The PSU Symphony Orchestra received the highest award for collegiate orchestras for its adventurous programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) . Coming in behind PSU were the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and the Standford Symphony Orchestra. You can read all about it here.
Kudos are in order for, Ken Selden, who took over conducting the orchestra this year. As an example of how Selden has set tempo for this ensemble, the final concert of the season featured works by Silvestre Revueltas, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Felix Mendelssohn. PSU concerto competition winner Eric Allen played Shostakovich’s virtuosic Cello Concerto.