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Symphonic Band to conclude its 2016-17 concert season April 26

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Symphonic Band will conclude its 2016-17 season with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The program includes works by American contemporary composers Frank Ticheli and John Mackey, as well as compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The Symphonic Band is conducted by Dennis Glocke, Penn State director of concert bands. He will be assisted by Audry Thompson, a graduate student in wind conducting. Guest conductor for this performance is faculty member Eric W. Bush.

Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $4 for students. Tickets purchased in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium are eligible for a 40 percent discount. There is no limit on the number of tickets that may be purchased.. Purchases made the the day of the concert are not eligible for the discount. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at the Penn State Arts Ticket Center.

This concert will also be live-streamed on the Penn State School of Music website.


Nitro — Frank Ticheli

Hymn to a Blue Hour — John Mackey (Eric W. Bush, conductor)

Four French Songs of the Sixteenth Century — Robert Hanson (Audry Thompson, conductor)

Prelude and Fuge in B-flat Minor, BWV 867 — Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Roland L. Moehlmann

Sketches on a Tudor Psalm — Fisher Tull

Galop — Dmitri Shostakovich, transcribed by Donald Hunsberger

The Symphonic Band is a select band that utilizes the full resources of the large wind/percussion ensemble to perform outstanding works from the concert band repertory. Members of the 80-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the first week of classes each semester. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each semester in the 2,600-seat Eisenhower Auditorium. Like all Penn State bands, the Symphonic Band is open to all students, regardless of major.

Last Updated April 25, 2017