Music At Lycoming 2014-2015


Friday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.

Amanda Gunderson, Piano

Clarke Chapel

Featuring selections from Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words, Mozart’s Variations on a Theme by Gluck K. 455, Chopin’s Ballade No. 3, and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 the first of the “War Sonatas”. Free Admission.

Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Concert

Clarke Chapel

Our annual Family Weekend Concert features some of the Music Department’s finest student performers joined by faculty members with appearances by the College Choir and the Concert Band. Free Admission.

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Choir and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra

Community Arts Center

The Lycoming College Choir will join with Susquehanna University Choir and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” (Song of Praise). Mendelssohn’s choral symphony is an incredible cele-bration of mankind’s journey from “darkness into light”. For tickets call the CAC at 570-326-2424.

Saturday, November 1, 4:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Chamber Choir

St. Boniface Church

The Lycoming College Chamber Choir will join with the Saint Boniface Choir and Orchestra to perform Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. This work is one of the most power-ful and often performed Requiems of the 20th century. Free Admission.

Monday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

The Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. William Ciabattari, will perform Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 in b minor. Other works by Brian Balmages and John Philip Sousa will be included. Free Admission.

Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m.

Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

Join the Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra for a performance of Bach’s Cantata 106 “God’s time is the best time” and other great choral works from throughout the centuries. This is the first concert for the newly-formed ensemble comprised of alumni, community members, current faculty, and students. Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $5 students.

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

Lycoming College Community Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra is moving forward after an exciting inau-gural season. Our first concert of the year will include works by Jean Sibelius, Johann Strauss, Peter Warlock, Percy Grainger, and Joseph McIntyre. Free Admission.

Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Concert Band

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Concert Band will perform a diverse selection of repertoire spanning more than 100 years. Featured composers will be Ralph Vaughan Williams, Camille Saint-Saens, Julius Fucik, Percy Grainger, and Johan Halvorsen. Free Admis-sion.

Friday, December 5, 8:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble will perform a First Friday concert on our cam-pus at Honors Hall. Dr. William Ciabattari will lead the group in a mix of Latin jazz, swing tunes, ballads, big band standards, and rock songs. Free Admission.

Sunday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Clarke Chapel

The 39th Candlelight Service, combines Christmas scriptural readings with music from the Lycoming College Woodwind and Brass Ensembles, Choir and Chamber Choir. All are welcome to attend. Free Admission.

Close-Up Concerts

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and Lycoming College present great music for small ensembles performed as it was meant to be—close-up and informal—Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Shangraw Performance Hall of the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. Tickets $10 each; $25 for the series. To order call the Music Department at 570-321-4016.



September 28

The B major Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello and the Horn Trio rank among the greatest of all chamber music—symphonies for three players—with the lighthearted Walzes
Op. 39 for contrast. John Eaken, violin; Andrew Rammon, cello; Rebecca Dodson-Webster, horn; Gary Boerckel and Yvonne Mitchell-Sarch, pianists.


February 1

Honors Hall—intimate and resonant—is the perfect setting for music of the eighteenth century. William Ciabattari conducts members of the Williamsport Symphony in J.S. Bach’s majestic Orchestral Suite in D and Christopher Jackson directs the orchestra and the Lycoming College Chamber Choir in Vivaldi’s beloved Gloria.


March 29

Some of the composers’ names may be unfamiliar, but the works on this program are all masterpieces: Ned Rorem’s Sinfonia [1956], Gustave Schreck’s Nonetto [1905],
Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Winds [1886], and Dimitri Shostakovich’s arrangement of two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.

Concerts at Noon


Thursday, September 4, Noon

Amanda Gunderson Lecture Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

“At a Loss for Words” Some of the most memorable works of Romantic solo piano literature acknowledge poetic forms, but owe their greatness to the absence of text. This lecture recital will feature Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words and Chopin’s Ballade No. 3.

Thursday, October 2, Noon

Duo Terlano

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Duo Terlano, the husband-wife team of Johannes Dietrich, violin, and Marie-Aline Cadieux, cello, has in recent years established a reputation for dynamic and exciting performances. The duo gets its name from the northern Italian town where Dietrich and Cadieux spent their first wedding anniversary.

Friday, October 24, Noon

Faculty Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Featuring performances by Judy Burke and Janet Berlin (clarinets), William and Rebecca Ciabattari (tuba and trombone), Amanda Gunderson (piano), Emily Wertz (soprano), and more!

Thursday, November 13, Noon

Trombone Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Rebecca Ciabattari will perform original works for trombone and piano and additional works for trombone ensemble. Amanda Gunderson, pianist, and members of the Trombone Consortium of Central PA will join Ciabattari for this concert.

Thursday, December 4, Noon

Student Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Lycoming College music students present a program of instrumental and vocal music in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The public is cordially invited to attend.

All events are free except as noted above. You are welcome to bring your lunch to noon concerts (nothing crunchy, please). Coffee and tea are provided.