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School of Music's Spotlight Concert Series debuts Sept. 9

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of Music presents its first faculty Spotlight Concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Esber Recital Hall. The Spotlight Concert Series will offer performances throughout the school year showcasing the School of Music's outstanding faculty members performing in chamber music settings.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $2 for students. For advance tickets, contact the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. Patronage of the Spotlight Concert Series provides support for music scholarships.

The concert will be live-streamed on the Penn State School of Music's website.


Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034 - Johann Sebastian Bach (Naomi Seidman, flute; Daryl Durran, bassoon; Amanda Maple, harpsichord)

* "Songs and Dances" - Paul Basler (Lisa Bontrager, horn; Sue Haug, piano)

"Hidden in Stone" - David Stambler - United States Premiere (Robyn Dixon Costa, English horn; David Stambler, soprano saxophone; Anthony J. Costa, bass clarinet)

Song (from "Young Tree Green") - Colin Bright (Robert Nairn, double bass)

Seiza - Fernando Millet (Robert Nairn, double bass; Christopher Guzman, piano)

Elegie - Giovanni Bottesini (Robert Nairn, double bass; Christopher Guzman, piano)

Introduction and Gavotte - Bottesini (Robert Nairn, double bass; Christopher Guzman, piano)

Three Pieces from "Romeo and Juliet" - Sergei Prokofiev, arranged by D. Grjunes (Max Zorin, violin; Christopher Guzman, piano)

* Paul Basler's "Songs and Dances" is performed in conjunction with the 2015-16 theme of the School of Music — "Music & Dance: Exploring Connections Between Two Art Forms," a yearlong series of performances, classes and presentations that focus on the unique relationship between music and human movement.


Last Updated September 09, 2015