How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice. The 90 students of the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra have been practicing prodigiously for the fourth annual Penn State President’s Concert—this year on March 24 at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Under the direction of conductor Gerardo F. Edelstein—who has conducted orchestras and choirs in Europe, South America, Asia and the United States—the Penn State Philharmonic’s varied program will feature Ginastera’s Obertura para el “Fausto” Criollo, Op. 9 (Overture to the Creole “Faust”), Respighi’s Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44, among other pieces.
The annual concert, which begins at 8:00 p.m., is hosted by Penn State President Graham Spanier and jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and Penn State’s School of Music.
Prior to the concert, the Alumni Association will host a reception from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Rohatyn Room and Shorin Club Room. Alumni and friends can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and socializing with other Penn Staters.
Photo by Annemarie Mountz
Admission to both the reception and concert is $50 for Alumni Association members and $60 for non-members. Reserve online now. For questions, call 800-548-LION (5466), option 4.