|Events for: Sunday, October 06, 2019|
|Organist Gail Archer Performs in Altoona|
|Dates:||Sunday, October 06, 2019|
|Title:||Organist Gail Archer Performs in Altoona|
|Description:||About Gail Archer:
Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera. Her recordings include her September, 2017 CD A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsody,Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine and Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work. Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus, and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.|
|Times:||3:00PM - 5:00PM|
|Penn State Wine Appreciation Class|
|Dates:||Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Thursday, December 12, 2019|
|Title:||Penn State Wine Appreciation Class|
|Description:||Local wine lovers are invited to learn more about viniculture, viticulture and the sensory evaluation of wine in Penn State’s Fall 2019 Wine Appreciation course.
“This course concentrates on the sensory elements of wine and with emphasis on Old World and New World traditions, food pairing, and the practice of responsible tasting,” said Donna Quadri-Felitti, PhD, Marvin Ashner Director and Associate Professor, School of Hospitality Management.
Paul Woolley, Penns Valley resident who participated in the spring semester course, said, “It’s a broad survey with a significant amount of depth. It is a comprehensive class for anyone wanting to learn about wine, particularly the viniculture (making of wine) and viticulture (cultivation and harvesting).”
He added that one of the best features of the course is that both instructors strongly encourage participation and notes, “Anyone who takes this class will have much better understanding about wines and how to better enjoy them.”
Class meets every Thursday of the fall semester from 4:35 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., beginning August 29, 2019 with the final class on December 12, 2019. All classes are held in the Keller Building on the Penn State University Park Campus with convenient parking in the Nittany Lion Parking Garage. All participants must be 21 years of age, with valid photo identification.
This is a combined course that mixes Penn State students taking the class for credit with adults from the community taking it for non-credit. Non-credits adults have the option to test their learning each week with online quizzes, same as the Penn State students. “The mix of ages and backgrounds enhances each participants’ learning experience, as developing your personal wine palette, preferences and knowledge is best accomplished in a community of like-minded learners who share,” commented instructor, Pat Felitti, a sommelier and former New York City fine-dining restaurateur.
Fees are $399 for PSU affiliates or $429 for the general public. In addition to instruction and weekly tasting, all participants receive a one-year free subscription to Wine Spectator.
Registration deadline is 11:59 pm, September 4, 2019. To register or for more information, visit our website https://hhd.psu.edu/wine-appreciation.Questions may be directed to Lisa Clapper at 814-865-8898.
|Times:||4:30PM - 6:30PM|