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Music At Lycoming

Fall 2018

Event Description

Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Band

Brandon Park

Join the Music Department as we kick off our semester with an exciting outdoor concert! The Lycoming College Band will perform as part of the Williamsport Summer Concert Series at the Bandshell in Williamsport's Brandon Park. The concert is free and open to the public.

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

Concert at Noon: Guest Artist: Sezi Seskir

Honors Hall

Sezi Seskir received her first degree in piano in her native, Ankara, Turkey. She continued her studies in Lübeck Musikhochschule and completed a D.M.A. from Cornell University. She has given guest lectures at schools such as UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and Trinity College of London, among others. Seskir is currently an assistant professor of music at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Her concert will feature works by Clementi and Mozart and will be performed on a historic replica of a five octave fortepiano.

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

Concert at Noon: Timothy Hurtz, oboe and Joanne Yang, piano

Honors Hall

Penn State oboe professor Timothy Hurtz is joined by collaborative pianist Joanne Yang, a member of Lycoming piano faculty since 2016. They will present a program of music by Mozart, Hanson, Boni, Albeniz and Reizenstein.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 4:00 p.m.


Honors Hall

The two titans of 20th century Russian music conveyed both the idealistic aspirations of their national ideology and its brutal consequences under the regime of Joseph Stalin. Sergei Prokofiev's flute sonata—a masterpiece of neo-classic charm—is performed by Leslie Cullen and Dmitri Shostakovich's profoundly moving Trio No. 2 in E Minor features violinist John Eaken and cellist Lisa Caravan.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.

Noon Concert: Faculty Recital

Honors Hall

Members of the Lycoming College Music Department faculty will present an afternoon of music for your enjoyment. The concert will feature instrumental and vocal works and include a variety of genres and composers.

Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Concert

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Choir, Concert Band, and select soloists present an evening of music in Clarke Chapel to celebrate our Homecoming season. The concert will include a sampling of repertoire from the current semester.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.

Homecoming Chapel Service

Clarke Chapel

Join the Lycoming College Choir for this non-denominational celebratory service featuring themes of growth, unity, and homecoming.

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

Lycoming College Concert Band with special guest ensemble, The Respasz Band

Community Arts Center

The LCCB and the Repasz Band will join forces once again for this exciting event. Each group will perform a short concert before both groups combine to perform a grand finale.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon: Lycoming College Chamber Choir

Honors Hall

Lycoming College's elite Chamber Choir will perform a special fall recital as part of our Noon Concert series. The recital will highlight a wide variety of choral repertoire, including serious works of the renaissance to folk tune arrangements and spirituals from today.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Community Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra will present a fall concert featuring two beloved classical works: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and the Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppe.

Friday, Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m.

Recital: Urie Kline, percussion

Honors Hall

Faculty member, Urie Kline, will present a recital featuring works for percussion. The program will include special guests and diverse percussion repertoire.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 4:00 p.m.


Honors Hall

A celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Soprano Bernadette Boerckel, clarinetist Richard MacDowell, and pianist Gary Boerckel present an afternoon of music ranging from his comical early song cycle I Hate Music and his most significant piece of chamber music—the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano—to excerpts from his great stage works Trouble in Tahiti, Candide and West Side Story.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon: Student Soloists

Honors Hall

Select student vocalists and instrumentalists will perform works studied throughout the semester. The program will include works of various genres and composers.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:00 p.m.

Senior Recital: Melissa Bilza, soprano

Honors Hall

Senior Music and Communications majors, Melissa Bilza, soprano, will perform a senior recital with Dr. Amanda Gunderson, harpsichord, and Kristin Ivers, piano. The recital will feature works by Handel, Scarlatti, Menotti, Ravel, and more.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Community Arts Center

The Lycoming College Music Department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center, will present Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker with dancers under the direction of Theresa Kendall and a live orchestra conducted by Dr. William Ciabattari.

Tickets are available at

Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:00 p.m.

Concert at Noon: Student Ensembles

Honors Hall

This recital will feature our brass, woodwind, string, and other student led ensembles who have been coached by music faculty during the semester. A variety of instrumental works will be performed.

Friday, Dec. 7, 8:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble

Honors Hall

The Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble will present its end of the semester show, featuring a broad spectrum of jazz and popular music. The concert will feature student and faculty soloists.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:00 p.m.

Steve Adams Trio

Honors Hall

The Steve Adams Trio will perform jazz arrangements of seasonal favorites including selections from The Nutrcracker and the works of Vince Guaraldi from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’. The trio includes local artists Steve Adams on piano, Bill Stetz on bass, and Tom James on drums.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m.

Senior Recital: Haley Miller, soprano

Honors Hall

Senior Music major, Haley Miller, soprano, will present a senior recital featuring works by Mozart, Bellini, Handel, Hundley, and more. She will be joined by Kristin Ivers, piano.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m.

Candlelight Service

Clarke Chapel

A popular Lycoming College tradition, the Christmas Candlelight Service is a "Service of Lessons and Carols" where students, faculty, staff, and members of the community come together to celebrate the holiday season.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m.


Honors Hall

Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52 [Lovesong Waltzes] for small chorus and piano duet show Brahms at his most relaxed and charming--paying tribute to the dance rhythms of his adopted city, Vienna. The Quintet for Piano and Strings is intensely passionate, ending in a great cataclysm. Performers include violinists Mark and Sally Minnich, violist John Paul Tobin, cellist Lisa Caravan, and pianist Gary Boerckel.

Tickets are $10 at the door.