Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......October 19, 2000

Peter Pan gains the upper hand over Captain Hook in the national tour of the family musical Peter Pan coming to Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, presented by the Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call (814) 863-0255.
The Cypress String Quartet will perform for Music at Noon: Logan Wintergarden Series Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Wintergarden of the Reed Union Building at Penn State Erie. The performance is free to the public.

Homecoming concert

The Penn State Glee Club will present "Homecoming 2000" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Schwab Auditorium on the University Park campus.

The Glee Club is under the direction of conductor Steven Zopfi, instructor of music, and associate conductor Frank Worrell, associate professor of education. The concert will also feature performances by the Hi-Lo's, the Nittany Nuggets Quartet, and the Varsity Quartet.

Tickets are $6 and $2 and can be purchased at Eisenhower Auditorium and The Bryce Jordan Center.

Castalia Ensemble

The Castalia Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus. The concert will feature various combinations of the following performers: pianist Marylene Dosse, professor of music; violinist James Lyon, associate professor of music; violist Tim Deighton, assistant professor of music; cellist Kim Cook, associate professor of music; and bassist Rob Nairn, assistant professor of music.

This performance will be the Castalia Ensemble's debut as a quintet at Penn State. The ensemble evolved from the Castalia Trio, originally composed of Dosse, Cook and Lyon. Deighton joined the group in 1998, and Nairn joined this year.

The concert is free to the public.

Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Concert Choir, under the direction of Steven Zopfi, instructor of music, will perform at the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

The Concert Choir, which consists of 52 singers, also will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Recital Hall.

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


The Penn State Horn Studio will present a studio recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus. The free recital will feature performances by undergraduate music majors in the School of Music.

Book exhibit

Books published by faculty in the Commonwealth College are on display through Oct. 30 in the entrance lobby of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.

The faculty scholars of the Commonwealth College actively engage in a variety of research, scholarly and creative service activities in addition to teaching.

The books in the exhibit demonstrate the faculty's expertise in a wide variety of disciplines and describe their fields of interest.

Three concerts bring
wide variety of styles to stage

bjc_onelineThree events have recently been announced for November and December at The Bryce Jordan Center.

Country music

Country music stars Travis Tritt and Patty Loveless, with Country Music Awards Duo of the Year Montgomery Gentry, will be at The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

Tickets are $28.50 for reserved seats and go on sale at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Wristbands will be made available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 for ticket-buyers at The Bryce Jordan Center only.

Boston Pops

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will bring Boston's favorite holiday tradition to Penn State for the first time ever with a performance at The Bryce Jordan Center at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4.

Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50 for reserved seats. A limited amount of VIP table seating also is available at $89.50. A special holiday buffet can also be ordered to compliment the VIP table seating. For more information, call (814) 865-5555.

This evening of music will feature the Boston Pops' own arrangements of seasonal favorites with traditional carols sung by the Cape Cod (Mass.)-based chorus Gloriae Dei Cantores.

For more information about The Boston Pops, check the Web at

Child of the Promise

Building on his past successes with the "Young Messiah" and "Emmanuel" tours, artist manager Norman Miller will present his most ambitious production to date, the "Child of the Promise" tour, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at The Bryce Jordan Center.

Tickets are $28.50 and $15 for reserved seats. For groups of 15 or more, call (814) 863-1812 for discounted group rates.

Written in the style of a Broadway musical, the production brings to life the story of the birth of Christ. The Christmas story features the vocal and acting talents of 18 Christian artists, a full orchestra and a 200-voice choir conducted by Michael Omartian.

Tickets for all three events are available at The Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, Commonwealth Campus ticket outlets, by phone at (800) 863-3336 and (814) 865-5555, or online at