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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


Family Concert

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

Narrator TBA

Ann Keller Young Soloist Competition Winner TBA

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



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