LHU Band to
LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Band will present the concert “Perspectives” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Price Performance Center auditorium.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature a variety of chamber music and solos spanning several centuries, with works by Beethoven, Ford, Argenziano, Heiden and others.
For more information, contact Seth Wollam at 570-484-2173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Afternoon at the Library
BELLEFONTE — Soprano Jennifer Trost and pianist Svetlana Rodionova will perform at 2:30 p.m. in the Centre County Library Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St.
This “Sunday Afternoon at the Library” concert is free to the public.
Trost is active as an opera singer, recitalist, voice teacher, and master-class technician. The majority of her career has been spent as a soprano — first as a lyric soprano and finally as a young, dramatic soprano. She is now singing both soprano and mezzo-soprano repertoire.
Trost earned her bachelor’s degree in music education at Albion College in Michigan; a master of music degree in applied voice at Michigan State University, and took advanced courses at the doctoral level at the University of Southern California. She taught three years at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, Germany, followed by a year spent as a visiting associate professor of voice and acting head of the voice area at the University of California — Santa Barbara. She is an associate professor at Penn State, where she teaches voice, as well as the song literature and opera literature courses.
Rodionova began her performing career in her native city of St. Petersburg, Russia, where she earned her doctorate from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. She performed numerous solo recitals and chamber concerts, both in St. Petersburg and on officially sponsored tours of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In 1992, she emigrated to the West, assuming a professorship at the Escola de Musica Virtelia in Barcelona, Spain.
Eventually, Rodionova relocated to America where she continues to perform solo recitals, concerti and chamber music throughout the country.
Metallica tickets to go on sale Friday
STATE COLLEGE — Metallica is bringing its WorldWired Tour to Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.
In support of its album “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” Metallica is making its first appearance at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center since 1997.
Metallica was one of only two rock acts to sell more than one million concert tickets in North America in 2017, a feat they band accomplished in just 26 performances. The band was also the top-selling rock act of the year and had the third best-selling rock album.
Comedian Jim Breuer will open the show with comedy, fan interaction, give-aways and more. Every ticket purchased includes the buyer’s choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.”
Metallica also continues to raise funds for its All Within My Hands foundation, which supports a cross-section of national and local charities, music education programs and local food banks. Continuing their collaboration with Crowdrise, the band encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets and to be entered to win tickets, pre-show party passes, meet and greet passes, and one lucky winner will be flown to the last show on the tour. For more information, visit crowdrise.com/Metallica2018.
Tickets may be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, or by calling 800-745-3000, or online at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/02005453BD2D5569.
Youth Orchestra, Junior Strings to perform
WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra announces the joint classical concert for the Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings conducted by Dr. William Ciabattari and Danielle Fassnacht.
The concert will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Community Arts Center and is free and open to the public.
The repertoire includes Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Procession of the Sardar, West Side Story Selections, Funeral March by Grieg, and much more.
The Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) embraces students from throughout central Pennsylvania. Walter Straiton founded it while he was a faculty member in the Williamsport Area School District, and he served as the director until 1993, Richard Coulter, a WASD music supervisor, took over in 2006. Then the baton shifted to several directors including Christopher Para, Jeff Tedford, Jennifer Sacher Wiley and Dr. Eric Hinton. This year marks Dr. William Ciabattari’s sixth of leading the orchestra. He is associate professor of music and director of instrumental ensembles at Lycoming College.
The student musicians audition for the WSYO.
The Williamsport Symphony Junior Strings (WSJS) program was created in fall 2012 and offers education in orchestral ensemble playing to young string players. It is open to string students in middle school and advanced elementary school. Fassnacht is the orchestra director at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School in the Williamsport Area School District.
For more information about the WSYO, contact the WSO office at 570-322-0227 or email@example.com.
Little League museum to host art event
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — On Sunday, March 11, guests of the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will have the opportunity to learn to paint, with local artist Amanda M. Emig. The “Art at the Museum” event inside the iconic museum starts at 2 p.m.
“We hope that holding this event in our world-class museum will be an inspiration, and we’re looking forward to hosting it,” said Lance Van Auken, museum vice president and executive director. “I would encourage anyone, regardless of their perceived talents, to sign up.”
For $40 per person, each participant will be provided art supplies and a canvas and receive step-by-step instruction by Emig to create a painting of a baseball and American flag. Snacks will be provided.
Reservations are required and should be made by Friday by calling the museum at 570-326-3607 or on Facebook.com/WistartStudio. No experience is necessary in order to register.
Participants may arrive prior to the event to visit the museum at no charge. Personal masterpieces may be taken home before the museum closes for the day. Additional information about the project is available on the museum’s Facebook page.
Emig is a professional artist and owner of Wistart Studio in Hughesville. Her work includes pencil sketches of beloved animals, pet portraits, watercolors, painting, illustrations, and graphic design. In addition to Wistart on the Vine programs, she offers private art instruction.
She has a master degree in education from InterContinental University and a bachelor degree in communication design from Kutztown University. She has been an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology and is employed by the James V. Brown Library as promotions manager.