reception for alumni and friends. 

Pricing options are available online for both the pre-concert reception and concert, with online preregistration required only for those attending both events. Alumni Association members receive discounted admission at $35 (a $20 savings).

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

Repertoire for the Feb. 18 concert includes Lucien Cailliet’s transcription of Richard Wagner's "Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral" from the opera "Lohengrin"; the wind version of Edward Elgar’s orchestration of "Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor" by J.S. Bach; and Percy Grainger’s masterpiece, "Lincolnshire Posy."

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