We have dazzling duos on and off the stage this week at the festival. Please consider dining out this week (Monday, June 19 thru Sunday, June 25) at Harrisons - 20% of your check (before tip and tax) comes to Penn's Woods - It is a great fundraiser for us and the food is terrific! Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!!

Penn’s Woods Music Festival is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the return of the festival with a $10 Rush Ticket. Based on availability, the $10 rush tickets for CASH ONLY will be released at 7:20 p.m. at the box office prior to the 7:30 p.m. curtain. Rush tickets are first come first served and cash only. The number of rush seats for each performance will be determined 90 minutes prior to the concert and announced at 7:20 p.m..

See the Stars of Tomorrow on Stage Today!  Penn's Woods Music Festival is pleased to announce the soloists for our June 17 festival Orchestra concert. These young singers have distinguished themselves in the Penn State School of Music."It is our pleasure to include our students in the festival," said guest conductor Christopher Kiver. "To have such qualified singers in our school is amazing! We're happy to introduce these incredible talented singers to you." 





Gray skies are going clear up - Come out to hear the music! Music in the Gardens WILL GO as planned tonight (Friday, June 16) - at 6:00 p.m. at the Arboretum at Penn State. Parking is available in the lots next to the Lewis Katz Law Building and adjacent to the buildings along Services Road. Accessible parking next to the Arboretum is restricted to those vehicles displaying a Handicap Parking Placard and is on a frist-come first-served basis. Please bring a lawn chair.  

Spend an evening sipping on delicious and uniquly crafted cocktails by Big Springs Spirits while festival musicians, Mark Minnich and Sally Williams Minnich (violins) play, talk, and answer questions about how they get music from “page to stage” in an informal setting.

Join the festival musicians, James (violin) and Carol Lyon (cello), as they play, talk, and answer questions about how they get music from “page to stage” in an informal setting. Enjoy delicious brewed coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase. Last year's event was standing room only! Arrive early and bring friends!

Monday, June 12, 2017
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Free Admission 

Barranquero Café, 324 E. Calder Way, State College.

Middle School and High School student musicians were selected based on private teacher nominations to participate in a one-hour chamber music coaching with a distinguished festival master teacher. Students were placed into quartets and sent the muisic in advance to prepare for the intensive coaching. Repertoire was selected based on teacher and coaches recommendations. The 2017 program includes works by Bruce Trinkley, Antonin Dvorak (American Quartet), Antonio Vivaldi (Concerto for Strings alla Rustica), and Michale McClean (Six Dances for String Quartet).

Experience and observe the first rehearsal and conversations between Maestro Gerardo Edelstein and festival soloists Cecilia Dunoyer and Christopher Guzman as they rehearse and prepare for a concerto performance with the festival orchestra. During the 90 minute rehearsal, the three artists will openly negotiate musical preferences as they collaborate on Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 10 in E-flat Major, K365/316a (Double). Q&A session will follow.     

The Penn's Woods Music Festival is launching a new series of free programs in June called Penn's Woods Music 4 Kids (PWM4Kids). Thanks to generous sponsorships from Bill and Honey Jaffe, PWM4Kids is a series of free programs and activities especially tailored to pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school-aged audiences. These events are designed to inspire, engage, and entertain young musicians towards a deeper love of music, nature, arts, and science. 


Ever wonder what it sounds and feels like to be inside an orchestra?  Explore and learn alongside professional musicians how the music gets from the printed page to the stage of Penn's Woods Music Festival.