Nittany Valley Symphony 2018-19 concert season

Symphony of Splendor

A Grand Tour (Light Classical Concert)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 • 4:00pm • Mt. Nittany Middle School Auditorium

A grand musical tour of Europe, featuring light classical selections

  • BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide

  • BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

  • DVORAK: Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 2

  • STRAUSS, Johann Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op. 325

  • ENESCO: Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11

  • RESPIGHI (after Rossini): Tarantella from La boutique fantasque

  • DENZA (arr. Chiaramello): Funiculì, Funiculà

  • FALLA (orch. Ryden): Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo

  • FALLA: Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve

  • BIZET: Farandole from L’Arlésienne

  • GERSHWIN: An American in Paris



Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 4:00pm • Eisenhower Auditorium

Svetlana Rodionova, Piano

Matt Patton, Horn

All-Rachmaninoff program

  • RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise for Horn and Orchestra

  • RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

  • RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44


English Elegy

Sunday, November 18, 2018 • 4:00pm • Bellefonte Area High School Theatre

Stephen Feldman, Violoncello

Suzanne Loerch, Mezzo-Soprano

A tribute to England, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

  • BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad (Rhapsody for Orchestra)

  • ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 3, Pastoral


Mr. Smith’s Composition - Family Concert

Sunday, February 24, 2019  • 4:00pm • Bellefonte Area High School Theatre

Jeff Brown, Narrator

Ellie Kim, Piano

A program for the entire family, featuring a piece for narrator and orchestra and the winner of our annual young soloist competition, and works from:





Romantic Favorites

Sunday, March 31, 2019  • 4:00pm • Mt. Nittany Middle School Auditorium

Clara Lyon, Violin

Elizabeth Lyon, Violoncello

Favorites by three great Romantic masters

  • LISZT: Les Préludes, S.97 (Symphonic Poem No. 3)

  • BRAHMS: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102

  • DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88