February 12, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 20

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This week's arts briefs:
Voice recital
Organ recital
Big band jazz
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Bach's Lunch
Country in Williamsport
"Joseph" at Williamsport
Jordan Center events

Other arts-related sites:
Bryce Jordan Center

College of Arts and Architecture:
School of Integrative Arts
School of Music
Palmer Museum of Art

On display

"Anthony's Nose on the Hudson," an oil on canvas work by American artist Victor de Grailley, is one of the featured works in the exhibit "Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibition II: Modern and Contemporary Prints." The exhibit will be on display through May 17 in the Special Exhibition Gallery I of the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus.

At the Palmer

"Fourteenth Street, The Wigwam," an etching by John Sloan, is included in the exhibition "The American Printmakers, 1920-1945" on display at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus through June 14.

Voice recital

Dana L. Louder, a graduate student in voice, will perform her graduate voice recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

The recital is free to the public.

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Organ recital

Eight students from the organ studio of June Miller, associate professor of music, will play in a free recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Thomas Owens, Tom Artman, Michael Stitzel, James Unger, Matthew Russell, James Lease, Eileen Penn and David Citron will perform.

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Big band jazz

Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble will present a concert of Big Band Jazz at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus. The group is conducted by Dan Yoder, professor of music.

Bill Ferguson will be featured soloist on Yoder's arrangement of the standard jazz tune "Lover Man."

Tickets are $3 and are available at the door.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

This concert is presented as a preview of the ensemble's performance at the College Band Director's National Association Eastern Divisional Convention to be held at University Park Feb. 27 through March 1. Associate professors of music Dennis Glocke and O. Richard Bundy will conduct.

Bach's Lunch

Essence of Joy will sing at the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The free, 20-minute concert is part of the Bach's Lunch series sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture School of Music and the University Lutheran Parish.

Essence of Joy is a choral ensemble of around 45 singers which performs sacred and secular repertoire from the African American experience.

After the concert, audience members may take their bag lunches to the Roy and Agnes Wilkinson Lounge in the Eisenhower Chapel. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Country in Williamsport

Country artist Tracy Lawrence will make his Williamsport debut at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the Community Arts Center, part of Penn College.

Lawrence has sold more than 5 million albums since bursting onto the scene in 1991, and has enjoyed 11, No. 1 hits, from his initial "Sticks and Stones," to last year's "How a Cowgirl Says Goodbye."

Tickets are $29.50, $24.50 and $19.50. For more information, call the Community Arts Center box office at (717) 326-2424 or the NAC Omni line at (800) 432-9382.

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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" has been added to the 1997-98 season of the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, part of Penn College. This Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice mega-hit, the first collaboration between these two successful practitioners of the modern Broadway musical, will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

"Joseph" is a rainbow ride through biblical Egypt during the time of the Pharaohs. This musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son, paints a picture of betrayal and hardship, prophecy and forgiveness.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 16, and are $40, $33, $25.50 and $20.50. For more information, call the Community Arts Center box office at (717) 326-2424 or its NAC Omni line at (800) 432-9382.

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Jordan Center events

* Feb. 24: Harlem Globetrotters, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $21.50 and $15. Discounts available for youth, senior citizens, faculty, staff and students.

* Feb. 27-March 1: 1998 Home Show. For information, call (814) 231-8813.

* March 5: LeAnn Rimes and Bryan White, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26.

* March 7-8: Big Ten Wrestling Championships; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 7; and noon March 8. For tickets, call (814) 863-1000.

* March 25: Lord of the Dance, 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50 and $28.50.

* March 26-29: Pennsylvania Sportsman Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Show; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 26; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 27 and 28; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29. Tickets: $5, adults; children 12 and under free. For tickets, call (814) 863-1000.

* April 8: Bolshoi, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 and $25.

* April 16-18: NCAA 1998 Men's Gymnastics Championship, 7 p.m. For tickets, call (814) 863-1000.

* April 22: Hank Aaron, Distinguished Speaker Series presentation, 8 p.m., free admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium South Box Office, selected Uni-Mart outlets, Commonwealth campus and college ticket outlets or by calling (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336.

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