The Chamber Orchestra, Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in the School of Music’s eighth annual President’s Concert, this year in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City.
The Chamber Orchestra's program features two compositions inspired by dance: one a group of folk dances by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and the other conceived for the ballet by Igor Stravinsky. Highlights of the Centre Dimensions performance are original works and arrangements by Penn State jazz faculty member Dan Yoder. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will conclude the performance with repertoire inspired by Manhattan, including Manhattan Roll by Robert Beaser, chair of the composition department at the Juilliard School, and Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Prior to the concert, the Penn State Alumni Association will host a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a chance to socialize with fellow Penn Staters inside the elegant Hauser Patron Salon, overlooking the Alice Tully Hall Grand Foyer and New York City's famed Lincoln Center. Reception attendees are asked to use the entrance at 141 West 65th Street. A special concert seating area is reserved for pre-registered reception guests. For more information and to register, click here.