Summer at a Glance 2019


Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. to dusk

(rain date June 12)

Music in the Gardens

Penn’s Woods musicians and the Altoona Brass Collective perform in The Arboretum at Penn State (free admission)


2019 Festival concerts are held in the Recital Hall, Music Building on Penn State's Universithy Park campus.


Sunday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.

NEW for Summer - Penn's Woods is headed to the opera!

Join us for a special premiere of a new opera  LEAVINGS, or The Borderland 
A semi-staged new work based on Lorenzo Da Ponte with words by Penn State's 2015 Laureate Susan Russell and music by Alex Heppelmann.

MOZART - Arias from the collaborative work between Mozart and Da Ponte 



Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.

Festival Musicians

TCHAIKOVSKY - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
BEETHOVEN - Trio in E flat Major, Op. 38 
SCHOCKER - Sonata for Short Attention Spans 


Saturday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra Concert (pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)

IBERT- Hommage à Mozart   
TCHAIKOVSKY - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35   
      James Lyon, soloist

RAVEL - Pavane for a Dead Princess   
HAYDN - Symphony No. 96 in D Major, Hob.I:96 


Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Musicians

LARSEN - With Love and Hisses
With Love and Hisses is a silent comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. Seen and heard with a new score!

SALZEDO - Variations for Harp on a theme in ancient style, Op. 30 featuring Ann Sullivan
GINASTERA - Pampeana II Rasposdy for Cello and Piano featuring Kim Cook, cello, Kathy Gattuso Cinatl, piano
SATIE- La Belle Excentrique featuring Duo Azul: Amy Gustafson and Hyeyoung Song, pianos
MENDELSSOHN - Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream featuring Duo Azul: Amy Gustafson and Hyeyoung Song, pianos


Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
NEW! Jazz at Penn's Woods

Original music blending the traditions of Bossa Nova, Samba, MPB (Música popular brasileira), and Jazz. The intimate evening featuring some of the finest musicians from New York City including Leala Cyr, vocals, Kevin Bene, woodwinds, and Jeff Kunkel on piano.


Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra Concert (pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)

DIAMOND - Music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
STRAUSS - Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
     Lisa Bontrager, soloist

PÄRT - Silouan's Song   
MOZART - Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner”    


Special Events during  May / June

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Free admission – various times

May 10 - Discovery Space

May 17 - Bellefonte Library

May 19 - Bellefonte Art Museum

May 23 - Philipsburg Library

June 15 - Schlow Library

June 15 - Millbrook Marsh

June 18 - Palmer Museum (for middle school students, registration required)

June 19 - Student Chamber Invitational Concert


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May 19 – Bellefonte Art Museum – free admission

May 30 – Webster’s Bookstore and Café* – ticket required

Dinner at 6:00 p.m.| Music at 7:00 p.m.

Entrees choices:
· Vegan Shepherd's Pie w/ sweet potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and lentils
· Salmon with Spicy Olive Tapenade
· Chicken Stuffed w/ Mushrooms, Provolone, and Marinara
· Kale Salad w/ cranberries & carrots w/ cranberry vinaigrette
· Roasted potatoes
· Cannellini Beans w/ fennel and mustard
· pie for dessert


Twelve Waltzes for Solo Double Bass - Domenico Dragonetti (performing 3 waltzes, tbd)
Duet for Cello and Double Bass - Domenico Dragonetti
Fratres - Arvo Pärt
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64 No. 5 "The Lark" - Franz Joseph Haydn