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In Performance at Penn State
Second Friday of the month at 11 a.m., with an encore airing the following Monday at 8 p.m.

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 is produced by WPSU-FM, and hosted by WPSU's Kristine Allen.

  • In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show, we hear the Overture on Hebrew Themes by Sergei Prokofiev from the Penns Woods Music Festival; the Penn State Concert Choir, led by Christoher Kiver, singing “Let’s Touch the Sky” by Louise Talma; and the Penn State Philharmonic, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, in the Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
  • 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 Trio for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon by twentieth century composer Jurriaan Andriessen from the Penns Woods Music Festival, and the students of Penn State’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Gerardo Edelstein, in the Symphony No. 8 in G by Antonin Dvorak.
  • In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear music by 20th century Russian composer Marina Dranishnikova, played by Penn State faculty members Andreas Oeste, oboe & Melody Quah, piano; “Hark, I hear the harps eternal,” a traditional hymn arranged by Alice Parker and performed by Penn State’s Oriana Singers, directed by Jane Glocke; And pianist Melody Quah as soloist in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Penns Woods Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by 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 PSU faculty flutist Naomi Seidman with the Penns Woods Music Festival Orchestra, led by Gerardo Edelstein, in a flute concerto by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach; two pieces by Margaret Bonds, arranged for solo piano and performed by Lara Downes: “Credo No. 2” and “Troubled Water;” And the Violin Sonata in G Minor by Laura Valbourg Aulin, played by Penn State professors James Lyon, violin and Timothy Shafer, 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 PSU faculty pianist Christopher Guzman playing the English Suite No. 3 in G Minor by Bach. Then we celebrate Black History Month with music by two African American composers: the Penn State Glee Club singing “Ain’a That Good News!” by William L. Dawson; and the student musicians of the Penn State Philharmonic, led by faculty conductor Gerardo Edelstein, in the Symphony No. 3 in C Minor by Florence Price.
  • In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat with pianist Steven Herbert Smith as soloist from the Penns Woods Music Festival; The Penn State Concert Choir, directed by Christopher Kiver singing “The Peace of Wild Things” by Cynthia Powell; and an oboe sonata by Francis Poulenc played on the saxophone by PSU facutly members David Stambler, saxophone 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 “Le Tombeau de Couperin” by Maurice Ravel, from the Penns Woods Music Festival; a sonata for clarinet and piano by Marion Bauer from a faculty recital; The Penn State Glee Club singing Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and “Elegy for a Young American,” written in tribute to President John F. Kennedy by Ronald Lo Presti and played by the Penn State Symphonic Band.
  • In Performance at Penn State is a monthly hour-long program that showcases performances from Penn State's School of Music. This month, hear PSU faculty pianist Christopher Guzman playing Chopin in recital; Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, from the Penn's Woods Music Festival; and a prelude and fugue by Bach arranged by Mozart played with period performance practices by members of the Penn State Baroque Ensemble.
  • 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 opening movement of Carl Reinecke’s Flute concerto in D, played with piano accompaniment at a 2022 Penn State Graduate Recognition Recital; Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat for Two Pianos and Orchestra, played by soloists Cecilia Dunoyer and Christopher Guzman and conducted by Gerardo Edelstein at the Penns Woods Music Festival in 2017; and “Panamanian Dances” by William Grant Still, performed at a Penns Woods chamber concert in 2015.
  • 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 Penn State Chamber Orchestra play Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” as orchestrated by Henri Büsser; PSU faculty trombonist Mark Lusk, with pianist Kathy Gattuso Cinatl in a transcription of Beethoven’s song cycle, “An die ferne Geliebte” or “To the Distant Beloved”; a song by American composer Amy Beach; And the Penn State Philharmonic in “Capriccio espagnole” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Both PSU orchestras are conducted by Penn State faculty member Gerardo Edelstein.