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The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has been awarded a three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $600,000 grant will support initiatives that will more deeply integrate the performing arts with Penn State’s research and pedagogical missions.

As part of its 2019–20 season, the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has curated eight presentations that will tell the stories of African-American life in the United States throughout the last several centuries.

Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet will join talents for “(Im)migration: music of change,” a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, concert at Schwab Auditorium featuring the world premiere of a work by Catalyst violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery.

The Emmet Cohen Trio provided the instrumentals for last season’s Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State concert featuring vocalist Veronica Swift.

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has announced its 2019–2020 season, which includes a seven-performance Centre County premiere of the multiple award-winning Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon,” by the creators of “South Park” (Matt Stone and Trey Parker).

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