(UNIVERSITY PARK, PA) Penn’s Woods Music Festival orchestra and chamber music performances will be relocated to their original home of Eisenhower Auditorium this summer while the Penn State School of Music’s new recital hall is under construction. The festival kicks off June 13 with the free Music in the Gardens concert at the Arboretum at Penn State, with the festival orchestra and chamber music concerts taking place June 23–30.


Penn’s Woods Music 4 Kids is designed for curious and new listeners. Free programs by the festival musicians and the Allegría Ensemble will be presented around Centre County, Pa for new audiences of all ages. Ask questions, be surprised, and be inspired by live classical music!

Sally Williams Minnich, violin
Mark Minnich, violin
Debbie Trudeau, violin and viola
Robyn Dixon Costa, oboe and English horn

Plan now to attend four intimate events of the festival where you can get to know the Penn's Woods musicians. Requested by our patrons, these events are designed to enrich your festival experience. Exploring the relationship of Baroque art to jazz music, sipping coffee with musical conversation, dining at an evening salon with a string quartet, or immersing yourself inside the orchestra rehearsal, these unique encounters will surely make your festival memorable. 


Penn’s Woods Music 4 U at Bellefonte Art Museum

Tickets for the 2018 Summer festival go on sale on April 9, 2018. We are excited to return to Eisenhower Auditorium for our summer concerts while the new recital hall is being finished. Maestro Edelstein has selected a great program. If you are a long time Penn's Woods concert goer you just might recognize memories of Maestro Edelstein's first summer with the festival! "Since we are going back to where I started, I thought we'd revisit some of that early repertoire," he said.