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.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees…

Our donors make Penn’s Woods Music Festival possible and your donations ensures that we continue presenting the highest-quality programming each summer. 75% of our operating budget comes from individual support.  Your gifts enables us to give our musicians the freedom to program works they love and ensures artists a stage on which to share those works with you! 

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