Music At Lycoming 2015-2016


Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Concert
Clarke Chapel

As part of the Family Weekend festivities, this annual event will showcase the Lycoming College Concert Choir, Lycoming College Chamber Choir and the Lycoming College Concert Band. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct 10, 8:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Piano Trio

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Join us for the inaugural performance of the Lycoming College Piano Trio. Lycoming College music faculty present Beethoven’s Trio in D major; Op. 70 No. 1, "The Ghost;" and Shostakovich’s Trio in E minor, Op. 67. The Lycoming College Piano Trio features Emily Karosas (violin), Andrew Rammon (cello), and Amanda Gunderson (piano). Admission is free.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.

Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra and Lycoming Alumni Chorus

Clarke Chapel

The recently formed LBCO joins the Lycoming Alumni Chorus to present two choral/orchestral masterpieces. The concert features J.S. Bach’s Cantata 21 and the opening movement of Haydn’s famous Lord Nelson Mass in D minor. Come enjoy a concert performed by alumni in celebration of homecoming and the rich choral tradition of Lycoming College. Admission is free.

Sunday, October 25, 4:00 p.m.

Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

The WSYO is a group of local high school and middle school students under the direction of William Ciabattari, Ph.D. They will perform music by Howard Shore, Gioachino Rossini, Girolamo Frescobaldi and John Philip Sousa. Admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m.

Iron Toys

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Iron Toys is a saxophone/woodwind quartet founded in 2004 by Tom Reed, Rich Shanklin, George Shernit and Howie Smith. They perform a diverse repertoire, blending classical, jazz and avant-garde styles. Because of the doubling skills of its members, the group has over twenty instruments available for any given performance. Admission is free.

Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

First Friday Concert: Lycoming College Chamber Choir presents Mozart's Requiem

First Baptist Church, 380 West 4th St., Williamsport, PA

Join the Lycoming College Chamber Choir and members of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (WSO) for a performance of Mozart’s legendary Requiem in D minor. Come downtown to enjoy Williamsport’s First Friday celebration and stay to hear the concert of one of the most celebrated works of western music. Admission is free.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Roop Verma, Sitarist

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Roop Verma is an internationally-respected sitarist, composer and accomplished teacher of Indian classical and sacred music. His training comes from two of the greatest masters of our time, maestros Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. He will present a concert of Indian classical music with his quartet, which promises to be an uplifting experience for all. Admission is free.

Thursday, November 19, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Student Recitals

Honors Hall

Student solo and ensemble recitals.

Sunday, November 22, 4:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Community Orchestra and Lycoming College Concert Band

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra and Lycoming College Concert Band will join forces to present a diverse program of classical and popular music.  Featured composers will include: John Williams, Sergei Prokofiev, Richard Rodgers, Ralph Hultgren, Jaime Teixidor and many more.  Admission is free.

Wednesday, December 2, 8:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble will present its end of the semester show, featuring a broad spectrum of jazz and popular music.  Admission is free.

Thursday, December 3, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Student Recitals

Honors Hall

Student solo and ensemble recitals

Saturday, December 5, 1:00 p.m.

Senior Recital - William Thomas

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

William is a senior with a major in music who is also pursuing his education certification.  He will perform arias and art songs by Mozart, Robert Schumann, Berlioz and others, as well as showcasing his studies on the piano, as a conductor, and an arranger.

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—Sunday at 4 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.


Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and Eaken Trio

November 1, 4:00 p.m.

The Eaken Trio performed Beethoven’s "Triple Concerto" with the WSO last season. Since then, they have been joined by Gary Boerckel, pianist. Their program includes Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Trio in A minor, an impassioned and virtuosic work that demands the utmost of all three performers. Admission is free for Lycoming students, faculty and staff and $10 for the public.

Concerts at Noon


Thursday, Sept. 24

Gabe Stillman and Friends

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Gabe Stillman, local guitarist and singer, will share his talent and passion for the blues with our noon recital audience. Admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Anne Sullivan, Harpist

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

This program celebrates the richness of Romantic harp literature with music by Louis Spohr, Albert Heinrich Zabel and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov; in addition to compositions by Carlos Salzedo, harpist, and Nino Rota, film composer. Admission is free.

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.