2017 Festival Dates - Schedule at a Glance

Penn's Woods Music Festival adds events to educate, experience, and entertain!

10 years

In celebration of its tenth anniversary this summer, the Penn’s Woods Music Festival is pleased to offer an exciting series of new events for audiences of all ages.  Informative programs, social gatherings, masterclasses, and music in informal social settings will engage your eyes, ears, and interest.

Thanks to generous sponsorships, we present PWM4Kids, a series of free programs and activities especially tailored to pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school-aged audiences.

We will also host free morning sessions called “Inside the Orchestra.” The festival’s repertoire will be explored in depth, followed by the opportunity for participants to sit within the orchestra during a rehearsal.

Two evenings of coffee, cocktails, and classical music conversation with the festival musicians will be offered at area eateries.  

Finally, we offer the remarkable opportunity to observe the collaborative process between maestro and soloists as they meet for the first rehearsal of a concerto.

All activities will take place in June as a prelude to the inspiring festival orchestra performances, the crowning jewels of the Penn’s Woods Music Festival. 

 

JUNE 2017 FESTIVAL EVENTS

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1 Festival Donor Event (by invitation)

6 Inside the Orchestra

Ever wonder what it sounds and feels like to be inside an orchestra?  A love of music, a willing ear, and a curious mind will help you discover and refine your appreciation for orchestral masterpieces as well as increase your enjoyment of live performance.  Cecilia Dunoyer is the host. Class size is limited to 30. 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Room 110 Music Building I, University Park. Details and Free Registration

7 POSTPONED TO JUNE 16 at 6:00 p.m. - Music in the Garden

Music performed among the exquisite garden rooms of the Arboretum at Penn State. Free Admission; 6:30 p.m. music begins; E. Park Ave. at Bigler Rd., University Park. Details

8 POSTPONED TO JUNE 16 at 6:00 p.m. - Music in the Garden

rain date

9 PWM4Kids: Stories, Music and Nature: for preschool aged children

Listen to a performance of the Allegria Trio and participate in outdoor activities in the Children’s Garden of the Bellefonte Library. Free Admission; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Bellefonte Library, 200 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte. (Rain location indoors at the library). Details

11 PWM4Kids: Music and Science

“What is sound?” “How do musicians play their instruments?” Come hear about the basic science of sound and acoustics with an orchestral flair. Free Admission; 4:00 -5:00 p.m.; Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., State College. Details

12 Piano Masterclass

Experience and observe the 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. Free Admission; 2:00 p.m. ESBER RECITAL HALL, Music Building I, University Park. Details

12 Coffee & Classical Conversation

Join festival musicians James Lyon (violin) and Carol Lyon (cello) as they play and answer questions in an informal setting. Freshly brewed coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase Free Admission; 7:00–8:00 p.m.; Barranquero Café, 324 E. Calder Way, State College. Details

13 Cocktails & Classical Conversation

Spend an evening sipping delicious and uniquely crafted cocktails by Big Springs Spirits with festival musicians Mark Minnich and Sally Williams Minnich (violins). A scrumptious menu from MJ Custom Craft Cooking available for purchase.  Free Admission; 7:00–8:00 p.m.; Big Springs Spirits, 198 Match Factory Place Bellefonte, PA 16823, 814.353.4478 Details

14 Festival Chamber Music

Featuring the most beloved and sometimes unusual repertoire selected by the musicians. Tickets at mpw.psu.edu/tickets or 814-863-0255, 1-800-ARTS-TIX 7:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Details

 

15 PWM4Kids: International Music

Hear music with an international flair performed by the Allegria Trio, offered in tandem with Schlow Library’s summer reading theme of “Build a Better World.”  Free Admission; 2:30 p.m.; Schlow Library; 211 S. Allen St., State College Details

16 NEW DATE Music in the Gardens: Healing the Soul - 6:00 p.m.

17 PWM4Kids: String Quartet Masterclass for advanced middle and high-school string players.

Invited student musicians will be coached by festival orchestra members and then present an informal performance, concluding with an ice cream social. 1:00-3:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park campus. Details

17 Festival Orchestra Concert

Music by Bach, Gluck, Schumann. The concert features a performance of J.S. Bach’s "Magnificat", performed by the orchestra and Orpheus Singers, conducted by Christopher Kiver. Pre-concert discussion at 6:30 p.m. with post-concert reception on the patio. Tickets at mpw.psu.edu/tickets or 814-863-0255, 1-800-ARTS-TIX, 7:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Details

 

21 Festival Chamber Music

Featuring the most beloved and sometimes unusual repertoire selected by the musicians. Tickets at mpw.psu.edu/tickets or 814-863-0255, 1-800-ARTS-TIX, 7:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Details

22 PWM4Kids: Art, Music, and Electronics

Explore Moussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” in four different versions and try string electric instruments with the Allegria String Quartet. By invitation. 2:30–4:00 p.m., Palmer Museum of Art Auditorium, University Park campus. Details

24 Festival Orchestra Concert

Music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel. Featuring pianists Cecilia Dunoyer and Christopher Guzman with the festival orchestra. Pre-concert discussion at 6:30 p.m. with post-concert reception on the patio. Tickets at mpw.psu.edu/tickets or 814-863-0255, 1-800-ARTS-TIX, 7:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Details

Penn’s Woods Music Festival is a unique summer music festival in the central Pennsylvania region. Showcasing the talents of outstanding community musicians and Penn State faculty, alumni, and students, the festival presents superior musical performances of the great works from the chamber music and orchestral repertories.