Music At Lycoming 2016-2017


Sunday, Jan. 15, 6:00 p.m.

Tour Choir Concert

Clarke Chapel

Come hear the Tour Choir perform at their finest after returning from a week of performing in Florida.  The program tells the tale of the passing of a year from one winter to the next.  This concert features works by Morten Lauridsen, J.S. Bach, Francis Poulenc, Johannes Brahms and more.  Admission is free.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Professional vocal ensemble, Bricolage, presents an educational recital demonstrating the skills and rehearsal process for one-per-part vocal chamber music.  The group will perform masterpieces from the Renaissance through Modern eras.  Their performance will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.  Bricolage is serving as artists-in-residence at Lycoming College for the week and will be presenting a full-length concert on January 20 on the Lycoming campus.  Admission is free.

Friday, Jan. 20, 8:00 p.m.

The Little Match Girl Passion

Pennington Lounge

Professional vocal ensemble, Bricoalge, in collaboration with Lycoming College brings David Lang's Pulitzer-Prize winning work, based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, to life.  The event features artwork by students from the Lycoming College Art Department and Williamsport Area High School, as well as community artists, inspired by the music and text.  Local story teller and radio host, Fiona Powell, narrates a reading of the original story before the concert.  The performance is given to raise awareness about homelessness in our communities.  All proceeds will be donated to the Williamsport YWCA.  Artwork will be for sale at listed price.  Suggested Donation $10.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Voice Faculty Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Join Lycoming voice faculty members Fiona Gillespie Jackson, Sara Scott, and Emily Wertz for a casual and fun evening featuring personal stories and performances.  They will give the audience an up-close and personal view into their learning process as they sing memorable pieces from their early years as well as current favorites.  They will be joined by Kristin Ivers on piano.  Admission is free.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 4:00 p.m.

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Close Up Concert

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

From the village to the concert hall: Two chamber music masterpieces - Dvořák’s "Quintet for Strings" and "Piano in A Major" and Bartók’s "Contrasts" for violin, clarinet and piano - are presented along with some of the Czech and Hungarian folk music that inspired their composers.  Emily Karosas, violin; Judy Burke, clarinet; Amanda Gunderson and Gary Boerckel, pianists.  Admission is $10.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The voice of the Viola: The resonant properties of the tenor viol and the Renaissance lira da braccia are prominent features of Hermann Ritter's German-Romantic sound and the now-lost, quinte voice of the orchestral textures of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Georg Muffat.  While working toward a rediscovery of these masters, violist John Paul Tobin explores the transference of the tenore or "large pattern" viola from the Northern-German High Baroque, to the transitional period in Dresden, and the eventual development of Romanticism in 19th-century Vienna.  Tobin is joined by pianist Kristin Ivers, violist Ashley English Tobin and soprano Fiona Jackson in works by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms.  Admission is free.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the "Resurrection"

Community Arts Center (220 W. 4th St. in Williamsport)

Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the "Resurrection" - the pinnacle of the nineteenth century symphonic music - will be performed for the first time in Williamsport.  Combining the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra with several local choirs including the Williamsport Civic Chorus and the Lycoming College Choir.  The concert is a unique opportunity to hear the best musicians and singers in the region all united to perform one of the greatest, most profound and transcendent symphonies of all time.  For ticket information, visit

Friday, Feb. 17, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 18, 8:00 p.m.

Hansel and Gretel

Mary L. Welch Theater

The Lycoming Music and Theater Departments present Engelburt Humperdinck's beloved opera "Hansel and Gretel" in an English translation.  Traditional Germanic folk melodies, lush harmonies and sweeping Romantic lines bring the classic fairy tale to life in this hour and fifteen-minute long production.  Lycoming students and faculty, and the Williamsport Youth Chamber Chorus as the Gingerbread Children, are sure to delight.  Admission $12, $10 students and seniors.

Saturday, Mach. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Wind Ensemble

Community Arts Center (220W. 4th St. in Williamsport)

The Lycoming College Wind Ensemble presents and entertaining program of works for wind band.  Guests include Rebecca Ciabattari performing the Rimsky Korsakov Trombone Concert and dancers from the St. John School of the Arts.  Admission is $5.

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

The U.S. Army Band Chamber Ensemble

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The U.S. Army Band, Pershing's Own Chamber Players, features soloists from the U.S. Army Strings and U.S. Army Ceremonial Band: Matthew Evans, violin; Nicholas Hodges, viola; Adrienne Hodges, clarinet; Christy Klenke, horn.  Young and old are sure to enjoy their repertoire, which includes classics by J.S. Bach, Kovács, Britten, Kreisler and more.  Admission is free.

Thursday, March 23, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Pianist, Kristin Stephenson, D.M.A., will present a highly expressive program featuring ideals of the Romantic era.  Liszt's epic Ballade No. 2, based on a Gothic tale, will be offset by the introspective Piano Pieces, Op. 118 by Brahms.  Stephenson joined the Lycoming faculty this year after completing degrees at the Juilliard School and Pennsylvania State University.  Admission is free.

Saturday, March 25, 4:00 p.m.

Junior Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Music majors Brooke Spicer, soprano, and Patrick Intallura, baritone, will present a joint junior recital.  Admission is free.

Sunday, March 26, 4:00 p.m.

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Close Up Concert

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Mark Minnich, Violinist: The Williamsport Symphony's new concertmaster, Mark Minnich, makes his local recital debut performing music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Handel, Sarasate, Sato and Vivaldi with pianist Gary Boerckel.  Minnich is an Ohio native with degrees from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and the Pennsylvania State University.  Admission is $10.

Sunday, April 2, 2:30 p.m.

Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra joins with members of Williamsport's rich community of brass players to bring Baroque masterpieces for choir and brass to life.  Featuring Henry Purcell's gorgeous "Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary."  Admission is free.

Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.

Music Gala

Community Arts Center (220 W. 4th St. in Williamsport)

Our fourth annual gala will feature the Lycoming College Choirs, Concert Band and Community Orchestra in a diverse selection of repertoire.  Admission is free

Saturday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

Senior Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Music majors Liza Gallen, soprano, and Robert Hoffman, baritone, present back-to-back senior voice recitals in Honors Hall, Saturday April 8 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.  The concert features classical art songs, opera arias and music theater hits.  Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Lisa Gallagher: Music Therapy Lecture

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Lisa Gallagher is the music therapy program manager for the Arts and Medicine Institute at The Cleveland Clinic.  She is a clinical music therapist, author and researcher.  She will be giving a talk on the status of research and practice in the field of music therapy.  Admission is free.

Thursday, April 13, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Student Soloist Recital: This concert will feature Lycoming students who are currently working with the College's applied music faculty.  Admission is free.

Thursday, April 27, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Student Ensemble Recital: This concert will showcase the talents of the College's brass and woodwind quintets, string ensemble, clarinet ensemble, flute choir and others.  Admission is free.

Friday, April 28, 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.


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