Classical duo shows off eclectic music
UNIVERSITY PARK - In a concert based on their double-CD "Shuffle.Play. Listen.," pianist Christopher O'Riley
and cellist Matt Haimovitz serve up a
collaboration that weaves in and out of classical, rock, jazz and pop genres.
The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Penn State's Schwab Auditorium.
Concert attendees can expect works by the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Radiohead, Giovanni Gabrieli, Arcade Fire, Igor Stravinsky, John McLaughlin and more.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $42 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $32 for those ages 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX and in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
The concert is part of the Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project. O'Riley and Haimovitz are going to be in residence at Penn State for three days (Jan. 16 to 18), the first at Penn State Altoona and the following two at University Park.
PSU Altoona opening two new exhibitions
Two new artist exhibitions will be on display in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from Jan. 10 to March 3. The works of Matthew Boonstra can be seen in the Sheetz Gallery, while those of Emily White will be in the McLanahan Gallery.
Boonstra received his BFA from Eastern Michigan University and MFA from Michigan State University. His work is often an investigation into how socioeconomic circumstances impact our natural environment.
White received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a focus in sculpture. Much of her work focuses on wildlife and their natural habitat.
A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Center. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.
AnEmergencyScene holding holiday show
AnEmergencyScene, a concert promoting company based in Altoona, will hold its annual holiday show at 5 p.m. Dec. 29 at The Archway Center, 401 Fifth Ave. Altoona.
This year's show will feature Paper States from Pittsburgh, backed by local bands On The Run, Seas We Fear to Sail, A Faster Ride, Godfrey Lane and Lone Wolf.
The show will also offer food and hot cocoa, vendors, an ugly sweater contest, free giveaways and games.
Admission is $5 at the door.