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Rays of Hope Puerto Rico Relief
Dates:Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Title:Rays of Hope Puerto Rico Relief
Description:AccuWeather in State College is collecting items to shop to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Visit for a list of needed items such as canned food, over the counter medicines and bottled water and much more. Bring them to AccuWeather, 385 Science Park Road.before October 25 when shipping container will leave the premises and head for Puerto Rico, where AccuWeather employees will aid with distribution. MEDIA COLLECTION EVENT MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 - 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Times:8:00AM - 5:00PM

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, So Percussion
Dates:Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Title:Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, So Percussion
Description:Dawn Upshaw, a five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano, and Gilbert Kalish, a celebrated pianist and her frequent collaborator, join forces with So Percussion, a quartet at the forefront of American musical culture. The program features a new work, written for these artists and co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts, by composer Caroline Shaw, who performed with Roomful of Teeth last season at Schwab Auditorium. The program also includes George Crumb’s song cycle The Winds of Destiny, which recasts nine songs and spirituals from the Civil War era as dramatic monologues. Both Shaw and Crumb are Pulitzer Prize winners. Upshaw enjoys international celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of J. S. Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her ability to reach to the heart of music and text has gained her the devotion of a diverse audience. Upshaw’s most recent Grammy, in 2014, was for Best Classical Vocal Solo for Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks. Kalish, pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for three decades, has a discography of more than 100 recordings embracing both classical and contemporary repertoire. A distinguished professor at the State University of New York Stony Brook, Kalish has been an artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006. So Percussion is a flexible, omnivorous entity. A writer for The New Yorker describes the music of Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting as an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.” The quartet’s adventurous spirit was passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, plus pioneering ensembles such as Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion. The ensemble’s career includes more than twenty albums, tours throughout America and the world, an array of collaborative projects, several educational programs, and a steady output of original works. Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance. Shaw and some of the performers are scheduled to engage with the audience after the concert.
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

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