In Performance at Penn State

Second Friday of the month at 11:00am, with a repeat the following Monday night at 8:00pm

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly, hour-long show that brings you the talents of students and faculty from Penn State's School of Music on the University Park Campus.  We'll present a variety of performers and music in each program, most recorded live in-concert. The show produced by WPSU-FM, and hosted by WPSU's Kristine Allen.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program showcasing performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear a Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano by Andre Caplet, from the 2016 season of Music at Penns Woods; and the Symphony No. 3 by Franz Schubert, played by the Penn State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, in October of 2016. 

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we’ll hear a Bach viola da gamba sonata, played on viola and piano by two Penn State faculty members; “Capriccio Espangol” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov played by the Penn State Philharmonic; and from Music at Penn’s Woods 2017, we’ll hear a ballet suite from “Mother Goose” by Maurice Ravel, and a violin duo with an amazing cover of the hit song, “Hotel California” by the Eagles!

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we’ll hear an instrumental suite from the opera “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Chrstoph Gluck; Penn state guitarist Jonathan Gangi playing a sonatina by Jorge Morel; The Penn State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein playing the “Sigfried Idyll” by Richard Wagner; and the Penn State Symphonic Band playing “Four French Songs and Dances of the Sixteenth Century” by Robert Hanson.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we’ll hear the Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius, played by the Penn State Philharmonic, led by Gerardo Edelstein; and Haydn’s Andante & Variations in F Minor, played by pianist Jose Ramon Mendez.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, flutist Naomi Seidman and pianist Christopher Guzman will play a Sonata for Flute & Piano composed in 1927 by Erwin Shulhoff; the Penn State Glee Club, directed by Christopher Kiver, sings “Draw on Sweet Night” by contemporary composer Casey Rule;  and we’ll hear the Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra, led by Gerardo Edelstein, in the Symphony No. 3 in C by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we’ll hear choral music in the African American tradition from Essence of Joy (“Striving after God” by Undine Smith Moore and “This is the Day” by Joe Pace); The Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a suite from the opera, “Mlada” by Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov (arranged by Dennis Glocke); And a Mozart concerto for two pianos from the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, featuring pianists Christopher Guzman and Cecilia Dunoyer with conductor Gerardo Edelstein.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear cellist Kim Cook play music by Sergei Rachmaninoff from a concert in the Music Penn’s Woods Festival; an instrumental arrangement of “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” by Jerry Bock, from that same Penns Woods concert, played by clarinetist Anthony Costa, oboist Timothy Hurtz, and pianist Ann Deighton; and  the Penn State Philharmonic, led by Gerardo Edelstien in Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear the Overture to “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdink, performed by Penn State’s Clarinet Choir; PSU faculty flutist Naomi Seidman, harpist Anne Sullivan and cellist Jonathan Dexter playing a trio by contemporary Pennsylvania-based composer Joseph Hallman; and a performance of the Bach Magnificat from a Music at Penn’s Woods concert conducted by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Penn State.

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In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear the “Overture, Scherzo and Finale,” by Robert Schumann, from a Music at Penns Woods Concert;  the “Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano” by Bill Douglas from a 2015 Penn State Faculty Recital with Naomie Seidman, Tim Hurtz and Christohper Guzman; and the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michael Dolan in a 2017 performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershiwn.

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In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear Penn State Faculty pianist Jose Ramon Mendez play two of the Four Impromptus, D. 935: No. 2 in A-flat and No.3 in B-flat; The Penn State Philharmonic playing The Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi, with guest conductor Theresa Cheung; and PSU faculty saxophonist David Stambler, with pianist Kathy Gattuso-Cinatl, in Moment Musicaux by contemporary American composer Mark Lanz Weiser.

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In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear Autumn Song by Felix Mendelssohn, sung by Discantus, a chamber choir from the Oriana Singers with Jane Glocke conducting and Svetlana Rodionova at the piano; then The Planets by Gustav Holst, played by the Penn State Philharmonic led by Gerardo Edelstein.

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In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we hear Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, from the 2015 Music at Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra; music from a John Williams film score played by the Penn State Trombone Choir, and Panamanian Dances by William Grant Still from a Music at Penn's Woods chamber music concert.

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In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we hear music by Bach and Geminiani, played by the duo Dipaison in the Music at Penns Woods Series; “Ave, Regina caelorum” in a setting by Philip Stopford, a composer born in 1977, as performed by the Penn State Concert Choir in April 2015; a Bach Fantasy transcribed for winds, played by the Penn State Symphonic Band; and the Haydn Variations, by Johannes Brahms, played by the Penn State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstien.

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In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month’s show includes a Trio Sonata by early 18th century composer Giovanni Benedetto Platti from a Penn State School of Music Spotlight concert; The Oriana Singers, directed by Jane Glocke, performing music from a Bach Cantata; the Opening Movement of the Piano Concerto No.

This month’s show includes two performances form Music at Penns Woods 2016.  The Penns Woods Festival Orchestra plays “La Flute de Pan” by Jules Mouquet, with Naomi Seidman as soloist; and the Symphony No. 4 by Franz Schubert.  Guest conductor for both performances is Eitan Globerson.

This month’s show includes a Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano by Andre Caplet from a 2016 Music at Penns Woods Concert; “Se Ela Perguntar” by Dilermando Reis, played by guitarist Jonathan Gangi in a 2017 PSU faculty “Spotlight” concert; and “Les Preludes” by Franz Liszt, played by the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we hear the Penn State Concert Choir, directed by Christopher Kiver, in music by English Renaissance composer William Byrd; and the Music at Penns Woods Orchestra, led by Gerardo Edelstein, in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, known as his “pastoral” symphony.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program showcasing performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear music from the African and African American choral traditions sung by Penn State’s Essence of Joy in their Fall 2016 concert; “Songs and Dances for Horn and Piano” by Paul Basler, from a Penn State Spotlight concert, featuring Lisa Bontrager, horn and Sue Haug, piano; and The Piano Concerto No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn from a Music at Penn’s Woods concert with José Ramón Méndez as soloist and Gerardo Edelstein conducting.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program showcasing performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear the Symphony No. 1 in C by George Bizet conducted by Gerardo Edelstein at the 2016 Music at Penns Woods Festival; the Penn State Symmphonic Band, led by Dennis Glocke in a Star-Trek inspired suite titled “Vulcan” by Michael Daugherty; and Penn State faculty pianist Jose Ramon Mendez playing the Ballade Nol 3 by Frederic Chopin.  

This month, hear a Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano by Andre Caplet, from the 2016 season of Music at Penns Woods; and the Symphony No. 3 by Franz Schubert, played by the Penn State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, in October of 2016.

This month, hear a song by Franz Schubert from a Music at Penns Woods chamber concert, featuring soprano Sarah Shafer, accompanied by her father, pianist Timothy Shafer, and clarinetist Anthony Costa, both Penn State Faculty Members. We’ll also hear the Beethoven Triple Concerto from a Penns Woods Festival Orchestra concert, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, featuring three Penn State Faculty Member: James Lyon, violin; Kim Cook, cello; and Timonty Shafer, piano. 

This month: hear the Piano Quintet in E Minor by Johnannes Brahms, in a performance from Music at Penns Woods; and the Penn State Philharmonic in the overture to “Die Meistersiner” by Richard Wagner.

This month: the Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 6 , No. 7 by George Frideric Handel,  played by the Penn State Baroque Orchestra in November of 2015;  Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G Minor from a concert by the Penn State Chamber Orchestra in November of 2015; and Songs and Dances for Horn and Piano, composed in 2014 by Paul Basler, featuring Lisa Bontrager, horn and Su Haug, piano, from the Penn State School of Music’s September 2015 Spotlight Concert.

IN PERFORMANCE AT PENN STATE: August 2015

Friday, August 14 at 11:00am & Monday, August 17 at 8:00pm.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we hear the Penn State Concert Choir, directed by Christopher Kiver, in music by English Renaissance composer William Byrd; and the Music at Penns Woods Orchestra, led by Gerardo Edelstein, in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, known as his “pastoral” symphony.

IN PERFORMANCE AT PENN STATE on WPSU-FM.

Friday, July 17 at 11:00am & Monday, July 20 at 8:00pm.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we hear the Penn State Chamber Orchestra in a suite from Handel’s Water Music; and the Dvorak Cello Concerto, from a recording by the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic featuring Penn State cellist Kim Cook and PSU conductor Gerardo Edelstein.

IN PERFORMANCE AT PENN STATE on WPSU-FM.

Friday, Jun 12 at 11:00am & Monday, June 15 at 8:00pm.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, we hear a suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn; Millenium Cannons by contemporary composer Kevin Puts; and a PSU Concerto Competition award-winner soloing in music by Jean Sibelius.

IN PERFORMANCE AT PENN STATE on WPSU-FM.

Friday, April 10 at 11:00am & Monday, April 13 at 8:00pm.

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, the Penn State Baroque Ensemble plays “Summer” from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi;

IN PERFORMANCE AT PENN STATE: March 2015

Friday, March 13 at 11:00am & Monday, Mar 16 at 8:00pm on WPSU-FM

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, the Penn State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; and we’ll hear a Viola Sonata by Paul Hindemith, played by faculty members Timothy Deighton, viola, and Christopher Guzman, piano

In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear a piano trio by Anton Arensky, played at a Music at Penns Woods concert; and a Vivaldi Cello concert played by the Penn State Baroque ensemble with Guy Fishman, principle cellist of the Handel and Haydn Society orchestra, and guest director Aisslin Nosky, concertmaster of Tafelmusik.

IN PERFORMANCE AT PENN STATE on WPSU-FM.

Friday, October 17 at 11:00am & Monday, October 20 at 8:00pm