If you can't make the School of Music's showcase "Mosaic" concert on Dec. 8, you still have a chance to see some of the school's premier ensembles perform before the year's end. The Philharmonic Orchestra will present "A Night at the Opera" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Joining the orchestra as guest singers are Penn State students Julia Wolcott and Lisa Rogali, and dramatic mezzo-soprano Amanda Silliker, a resident of Bellefonte, Pa. The Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Gerardo Edelstein. Click here for more information.
The Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their final concert of 2013 at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, also in Eisenhower Auditorium. Highlights of the Concert Band's program include a transcription of Franz Biebl's famous choral work Ave Maria, and a three-movement composition by Gordon Jacob. The Concert Band is conducted by Robert Hickey, a graduate student in wind conducting.
The Symphonic Band presents a program including works by British composer Gustav Holst, and American composers Vincent Persichetti and John Mackey. The ensemble is conducted by Dennis Glocke and assisted by graduate student Eric Palmquist. Click here for more information on the Dec. 12 concert.