Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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  • Four musicians, playing string and wind instruments, stand to each side of a man seated and playing a cello.
  • A violinist is shown from behind performing with her head resting on the instrument.
  • A cellist looks upward as plays his instrument.

Camerata RCO

7:30 pm Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Camerata RCO, formed by members of Amsterdam’s famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, performs chamber music in multiple formations with a focus on Classical and Romantic repertoire for winds and strings.

In concert at Penn State for the first time, Camerata RCO will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A and Franz Schubert’s Octet in F Major.

A love of chamber music inspires the musicians to divert time from their hectic schedules, as members of one of the world’s great orchestras, to perform as Camerata RCO. Praised by a New York Times critic for its “warm, glowing performance,” the ensemble enjoys success in the Netherlands and in about fifty concerts a year in music capitals across the planet.

Recent ensemble highlights include a tour of South Korea; a residency at the Festival Musika-Música in Bilbao, Spain; a United Kingdom debut in Cambridge, England; and a benefit concert led by New York Philharmonic music director designate and former Concertgebouw concertmaster Jaap Van Zweden.

Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance.

Adult $44
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $34

Pieter W. and Lida Ouwehand

support provided by
Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment

media sponsor


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Secondary Events on Each Event

Ensemble coaching featuring Camerata RCO string musicians

9:00 am Thursday, January 25, 2018

122 Music Building II

Free and open to the public

The public is invited to observe as Camerata RCO musicians coach Penn State School of Music string students. The ninety-minute session is hosted by Professor James Lyon.

Master class featuring Camerata RCO clarinetist

9:00 am Thursday, January 25, 2018

110 Music Building I

Free and open to the public

The public is invited to observe as Camerata RCO clarinetist Hein Wiedijk leads an eighty-minute master class for Penn State School of Music clarinet students. The session is hosted by Associate Professor Anthony J. Costa.