Ice skating show
"Ice Rhythms 2002: A Celebration on Ice," an ice show featuring local and guest skaters, will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 at the ice rink on the University Park campus.
Guest skaters include 2002 U.S. Olympic Team alternates: Matt Savoie and pairs team Stephanie Kakesavich and Aaron Parchem.
Tickets are $8.75 for adults and $6.75 for University students, youth 18 and under, and senior citizens 62 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the ice rink or by calling (814) 865-4102.
'Journey Home' steps in
The Washington Ballet and a cappella singing group Sweet Honey In The Rock combine their artistry in "Journey Home," a new dance work to be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.
The evening's program also includes two shorter pieces performed by the ballet company. "Blue Until June" is set to recorded blues classics sung by Etta James. "Three Preludes" moves to musical selections by Serge Rachmaninoff performed live on stage by a pianist.
Tickets are $25 for general audience members, $20 for students, $10 for University Park students and $13 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, group sales or information, contact the Arts Ticket Center at (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX. Visit http://www.cpa.psu.edu on the Web.
Artistic Viewpoints, an informal discussion about the performance, takes place in the Eisenhower Auditorium conference room one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. This discussion features Septime Webre, the ballet company's artistic director.
The following bands will give their final concerts of the semester during the week of April 21. All concerts will take place in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park Campus. Admission is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.
* The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis Glocke, will give a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The group will include pieces by David Noon, Smetna and Karel Husa.
* The Campus Band, under the direction of Christopher Bygott and Matthew Sisia, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The band will present pieces by Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss, Sousa and Percy Grainger.
* The Concert Band, under the direction of O. Richard Bundy and assistant conductor Christopher Bygott, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The band will present works by Edward Gregson, Robert Jager, Fisher Tull, David Duffy and Percy Grainger.
* The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dennis Glocke and assistant conductor Christopher Bygott, will give a concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. The ensemble will present works by Richard Wagner, Fisher Tull, Gustav Holst, Gordon Jacob and Howard Hanson.
The following free concerts also are planned in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus:
* The Penn State Chamber Singers will give their spring concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The Chamber Singers, a 24-voice, mixed ensemble composed of undergraduate and graduate students from many major fields of study, is under the direction of Brett B. Dutton, graduate student in choral conducting.
* The Penn State Trombone Choir will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22. The program will feature music that is being recorded for an alumni two-CD collection, "A Penn State Tradition: The Penn State Low Brass Studio 1986-2002." The group of 24 trombonists is under the direction of Mark L. Lusk, professor of trombone.
The Bach's Lunch concert will feature Penn State Clarinet Choir at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.
The free, 20-minute
concert is part of the Bach's Lunch series sponsored by the School of
Music and the University Lutheran Campus Ministry. Following the performance,
attendees may take their bag lunches to Memorial Lounge
Clay exhibit opens
"Jamming: Conversations in Clay," an exhibit by Robert Troxell and James Lard, will be on display through May 10 at The Gallery, 202 Bush Campus Center, Penn College.
The show may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment. An additional showing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3. The show is free to the public.
For information, call (570) 326-3761, ext. 7973, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MetaStages, a program of the School of Theatre, announces registration for summer drama camps to be held in the Pavilion Theatre on the University Park campus.
Summer drama camps for ages 9 though 18 are divided into age groups. All students receive training in acting technique, voice and speech, mime, movement, improvisation and arts workshop. Classes are taught by professional faculty. This is a non-resident camp that meets daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The week culminates with performances for family and friends on the Pavilion Theatre stage. There are four, one-week camps: July 22-26, July 29 to Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16.
Enrollment is strictly limited with separate age groups. For information call Joann Leonard, MetaStages director, at (814) 867-8390.