2014-15 Season: RAPTURE
SCANDAL AND SEDUCTION
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 • 7:30pm • Eisenhower Auditorium
James Lyon, Violin
An evening full of comic intrigue, romantic lyricism and tantalizing tales of seduction.
BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal, Op. 5
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35
TIN PAN ALLEY TO TINSELTOWN (Symphonic Pops Concert)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 • 7:30pm • Eisenhower Auditorium
Music by America’s great songsmiths, from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to Hollywood.
CHASE (arr.): Broadway Tonight!
COHAN (arr. Lewis): Give My Regards to George
BERLIN (arr. Ades): Irving Berlin, A Symphonic Portrait
PORTER (arr. Whitney): Cole Porter Salute
GERSHWIN (arr. Bennett): Selections from Porgy and Bess
WILLIAMS (arr.): Hooray for Hollywood
LOESSER (arr. Custer): Music from Guys and Dolls
KANDER (arr. Ricketts): Medley from Chicago
HERMAN (arr. Lang): Selections from La Cage aux Folles
RODGERS (arr. Bennett): South Pacific, Symphonic Scenario
Thursday, December 11, 2014 • 7:30pm • Mt. Nittany Middle School Auditorium
Steven Herbert Smith, Piano
All-Beethoven program, featuring three of the master’s greatest works.
BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
REMARKABLE KIDS (Family Concert)
Sunday, January 25, 2015 • 4:00pm • Mt. Nittany Middle School Auditorium
Mark Ballora, Narrator
Ann Keller Young Soloist Competition Winner
A program for the entire family, including the story of a boy with remarkable musical talents, compositions by great musical prodigies, and the winner of our annual young soloist competition.
ELLIOTT: The Remarkable Farkle McBride (Story by John Lithgow)
Works by MOZART, MENDELSSOHN, ROSSINI and others
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • 7:30pm • Eisenhower Auditorium
Lisa O. Bontrager, Horn
Post-Romantic works of soaring passion and deep conviction.
SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26
SIBELIUS: Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
GLIÈRE: Horn Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 91
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 7:30pm • Eisenhower Auditorium
José Ramón Méndez, Piano
Amanda Silliker, Mezzo Soprano
Flamenco rhythms and jasmine-scented nights from sunny Spain.
RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso [Morning Song of the Jester]
FALLA: Noches en los jardines de España [Nights in the Gardens of Spain]
FALLA: El sombrero de tres picos [The Three-Cornered Hat]